The Community Recovery Specialist (CRS) is a community based and integrated essential member of the Community Recovery Program team who works with participants, treatment providers and other community partners to encourage the recovery of program participants. The CRS is responsible for identifying and responding to individuals seeking treatment, connecting them to comprehensive Mental Health/Substance Abuse/Primary Care assessment and monitoring and ensuring ongoing treatment. This position works with the Program Director and Consortium members in organizing and maintaining community engagement and community advisory bodies. The CRS works closely with local County Human Services Departments and other community partners to ensure an integrated treatment plan that is person centered and team focused and reflects assessments of both psychosocial and recovery goals. From intake evaluation through discharge, the CRS provides support, structure, and accountability for the successful recovery of program participants.
Brief and long term consultation with patient, wrap-around care teams and recovery treatment, Case Management and monitoring of Medication Assisted Treatment for OUD/ Methamphetamine UD: including:
- Facilitate person to person contact with referral source and/or patient within 24 hours of initial contact with immediate guidance of emergency treatment.
- Facilitate commencement of services within 7 days of initial contact.
- Consultation and coordination of services with MAT PCPs and treatment team to enhance understanding of the patient and providers, provide decision support for MAT treatment planning and assist in the implementation and monitoring of biopsychosocial treatment plans.
- Interviews potential patients to assess needs for MAT services or referral elsewhere; counsels or provides recovery services for individuals to assist them in achieving productive social adjustments, reducing the impact of disabling disorders, and facilitating their achievement of living, vocational, recreational, and interpersonal goals.
- Facilitates Patient-Centered services plan providing coordination of clinical services and case management of patient clinical coordination as a member of a multi-disciplinary team. Working closely with the patient and providers to assure appropriate types of service are coordinated to assure continuity of care.
- Assist patient in scheduling and attending all appointments as required and identified in the treatment plan and as necessary for family and support systems. Staff transportation to appointments may need to be provided to assure attendance.
- Confers with and advises patient’s relatives to secure their understanding of and cooperation in treatment and rehabilitation programs.
- Cooperates, advises and works with other MAT - FHLC staff and outside agencies/practitioners regarding mutual patients.
- Educates patients and their families regarding their diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, and rehabilitation process.
- Manages the care of patients by assessing and referring them to public and private providers and monitoring their progress.
- Assists patients to obtain stable housing, food security, physical health care, benefits, transportation and other enabling services to enhance social determinants of health and improve overall health outcomes.
- Provides counseling, assistance and referral as needed for individuals experiencing difficulty in their stage of recovery or life matters.
- Provide community education on the Community Recovery Center. Conduct outreach to target populations to increase community awareness of services and improve access to care.
- Participates in an on-call rotation schedule.
- Other duties as assigned based on programmatic need.