Job Title: Recovery Navigator Supervised by: Residential Program Manager Department: Detox Availability: Friday-Sunday, 10:00pm-6:00am EDUCATION: Minimum: High school diploma, some college preferred PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: Maintains the therapeutic atmosphere by upholding policies and procedures to assure order, safety, and day to day routines appropriate to adult clients with substance abuse disorders or co-occurring disorders. They insure continuity for the efforts of the treatment staff between the daytime and evening hours, and between the weekday and weekend hours. This person coordinates various aspects of the clients’ treatment needs including orientation and assisting with admissions and discharges. This person applies basic counseling and case management skills for helping clients achieve their treatment goals. May assist with daily living activities, lead clients in educational and recreational activities, or accompany clients to and from medical examinations and treatments. This person may work with nursing or other clinical staff to complete assessments, which may include monitoring of vital signs, administering medications, and charting. Coordinate program services and provide direct back-up assistance to program leadership, operations, and clients in need. Conduct regular program rounds to insure the whereabouts of clients and/or to monitor the safety of agency programs
Help with admitting, discharging, and de-escalating clients as necessary
Perform and oversee emergency drills scheduled each month, supervise evacuation and safety drill paperwork
Assure that clients understand their rights and responsibilities and that they have thorough orientation to treatment milieu schedule, rules, guidelines, confidentiality, and releases of information, etc. and adherence to program procedures/policies
Complete intra-office and program mailings and inventory deliveries, as well as, stock inventories and coordination
Write client progress notes when required; assist counselors and nurses with filing progress notes and other treatment documents into active client charts, as well as, communicate any program/client needs with leadership and 24/7 hour staff
Continue intake and orientation procedure started by the Admissions Coordinator with all new clients
Assist clients with developing treatment plans and identifying resources to overcome barriers to successful completion of treatment
Assist in house meetings, educational groups, and solution solving when requested
Perform random breathalyzers and urine screens
Coordinate with counselor or nurse to assist clients with daily living needs including clothing, medical, and other case management needs
Transport clients to any necessary appointments or meetings when necessary
Enforce all rules regarding passes and visitors
Maintain confidentiality of all clients at all times
Role model of good therapeutic boundaries and ethical behavior to clients
Participate and help coordinate special activities for clients to help them develop pro-social activities
May oversee client performance of chores and ensure the sanitary and cleanliness conditions of the unit are met on every shift
Monitor the functioning of equipment in the unit including vehicle maintenance and safety. Submit maintenance requests for repairs as necessary
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Lift up to 50 lbs. unassisted and ability to traverse stairs. SKILLS NEEDED/EXPERIENCE: Must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills
Must possess excellent decision making and critical thinking skills as member of team
Knowledge of recovery and various addiction treatment models
Proficient computer and word processing skills
Strong crisis intervention skills to effectively deescalate and problem-solve to promote safety and stability
Awareness of how to maintain appropriate boundaries in the therapeutic relationship
Ability to build rapport with clients and communicate a supportive, non-judgmental attitude
REQUIRED TRAININGS/CERTIFICATIONS (training offered upon hire) CPR/First Aid
LICENSES/CREDENTIALS Valid driver’s license and good driving record. A chauffeur license is mandatory upon hire.
MCBAP Certified or Development Plan with MCBAP required upon hire
This job description is intended to indicate the kinds of tasks and levels of work that will be required of this position. These duties shall not be held to exclude other duties not mentioned that are of a similar level of difficulty. Your supervisor may assign, direct and modify duties as needed. I understand that
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