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DescriptionJob Schedule: Full Time
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Rushford Center, one of Connecticut’s leading providers of addiction and mental health services, is nationally recognized for delivering outstanding prevention, treatment and recovery programs. We offer a wide range of programs including Acute Care and Evaluation, Residential Addiction Treatment, Individual, Group & Family Therapy, Intensive Outpatient programs and Community Support Programs. Through the passion of our specialists, we continue to treat every patient with care, compassion and respect, while providing affordable and accessible services.
In order to provide support to patients based on personal experience, a Recovery Support Specialist performs many different tasks. The Recovery Support Specialist first and foremost uses their personal experiences in recovery to develop meaningful and trusting relationships with patients, acting as a mentor. As someone who successfully managed their own recovery, the Recovery Support Specialist provides patients an example of what they can strive for in their recovery.
Candidate will be developing and operating our new community harm reduction van. Candidates with prior harm reduction experience and community outreach experience are preferred. This position includes engaging with individuals in the Meriden community through the operation of the harm reduction vehicle including engagement, outreach, harm reduction services, connection to treatment, naloxone distribution, and distribution of other harm reduction supplies. Candidate would also be responsible for development, creation, and management (tracking/stocking) of the van with supplies. Ideal candidate will be comfortable working in the community with complex individuals with substance use and/or mental health conditions and providing these engagement services year round. There are evening and weekend expectations for this position both for outreach work as well as participating in community events such as tabling at events, presentations, community events, etc.
Recovery Support Specialists work within the communities of the clients they serve and have assigned territories among Rushford locations. RSS split their time between on-site treatment location(s) and within the community, assisting clients in developing their sober network and resources within the community.
As a Hartford HealthCare entity, Rushford provides eligible employees with an extensive benefits package consisting of:
With locations around the state, Hartford HealthCare offers exciting opportunities for career development and growth. Here, you are part of an organization on the cutting edge – helping to bring new technologies, breakthrough treatments and community education to countless men, women and children. We know that a thriving organization starts with thriving employees- we provide a competitive benefits program designed to ensure work/life balance. Every moment matters. And this is your moment.