The Peer Recovery Specialist provides community-based support services to adults with co-occurring disorders (mental health and substance use issues). This position works collaboratively with the clinical team to support the consumer in working toward and completing their therapeutic and recovery goals outlined in the treatment plan. Interventions will be based in the community setting such as home, work and other social environments. This is a fee-for-service position up to 15 hours per week.
Major Functional Areas and Description of Duties
- Provide direct recovery support to CLM adults within the community;
- Work collaboratively with treatment team to identify objectives and desired outcomes for each client;
- Assist with connecting clients to appropriate resources for treatment and recovery;
- Co-lead group for co-occurring disorders;
- Document and articulate treatment interventions effectively;
- Maintain professional codes of conduct and ethics;
- Perform any additional duties assigned by supervisor.
- CRSW (Certified Recovery Support Worker) required; Associates’ degree preferred.
- The Certified Recovery Support Worker is or has been a recipient of substance use/mental health services and should have self-knowledge to manage their mental illness and be well along in their recovery and sobriety.
- Minimum of two years’ relevant experience with peer based recovery support services;
- Must have at least one year in recovery absent of any psychiatric crisis, substance misuse or hospitalization;
- Ability to be self-directed, motivated and independent problem solver;
- Ability to communicate effectively and compassionately with clients and their families;
- Ability to work cohesively with other professionals across disciplines, inside and outside of the agency;
- Ability to exercise sound judgment in routine, urgent, and emergent situations;
- Ability to read, understand, apply practice standards, technical procedures, government standards and regulations;
- Ability to document effectively and efficiently, and is compliant with billing practices.
Physical Demands and Working Conditions
The majority of the work takes place in the community. Manual dexterity is needed to use computers and standard office equipment. The ability to sit for extended periods of time is required. Reliable transportation, proof of a clean driving record and auto insurance is required, as home visits to clients are required.
Directions for Applying for this Position
Interested candidates should submit their cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
Center for Life Management is an equal opportunity employer.