Certified Recovery Specialist (Community-Based)

Certified Recovery Specialist (Community-Based)

locationScranton, PA, USA
PublishedPublished: 9/8/2023
ExpiresExpires: 3/7/2024
Full Time
Some Experience Required

Job Summary

The Certified Recovery Specialist (CRS) is a member of a multidisciplinary team working to address the disease of addiction within treatment programs. Works within the community, providing outreach to patients with complex addiction, behavioral and psychosocial needs. Acts as a resource to assist patients in navigating the health care system, and motivating them to engage and sustain engagement with the behavioral and addiction treatment system.

Job Duties
  • Assists in the outreach and engagement of patients identified as needing substance abuse support and treatment.
  • Conducts regularly scheduled meetings with patients and appropriately engages them to identify interests, strengths, goals, dreams and aspirations while offering encouragement and empowerment through shared experience to enhance strengths and capabilities for members.
  • Engages patients by way of home visit, hospital visit and accompanying patients to Providers appointments as needed.
  • Facilitates adherence to treatment plan by early identification and resolution of gaps in care.
  • Supports patients in planning for and attending Step Meetings, finding a Sponsor and doing Step Work when appropriate.
  • Communicates all concerns to clinical team and manager as necessary, seeking support and guidance proactively.
  • Participates in multidisciplinary treatment team conference to maximize the treatment plan.
  • Provides reinforcement of the treatment plan under the direction of the Addiction Coordinators.
  • Appointment scheduling and clerical duties as needed.
  • Promotes community integration through the connection of resources, linking to supports, mutual-help groups, social clubs, volunteer and job opportunities.
Work is typically performed in a clinical environment. Accountable for satisfying all job specific obligations and complying with all organization policies and procedures. The specific statements in this profile are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job. Additional competencies and skills outlined in any department-specific orientation will be considered essential to the performance of the job related to that position.

Position Details
  • Hours: 8 am to 4:30 pm (No weekends, holidays or on-call)
  • Travel: Yes, this is a community-based role. Travel is required to local facilities, hospitals, other clinics, and patients’ homes for patient encounters
  • The primary coverage area is Lackawanna County. On occasion, you may need to travel to surrounding counties for coverage (Wayne, Susquehanna, Wyoming)
  • This position is community-based. This is not a work-from-home position. You will be allowed to work remotely when not actively meeting with patients.

Geisinger cares about not only its patients and members but also about you and your family. We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package to ensure that you and your loved ones can maintain good health, achieve financial stability, and excel both personally and professionally.

Our benefits package includes:
  • Comprehensive health insurance coverage starting on your first day of employment with three medical plan options, including flexible spending account (FSA) and health savings account (HSA) options
  • Life insurance, short-term disability, and long-term disability coverage paid for by the company
  • A competitive 401(k) plan with automatic Geisinger contributions beginning on your first day of employment
  • A generous paid time off (PTO) plan that allows you to accrue time quickly
  • Access to the MyHealth Rewards wellness program, which helps you improve your health and earn incentives
  • Support for families, including adoption assistance, paid parental leave, paid military leave, and a free care.com membership with discounted backup care for your loved ones
  • We believe in creating a diverse and inclusive environment where all employees can be their authentic selves. That's why we offer several Employee Resource Groups (ERGs), which provide opportunities for you to network and develop professionally. Our ERGs are open to all employees and are formed around common identities.
To learn more about our benefit offerings, please visit: https://www.paperturn-view.com/radancy-geis/135344-geisinger-2023-benef…


High School Diploma or Equivalent (GED)- (Required)


Minimum of 2 years-Related work experience (Preferred)

Certification(s) and License(s)

Certified Recovery Specialist - Default Issuing Body


Communication; Patients Rights

About Geisinger

Founded more than 100 years ago by Abigail Geisinger, the system now includes ten hospital campuses, a 550,000-member health plan, two research centers and the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine. With nearly 24,000 employees and more than 1,700 employed physicians, Geisinger boosts its hometown economies in Pennsylvania by billions of dollars annually. Learn more at geisinger.org or connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Geisinger values who you are, where you are from, and where you are going. We seek out people of various backgrounds and cultures with unique abilities, non-traditional career paths and ambitious aspirations. We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or their protected veteran status. Read more about Our Commitment to Inclusive Recruiting.

Our Vision & Values

Everything we do is about making better health easier for our patients, our members, our students, our Geisinger family and our communities.

KINDNESS : We strive to treat everyone as we would hope to be treated ourselves.

EXCELLENCE : We treasure colleagues who humbly strive for excellence.

LEARNING : We share our knowledge with the best and brightest to better prepare the caregivers for tomorrow.

INNOVATION : We constantly seek new and better ways to care for our patients, our members, our community, and the nation.

SAFETY : We provide a safe environment for our patients and members and the Geisinger family.

Our Benefits

We offer healthcare benefits for full time and part time positions from day one, including vision, dental and prescription coverage.

Required degree level

  • Certification

Years of experience

  • Some Experience Required