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Bilingual Recovery Support Specialist - SSTRY

Company: CHR
Location: Hartford
Posted on: November 14, 2021

Job Description:

JOB TITLE: Bilingual Recovery Support Specialist - SSTRY


SCHEDULED HOURS: 40 hours (Monday - Friday 8:00am - 8:00pm; flexible)



PC#: 2528


Provides Screening in both Spanish and English, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) using the GAIN-SS to assess client substance use severity and determine what (if any) referrals should be made to substance use treatment providers and services. In addition, RSS II will be providing ACC (Assertive Continuing Care) based on the CRA (Community Reinforcement Approach) model by Chestnut Healthcare Systems for SSTRY clients in the community.


  • Administers Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) in CHR offices, and in the community in both Spanish and English, as needed.
  • Conduct toxicology screenings for clients.
  • Perform ACC duties and responsibilities in the community.
  • Increase client insight/awareness of substance use problems and motivation to seek treatment
  • Provides documentation related to assessment.
  • Uses Motivational Interventions to assist clients in meeting their goals and moving along their path to recovery.
  • Support client with linking and engaging with natural and community supports.
  • Collaborates with DCF workers and other stakeholders around assessment, ACC and ongoing participation.
  • Uses EMR to document all services and contacts with clients, collateral contacts and appointments.
  • Attends all model required meetings and trainings along with coaching calls and agency trainings.
  • Assists other team members as appropriate.


    Language: Fluent in Spanish and English

    Education: Bachelor's degree in mental health related field

    Experience: At least two (2) years' experience in a substance use setting. Lived experience can substitute for half of this requirement. Excellent verbal communication skills, computer literacy.

    Licensure/Certification/Registration: Valid driver's license.

    Training: Will attend all required program trainings.


Keywords: CHR, Hartford , Bilingual Recovery Support Specialist - SSTRY, Other , Hartford, Connecticut

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