Title: Manager of Recovery Services
What are your primary duties? As Patient Navigator, I oversee all linkages to services for our Recoverees. Services include, not limited to, treatment, sober living, housing, obtaining insurance, connection to the Office of Temporary Assistance, and education. Part of this position includes building relationships with the community to provide the best supports possible in all dimensions of recovery, Community, Home, Health, and Purpose for the individual.
As the Special Events Coordinator, I engage with other agencies to provide events for the recovery community. This includes events at the recovery center, field trips, and participating in larger events throughout the state of New Jersey.
CPRS Trainer, facilitating classes instructing on the CARES’ Certified Peer Recovery Specialist curriculum.
CPRS for Operation Helping Hands, an initiative in collaboration with the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office, providing recovery support resources to individuals engaged with the legal system.
Where did you go to school and what did you study? BSW from Seton Hall University, MSW from New York University, Certified Peer Recovery Specialist training at CARES
How many years have you worked in the field? 3 years
Why do you work in the field? I work in this field because I believe I have a heart of service. I have the opportunity to use my personal lived experience to aid others. Originally I was on the path towards clinical work, but the peer work is where my passion was ignited.