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RWJBarnabas Health Recovery Specialist - Essex County Days - FT in Newark, New Jersey

Recovery Specialist - Essex County Days - FTReq #:0000094285

Category:Behavioral and Mental Health



Department:Essex OORP Program


RWJBH Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, 201 Lyons Avenue, Newark, NJ 07112

Summary of Job Function:

The Recovery Specialist will assist individuals with a substance use disorder by serving as a role model, advocate and motivator. Through lived experience, the Recovery Specialist will provide non-clinical individual and group support to develop a recovery care plan, educate individuals on recovery models and cultivate supportive tools to enhance recovery. The Recovery Specialist will work closely with the individual s multi-disciplinary care team and community-based organizations to connect patients with additional recovery support services that best fit their needs.

Job Requirements:

  • Must be in long term recovery for at least four (4) years upon hire and have experience in the principals of recovery that assist individuals to improve their health and wellness.

  • Minimum High school diploma or equivalency required, Associate s degree preferred.

  • Must have reliable transportation.

  • Bilingual a plus

  • Previous recovery work preferred

  • NAADAC Certification or working towards one within 6 months of employment

  • Computer skills and knowledge with ability to email, navigate Microsoft Word, and other software systems

RWJBarnabas Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer