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Certified Recovery Specialist - CRS

Pyramid Healthcare, Inc in Chambersburg, PA, USA

Benefits Offered

Life, 401K, Medical, Vision, Dental

Employment Type

  • Assist individuals in establishing necessary connections with available supports in the community that will facilitate initiation and on-going engagement in the recovery process.
  • Assist individuals in developing and solidifying long-term recovery supports and providing services before, during and following an individual’s engagement in the treatment continuum.
  • Provides opportunities for individuals to direct their own recovery plan and supports, build self-worth, wellness, empowerment and self-advocacy.
  • Work with the individual’s family, service and treatment providers, other programs and community supports to assist in achievement of goals.
  • Conducts regularly scheduled sessions with individuals and motivates them to identify interests, strengths, and goals which promote a lifestyle of recovery
  • Empower individuals to achieve independence by utilizing a strengths-based approached in which the individual identifies self as a change agent.
  • Provides consistent support and guidance before, during, and after treatment episodes as needed.
  • Encourage individuals to identify and pursue educational and employment opportunities
  • Assist individuals in building or re-building positive, constructive relationships with family and other sober supports
  • Attends and participates in treatment team meetings whenever possible while providing feedback regarding the individual’s recovery perspective.
  • Introduce and engage individuals in the recovery community including sober social and recreational activities.
  • Serves as an advocate for individuals while continually supporting, teaching and encouraging self-advocacy skills.
  • Promoting community integration through the connection of resources, linking to supports, mutual-help groups, social clubs, volunteer and job opportunities.
  • Serves as a role model with a willingness to share personal experience when appropriate with individuals, families, and staff.
  • Offer guidance on the recovery experience, to include stage appropriate recovery education
  • Maintains accurate documentation regarding the individual’s progress, goals, challenges, and utilization of skills and support.
  • Offers support related to obstacles that are often encountered during the early stages of recovery.
  • Assist in the development, ongoing assessment, and updating of individualized recovery plans.
  • Monitor the individual’s recovery stability and offer referrals to treatment services when necessary.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Technical Competencies:

Capable of role modeling to the clients. Helps to maintain a strong clinical program. Able to work with other Staff to effectively meet the needs of the clients. Maintains positive relationship with clients. Complete mandatory training hours. Strong skills in D&A and mental health treatment. A working knowledge of HIPAA, Licensing, DDAP, and CARF regulations. Valid Driver’s License.

Education, Experience:

Attends continuing education requirements, 18 hours annually including 30 hours over a 2-year period which meets the PCB requirements for CRS re-certification. Provide copies of certificates. Must meet the CRS training qualifications and is able to provide documentation of completing the RPS training in entirety. Maintain updated trainings to ensure ongoing certification status. One year of work experience in a substance abuse treatment facility. One year of direct peer support experience preferred.

Job-related Behavioral Characteristics:

Demonstrates professionalism, leadership, confidentiality, strong social communication skills, time-management, organized. Must possess skills to communicate effectively and interact well with people of diverse backgrounds. Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills. Ability to problem solve by gathering and analyzing information, working well in an individual/ group problem solving situation, and showing initiative in problem solving. Maintains professionalism and does not show favoritism. Maintains consistency with clients, staff, visitors, and the public. Ability to handle a crisis situation and react appropriately. Flexibility and adaptable. Ability to make decisions in an objective and ethical manner. Calm and decisive in crisis situations. Ability to sustain a team environment, drive continuous improvement projects, confidentiality, excellent problem-solving skills and excellent communicator within the team framework.

About Pyramid Healthcare, Inc:

Headquartered in Altoona, PA and founded in 1999, Pyramid Healthcare has been a leader in the provision of behavioral healthcare in Pennsylvania for almost 20 years. Now with over 80 facilities across three states, Pyramid Healthcare is a growing and innovative resource for those seeking treatment for drug or alcohol addiction or mental health issues.

Pyramid Healthcare prides itself on its continuum of care, which allows clients to receive consistent, high-quality treatment, regardless of what stage of recovery they are in.


Posted date: 9 months ago

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