Wounded Warrior Project’s (WWP) combat stress recovery program (CSRP) is designed to provide ongoing support to wounded warriors dealing with invisible injuries through comprehensive assessment of warrior needs, planning, and implementation of resources to best address and support those warrior needs. The overall goal of the combat stress recovery program specialist is to enhance the quality of a warrior’s resiliency and psychological well-being through appropriate internal referrals and external resources. The position is responsible for tracking the warrior’s progress while he or she is enrolled in the combat stress recovery program as well as provide PTSD and combat stress related support to warriors engaged by other WWP teammates and programs.
The combat stress recovery program specialist works closely with the combat stress recovery program manager and coordinator in the planning, coordinating, and execution of Project Odysseys for warriors dealing with PTSD and combat stress. This includes, but is not limited to, location scouting/vetting; event planning including scheduling, activities, the preparation and revision of contracts, and coordination of warriors’ travel and logistics attending the event. Project Odyssey® is an outdoor experiential learning program that allows warriors to challenge themselves both physically and mentally while in a supportive environment.
The combat stress recovery program specialist may be responsible for designing evidence based programs (e.g., psycho-educational briefs) and participating with other WWP programs to assist warriors in identifying psychological triggers and providing potential coping skills that may assist warriors in overcoming mental well-being barriers to their successful reintegration into civilian life. The CSRP specialist may also serve as the subject matter expert and trainer for suicide prevention training, adventure-based learning, and couples programming. Additionally, this position may be responsible for the coordination and development of external training initiatives, and other related online programming.