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Employment Opportunities

Employment Opportunities


Wednesday, 19 June, 2019

Recovery Support Specialist/CAC



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ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

 Provide ongoing assessment of clients’ wants and needs and facilitate the
development and updating of the Individualized Recovery Plan.
 Maintains medical record documentation that includes CD assessments and
related documents. Attends and participates in staff report.
 Performs patient care procedures and nursing interventions according to care
plans, as delegated by the RN.
 Observes changes in patients’ behavior and health condition and reports to RN.
 Performs and ensures admission procedures are carried out efficiently and in a
supportive manner. Collects pertinent data for patient assessment.
 Teach clients how to successfully manage their illness through the development
of symptom recognition skills, symptom management skills, and coping skills.
 Teach clients any skill that will facilitate independence and achievement of their
recovery goals including daily living skills, interpersonal skills, independent
transportation skills and anger management skills.
 Assist and support clients in crisis situations.
 Assist clients in applying for all benefits and entitlements that will provide for their
needs, such as SSI, Medicaid, Section 8, energy assistance, and reduced fare
metro cards.
 Assist clients in developing natural support networks by locating supports and
services in the community such as AA, self-help groups, and recreational
centers.

 Locate safe, sanitary, and affordable housing for clients that is appropriate for the
level of care that they need; provide support during transition from different types
of housing.
 Accompany clients to critical services when necessary, especially critical medical
appointments.
 Provide education, support and consultation to clients’ families and support
system, as appropriate.
 Documents a summary of patient’s progress in achieving goals and objectives
weekly, at time of discharge and all other services provided by billing and writing
progress notes.
 Provide monitoring when clients are engaged in services with other agencies.
 Participate in the daily ACT Team Meeting.
 Participate in the on-call system that will respond to clients after hours and on
weekends.
 Provide advocacy and support for clients as they navigate social, governmental,
and community systems.


MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:


 Bachelor’s degree or Master’s degree in a human services field, or H.S. degree
and credentialed through a combination of education and experience.
 Licensed as a CAC in the District of Columbia. 
 Minimum of one-year experience in social services, supported housing, or with
persons with disabilities; 
 Patience, creativity, flexibility, compassion, and sensitivity to persons with
disabilities and other minority populations; 
 Demonstrated knowledge of harm reduction theory/applications; 
 Excellent communication, writing, and computer skills;

4130 Hunt Place, NE
Washington, DC 20019
United States


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