Resource Specialist - Y-Haven Rising Hope Recovery House

YMCA of Greater Cleveland Cleveland, OH
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The Y-Haven Recovery Housing program provides residential and clinical support to men and women who are addicted to opiates and who may also be formerly incarcerated. The Recovery Housing program provides a supportive and sober environment where men and women can work on their recovery, repair relationships, find steady work and permanent housing. The Recovery Housing program is part of the Y-Haven program of the YMCA of Greater Cleveland

Position: Resource Specialist

Description: YMCA of Greater Cleveland has an immediate need for a Resource Specialist who will provide social support to the residents of Y-Haven Recovery Housing program and operational support to the program's Counselors and Director. The Resource Specialist is responsible for sharing information and making referrals to community resources to meet resident needs.

Job Responsibilities:

* Maintain daily resident roster.

* Establish and maintain a system to oversee client laundry, keys, supplies, equipment, etc.

* Maintain inventory of program supplies and notify Director of Operations of supply needs.

* Distribute resident mail daily.

* Check weekly meeting slips of residents

* Ensure forms are copied and available to residents.

* Conduct resident drug and alcohol screening and orientation.

* Coordinate resident room assignments and conduct and document weekly room inspections.

* Participate in monitoring client medication.

* Assist clients in client food stamp and Medicaid application process. Document in electronic medical record (EMR)

* Refer clients to community resources, as needed. Document in EMR.

* Assist with covering Front Desk when needed and with program safety practices.

* Assign client chores and monitor daily progress.

* Meet with each client on a monthly basis to review resident community participation and life skills. Maintain documentation of these meetings in EMR.

* Co-lead "Continuing Recovery" groups as scheduled and document in EMR.

* Provide 10 hours/week of documented client-focused service each week.


* High school diploma/GED required.

* CDCA (Chemical Dependency Counselor Assistant) license, or above, required.

* Minimum of two years' experience in mental health and/or chemical dependency environment.

* Must have computer skills e.g. Word, Excel.

* Extensive knowledge of issues affecting the reentry population and chemical dependency is necessary.

* Ability to work independently and complete multiple tasks or projects in a timely manner.

About YMCA of Greater Cleveland: At the Y, our mission is to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all. That's why we offer an exceptional package that includes:

* A free membership to your local YMCA and discount to YMCA programs including childcare (part-time positions do not receive discount on childcare).

* Additional employee discounts at many places in and around town, just for being a YMCA of Greater Cleveland employee.

* Eligible employees receive comprehensive Benefits Plan including Health, Dental, Vision, Employee Assistance Plan, Retirement 8% paid by the YMCA of Greater Cleveland and paid vacation.