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Recovery Support Specialist

Lutheran Social Services of Illinois

Full-Time | On Location / In Office

$40,000 - $40,000/yr.

Lutheran Social Services of Illinois (LSSI), is a leading not-for-profit organization providing healing, justice and wholeness to people and communities. For over 150 years, LSSI has made a difference in the lives of children and families, and we’re still a strong, viable presence in the State of Illinois, continuing that commitment to making a difference.

LSSI is hiring a full-time Recovery Support Specialist, Monday through Friday. Responsible for providing recovery support and crisis intervention to clients living in the community as a member of the Mobile Crisis Unit.

Benefits and Perks:
LSSI is growing! Come be a part of this rewarding environment, and enjoy the knowledge that you’re helping make a positive difference in the lives of others, as well as these career advantages:
  • On Demand Flexible Paydays for earned wages through an app called Dayforce Wallet.
  • Competitive salary based upon relevant education, experience and licensure.
  • Salary $40,000/Annually.
  • Opportunity for advancement.
  • Comprehensive benefits package for Full-Time employees includes healthcare insurance, up to 26 days of paid time off per calendar year, 11 paid holidays, sick time, 403(b) plan, Employee Assistance Program, and flexible hours.
  • The paid training you need to learn, grow, and succeed!
Essential Functions:
  • Respond to clients’ experiencing a mental health crisis or substance use crisis via telephone or in person.
  • Provide shift coverage in Mobile Crisis and maintain a case load of community-based clients.
  • Responsible for engaging, providing relapse education, and supporting clients in their recovery journey via telephone or in person.
  • Serve as a mentor to clients and provide ongoing support.
  • Partner with clients to access the service and supports that will help individuals attain personal recovery goals.
  • Demonstrate professional, positive behavior and carry out responsibilities with integrity, treating clients, families, other LSSI workforce members, and collaborative organizations and/or individual in a dignified, respectful, honest and fair manner.
Position Qualifications:
  • High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • CADC (Certified Alcohol & Drug Counselor) certification preferred.
  • Minimum of one (1) year experience in the human service or social serviced required.
  • Certified Recovery Support Specialist certification required, or to be obtain within one year of date of hire.
  • Lived substance abuse experience required.
  • Bilingual, Spanish and English, preferred.
  • Background check clearance required.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate in a clear, comprehensible manner, both verbally and in writing.
  • Excellent organization, presentation and pc/computer skills, including experience using Microsoft Office (Outlook, Teams, Word, Excel, PowerPoint) along with other related software.
  • Valid driver’s license, in good standing for the state of residency required.
  • Access to reliable transportation required.
  • Valid IL statutory minimum liability insurance coverage, bodily injury and property damage required.

We are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, pregnancy, any other characteristic protected by law. 


Posted On: June 10, 2024

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