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Under supervision, the Certified Recovery Specialist (CRS) provides peer support services, serves as an advocate for the individual and family, provides information and peer support for participants. CRS services are provided before during and after treatment. The CRS performs a wide range of tasks to assist individuals in regaining control over their lives and recovery process. The CRS will model competence in recovery and coping.
What is Sage's Army all about?
Sage’s Army is a 501(c)(3) non-profit Recovery Community Organization created in honor of Sage Capozzi, a promising young man who lost his life to substance use disorder. Our primary goal is to offer support, guidance, and encouragement to others who have also been affected by this spreading epidemic.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:
· Assist individuals in articulating personal goals for recovery
· Assist individuals in determining reasonable and holistic steps moving toward recovery
· Assist individuals in identifying barriers and strengths to recovery goals
· Observe and reinforce positive progress that individuals make toward recovery goals
· Teach problem-solving skills
· Teach individuals to identify and combat negative self-talk
· Teach individuals how to identify and overcome fears
· Support the vocational choices individuals make and assist them in overcoming job-related anxieties and conflicts
· Assist individuals in building social skills by demonstrating and reinforcing proper conduct and respectful interaction
· Attend all required staff/team meetings
· Use his/her unique recovery experience to teach and role model the value of every individual's recovery experience.
· Maintain effective coping and self-help techniques.
· Maintian/obtain CRS credentials through PCB requirments
· Attend relevant seminars and staff in-service trainings
· Investigate community resources for appropriateness of services to individuals
· Maintain confidentiality of participant information
· Maintain appropriate professional boundaries and ethical conduct with individuals and avoid dual relationships within the community
· Fulfill documentation requirements of employer accurately and in a timely manner
· Use inclusive, culturally appropriate language and attitudes with all clients and staff
· Man the 24/7 phone help line on rotating basis
· Assist with and facilitate groups, workshops, and events, as appropriate
· Present at community and school events as appropriate
· Other duties as assigned
CRS Certification required.