Employment Opportunity: Recovery Support Specialist

Family First Health
York, PA

Family First Health is a federally qualified community health center that understands that not every individual or community shares the same needs. That’s why we provide comprehensive primary medical, dental, and behavioral health care at six convenient locations across York, Adams, and Lancaster Counties.

Family First Health also offers a variety of social service programs that focus on HIV/AIDS care, support for first-time mothers, and substance use treatment services. Our goals include promoting and supporting healthy lifestyles, collaborating with others to improve access and break down the barriers of affordability, language, and culture; and advocating for our patients and the medically underserved.


The position of Recovery Support Specialist will be involved in advocating for the needs of our patients, assisting the patient to navigate the treatment system, and serving as a mentor for the patient in achieving sobriety. The Recovery Support Specialist will have experience in behavioral health services and be willing to use and share his/her personal and practical experience to the individuals served, family members, and other key individuals involved in care team. Services and support will be delivered to substance use patients in the context of Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT).


• Minimum qualifications include a bachelor’s degree or equivalent with a major in chemical dependency, psychology, social work, counseling, nursing (with a clinical specialty in human services), or other related field; however, suitable individuals enrolled in studies pursuing a degree with two or more years of experience in the substance use field will be considered.
• Thorough knowledge of the Guiding Principles of Recovery.
• Certified Recovery Specialist (CRS) preferred
• Recovery: minimum of two (2) years uninterrupted participation in program. Recovering individuals must be actively involved with a recovery program.
• Knowledge of MAT and ability to perform duties in the context of MAT.
• Knowledge of computer software applications (Microsoft Office Applications, others)
• Knowledge of grammar, spelling, and punctuation as it relates to correspondence necessary to perform essential job functions
• Knowledge of basic arithmetic to make calculations, balance and reconcile figures, and make changes accurately
• Excellent customer service skills
• Ability to establish rapport with multi-cultural participants.
• Ability to effectively and appropriately share personal stories and experiences.
• Strong written and verbal communication skills.
• Skill in operating office equipment
• Ability to exercise individual judgement and discretion in matters of significance
• Ability to work a varied schedule including evenings, weekends, and additional hours if required by the department
• Ability to work in, and respond to demanding environment
• Ability to communicate well and in a caring and supportive manner with individuals of all backgrounds.
• Ability to work efficiently and accurately with strong attention to detail
• Ability to sort and file materials correctly by alphabetic or numeric systems
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with patients, employees, and the public
• Ability to be organized, proactive in follow-up and follow-through, and to juggle multiple competing tasks

Contact Info: 

• 3 Weeks of Paid Vacation per year
• 1 Week of Paid Sick Leave Time per year
• 4 Personal Days per year
• No Late Evenings or Weekend Hours
• Paid Time Off on Holidays
• Health, Dental, & Vision Insurance Plans
• Short/Long Term Disability and Life Insurance
• 403B Retirement Plan
• Tuition Reimbursement Opportunities
• Attention to work-life balance
• And More!

Apply online: https://www.familyfirsthealth.org/employment

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