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Recovery Support Specialist (Orland Park, IL)

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Location: Orland Park, IL

Program or Service: Recovery Support Specialist

Schedule/Shift: Varies

POSITION OVERVIEW:

Trinity Services is seeking a Recovery Support Specialist (RSS) to provide services within a Living Room Program.  The Living Room provides a comfortable homelike environment designed to assist persons experiencing mental health crisis.  Visitors to the Living Room are referred to as guests.  The RSS will play a key role, providing support, promoting recovery, and working collaboratively with other Living Room staff to help guests develop an appropriate action plan.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE RECOVERY SUPPORT SPECIALIST:

  • Provides support to guests experiencing mental health crisis
  • Facilitates development of an appropriate plan of action that will ensure the safety and comfort of those in crisis.
  • Utilizes and teaches techniques for problem solving, identifying and combating negative self-talk, identifying and overcoming fears in both one-on-one and group settings
  • Promotes participants’ use of self-directed recovery tools
  • Assists guests in identifying strengths, recovery and wellness goals, and barriers; and determining recovery and wellness interventions based on his or her life goals
  • Is a role model for effective coping techniques, self-help strategies, and self-care
  • Recognizes and reports progress participants make toward meeting objectives
  • Supports guests in creating a Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) or Peer- to-Peer plan
  • Attends relevant seminars, meetings, and in-service trainings whenever possible and apply this information to current RSS techniques
  • Is aware of and works with the team to take appropriate action with high-risk indicators
  • Supports guests in developing empowerment skill through self-advocacy to combat stigma
  • Conducts outreach
  • Conducts follow up with Living Room guests

  • QUALIFICATIONS

  • Lived experience as a consumer of mental health or substance abuse services
  • GED or higher education
  • Public speaking and communication skills
  • Experience either as a consumer of or facilitator of groups
  • Ability to utilize computer for service documentation
  • Teaching skills, non-judgmental personality, and empathic listening skills
  • Valid driver license / current automobile liability insurance including uninsured motorist coverage
  • Current CRSS or desire to pursue CRSS state certification
  • WRAP Certification or Desire to pursue WRAP Certificate
  • Ability to pass pre-employment background checks

Contact Info: Melissa Pierce, mpierce@trinityservices.org