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Recovery Support Specialist

Company: Oklahoma Mental Health Council
Location: Shawnee
Posted on: June 9, 2021

Job Description:

Job Description

The Recovery Support Specialist performs rehabilitation and support functions and assists in treatment. Activities may include crisis intervention under the clinical supervision of staff with professional degrees, client advocacy, prevention and education. The RSS provides substance abuse services, education, support and consultation to families. The RSS performs direction and coordinating support activities that promote good physical health; provides peer support services; serves as a client advocate; provides information and peer support for clients in emergency, outpatient or inpatient settings. The RSS performs a wide range of tasks to assist clients in regaining control of their lives and recovery processes.

Essential Functions

  • Facilitates activities in nutrition, exercises managing physical health concerns
  • Provides support regarding the effects that medication may have on physical health
  • Assists clients in developing individual physical wellness plans and implementation assistance and support
  • Teaches and mentors the value of every individual's recovery experience
  • Models effective coping techniques and self-help strategies
  • Assists service recipients in articulating personal goals for recovery
  • Assists in setting up and sustaining self-help (mutual support) groups
  • Supports clients in using a Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP)
  • Assists in creating a Safety Plan and Psychiatric Advanced Directive as needed
  • Utilizes and teaches problem solving techniques with clients as well as how to identify and combat negative self-talk and fears
  • Supports the vocational choices of clients and assist in overcoming job-related anxiety
  • Assists in building social skills in the community that will enhance quality of life and support the development of natural support systems
  • Attends treatment team and program development meetings to ensure the presence of the client voice and to promote the use of self-directed recovery tools
  • Provides and advocates for effective recovery oriented services
  • Maintains effective working relationships and strategic alliances with consumers, other staff, the community and other non-profit organizations
  • Builds rapport and working partnerships with relevant local, state, and federal government agencies
  • Promotes community education projects to help increase awareness of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) & Acute Mental Health Crises
  • Performs other duties as assigned


  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Current ODMHSAS Recovery Support Provider Certification
  • Bilingual preferred


  • Health Insurance with $560 employer contribution
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • 403B Retirement plan with employer contribution
  • Professional Growth funds
  • Paid Time-off
  • Employer paid long term disability

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military status, or any other basis made unlawful by applicable federal, state, or local laws or regulations.

Keywords: Oklahoma Mental Health Council, Norman , Recovery Support Specialist, Other , Shawnee, Oklahoma

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