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Peer Recovery/Outreach Specialist for Connections

Company: Centerstone
Location: Sarasota
Posted on: June 24, 2022

Job Description:

At Centerstone, our mission is delivering care that changes people's lives. For over 60 years, Centerstone has been providing community-based behavioral health care, substance-abuse treatment and therapeutic foster care services across the U.S. We're committed to bringing passionate and customer experience-focused individuals to help us continue to provide the best care to our communities. If you think you're a good match to join our organization, please review the career opportunity below and submit your application. We look forward to hearing from you! Job Description:Position Summary:Ensures continuity of care to clients through the transition from homelessness into housing. Encourages sustained recovery by providing practical and emotional support and empowerment to clients. Responsible for delivering homeless outreach services (e.g. providing supplies, transportation).Minimum Qualifications:High school diploma or GED required.Lived experience with homelessness, Substance Use Disorder (SUD) and/or Co-occurring disorder (COD), or experience gained by personal/family member experience/diagnosis. Experience successfully navigating the mental/physical healthcare systems and other community support systems/resources. Also requires knowledge of community services. Strong communication, ability to work on a team and time management skills necessary. Valid Florida driver's license with reliable transportation, a good driving record, and valid auto insurance.Preferred Qualification: Bi-lingual skills preferred. Bachelor's Degree in Social Work, Psychology, or related field with minimum 2 years' experience preferred. Value cultural differences and be genuinely interested in working with people experiencing homelessness, SUD, and/or COD.Special Skills, Knowledge and Abilities: Must possess excellent communication and listening skills, creative problem solving skills, and ability to coordinate multiple tasks. Must be able to create a culture of respect and have a natural ability to establish/build rapport with clients and the ability to demonstrate wisdom and skills learned from personal coping/recovery. Knowledge of community services and resources. Highly motivated, self-directed. Willingness to work on a treatment team. Ability to build professional relationships in the community and networking.Essential Functions/Job Duties: Conduct intensive and assertive outreach in shelters/encampments/soup kitchens/resource centers/other areas frequented by people experiencing homelessness.Interface with homeless-serving organizations, state/local agencies, healthcare providers, law enforcement, etc. to identify/refer/engage individuals in need of services.Expand referral network and build community resource inventory Assist with developing/delivering training materials and with stakeholder training/education.Coordinate with project care team to enroll clients and establish Individual Care Plans (ICPs).Build rapport and establish trusting relationships with clients.Provide practical/emotional/informational support to assist participants in accessing recovery support services, developing positive social connections, and learning to manage their recovery.Model effective coping techniques and self-help strategies.Assist clients in identifying personal recovery goals, setting objectives, and maintaining self-care.Inputs clinical documentation into Avatar on a daily basis and in a timely manner for all services rendered directly with or on behalf of clients. (must be documented by the next business day).Participate in all required agency, SOAR, and department trainings and related duties as assigned by supervisor.Work Environment/Physical Demands: This position operates in both an office environment and community based settings. Duties of this job are often provided in the place where the client resides or needs the service. This position may be subject to exposure to individuals who engage in maladaptive behavior.Position Type, Expected Hours of Work and Travel: This is a full time, 40 hour position. Typical hours of work are Monday through Friday. This position requires flexibility in work hours to include some evening and weekend hours as needed to meet the needs of the clients. Frequent local travel is required.Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.Centerstone is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability. Time Type:Full timeDelivering Care that Changes People's Lives starts with our employees. As a Centerstone employee there are many perks to enjoy. Below are just some of the great benefits you might be eligible for with Centerstone.Health & WellnessMedical CoverageDental CoverageVision CoverageFlexible Spending AccountHealth Savings AccountShort Term DisabilityLong Term Disability - Company PaidWellness Programs - Company PaidFinancial WellbeingCompetitive Compensation PackagesLife Insurance - Company PaidAccidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance - Company Paid403b Retirement Plan with Company Funded MatchingRetirement and Financial Planning ServicesEmployee Discounts including Dell Computers, Verizon Wireless, Liberty Mutual, Costco, and Enterprise Rent-a-CarLoan Forgiveness options through federal programs (National Health Service Corps & Public Service Loan Forgiveness)Career Development and GrowthAt Centerstone training is one of our highest priorities. We provide company paid professional training for various skills, certifications, and continuing educationOpportunities for growth and movement - We encourage our employees to consider new growth opportunities with us and have a 5 state footprint for those looking to relocate geographicallyCenterstone Research Institute and Center for Clinical Excellence teach provide staff with industry best practices and processesWork Life BalancePaid Time Off - Generous PTO for Vacations, Illness, Personal Days, Etc. (Paid Holidays)Flexible Work Schedules to promote a Healthy Work Life BalanceEmployee Assistance Program - assists employees with personal problems and/or work-related problems that may impact their job performance, health, mental and emotional well-beingCenterstone is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, or protected veteran status. At Centerstone, we use our values as a guide for what we do. Respect, Expertise, Integrity and Empowerment are at the heart of every interaction at Centerstone, and particularly rooted in our beliefs toward diversity and inclusion. Our approach to diversity is simple-it's about embracing everyone. Together, we continue to develop an inclusive culture that encourages, supports and celebrates the diverse voices and experiences of our employees. It powers our innovation and connects us closer to each other, to our clients and the communities we serve. We strive to create a workplace that reflects the growing world around us, and where everyone feels empowered, safe and welcomed.

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