Recovery Support Specialist
Job Details
Optimus Healthcare - Bridgeport, CT

Recovery Network of Programs, Inc. (RNP), is a private, non-profit, social service agency which has been serving the Greater Bridgeport Community and Fairfield County area since 1972. RNP is dedicated to helping those living with substance use, mental health disorders, and homelessness. Our mission is to restore hope, health, and wellbeing for individuals and families in a recovery environment that embraces compassion, dignity and respect.


Hours: Monday - Friday 8am to 4pm

The primary location for this position is at Optimus Health Care



  • Provides recovery support through self-directed, strength-based approach to care. Utilizes principles based on the Recovery Coach Ten Components of Recovery.
  • Promotes recovery by linking individuals to recovery support activities and assists them in overcoming personal and environmental obstacles to recover.
  • Serves as a professional guide and mentor for persons seeking recovery and their families.
  • Provides on-call coverage for crisis intervention and stabilization.
  • Recognizes the elements of client crisis, implements an immediate course of action (in consultation with supervisor) appropriate to the crisis.
  • Refers individuals and their families to appropriate medical, psychiatric and/or behavioral health services utilizing designated collaborating organizations (DCOs) whenever possible to ensure rapid entrance into programs without delay.
  • Provides information and assertive linkages to services and resources with an emphasis on self-help groups, CCAR, recovery houses, sober events and programs, employment and job services.
  • Maintains communications with community providers and builds a network of recovery support services to support program participant’s attendance in organized, social sober activities.
  • Adheres to all documentation and reporting requirements.
  • Prepares agenda for supervision and utilizes supervision as needed to meet professional goals.
  • Uses personal vehicle to travel throughout the Bridgeport, CT area.
  • Assumes all other appropriate duties as deemed necessary by the supervisor.


  • Certification as a Recovery Support Specialist or willingness to obtain certification upon hire required.
  • CCAR Recovery Coach Academy completion preferred.
  • Two years minimum of lived experience in stable recovery required.
  • Established expertise and practices related to professional boundaries and ethics.
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative professional relationships and project a professional image.



  • Certification as a Recovery Support Specialist.
  • Two years minimum of lived experience in stable recovery required.
  • Must possess reliable transportation that is available solely to the Recovery Support Specialist. Amount of local travel is 50% of the time. A valid Connecticut driver's license is required.



  • Medical, Dental and Vision
  • Flexible Healthcare or Dependent Care accounts or Health Savings Account
  • Generous employer contribution provided for annual healthcare expenses
  • Basic Life insurance at no cost to employee
  • Generous Paid Time Off as well as 14 Holidays and Birthday off
  • Retirement plan- 403b with discretionary employer contribution
  • Tuition, License and Certification Reimbursement
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Optional voluntary insurance for short-term and long-term disability


Recovery Network of Programs, Inc.

2 Trap Falls Rd. Suite 405, Shelton, CT 06484


All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.