Recovery Specialist - Bilingual Spanish

Pathways by Molina
Washington, DC
Jun 19, 2017
Jun 21, 2017
Accountant, IT
Full Time
Pathways by Molina, previously Providence Human Services, is one of the largest national providers of accessible, outcome-based behavioral and mental health services. At Pathways, we deliver exceptional value by creating healthier communities through the work of exceptional people. Our more than 7,000 employees provide the highest-quality home- and community-based human services in 23 US states and the District of Columbia. Family Preservation Services (FPS) of DC is a subsidiary of Pathways by Molina. FPS is committed to creating the best possible work environment for our team members and offer a competitive compensation and benefits package including Medical, Dental, Vision, HSA, FSAs, vacation, sick, basic and optional life insurance, EAP, 401k (4% match for the 1st 4% contribution with immediate vesting) and an Employee Stock Purchase Plan. The Recovery Specialist will provide direct service to individuals who possess mental, behavioral, or emotional disturbances resulting in significant functional impairment. Recovery Specialists provide recovery-oriented interventions designed to sustain active community living on as independent a level as is possible for each consumer. Recovery Specialists will provide treatment oriented activities as indicated in the Individualized Service Plan in the consumer's home, group milieus, and community settings where skills training can be applied and recovery experienced. Recovery Specialists provide services that are culturally competent, age appropriate and address the unique needs of each consumer and to empower and assist the consumer and family to access and utilize needed services and supports.Job Duties: * Provide direct services to assigned consumers according to consumers' Individual Treatment. Direct services will include: supportive mentoring, guidance, life -coaching, independent living skills training and ongoing support for independent living. * As appropriate, provide job readiness training (ie pro-social skills) to assigned consumers; and, assistance to consumers in securing and maintaining productive employment. * Provide medication management education to consumers and assist consumers in ongoing medication management. * Provide communication skills, relationship building, and social skills training and ongoing support to assigned consumers. * Provide anger and behavior management training to assigned consumers as necessary. * Develop and maintain cooperative and collaborative working relationships with members of consumer support system, and maintain appropriate boundaries with consumer and the consumer 's support system.* Develop and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with other agency, organizations, providers throughout the community; and, effectively link assigned consumers to appropriate and necessary community services and supports. * Attend and cooperatively and constructively participate in treatment team, supervision meetings, and required training. Treatment team meetings can include: staffing, evaluation of intervention, identification of needs, review of monitoring and linking of community based resources for the individual and family.* Document all services provided to the consumer and about the consumer to include all billable services and non-billable services. Complete and submit documentation within 24 hours of date of service. Consistently submit time sheets and related paperwork on time every pay period. * Multiple contacts with consumers may be as frequent as 2 or 3 times per day, seven days per week and depend on individual need and a mutually agreed upon plan between individuals and program staff. Many, if not all staff shall share responsibility for addressing the needs of all individuals requiring frequent contact. An average of 3 contacts per week for all consumers. * Provide Case Management coordination and document such activity. * Be available to team members during consumer crisis events to provide information and support as necessary. * Provide on-call after hour's consultation on a rotating schedule.* Provide information for court reports and other consumer related reports as required, and attends court when subpoena. * Consistently maintain established productivity requirements as dictated by case assignments.* Serve as an FPS Ambassador by positively representing FPS in working with consumers and families and in working with community partners, referral sources, etc. * Maintain the ability to transport self to consumers' homes and other community locations which requires maintaining a valid driver's license and safe driving record and adequate, current car insurance. * Perform other job duties as assigned and necessary to support consumers' success in achieving and sustaining independent living in their communities, and to support the mission and operations of FPS, DC. Education and Experience:Recovery Specialists must possess a Master's Degree in Human Services, Psychology, Mental Health or Social Work. ACT experience preferred and at least one-two years of experience working with the severely mentally ill.Skills and Abilities: Recovery Specialists must have the interpersonal skill and abilities to effectively work with: individuals with mental health illness and their families; agency referral and community support professionals; and prospective employers from community businesses. Providers must have skills in and the ability to teach, train, support, and encourage individuals. Providers must have the ability to find community resources and assist consumers in accessing and utilizing community resources. Providers must have excellent communication skills; and must be able to write and document clearly and succinctly.Other Requirements: Recovery Specialists must possess a valid driver's license Recovery Specialists must be able to become CPR/ and First Aid Certified as well as certified in Crisis Intervention Techniques. Recovery Specialists be required to use their own vehicles to transport consumers. Recovery Specialists must be able and willing to work flexible schedules to include working early mornings, evenings, and weekends as per consumers' needs. Bi-lingual a plus. Position requires travel into the community. Preferred Skills:

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