Recovery Support Staff Familylinks Inc. Familylinks Inc.

Familylinks is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Provider

Must have a valid PA driver's license and be at least 21 years of age

Location: The Allentown section of Pittsburgh

Hourly Rate: $14.04/hr.

Full Time and Casual positions available. Casuals need to be available to work 8 hour shifts

Position Summary:
The Recovery Support Counselor provides critical direct care services for the Family Treatment Center They are responsible for all facets of the program operations for a 24- bed residential drug and alcohol facility during assigned shifts. The Recovery Support Counselor will work directly with women diagnosed with Substance Use Disorders and provide support to their children.

Position Qualifications:

  • A High School Diploma or equivalent diploma with two to four years relevant experience. A Bachelor’s degree in Mental Health, Psychology, Social Services or a related discipline is preferred. CAC or Recovery Peer Support certification is also preferred.
  • Planning and time management and good organizational skills.
  • A valid driver’s license as driving the Familylinks vehicle is necessary.
  • Management of work processes along with good computer skills for documentation purposes including experience with Windows XP, Internet Explorer and Microsoft Office.
  • Ability to main confidential information within HIPAA guidelines and organizational policies.
  • Ability to be flexible especially with scheduling and to perform and prioritize multiple functions and tasks.
  • Mandatory overtime may be required.
  • All positions are awake positions with specific duties including the overnight staff. Duties may differ with different days and shifts based on the needs of the FTC.
  • Communication along with professionalism.
  • Support the organization’s mission along with sensitivity of cultural and workplace harmony.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Implements and maintains the agency’s mission, vision, and values in all facets of performance.
  • Implements and maintains the Family Treatment Center’s philosophy, principles, and procedures in all facets of performance.
  • Prepares and implements service/treatment/educational plans and goals indicated and/or as directed.
  • Completes timely and accurate documentation.
  • Communicates, collaborates, and meets with staff, families, external agencies, and/or others as necessary to support services to clients and the agency’s mission.
  • Develops and maintains a safe therapeutic environment.
  • Supervises clients in daily activities, parenting, personal hygiene, social skills, recreational activities, and problem solving and life skills.
  • Oversees resident dispensation of medication and maintains medication log.
  • Performs initial intakes including orientation of new residents and children to the program.
  • Intervenes directly to identify, prevent, or deal with crisis situations utilizing de-escalation, conflict resolution, individual and group strategies, as well as, passive physical restraint or pursuing residents as necessary.
  • Performs urinalysis testing on residents to ensure abstinence.
  • Performs childcare duties in coordination with Child Care Specialist.
  • Takes responsibility for professional development through participation in supervision, staff meetings, and trainings.
  • Maintains safety, security, cleanliness of the facility, vehicle, and equipment and assures proper use of supplies.
  • Conducts fire drills.
  • Operates a motor vehicle to transport clients to appointments including medical and recovery support meetings.
  • Role models and promotes healthy professional relationships between staff and clients, families, and community service providers.
  • Maintains client confidentially including client records in accordance with federal HIPAA regulations, contractual requirements and PA Code 255.5 (b).
  • Is required to comply with all licensing regulations, contractual requirements, accreditation standards, and agency policies and procedures related to behavior, supports, documentation, and management.
  • Attend all meetings, supervisions and trainings as required including procedures, practices and documentation involving use of emergency measures, restrictive procedures and alternatives to coercive treatment of consumers.

For this position, Familylinks requires that anyone who has been diagnosed or has self-identified as having an alcohol or other drug dependency problem, be abstinence for at least five years prior to employment and maintain abstinence throughout employment.

Familylinks is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Provider

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