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Recovery Support Advocate

Hillcrest Family Services, DUBUQUE, IA

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About the Organization 

Hillcrest Family Services is a non-profit organization that assists adults and children in need of help. Every day, Hillcrest builds confidence in hundreds of people and families. We’re a place where compassion is commonplace. Where our passion soars and faith restores. 

About the Program 

At Hillcrest, we strongly advocate for the wellness of our clients through our Integrated Health Home (IHH) program that delivers the following services, and more, using an individual/family-centered, strengths-based approach. For children and adults, our services include:

  • Treatment of particular mental illnesses including anxiety, depression, bipolar syndrome and ADHD
  • Comprehensive care management and coordination of our client’s health including coordination of doctors, therapists and prescribers
  • Health promotion and wellness prevention activities
  • Comprehensive transitional care
  • Individual and family support services
  • Referral to community and social support services
  • A Hillcrest team of nurses, care coordinators and peer group specialists to make certain all wellness needs are being taken care of 

Integrated Health Homes “expand the traditional medical home models to build linkages to other community and social supports, and to enhance coordination of medical and behavioral healthcare, in keeping with the needs of persons with multiple chronic illnesses.” – Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Your Responsibilities  

As an IHH Recovery/Family Support Advocate, your primary responsibility includes supporting IHH members by modeling hope, personal responsibility, active engagement in education, self-advocacy, and connecting to community supports. In addition, you will: 

  • Meet individually with members in their homes, community, and/or office setting
  • Develop meaningful relationships with persons in recovery, while maintaining appropriate boundaries
  • Assist in enrolling clients in IHH and completing all necessary paperwork to do so
  • Become familiar with community resources to assist IHH members and staff
  • Document member contacts in the electronic health record system 

What you need  

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Lived experience in recovery and model recovery
  • Ability to work with individuals with lived experience of mental health or substance use conditions
  • Valid driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle 

What Makes You Stand Out  

  • Bachelor’s degree in social work, sociology, psychology, or related field
  • Experience working with mentally ill clients in a community setting
  • Excellent time management, organization, and flexibility
  • Ability to communicate clearly and professionally to clients, staff, families, consulting psychiatrist and other professional staff 

Additional Information

The information contained herein is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and qualifications required of individuals performing the job. The qualifications detailed in this job posting are not considered the minimum requirements necessary to perform the job, but rather as guidelines. A complete list of job duties may be requested at any time during the job application process.

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Job Details

ID 729535
Positions 1
Full Time
Pay $11.75-$14.20
Health Care
Human and Social Services

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