Department:Regional Partnership Grant (RPG)Location:NJ, USA
Pay Type:HourlyBenefits:Health, Dental, Vision, 401(k)
Employment Type:Full Time

Program Overview: The Regional Partnership Grant New Jersey focuses on preserving, reunifying and/or stabilizing children and families in Ocean, Atlantic and Cape May Counties who are living in homes impacted by parental substance use. RPGNJ provides recovery coaches prior to formal SUD treatment and in-home therapy to parents and families post SUD treatment in order to enhance the well-being of children, parents and families and improve functioning by addressing trauma and substance use and teaching, coaching and modeling self-care, coping skills and effective parent-child interactions. RPGNJ will also link families to a network of recovery-oriented care providers and work to affect systemic change through public private partnership and cross-system service integration.

Job Function: The Recovery Coach will provide short-term, intensive, in-home support, empowerment, motivational enhancement and guidance to parents with a substance use disorder. The Recovery Coach will work with parents prior to their involvement with any SUD treatment in an effort to link them to a SUD assessment and treatment. The Recovery Coach will function as a role model to parents; exhibiting competency in personal recovery and use Motivational Interviewing skills to reduce a parent's ambivalence and guide them toward a motivation for change. Recovery Coaches will embed themselves within the recovery support community, networking to both obtain referrals and link families to a network of recovery-oriented supports. The Recovery Coach will work collaboratively to meet parents' needs and partner with the RPGNJ therapist, Family Court, DMHAS, DCP&P and other community-based service providers.

Essential Functions

Teach and role model the value of every individual's recovery experience.

Use a compassionate, empowering approach to enhance a parent's desire for change.

Serve as a recovery agent by providing and advocating for any effective recovery-based services that will aid them in daily living.

Assist parents in developing empowerment skills and combating stigma through self-advocacy.

Assist parents in articulating personal and family goals, and point out discrepancies between goals and behaviors.

Assist parents in identifying their strengths, supports and resources to aid them in achieving their goals.

Help link parents to treatment; ensure they attend their CPSA/SAI assessment and in working with their Care Coordinator and treatment team in determining the steps clients need to take in order to achieve their goals and self-directed recovery.

Community outreach and networking with community-based providers

Educate parent and family/caregiver(s) about relevant community resources and link them to a network of community-based recovery-oriented supports.

Completes and submits accurate reports and chart documentation in a complete and timely manner according to program guidelines and established procedures.

Ensures quality and accuracy of written and verbal communications.

Other duties as required

Job Expectations

Communication Requirements

Works collaboratively with co-workers, agency staff and community partners to effectively communicate and problem solve.

Appropriately and timely communicates job related concerns to supervisor and staff, and make suggestions for improvement.

Communicates any performance concerns or training needs to supervisor in an appropriate and timely manner.

Conducts self in a professional manner that positively reflects the agency culture.

Is attentive and responsive to customer needs in a helpful, supportive and timely manner.

Demonstrates competent written and verbal communication with referral sources and external customers.

Supervision Requirements

Meets with supervisor in accordance with program and credentialing requirements.

Utilizes supervision effectively to address client related issues.

Utilizes supervision effectively to address personal wellness/recovery, performance issues and concerns.

Utilizes supervision effectively to explore professional development and training needs.

Program Quality Requirements

Meets obligations of program (contractual, licensing, Medicaid, etc.).

Follows program policies and procedures and encourages same in others.

Educates self on issues impacting the program population.

Operates conscientiously in accordance with program budget (i.e., use of client engaging funds, office supplies).

Completes and submits accurate written reports and documentation per established guidelines in Acenda EHR and RPG EDS systems.

Ensures quality and accuracy of written and verbal communications.

Submits Level of Service (LOS) and timesheets as required by program and agency.

Attends agency and program meetings and trainings within established time frames.

Plays an active role in meetings and trainings designed to enhance agency and program operations.

Client Interaction Requirements

Provides culturally competent and trauma-informed service delivery.

Coaches, teaches and empowers parents using a strength-based approach.

Upholds ethical standards in accordance with Social Work Code of Ethics.

Effectively engages all client populations.

Continually assesses clients' needs.

Provides appropriate intervention strategies and adjusts services accordingly.

Advocates and links families to community and recovery-oriented resources to enhance their stability.

Necessary Skills and Abilities

Must demonstrate initiative, creativity, be dependable, reliable and work well independently.

Must be able to exercise independent thinking and good judgment under all circumstances.

Must be able to analyze work, set goals, develop plans and utilize time effectively and efficiently.

Must regularly be able to see, speak and hear. Frequently required to stand, sit, walk, bend, use hands and arms and must occasionally lift up to 20 pounds.

Must be sensitive, flexible and responsive to gender, race, ethnicity, socio-economic status, religion, age, sexual orientation or any other special needs as reflected in the ability to communicate with staff and/or clients.

To qualify for this job you need to have the below minimum requirements and experience:

High School Diploma or GED required.

Must have a minimum 2 years recovery from lived experience in substance use.

Must relate well to others.

Strong work ethic; comfortable working independently.

Experience implementing Motivational Interviewing preferred.

Experience working with DCP&P involved families preferred.

Must have and maintain a valid driver's license, use of an insured vehicle and an acceptable driving record.

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