* Recovery Specialist Full and Part Time $2,000 Sign On Bonus!

at Veterans Inc in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, United States

Job Description

Are you motivated by knowing you've made a difference in someone's life and in our community? Do you have passion for helping those in substance abuse recovery? If you answered yes, then you may have what it takes to be part of the Veterans Inc. team at Independence Hall!

Veterans Inc., a 501(c)3 non-profit, is the largest provider of supportive services to veterans and their families across New England. We are looking for a professional, highly motivated, goal oriented, skilled, and hardworking individual to fill the Recovery Specialist position and become a valued member of the Veterans Inc. team!

At Independence Hall we provide client-centered care and recovery-oriented treatment within a therapeutic environment. We are looking for innovative staff for our licensed Substance Abuse Treatment programs, which is open to both veterans and the community.

This position collaborates as a part of an interdisciplinary treatment team within the substance abuse treatment programs. The position provides guidance and counseling support as needed by overseeing and accompanying the patient in various program activities to ensure conformance with program schedules, milieu standards, program activities and policies.

This individual would be based out of the 59 South Street, Shrewsbury, MA 01545 location. We are looking to fill both Full-Time and Part-Time openings!


The nonnegotiable hourly rate for this position is $15.86. New hires will receive a $2000 Sign-On Bonus that is paid in 6-month increments over a 2 year period.


Must be able to pass a CORI and background check.

Veterans Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Diversity is valued, and welcomed, on all levels within the organization!


Essential Functions:

  • Assesses patients' substance abuse/mental health history and current needs as part of an interdisciplinary treatment team.
  • Works with the patient and treatment team to develop substance abuse treatment goals and interventions.
  • Provides support, resources, education and both internal and external referrals for services.
  • Works with community agencies along with and/or on behalf of patients and families.
  • Provides feedback about treatment planning development based on their interactions with other consumers and families.
  • Oversees client activities to ensure compliance with program activities and agency policies. Provides guidance as needed.
  • Provides crisis intervention and emergency services as needed. Telephones supervisor for guidance and/or in emergency situations.
  • Facilitates psychoeducational client groups as needed.
  • Completes program specific forms and required documentation in a timely manner.
  • Maintains audit ready patient records according to Veterans Inc. policy and procedure.
  • Attends and participates in all meetings as required.
  • Completes individually assigned program specific duties and/or responsibilities as assigned.
  • Facilitates group activities such as yoga, art therapy, and meditation based on experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Must have strong interpersonal and social skills.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, using tact and diplomacy both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to demonstrate empathy and respect towards clients.
  • Competency in advocacy, professional responsibility, mentoring and recovery support.
  • Ability to speak, read, understands and writes in English.
  • Ability to multitask, problem solve, prioritize and work in a setting with a high degree of interruptions.
  • Must display the use of appropriate independent judgment to determine appropriate course of action in resolving problems and in emergencies.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Must have strong computer skills with intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Must be able to work independently and as a member of a treatment team.
  • Ability to maintain acceptable attendance and punctuality.
  • Ability to give presentation to small groups.


Education and Experience Requirements:

  1. Minimum of high school diploma, GED or equivalent.
  2. Experience or education in substance abuse treatment and mental health disorders required.
  3. Must be able to successfully pass a CORI/Background records check.
  4. Must be willing to submit to and successfully pass a drug test.

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Two + years of experience working in substance abuse treatment/mental health disorders is preferred.
  2. Associates degree, LADCII or LADC Assistant highly preferred.
  3. Yoga instruction, art therapy, or meditation training strongly preferred.
  4. MAP, Narcan or CPI training and certifications strongly preferred.


Mental Requirements:

  1. Reading
  2. Analytical skills
  3. Negotiation Skills
  4. Verbal & Written communication
  5. Confidential interactions
  6. Problem-solving
  7. Concentration/Reasoning
  8. Decision-making
  9. Collaboration

Physical Requirements:

  1. Vision Ability to be able to see in the normal range with or without correction.
  2. Hearing Ability to hear within normal audio range, with or without correction.
  3. Talking Ability to communicate verbally in English.
  4. Driving: Occasionally- Must have valid driver's license and reliable transportation to get to and from work.
  5. Walking: Frequency - Frequently
  6. Sitting: Frequency - Occasionally
  7. Standing: Frequency Occasionally
  8. Bending/Stooping: Frequency - Occasionally
  9. Lifting: 20 lbs., Frequency: Occasionally
  10. Carrying 20 lbs., Frequency: Occasionally

Physical Environment:

  1. Clinical setting: Frequency Often
  2. Outside: Frequency Occasionally
  3. Worker is not substantially exposed to adverse or hazardous environment conditions.


For more information, or to apply now; visit our website. Please do not mail, email, or fax your cover letter/resume to us as we only accept applications through our website. Mailed, emailed, or faxed cover letter, resume, and applications will not be reviewed nor considered!


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Job Posting: 714071

Posted On: Mar 03, 2021

Updated On: Mar 03, 2021