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Recovery Support Specialist - Chantilly, VA (Full-time, Part-time, PRN)
Connections Health Solutions Chantilly, VA

Recovery Support Specialist - Chantilly, VA (Full-time, Part-time, PRN)

Connections Health Solutions
Chantilly, VA
Expired: April 06, 2024 Applications are no longer accepted.
  • Vision , Medical , Dental , Paid Time Off , Life Insurance , Retirement
  • Per Diem

We’re not just behavioral health people—we’re crisis people.

Connections has built a model that combines medical and recovery-oriented treatment that gets people connected to community-based resources and back to their lives faster.  Our aim is for solutions, not just stop-gaps. Real support, not restriction.  We have proven that our model improves access, creates hope and makes the behavioral health crisis system work better, and we’re finding better ways to do it every day.


Our story

Originally founded by two emergency room psychiatrists, Dr. Chris Carson and Dr. Robert Williamson, Connections Health Solutions brings 30 years of experience serving individuals in crisis and operates two of the nation’s largest and most studied crisis response centers and is currently expanding to more states.  Since opening our doors we have provided care and treatment for hundreds of thousands of individuals in crisis.

What You'll Be Doing:


This position provides individuals with the natural supports proven instrumental in maintaining a strong and successful recovery, will demonstrate a strong personal recovery and be a positive example that recovery is a desirable and attainable goal. Works in conjunction with multiple disciplines to meet individual’s treatment and recovery needs.  


  • Acts as an active facilitator (or co-facilitator) in groups and individual recovery. Serves as a individual advocate and support resource throughout the treatment process. 
  • Works to lessen the instance of seclusion (if applicable) and restraint by building therapeutic alliance and exercising trauma informed care. 
  • Demonstrates knowledge of community resources to help meet individual’s unique recovery needs. Implements knowledge of multiple paths of recovery and promotes them equally. 
  • Works cohesively with multi-discipline team through all aspects of individual’s treatment and recovery. 
  • Documents all encounters with individuals in the electronic health record 
  • Encourages and supports from a place of experience and understanding and willing to use appropriate self-disclosure. 
  • Performs all other duties as assigned 


What You'll Bring:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent 
  • Peer Support Specialist certification 
  • Registered with VA Board of Counseling and maintains registration throughout employment 

It would be great if you had:

  • Behavioral Health/Substance Use Treatment or GMH Recovery experience. 
  • Completion of specialized peer certifications (WHAM, ASIST, etc.) 
  • Knowledge of evidence-based/person-centered skillsets, such as; Motivational Interviewing, Trauma Informed Care, Verbal De-escalation, Harm Reduction, and Person-centered language. 

What We Offer:


Full-time only:

  • Employees (and their families) are offered comprehensive health insurance, including: Medical, Dental, Vision, Accident, Critical Illness, and Hospital Indemnity
  • CHS pays for Basic Life, AD&D, Short and Long-Term Disability
  • Voluntary Life insurance option for employees and their families
  • Health Savings Accounts (with $1,000 to $2,000 employer contribution depending on plan)
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (health care and dependent care)
  • 401k company match after 6 months (50% of deferrals up to 6% of compensation)
  • Generous PTO starting at 160 hours accrued annually and 12 recognized company holidays


All employees (Pool, Part-time and Full-time):

  • Employee Assistance Program to help with confidential emotional support, work life solutions, financial solutions, legal assistance, or online support
  • Online Subscription to Headspace, a digital mindfulness and meditation platform
  • After 90 days, you are auto-enrolled in the 401k Plan 



Connections Health Solutions

Chantilly, VA


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