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Recovery Support Specialist

Company: Clare-Matrix
Location: Santa Monica
Posted on: June 13, 2022

Job Description:

Job Description Are you in search of a role that provides opportunity for growth, and encourages career advancement? Do you want to save lives and have a positive influence on the community? Look no further than CLARE-MATRIX! Whether you work within the clinical arena, or the administrative world. We all work toward our shared mission, and uphold the CLARE-MATRIX values of:COMPASSION – TEAMWORK – INTEGRITY – EMPOWERMENT – ADAPTABILITY - EQUALITY. If your values align with ours… JOIN US! Why CLARE-MATRIX? CLARE-MATRIX is seeking bright and compassionate leaders to help save lives through recovery! We are a nonprofit organization providing effective and compassionate treatment, recovery, and prevention services for alcoholism and substance misuse to individuals, families, and the community. We offer an engaging, mission-driven work environment with excellent benefits and compensation. Work with dedicated colleagues in a dynamic setting, utilizing innovative approaches to addiction recovery and mental health treatment.We recognize our staff as the heart of our organization, and seek to provide a generous and competitive benefit package to support our employees well-being. We offer the following:

  • Employer Paid Medical, Dental, Vision, Life/AD&D, and LTD insurance
  • Vacation and sick leave
  • 11 Paid Holidays (including a birthday holiday)
  • 403(b) Retirement Plan (may be eligible for employer matching up to 6% after 1 year of service)
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Mentorship and formal training to help you grow
  • Performance-based culture and endless opportunities for growthJob Title: Recovery Support SpecialistReports To: GBHI Program Manager About CLARE-MATRIX: CLARE-MATRIX is a nonprofit organization providing effective and compassionate treatment, recovery, and prevention services for alcoholism and substance misuse to individuals, families, and the community. Since 1970, CLARE-MATRIX has provided quality substance misuse and mental health treatment to men, women, and children in southern California. Through programs run by a compassionate, committed, results-oriented team of counselors, therapists, and administrators, CLARE-MATRIX continues to build its reputation as a leader in Evidence-Based Treatment practices and continues to break new ground in the areas of positive outcomes, outreach, research, and community involvement. Headquartered in Santa Monica, CA, CLARE-MATRIX maintains 18 facilities in the Southern California region; providing services to participants in a manner consistent with its Core Values: Compassion, Teamwork, Integrity, Empowerment, Adaptability and Equality. Summary:The role of the Recovery Support Specialist is to engage participants in the Bridges to Recovery, Hope, and Home program and to deliver screening, assessment, case management, and recovery supportinterventions. A basic assumption of CLARE's service philosophy is that client relapse and decompensation are anticipated due to the chronic nature of behavioral health disorders. Through assertive case management, including, phone calls, service accompaniment, and development of a mutually caring relationship with the client, the Recovery Support Specialist will work to shorten these episodes in length and intensity. This position will provide rapid response to warning signs to prevent relapse and homeless recidivism, providing crisis counseling and intervention. This is a full-time position that is 100% devoted to recovery support. Knowledge, Experience & Skills:The ideal candidate will have an understanding of substance misuse as well as a commitment to and a passion for the mission, vision, and values of CLARE-MATRIX. Additionally, the following are required:
  • Preferred education: a minimum of a bachelor's degree (B.A. or B.S.)
  • Have experience with billing and housing
  • Have experience with building community resources; enrolling participants with local and government agencies events/workshops. Physical Demands:While performing the responsibilities of the job, the employee is required to talk and hear. The employee is often required to sit and use their hands and fingers, to handle or feel. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, reach with arms and hands, climb orbalance, and to stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. Vision abilities required by this job include close vision. These physical demands are representative of the physical requirements necessary for an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodation can be made to enable people with disabilities to perform the described essential functions. Medical History:All employees whose functions require or necessitate contact with client or food preparation shall complete a health screening report or a health questionnaire. Health screening report or health questionnaire will be provided upon hire. For all residential employees a health screening report, be completed and signed off by a medical practitioner signature for clearance. All outpatient employees will complete at minimum a self-report screening questionnaire. TB test are to be conducted under licensed medical supervision not more than 60 calendar days prior to or 7 calendar days after employment and renewed annually from the date of the last tuberculosis test. Staff with a known record of tuberculosis or record of positive testing shall not be required to obtain a tuberculosis skin test. Unless there is documentation that the staff completed at least 6 months of preventive therapy, the staff shall be required to obtain, within 45 calendar days of employment, a chest x- ray result and a physician's statement that the incumbent does not have communicable tuberculosis and has been under regular care and monitoring for tuberculosis. A chest x-ray within the prior 6 months is acceptable. The physician's statement shall be renewed annually. Work Environment:This job will be primarily located at the CLARE-MATRIX's offices in Santa Monica, CA. While performing the responsibilities of the job, these work environment characteristics are representative of the environment the job holder will encounter. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable people with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job. Conclusion:This job description is intended to convey information essential to understanding the scope of the job and the general nature and level of work performed, by job holders within this job. But this job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of qualifications, skills, efforts, duties, responsibilities or working conditions associated with the position. CLARE-MATRIX is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. CLARE-MATRIX does not discriminate because of gender, sexual orientation, race, religion, age or physical, mental, or sensory challenges. No qualified applicant will be denied employment sole on the basis of having or not having a prior history of alcoholism or other drug addiction.

Keywords: Clare-Matrix, Santa Monica , Recovery Support Specialist, Other , Santa Monica, California

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