Lahey Health Peer Recovery Mom, Moms Do Care Grant, 40 hours in Beverly, Massachusetts
Funded under a grant from the Health Policy Commission, the NAS Initiative/Integrated Care Program was created to address the complex social and medical needs of substance-exposed neonates and their mothers. The outpatient Integrative Care Program will provide prenatal care and substance use treatment to pregnant women during pregnancy through delivery and 1 year postpartum.
A Peer Recovery Mom is a support paraprofessional and part of an integrated program who promotes recovery to women with substance use disorder (SUD) by encouraging, mentoring, educating and linking women with SUD to the resources in the recovery community. Reports to the Program Manager of the Integrative Care Program.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities including but not limited to:
Attends peer recovery, trauma informed care and seeking safety training classes
Receives a caseload of women with SUD and makes routine periodic contacts with all women assigned.
Gives basic recovery information and support and helps women maintain connections to the recovery community
Provides support to increase completed health visits
Counsels by telephone, text messaging, home visits, and/or program or hospital visits at scheduled intervals determined by the Program.
Respects each woman by keeping her information strictly confidential.
Keeps accurate records of all contacts made women in accordance with state and federal confidentiality laws.
Refers women to professional treatment for any physical or emotional problems.
Attends and assists with gender-specific, trauma-informed therapeutic groups.
Attends program staff meetings and conferences/workshops as appropriate.
Reads assigned materials that may be provided by the supervisor.
May assist staff in promoting recovery through special projects and duties as assigned.
- Has lived experience with addiction, pregnancy and medication assisted treatment Scheduled Hours 40 hours per week. This is a grant funded position that is temporary, but is eligible for benefits (grant funded as well). The grant starts May 1, 2017 and runs through April 30th, 2019.
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