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PSR Specialist

Company: Comhar Inc.
Location: Philadelphia
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

Description:
COMHAR is a nonprofit community based organization. Our mission is to provide health, and human services that empower individuals, families and communities to live healthier self-determined lives. Currently we are seeking for a PRS (Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services ) Coordinator. The program coordinator requires a Master's level Degree in a Human Service-Related field and is responsible for ensuring the overall activities of staff in facilitating the development of recovery skills for CIRC members. These include the following:

  • Provide opportunities for individuals receiving services to direct their own recovery process
  • Teach, coach, and motivate, individuals in the acquisition and utilization of skills needed to facilitate their recovery
  • Educate individuals about available service options and choices
  • Promote the utilization of natural resources within the community
  • Facilitate the development of a sense of wellness and self worth
  • Provide 24-7 on call emergency beeper coverage on a rotating basis.SPECIFIC DUTIES:Education and Engagement
  • Ensure that all CIRC staff perform the following:
  • Engage individuals who may be at-risk and provide stage-appropriate recovery education and supports.
  • Assist in the orientation process for persons who are new to receiving mental health and/or co-occurring disorders services
  • Assess individuals in their abilities, strengths, and assets towards the development of a recovery plan that addresses all domains of an individual's life.
  • Assist individuals in identifying their personal interests and goals using motivational interviewing.
  • Provide individual and group coaching, counseling, mentoring instruction, training, feedback and positive reinforcement for individuals in areas such as money management, grooming/hygiene, meal preparation, public transportation, and other independent living skills.
  • Educate individuals on evidenced based practices, e.g., illness management and recovery,
  • Co-occurring disorders, supported employment, family psychoeducation, etc.
  • Demonstrate cultural sensitivity and competence and be trauma informed as relevant to the needs of individuals in recovery.
  • Educate individuals in understanding their Wellness Recovery Action Plans as a means to recognize early triggers and signs of relapse, and use of individual coping strategies as an alternative to more restrictive services.
  • Educate individuals about self-help resources, e.g., Double Trouble, 12 Step, or other self-help groups for individuals with co-occurring mental health and substance abuse disorders and tobacco recovery.
  • Work closely with Certified Peer Specialists to encourage peer supports and services that can assist individuals towards achieving a greater sense of well-being.Community Integration
    • Ensure that all CIRC staff perform the following:
    • Assist and support individuals in utilizing educational and support groups, activities deemed beneficial by the program community, e.g., warm line, calendar of events, etc.
    • Assist individuals in developing and practicing the skills selected and defined in their recovery plans. This may include off-site coaching sessions while the individual is attending community appointments or participating in activities, e.g., social, leisure, and recreational activities, and fostering spiritual connections with faith based organizations, and participating in 12 Step fellowships, self-help and mutual support groups.
    • Coach individuals in utilizing community resources and peer supports outside of the facility to promote community integration, e.g., public transportation, computer educational/G.E.D. classes, vocational services, health and wellness with primary care clinics, banking, and financial entitlements, etc.
    • Assist and teach individuals in learning how to access and maintain stable housing
    • Support and engage individuals in the process of obtaining reasonable accommodations.
    • Support the individual and engage families, friends, and significant others in connecting with person in recovery and in learning how to improve or eliminate unhealthy relationshipsAdvocacy/Case Management
      • Ensure that all CIRC staff perform the following:
      • Mediates and advocates on behalf of the individual to help them obtain and keep housing, health care benefits, employment, entitlements, etc.
      • Support individuals in identifying their areas of need for treatment services.
      • Identify barriers to full participation and develop strategies to overcome them.
      • Provide education and advocacy within the community that promotes awareness of mental health and co-occurring disorders while reducing barriers such as stigma and misconceptions
      • Assist others to understand and accept the concept of recovery and be supportive of a peer culture that promotes recovery
      • Actively participate in team meetings and engage individual, other team members, and family/significant others to provide input.Follow-up
        • Ensure that all CIRC staff perform the following:
        • Maintain contact by phone or email with individuals who are absent or do not show, or leave the program to ensure their on-going success.
        • Stay in touch with graduates and alumnae to encourage mentoring and support for other members and ongoing success for themselves.
        • Provide re-engagement support if needed
        • Follow-up on crisis situationsTraining and Supervision
          • Ensure that all CIRC staff perform the following:
          • Complete a 12 hour orientation on recovery/psych rehab offered by certified trainers to be completed within 1 year of hire or start-up of program.
          • Complete at least 18 hours of training per year with at least 12 hours specifically focused on recovery/psych rehab, e.g., evidence based practices, motivational interviewing, substance use, solution oriented coaching, cultural sensitivity, harm reduction, etc.
          • Participate in and complete all CBH mandatory and CCBHC in-services
          • Keep supervisor informed of all potential problematic situations/concerns/issues
          • Keep supervisor and team members informed about individuals' strengths, accomplishments and obstacles they are experiencing obtaining their recovery goals.
          • Provide training and supervision to staff to ensure the quality of care and services to all members.
          • Meet with supervisor and supervisee face to face at least twice a month for individual supervision.Documentation
            • Complete all required documentation in my Evolv in a timely manner, e.g., recovery plans, progress notes, encounter forms, daily entry, etc.Policies and Procedures
              • Be aware of and follow COMHAR policies and procedures including those regarding confidentiality, HIPPA, compliance, CCBHC, personnel policies, etc.Quality Improvement
                • Participate in quality improvement and data gathering, e.g., surveys, outcomes, record reviews, self-assessments, individual satisfaction, etc.


                  Requirements:
                  • M.A. in human service field and 3 years work experience in mental health direct service, 2 years of which must be work experience in PRS. CPRP certification shall be attained within 2 years of hire as a PRS Coordinator.
                  • Demonstrated computer proficiency in Microsoft Word.
                  • Knowledge of community resources in Philadelphia area.
                  • Willingness to work flexible work schedule to include some evenings, weekends, and holiday hours.
                  • Supervisory experience preferred. ***Effective October 15, 2021, all employees/contractors/interns/volunteers are required to provide our office with proof of COVID vaccination. #ZR
                    We are proud to be an EEO employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free workplace. COMHAR, Inc. is a not-for-profit community based health and human service organization founded in 1975. We do not discriminate in services or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, past or present receipt of disability-related services or supports, marital status, veteran status, or any other class of persons protected by federal, state or local law.



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Keywords: Comhar Inc., Philadelphia , PSR Specialist, Other , Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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