Peer Support Specialists responsible for co-developing and creating the
transition plan, which includes referrals for each patient along with providing
sound, therapeutic treatment. This position will ensure patients transitioning
from Exeter Center have all necessary services in place including but not
limited to: safe and appropriate housing; medical appointments;
psychiatric/mental health appointment; identified support group meetings;
family services; aftercare services. He/she/they plans, advocates, implements
and coordinates a proactive array of comprehensive, individualized services for
patients and performs administrative work in support of the program.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Develop, review and updating continuing
care plans that are measurable, coherent and reflective of patient's
progress and development. Involve patient
in the process.
updating and reviewing treatment plan goals, objectives and interventions
that support continuing care plan through treatment plan development and
- Maintain patient charts to comply
with CARF and/or other state agency standards, using Welligent Electronic
- Provide patients with individual,
group, and educational services as assigned.
realistic continuing care plan for patients which maximizes available community
resources. Continuing care plans
will address post discharge housing, coordination of aftercare, medical
and psychiatric care, family services and any additional needs identified
during the admission or treatment process.
with patients to identify options for post discharge living situations and
facilitate appointments when necessary to ensure seamless transition from Exeter
Center to safe and appropriate living situations
all necessary post discharge appointments have been set prior to
and interact with family members of patients to ensure understating and
engagement in the transitional plan.
Provide resources to family members and/or identified supports as appropriate.
- Maintain positive working
relationship with agencies, resources, and families to coordinate services
for patient care; provide information on substance abuse treatment
resources and services; and make necessary referrals.
- Respond to patient crises and
emergencies as needed.
- Maintain accurate, timely, legible
case notes, session notes and group notes.
Document developments and important events in accordance with
clinical policies for reporting and record keeping. Use Phoenix House systems, including
Welligent, effectively and appropriately.
- Attend and participate in staff
meetings, Team Treatment meetings, Group Supervision, Individual
Supervision, case conferences, and required training, as assigned, to
ensure continuum and quality of care.
- Accurately enter all patient enrollment
and/or disenrollment into State Opioid Response (SOR) Grant.
- Complete and submit all Quality
Assurance Record Review corrections to the Program Director/Clinical Director/Supervisor.
- Review clinical files and conduct
quality assurance reviews, as requested or assigned.
- Review and sign all patient transition
plans and assessments in a timely fashion.
- Meet with supervisor on a regular
- Serve as a rolemodel through positive,
appropriate conduct and participation in special agency events. Project a good image to the public.
- Dress in a professional manner in
accordance with the Dress Code.
- Participate in the support and
training of other staff members.
- Maintain ADP files and complete
Relias requirements in a timely fashion.
- Perform other duties as assigned
by Program Director/Clinical Director/Supervisor or their assignee.
proficiency in Phoenix House's electronic health record
system (Welligent) sufficient to fulfill the duties required by this
position is expected within 15 days of employment.
empathy and compassion for patients in group, individual counseling, and daily
- Maintain objectivity towards all patients
and make clinical decisions based on accurate information.
- Hold patients accountable in an effective
manner and with appropriate frequency, using a variety of privileges and
- Demonstrate appropriate boundaries
between self and patients.
- Promote self-help concept within
program. Encourage patients to
create their own solutions, and
encourage patients to use each other for support.
- Play appropriate counseling role,
serving as guide in the self-help recovery process.
- Track progress of patients
assigned to caseload.
- Implement daily schedule of program
activities. Provide structure and accountability for patients within the
guidelines of programmatic procedures.
Monitor and facilitate
- Demonstrate understanding of
clinical relevance of work and school
- Work cooperatively with others and
- Develop, maintain, and enhance
relationships with continuing care referral agencies throughout
- Demonstrate patience and
consideration in dealing with others.
- Demonstrate thoughtful
- Ensure patient confidentiality in
accordance with all federal, state, and local laws and regulations.
perform this position successfully, you must be able to perform each essential
duty and responsibility satisfactorily.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with
disabilities to perform the essential duties and responsibilities. The requirements listed below are
representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.
obtained through attainment of certification/licensure as required by
of varied therapeutic models of treatment.
- Ability to work with dually
- Skill in group, individual,
and family counseling.
- Ability to develop rapport
with dually diagnosed populations and families.
- Ability to apply
organizational management skills, clinical supervision and maintain self
and patient supportive accountability.
- Ability to prepare and maintain
- Ability to comply with
internal, local, state, and federal regulations and policies.
- Ability to work and effectively
communicate with others.
- Ability to demonstrate competency
in using computers.
of state and federal confidentiality laws (HIPAA and 42 C.F.R., contract
management, and program administration regulations).
of a high school diploma, Associates Degree or higher is preferred.
Rhode Island driver s
license and clear driving record required.
- Preferred - Peer Recovery Support,
Recovery Coach or other related certification.
physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by
an employee to successfully perform the essential duties and responsibilities of
this position. Reasonable accommodations
may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential
duties and responsibilities.
REGULARLY REQUIRED: to sit, use hands to finger, handle or feel
objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms, and talk or hear.
OCCASIONALLY REQUIRED: to stand, walk, stoop, kneel or crouch and
lift and/or move up to 10 pounds
work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an
employee encounters while performing the essential duties and responsibilities
of this position. Reasonable
accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform
the essential duties and responsibilities.
The work environment is that of a substance
use disorder and co-occurring treatment milieu which may include:
Exposure to patients infected with
Hepatitis B, HIV, TB, or other Infectious Diseases
Exposure to patients with co-occurring
mental health issues.
evening and/or holiday shifts may be required. Scheduled days and/or times may
be adjusted to ensure 24/7 coverage of a residential facility.
Phoenix House is an Equal Opportunity Employer providing equality of
opportunity to all who are protected against discrimination by law,
regulation or executive order, including veterans and individuals with
disabilities. EEO is the Law: Applicants and employees are protected
under Federal law from discrimination. Click
www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf to learn more.
Job ID: 194
Location: Exeter, RI