Recovery Support Specialist
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Recovery Support Specialist

Boston, MA

Recovery Centers of America

Recovery Centers of America (RCA) was created in pursuit of one goal: Help 1 million patients achieve a full life of recovery by providing evidence-based alcohol and drug addiction treatment, as well as eating disorder treatment. We believe patients who are treated well get well sooner, which is why we treat every patient with dignity, discretion, and respect.
We’re on a mission to deliver the highest-quality, most affordable, and most accessible addiction treatment available. More importantly, we’re on a mission to save lives. We provide our patients with a complete continuum of care including medically-monitored detoxification, residential inpatient, intensive outpatient (IOP), partial hospitalization (PHP) and general outpatient (GOP) – offered both in-person and via telehealth – as well as a variety of free community support meetings at our neighborhood-based centers for addiction treatment.

RSS-New Per Diem Differentials!!!Position Overview: The Recovery Support Specialist assists substance abuse, mentally impaired, and emotionally disturbed patients, working under direction of nursing and medical staff. May assist with daily living activities, leads patients in educational and recreational activities, or may accompany patients to and from examinations and treatments. May restrain violent patients. Includes psychiatric orderlies. Participates in the delivery of individual client care.Specific Responsibilities:* Monitors patients, provides security checks through shift, completes documentation to include but not limited to log book, level cards, monitors patient's activities and records patient behavior.* Assist in telephone intakes.* Participate in direct patient care including ensuring patient safety, interacting therapeutically.* Assist in activities of daily living transports; assists with physical de-escalation and the monitoring of patients.* Understands the principles of 12-Step Programs and how they apply to the recovery process of the addicted client.* Aids and instructs clients in facilitation and presentation of the 12-Step self-help recovery groups.* Flexible to meet patient and staff needs.* Identifies and documents adolescent client behaviors.* May be required to transport patients to and from appointments.Minimum Qualifications:* High school diploma or equivalent and one-year experience working with addiction services;* Excellent organizational skills with the ability to prioritize workload and meet deadlines.* Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment.* Must have strong knowledge of a variety of computer software applications in word processing, spreadsheets and presentations (MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).* Some familiarity with behavior modification or 12-step modality Understands need for and maintains.* Demonstrates appropriate confidentiality at all times when interacting with patients, residents, families, visitors, referral sources and all other contacts.* Exhibits excellent customer relation skills as evidenced by supportive and constructive communication with all contacts including coworkers, patients, residents, visitors, families and referral sources.

Compensation: TBD

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