A Certified Recovery Advisor (CRA) is an exclusive position available within Aware Recovery Care. CRAs are a part of multidisciplinary Addiction Care team guiding and directing clients through an intensive In-Home Addiction Treatment program which provides services for up to a full year. The CRA serves as a personal guide in helping clients to identify and develop the skills and daily habits that are necessary to achieve sustained, long-term recovery and other subjective goals.
Duties & Responsibilities:
- Deliver ARC’s 52-week In-Home Addiction Treatment (IHAT) program within the client’s home environment.
- Driving to and meeting clients in their home environment. Transporting clients to ARC-related appointments as fit and necessary.
- Collaborate with the Addiction Treatment team to coordinate customized client care.
- Manage a caseload of clients and subsequent scheduling of appointments.
- Offer support through the therapeutic connection including both face-to-face appointments and telephonically as necessary.
- Submit timely clinical documentation in an Electronic Medical Record (EMR) system.
- Meet the client “where they are”.
- Work across departments responsible for holistic client support.
- Offer personal experience in hopes of providing further guidance through early and continued recovery.
- Participation in Case Review, supervision, and continuing education.
- Mentoring/shadowing new employees
2 years of lived experience in continuous recovery from any Substance Use Disorder (SUD) and/or personal experience with addiction in family members or loved ones preferred
Certifications, Training, or Education in the Following:
- Any other applicable trainings/certifications related to addiction treatment
- Motivational Interviewing/Stages of Change Model
- Interpersonal skills
- Baseline computer skills
- Ability to collaborate effectively with others
- Ability to think critically and creatively
- Demonstrates patience and adaptability in the face of environment and situation fluctuations
- Urine Drug Screen competed following manufacturer instructions
- Hand hygiene (Staff member washes hands properly, following ARC and CDC standards)
- Proper use of Service Delivery Kit (following infection control protocol, using barrier appropriately)
- Review Infection Control Policy
- Review Emergency Operations Policy
- Review and sign job description
- Complete Drugs of Abuse module (screening for intoxication and withdrawal symptoms)
- Complete Ethics module
Timekeeping & Punching:
- All non-exempt employees are required to use the timekeeping system to record their hours worked. Non-exempt employees are required to clock in/out for time off and other leave tracking purposes.
- Employees should clock in no sooner than five minutes before their schedule shift and clock out no later than five minutes after their scheduled shift. Additionally, employees are required to clock in/out for their designated lunch periods. The length of the lunch period should have the agreement of the employee’s manager. Lunch periods are unpaid time when employees are relieved of all duties.
- Waiver of the lunch period requires prior approval of the employee’s manager. Under no circumstance may the waiver of the lunch period result in overtime work.
- Should an employee miss an entry into the timekeeping system, the employee will notify their manager as soon possible for correction. Employees may not ask another employee to clock in/out for them.
- Accurate time reporting is a federal and state wage and hour requirement, and employees are required to comply. Failing to enter time into the timekeeping system in an accurate and timely manner is unacceptable job performance.
- Non-exempt employees are not permitted to work overtime or unscheduled time without prior authorization from their manager. This includes clocking in early, clocking out late, or working through the scheduled lunch period.