Lahey Health Peer Recovery Mom in Beverly, Massachusetts
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Beverly Hospital promotes the culture and philosophy which enables employees to give and receive the best of care. You can become a part of the team that achieves this success through our CREATE values of Community, Respect, Excellence, Accountability, Teamwork and Empathy.
About the Job
P osition Summary:
Funded under a grant from the Dept of Public Health, the Compass Moms Do Care Program, part of the High Risk Intervention Team, was created to address the complex social and medical needs of substance-exposed neonates and their mothers. The outpatient Compass Moms Do Care program will provide prenatal care and substance use treatment to pregnant women during pregnancy and up to one year post-partum as well as women parenting a child up to three years old.
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 High Risk Intervention Team.
Essential Role Responsibilities
Provide supportive co aching via home visits, program group meetings, hospital visits or phoned/text messaging at scheduled intervals determined by the need of the client
Be knowledgeable about the substance use disorder service system and link the individual to treatment and recovery resources including but not limited to Acute Treatment Services, sober housing, benefits, and Narcan education.
Act as an advocate for the needs of the individual
Demonstrate an understanding and belief in the recovery process and Recovery Oriented Systems of Care Model
Knowledge of basic crisis intervention, Motivational interviewing, and case management techniques
Demonstrate good boundaries regarding confidentiality and personal relationships, while at the same time be able to share personal knowledge about recovering from a substance use disorder.
Demonstrate the ability to evaluate what is needed by each individual and adjust approach accordingly.
Provide care coordination amongst providers
Link women to peer network/natural supports when able/appropriate
Facilitate and coordinate referrals to community social service and medical providers as requested and as needed by clinician or care provider including: assisting clients in accessing further treatment, self-help groups, housing and services related to physical/behavioral health and other activities of daily living
Connect patient with emergency housing, shelter or residential programs as needed
Arrange transportation for patient when necessary
Attend peer recovery, trauma informed care, seeking safety and other applicable training classes
Attend and assist with gender-specific, trauma-informed therapeutic groups
Attend weekly program staff meeting, weekly individual supervision and conferences/workshops as appropriate
Other program related duties as assigned
40 hours per week, day shfit.
Beth Israel Lahey Health is an integrated system providing patients with better care wherever they are. Care informed by world-class research and education. We are doctors and nurses, technicians and social workers, innovators and educators, and so many others. All with a shared vision for what healthcare can and should be. We are committed to attracting, developing and retaining top talent. We strive to create a diverse and inclusive workplace that reflects the communities in which we work and serve. With a team approach to care, we encourage learning and growth at all levels and offer competitive salaries and benefits.
Equal Opportunity Employer/Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans.
18 years or older and high school diploma required; bachelor degree preferred.
Recovery Coach Certification plus two years of experience working in the recovery community
Driver’s license and car required
Have lived experience with pregnancy and addiction
Have at least two years of current, sustained recovery with out relapse
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