• Certified Recovery Support Specialist, MHP

    Posted on August 28, 2019 by in
    August 28, 2019
    Crystal Lake
    Job Type
    Certification Type
    Company Name
    NAMI McHenry County (National Alliance on Mental Illness)
    Your Name
    Phyllis Seyler
    Address 1
    620 Dakota Street


    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:

    • Periodic review and evaluation of system services provided by NAMI McHenry County.
    • Help develop an annual written plan for services provided.
    • Help develop an annual budget.

    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:

    • Education: High School Diploma required.
    • Must have 5+ years of experience in a community human service setting.
    • Must be current in the CRSS certification or near completion of certification.
    • Must have training in the recovery model and experience working with Boards.
    • Must have a self-disclosed personal mental health life experience with mental health supports in place.

    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.

    • Have a valid driver’s license.
    • Provide certificate of automobile insurance per policy.
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office.
    • Must demonstrate understanding of Recovery Principles.
    • Ability to work both independently and in a team environment.
    • Ability to advocate for, motivate and empower others.

    Physical Abilities:

    • Ability to read, write and communicate in English.
    • Ability to lift and/or move at least 10 pounds using proper body mechanics.
    • Visual acuity to read a computer screen and other documents.
    • Ability to utilize the telephone and respond to callers.
    • Fluent in Spanish a Plus.

    Work Hours: Part-time

    • Must be able to work flexible hours to meet consumer and program needs.

    Other duties as assigned.

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