Work where every moment matters.
Every day, over 30,000 Hartford HealthCare colleagues come to
work with one thing in common: Pride in what we do, knowing every
moment matters here. We invite you to become part of Connecticut’s
most comprehensive healthcare network.
The Institute of Living, one of the first mental health centers
in the U.S., remains one of America’s leading not-for-profit
centers for patient care, research and education in the fields of
behavioral, psychiatric and addiction disorder. Through our
dedicated, experienced and skilled clinicians, we provide patients
and their families with the highest quality of personalized care.
Programs are offered for children, adolescents and adults
struggling with mental illness as well as offering services
specializing in Anxiety, Eating Disorders, and Geriatric
Accountable for using shared life experiences and recovery
management techniques to engage, motivate, educate and mentor
clients in achieving individualized goals for successful community
living. The Recovery Support Specialist provides peer support which
is a non-clinical role. This class does not involve treatment,
assessment or evaluation activities. The duties are centered on
mutuality and sharing common recovery perspective and language with
the client. A recovery Support Specialist is expected to act as
coach and advocate, promoting the program value of autonomy,
diversity and empowerment, with the knowledge and ability to link
client to community-based supports and other resources.
• High School diploma or equivalent and registered for
• At least 6 months experience as a Recovery Support
• Recovery Support Specialist Certification or eligible to
be obtained within 6 months of hire
• Knowledge of community support systems and resources
• Wellness Recovery Action Planning and other recovery
• Knowledge of the principles and procedures of psychiatric
• Considerable interpersonal skill, oral and written
• Ability to observe and redirect client behavior
We take great care of careers.