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Recovery Specialist

Department: 058 - Inpatient Clinical Services
Location: Leesburg, FL

Recovery Specialists function as a member of the interdisciplinary treatment team with the primary responsibility of monitoring consumer behavior while on the unit, developing treatment plans, discharge planning, and other responsibilities needed to assist consumers in transitioning back to the community following admission to the Crisis Stabilization Unit.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS and RESPONSIBILITIES: The list of essential functions, as outlined herein, is intended to be representative of the tasks performed within this classification with or without an accommodation. It is not necessarily descriptive of any one position in the class. The omission of an essential function does not preclude management from assigning duties not listed herein if such functions are a logical assignment to the position.

  •  The ability to comply with the regulations requiring a workplace of dignity and respect and equal employment opportunity compliance.
  •  The ability to work collaboratively with others and to accept constructive criticism from supervisors and managers.
  •  Willingness to abide by the company’s published rules and regulations
  •  Maintains a direct services caseload as assigned and provides a comprehensive range of clinical/case management services to maximize potential for consumer recovery.
  •  Assesses consumers on assigned caseload through face-to-face interventions on a daily basis to identify presenting and emergent issues and service needs.
  •  Develops treatment plans for consumers on caseload within twenty-four (24) hours of admission that address identified treatment issues as identified in emergency evaluations, psychiatric evaluations and face-to-face interventions with those consumers.
  •  Develops discharge plans on behalf of consumers on assigned caseload that address identified consumer needs and links consumers to community resources/services as appropriate and necessary.
  •  Documents direct services to consumers in the electronic medical record known as TIER timely, accurately and comprehensively.
  •  Participates in treatment team meetings as scheduled and provides salient information to the team on behalf of assigned consumers that communicates treatment progress, forecasts future course of treatment and facilitates discharge planning.
  •  Initiates and completes all required legal paperwork in compliance with Florida Statute 394, commonly referred to as the Baker Act.
  •  Ensures continuity of care for assigned consumers by scheduling inter-program case staffings (IPCS) to plan and coordinate with community outpatient service providers as necessary and appropriate.
  •  Conducts psycho-educational groups with consumers as assigned by the Lead Recovery Specialist to ensure Recovery Team group service provision as scheduled in the context of the Hospital Master Schedule.
  •  Attends all meetings as assigned by the Lead Recovery Specialist and/or the Director of Emergency & Social Services, or otherwise by LifeStream

COMPETENCIES: Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Motivation (KSAM) required for an employee to be successful.

  • Serving      Our Consumers: Effectively      meeting consumer needs, building productive consumer relationships, and      taking responsibility for consumer satisfaction and loyalty. 
    • Consumer       Focus: Building strong consumer       relationships and delivering consumer-centric solutions.
    • Values       Differences: Recognizing the value that       different perspectives and cultures bring to an organization.
  • Effective      Communication: Clearly      conveying information and ideas to individuals and groups in a manner that      engages the audience and helps them understand and retain the      message.  
    • Communicates       Effectively: Developing and delivering multi-mode       communications that convey a clear understanding of the unique needs of       different audiences.
    • Manages       Conflict: Handling conflict situations       effectively, with a minimum of noise.
  • Continuous      Improvement: The      ongoing process of achieving positive changes in service and processes in      order to improve efficiency and quality.      
    • Resourcefulness: Securing and deploying resources effectively and       efficiently.
    • Cultivates       Innovation: Creating new and better ways       for the organization to be successful.
  • Expertise:      Demonstrating      proficiency of an employee's skill or knowledge within their field of      practice. 
    • Drives       Results: Consistently achieving results,       even under tough circumstances.

JUDGMENT/DECISION MAKING: Utilizes established corporate policies and procedures in making decisions. Uses sound judgment in meeting the responsibilities and performing the duties of the position.


  • Required: Bachelor degree with a      minimum of one (1) year of experience in a behavioral healthcare/human      services-related setting.  
  • Preferred: Bachelor degree in      social work, counseling, psychology or other behavioral healthcare/human      services-related field.

TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT: Completes all requirements according to Individual Training Plan within the first six months of hire and annually. Other training and/or professional development may be assigned due to evolution of programs.

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