Job Summary: The Certified Recovery Support Specialist/Mental Health Professional utilizes personal experiences to facilitate and support the recoveries of others and to help shape the mental health recovery system in McHenry County. The CRSS/MHP has primary responsibility for facilitating and supporting the recovery of others. The CRSS/MHP serves as the NAMI McHenry County liaison to community stakeholders and other network agencies and effectively collaborates to design and deliver a system of care that meets the behavioral healthcare needs of McHenry County and its residents. As the leader in the recovery process, the CRSS/MHP is aware of personal needs to maintain their own recovery.
General Responsibilities of Certified Recovery Support Specialist/Mental Health Professional:
Collaboration: Works with the McHenry County community, consumers and families, healthcare providers, human service organizations to assure their active participation in the recovery process.
Planning: Prepares and directs the planning processes that promote goal identification and evaluation. Key outcomes include:
Organizing: Consults with community stakeholders regarding the most efficient delivery of prevention, early intervention, habilitation, treatment and supportive services that are recovery and resiliency focused and that promote self-determination and choice.
Coordinating: Coordinate with other agencies to share the role of NAMI-MC within our system of care and our ability to support the recovery of their clients and support family members.
Professional Background and Experience: At a minimum the following is required:
Skills & Capabilities:
The CRSS/MHP should have written skills and oral communication skills including the ability to give formal presentations in small and large groups.
Work Hours: Part-time
Other duties as assigned.