Toms River, NJ
RWJBarnabas Health Institute for Prevention’s mission is to provide comprehensive wellness services to address the social and emotional needs of individuals, children, families and professionals.
Location: Essex County
Reports to: Patient Navigator
Responsibilities: Engage individuals reversed from an opioid overdose and provide non-clinical assistance and recovery supports while maintaining follow-up with these individuals; Be a positive role model to clients and their families by sharing experiential knowledge, hope and skills; Maintain relationships with clients and families in order to assist individuals in the treatment engagement and retention process; Reinforce, guide and ensure clients and their families that recovery is possible, and is built on multiple strengths, coping abilities and resources of each individual; Assist clients with gaining skills and resources needed to initiate and maintain recovery; Enhance identification and participation in the recovery community; Advocate for appropriate and effective community treatment and recovery; Empower individuals to make self-determined and self-directed choices about their recovery pathway; Provide on-call coverage and report to the ER to support the overdose victim when an alert is received; Gather client information to complete the necessary paperwork required by the funder and evaluator; and Provide post-emergency department telephone follow-up for at least 60 days to help the client navigate the early stages of seeking assistance and beginning a successful path towards recovery.
Qualifications : The Recovery Specialist must have four (4) years of sobriety and experience in the principals of recovery that assist individuals to improve their health and wellness. Must have availability to work from 7 am to 7 pm or from 7 pm to 7 am. Minimum Associate’s degree preferred. High school diploma or equivalency required. Must have a valid driver’s license and vehicle.
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