Recovery in Community (RIC) Volunteer Advocate:
Becoming a RIC Volunteer Advocate is an opportunity to serve your community in an important and richly rewarding way. During the pilot project period you’ll work one-on-one with a RIC client who truly needs what you can offer. After completing training, an assignment to your RIC client may come any time during the pilot project period, from summer 2019 to spring 2020.
Be stable in temperament, with strong and healthy boundaries and a generally positive attitude. Able to work independently and confidentially, understand the scope and limitations of your role, understand when to ask for advice or assistance.
Undertake initial advocate training for two Saturday afternoons (4 hours each), August 3 and 10, 2019, followed by monthly case reviews/training of approximately 1.5 hours, even if not currently working with a RIC client.
Gain an understanding of Community Partners’ services and other available community supports and services that could potentially help a RIC client.
Have some flexibility with schedule. Meetings with your client are set informally between you and client. Some periods with a client may be more intensive, requiring one or more in-person or phone contacts with client in a single day; other periods will require less or no contact.
Connect personally with your RIC client. Be available to listen to your client’s challenges, help prioritize those challenges, and help the client find and commit to pathways forward to try to meet those challenges. Work closely with Lead Advocate to review your interactions with client and formulate a plan to connect client with specific services and supports. You will have backup and help from Lead Advocates, Advisors, and/or Oversight Committee members whenever you need it.
Work with client to implement the plan, including, as needed, helping client to interact with Community Partners and other services.
With help from Lead Advocate and Coordinator, provide basic required case documentation.
Use your own, the client’s, RIC’s, and Community Partners’ perspectives to monitor progress on the client’s path forward and to help all involved make course corrections as needed to support their progress.
The RIC Oversight Committee want to hear from you! Please email a brief resume in PDF format, along with a letter of interest, to info@RICorcas.com