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Posted: Saturday, March 11, 2017 10:20 PM

The Recovery Support Specialist Team is a professional system compromised of individuals sharing their lived experience with recovery. The Recovery Support Specialist Team is capable of providing patients with the natural supports proven to be instrumental in maintaining a strong and successful recovery. The Recovery Support Specialist (RSS) will demonstrate a strong personal recovery and be a positive example that recovery is a desirable and attainable goal. By sharing their experience, strength and hope, the RSS will be proof that there is life in recovery. The RSS is not simply a person in recovery or someone strong in recovery, but an experienced and trained professional recovery support specialist who understands healthy boundaries assist in maintaining a healthy life. The RSS are genuine and present their true skill:set, education, training and title. RSS will utilize self disclosure with caution, weighing the risks and benefits to the patient. The RSS is aware that there are many roads to recovery and that people have different experiences. The RSS will support a patient in their path, while maintaining support for alternative routes.Knowledgeable of community resources, able to provide the patient with information that will be useful to meet the patientA?s unique needs, and helps the patient to address and possibly avoid future crisisDemonstrates a high level of emotional intelligence and trained to recognize signs of distress and respond with empathic supportIdentifies and demonstrates healthy and appropriate coping strategies that have proven to be successful because of knowledge about triggers and stressorsKnowledgeable about his/her collective skill sets and experiences to become an integral part of a teamActs as a support and advocate for the patient Works with patients one:on:one for resources and support and will facilitate and co:facilitate groupsAids in patientA?s treatment planning, support, resources, housing, coordination of care and discharge planning.Encourages and supports from a place of experience and understandingWilling to use appropriate self:disclosure that will affect the patient in a positive mannerPromotes proactive recovery and supports self:advocacy; however, the RSS will make themselves available for patients seeking extra support and advocacy. The RSS promotes self value and works to build a patients self:efficacy through support and encouragement.Takes a solution oriented approach to address problems, tasks and obstaclesSupports and appreciates a patients authenticity and promotes a safe recovery environment for honestyExpresses gratitude and empathy with patientsBuilds patient empowerment through recognition and individualization; working as an active facilitator (or co:facilitator) in groups and individual recoveryAt least a High School Diploma or GEDIn recovery from mental illness, and/or substance use addiction and be willing to self: identify as a person in recovery for the benefit of othersPeer Support Specialist certification requiredAt least three (3) years of experience in a behavioral health settingKnowledge of principles of recoveryExceptional interpersonal skills, with a collaborative style and the ability to communicate effectively at all levels.Ability to facilitate groups.


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