Recovery Support Specialist


Location: New Haven, CT
Employment Type: Full Time
Company: New Reach Inc.

New Reach is seeking a full-time Recovery Support Specialist to provide person-centered
peer-to-peer support services to households affected by housing instability. The Recovery Support Specialist in this position will be responsible for: 

  • Engaging and enrolling individuals who require peer support services in preparation for entering or maintaining permanent housing.
  • Supporting clients in identifying and creating goals and developing recovery plans with the skills, strengths, support, and resources to aid them in achieving those goals.
  • Encouraging clients to use existing, natural supports and foster involvement in social and community activities.
  • Teaching clients to perform household tasks, provide instructive assistance, or prompt the client to conduct tasks (e.g., meal preparation, routine household chores, cleaning, laundry, shopping, bill paying, and participation in social and recreational activities)
  • Completing the initial peer support assessments with clients upon intake and every 90 days in collaboration with the Senior Clinical Program Manager and Quality Assurance to evaluate program effectiveness.
  • Working with a social worker to facilitate groups for participating families.
  • Assessing and referring clients for clinical support and Verification of Disability (VOD) completion, as needed.
  • Acting as a liaison to community/state agencies in developing and implementing client care plans.
  • Maintaining ongoing client files, correspondence, and case notes, including person-centered service plans in collaboration with caseworkers and a social worker.
  • Encouraging integrated services and support for individuals with substance use abuse and mental health disorders.
  • Attending community meetings as necessary to represent the team, including Community Care Team Meetings, CAN Housing Case Conferences, monthly case conferences, and other appropriate meetings.
  • Other duties as assigned.

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