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Certified Recovery Specialist Care Manager

Position Overview

The CRS Care Manager has experience with behavioral health services and is willing to use and share his or her lived experience and first-hand knowledge to the team and its clients and family members. The CRS Care Manager functions as a full facility and community-based integrated team member providing expertise around the recovery process, symptom management, and the persistence required by clients/families to have a recovery oriented and satisfying life. The CRS engages with persons served to create warm hand offs between acute inpatient treatment and other levels of care classified as complex chronic care management, which positively impacts engagement in treatment recommendations. The CRS works to identify engagement needs and helps to work with individuals through stages of change. The CRS helps the team identify opportunities from a strength- based approach about enhancing life domain needs.

Hours: Full-time (Colmar location)

Essential Job Responsibilities

  • Provide recovery counseling and support, drawing on common experiences as a recovery specialist, to provide guidance and encouragement to clients to take responsibility and actively participate in their own recovery.
  • Provide side-by-side support and coaching to help clients socialize and remain active in their community.
  • Engage identified COE members that are in higher levels of care around complex chronic care management services. Assist in relapse prevention planning and ensuring a smooth transition with in their levels of care with transitional care management services.
  • Engage with identified COE members that have disconnected from the team and/or treatment.
  • Support client participation in community self-help groups.
  • Assist clients to plan and carry out leisure time activities on evening, weekends, and holidays.
  • Coach or teach basic individual living skills, such as food preparation and meal planning, laundry, bill payment, personal hygiene, etc.
  • Transport clients to scheduled community activities or appointments.
  • Provide education about symptoms of mental illness to enable clients to identify their relapse symptoms or relapse triggers.
  • Under the direction of the physician and nursing staff, work with clients to support individual choice and preference regarding medication assisted treatment.
  • Document each contact with a client in case note according to program standards.


  • Minimum high school diploma or equivalent. Certification as a Recovery Specialist required upon hire.
  • Understanding of principles of mental illness and recovery.
  • A valid PA Driver’s license and good driving record.
  • A Pennsylvania Criminal Record Check, a Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance and a FBI Criminal History Background Check.

Penn Foundation is an equal opportunity employer