The Local Recovery Coordinator (LRC) is located in the Mental
Health Care Line and serves to assist in implementation of policies and
procedures from the National Recovery Coordinator (NRC) and to facilitate
implementation of recovery oriented services in Mental Health programs, which
includes education of providers and veterans and their families on recovery and
evaluation of implementation efforts. The
LRC functions as a champion and advocate for the recovery model. LRC also
serves as a recovery ombudsman to the MH Service Line Manager, program
managers, and staff on recovery and implementation of recovery oriented
conjunction with the Mental Service Line Manager, the LRC develops a 3-5 year
plan for the facility that identifies staged implementation of recovery
oriented services (e.g., use of recovery plans). LRC is responsible for
coordinating the evaluation of recovery implementation at the facility and
reporting results to the NRC. With guidance from the NRC, the LRC will
implement measures to assess recovery policy and procedure adherence, as well
as assess the extent that the recovery model is embodied in the MH programs.
The LRC provides day to day supervision of Peer Specialists and assigns them tasks. Provides input regarding performance appraisals and other personnel actions.
develops a facility recovery education plan for providers and veterans and
their families. He/she serves as consultant to MH programs and
recovering veterans in development of peer support groups, consumer counseling,
and consumer operated services, as per local needs and resources. When
available, community resources should be utilized.
· Advises MH Service Line
Manager on filling peer specialist positions.
· Assists with VA regional or
local recovery oriented trainings, meetings, or conferences as needed.
· Serves as a MH Liaison to
the facility Consumer Council.
· Provides an annual report on
implementation progress to the VISN RC and the NRC; other reports will also be
prepared as requested.
· Meets quarterly via
conference call with other VISN LRCs to coordinate a network response to recovery
implementation and implementation of CO policies and procedures related to
· Participates in facility MH
leadership meetings and policy planning groups.
also expected to spend a percentage of their time (but no more than 25%)
engaged in direct clinical services providing recovery oriented care to
seriously mentally ill veterans.