Recovery Resource Specialist, Homeward Bound

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The Recovery Resource Specialist is a full time role located at 1305 East Oak Lane Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19126. The pay rate is $16.00 per hour. The successful candidate will work Monday - Friday, 7:30 AM - 3:30 PM. Full Time staff are eligible for all of our exciting benefits, including health insurance and over five weeks of paid time off!

***This position is eligible for a $250 sign on bonus and a $750 retention bonus after completion of one year of service.***

***Effective October, 15, 2021, all new employees will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 before beginning employment with MHP. Reasonable accommodations will be considered for those with qualifying medical or religious exemptions.***

We strongly encourage people of color, members of the LGBTQIA community, veterans, parents, and individuals with disabilities to apply. MHP is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes everyone to our team! If you need reasonable accommodation at any point in the application or interview process, please let us know.

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES

  • Supports participants in developing an individualized person-centered and self-directed support plan based on their needs and preferences.
  • Supports participants with acquiring and maintaining benefits, accessing appropriate medical, mental health conditions and substance use disorders services and acquiring stable housing in accord with the support plan.
  • Facilitates discussions, groups, and recreational activities; collaborates with participant's supports as needed.
  • Assists participants with educational, employment, and social related goals, benefit acquisition/medical, mental health and substance use services, budgeting skills and exploring housing options in accordance with the support plan. Providing these services may require driving participants to various community-based establishments.
  • In collaboration with participants, creates WRAP Plans and encourages the development of mental health advanced directives; facilitates peer support groups on participants' interests as needed.
  • Collaborates with the participant and their support network to identify appropriate transitional or permanent housing options.
  • Supports participants in the community with social/recovery oriented goals, doctor's/housing appointments, etc.
  • Effectively deals with crises, including medical and psychiatric emergencies.
  • Accurately oversees the medication administration during each shift.
  • Prepares meals and leave the kitchen and dining room in a clean and orderly fashion.
  • Develops participant housekeeping skills and ensures order in their rooms.
  • Provide transportation assistance to and from appointments, court appearances, medical visits, shopping, group trips, etc.
  • Obtains necessary information during the intake process, and collaboratively documents participant progress in MHP's electronic health records system; ensures that all data is correct by verifying the information with the participant.
  • Complies with all other established quality and regulatory standards, including supervision and training requirements.
  • Maintains compliance with all MHP policies and procedures. Reports known conduct taken by any MHP employee (including yourself) which violates any MHP policy or law on which you have been trained, or should know of, such as laws criminalizing theft or violent crimes, and reports the matter to management or to the Director – Quality Improvement & Compliance and/or Human Resources.
  • Other duties as assigned to fulfill MHP's mission.

ENTRY LEVEL REQUIREMENTS

  • High School Diploma or GED required.
  • 1 years of related work experience (including internships and volunteer work). 
  • Must possess a medication monitoring training certificate or must have the ability to be trained in medication monitoring.
  • Must possess a  Food Safety Certificate or must have the ability to obtain one within 6 months of hire.
  • A Certified Peer Specialist certificate is preferred.
  • Must possess a valid driver's license.
  • Must possess basic computer skills to perform job duties including desktop computing, e-mail, time sheet management, electronic health records, internet research, etc. and the ability to learn software applications relevant to your position.
  • Ability to work independently and to carry out assignments to completion within parameters of instructions given, prescribed routines, and standard accepted practices.
  • Must be able to work under pressure and meet deadlines, while maintaining a positive attitude and providing exemplary customer service.
  • Strong skillsets in oral and written communication, cultural competence, interpersonal relationships and teamwork, attention to detail, customer service, time management, autonomy, problem solving and organization.
  • Certified in First Aid/CPR or the ability to obtain the certification as required.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

  • Sit at a desk with ergonomically appropriate equipment.
  • Lift up to 25 lbs.
  • Climb up to 3 flights stairs, multiple times per shift, to complete participant check-ins.
  • Ability to drive a multi-passenger van (including at night) and physically support passengers during ingress/egress as needed and/or assist disabled individuals in an emergency evacuation. May be required to use public transportation depending on the needs of your program.
  • Remain awake during entire shift, including break times.
  • Ability to perform the essential job functions while meeting qualitative and/or quantitative productivity standards safely and successfully with or without a reasonable accommodation.
  • Frequent talking and listening. Must be able to talk, listen, retain information and speak clearly and accurately; possible exposure to loud and/or vulgar language and hostile gestures.
  • Ability to maintain regular, punctual attendance and be available for flexible work schedule, including evenings and weekends and/or work holidays/overtime as needed.

Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform their essential job duties.

ABOUT MHP

Mental Health Partnerships (MHP) seeks to empower individuals with mental health challenges to live full and satisfying lives, based on their specific needs and choices, all while remaining connected to their families, friendships and communities.

MHP offers over 40 services throughout the Greater Philadelphia region and beyond, including Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties in Pennsylvania, and select locations in the state of Delaware.