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Position: Recovery Support Specialist — Responsive Interventions for Change (RIC) docket  [posted 3/20/2020]

Purpose: Responsive Interventions for Change (RIC) is a specialized docket designed to provide uniform management of low-level (State Jail) drug and repeat (3rd offense) misdemeanor theft or prostitution cases.  Recovery Support Specialists will assist the Judge and Program Director during court to inform and encourage participants to enroll in opportunities for recovery.   

Duties, Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Provides education, support and encouragement to participants assigned to the Responsive Intervention for Change docket
  • Conduct face-to-face contact to discuss recovery wellness plans with participants during court dockets
  • Report any client updates to RIC Judge or Program Director
  • Travel locally to different service sites to provide recovery support services to clients
  • Responsible for client transportation utilizing authorized vehicles only
  • Abide to agency transportation policies
  • Abide to all the duties and responsibilities of a recovery support specialist according to state regulations
  • Maintain up to date electronic weekly documentation, charting and reports
  • Must ensure client safety, confidentiality, privacy at all times
  • Help in the development of connections in the community and provide only approved referrals as needed
  • Collaborate with recovery support groups, aftercare providers, churches, corporations, alumni, and volunteer organizations to ensure the participants continuum of care
  • Provide timely data collection and reporting through enrollments, census, client surveys, client contact reports, and recovery wellness groups
  • Work alongside other agency team members to provide the best client care
  • Provide weekly follow-up visits to clients in person or by telephone as a continuum of care
  • Able to represent the agency by reflecting the upmost professional conduct at all times
  • Attend all meetings and trainings as requested
  • Adapt to changing work requirements
  • Adhere to HRC policy and procedures as well as other organizations while visiting clients
  • Report any client’s concerns or grievances to supervisor immediately
  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Certified Peer Recovery Support Specialists will have personal recovery experience and be willing to share personal recovery journey in dealing with substance abuse or mental health adversities.
  • Must have 12 months (1 year) treatment history for one of the severe and persistent mental illnesses, and be willing to provide consent for confirmation of current or history of mental illness, or substance abuse recovery, with a minimum of 2 years of stable recovery.
  • Certified Peer Recovery Support Specialist must have reliable and dependable transportation in order to meet with participant during business hours.


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