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21-22 Lifeline Connections Recovery Support Specialist

Company: Americorps
Location: Olympia
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

21-22 Lifeline Connections Recovery Support Specialist

Lifeline Connections provides treatment for people with substance use and mental health disorders. People who are early in their recovery from what are often long-term behavioral health conditions frequently need a caring, supportive and knowledgeable community to help them stabilize and strengthen their new-found behavioral health. The AmeriCorps Recovery Support Specialist will help these individuals build positive, productive lives. Even though research proves that treatment works, stigma surrounding substance use disorders prevents as many as 90% of people who need treatment from seeking it or getting it. Perhaps even more troubling, researchers estimate that more than 2/3 of individuals in recovery relapse within weeks or months of entering treatment. Many experience a combination of both a substance use and a mental health disorder, further complicating the process of recovery. This project will help adults and youth who have completed treatment stay on the path of recovery by offering compassion, guidance, access to specific recovery support services, and a friendly and welcoming environment where new relationships can be formed and individuals can learn to meet life's challenges without the use of illicit drugs or alcohol. This project will also provide access to naloxone and provide overdose prevention education and training. Further help on this page can be found by clicking here.

Member Duties : The AmeriCorps Recovery Support Specialist (RSS) will offer non-clinical, evidence-based peer support in group settings and one-on-one sessions at Lifeline Connections' drop-in Recovery Resource Center. The RSS will provide compassionate and individualized support to people in recovery from opioid use and behavioral health disorders to reduce the chance of relapse and strengthen their long-term recovery and wellness. The RSS will support Family Night, Rock2Recovery, Narcotics Anonymous, and other meetings and events at the RRC. They will offer mentoring in the prevention of overdose and relapse, and provide access to naloxone and training on its use for opioid overdose prevention. The RSS will also participate in the local community Opioid Task Force meetings and represent voices from the recovery community in discussions.

Program Benefits : Health Coverage , Education award upon successful completion of service , Training , Stipend , Childcare assistance if eligible .

Terms :

Permits working at another job during off hours , Car recommended , Permits attendance at school during off hours .

Service Areas :

Health .

Skills :

Social Services , Teaching/Tutoring , Team Work .

Keywords: Americorps, Olympia , 21-22 Lifeline Connections Recovery Support Specialist, Other , Olympia, Washington

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