RIST Recovery Support Interventionist (Middletown)

May 30, 2018

Columbus House, Inc.
Job Posting: Full Time, FLSA Non-Exempt
RIST Recovery Support Interventionist
Position located in Middletown CT and serves Middlesex, Wallingford and Meriden

VEVRAA Federal Contractor: Priority Referrals of Protected Veterans Requested


The Recovery Interventions Services Team (RIST) Recovery Support Interventionist works to establish rapport and working relationships with clients providing them with mentoring, modeling and teaching and the promotion of socialization, teambuilding and support of clients to achieve aspirational goals. Promotes individual’s strengths and abilities via a wide variety of tasks to mutually support clients in gaining an understanding of employment, recovery principle and practices, including Hope, Personal Responsibility, Choice, Education, Self-Advocacy and Empowerment.

Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
The RIST Recovery Support Interventionist has lived experience and has demonstrated stability in their own recovery. A Bachelor’s degree with relevant work experience is preferred. A valid driver’s license with a good driving history is required. Able to effectively use the local network of substance abuse, mental health, and social services providers. Time management skills and computer literate with a deadline oriented mindset. Able to meet all documentation requirements; complete knowledge base of all aspects of the delivery of person-centered case management. Able to assess strengths, barriers, and needs to assist clients in identifying personal goals, values and priorities, ability to advocate for consumers as well as support self-advocacy. Familiar with mental health, substance abuse and dual diagnosis issues and group dynamics; capacity to work within a team and foster teamwork. Crisis intervention skills, boundaries, confidentiality, universal precautions, harm reduction, strong empathetic skills. Ability to maintain her or his own wellness. Must be respectful, non-judgmental, compassionate, and empathetic towards others while developing complimentary partnerships with team members and community resources. Must be both organized and flexible while able to employ recovery language as appropriate.

Duties and Responsibilities
Models recovery-oriented coping skills, self-help strategies, and the regular use of wellness tools. Ensure that those who need mainstream benefit programs (e.g., SSI/SSDI, TANF, SNAP, etc.) are referred to SOAR. Establish interest in obtaining employment, and ensure connection to the Employment Enrichment Center and Employment Specialist as indicated. Encourage an array of integrated services and supports for individuals with substance use disorders, mental disorders, or co-occurring mental and substance use disorder. Continuously prepare the client for transfer of care to permanent housing and recovery support caregivers. On-going support and advocacy of the needs of clients. Acts as primary contact person for not less than eight and no more than 20 clients. Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Supervised by: Manager of Middlesex Services
Pay: $16.75 to $17.80 per hour plus excellent benefits
Schedule: Monday through Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, flexible

How to apply (choose only one; indicate where you saw posting):
*Email your resume and a cover letter to hr@columbushouse.org
*Send your resume and a cover letter to Human Resources Generalist, Columbus House Inc., P.O. Box 7093, New Haven CT 06519
*Fax your resume and a cover letter to 203-773-1430
*Apply via this site

Equal Opportunity Employer: Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/ Individuals with Disabilities/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity

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