Peer Recovery Supporter 504H

AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY: The Peer Recovery Supporter will serve as a role model, mentor, advocate and motivator to recovering individuals in order to help prevent relapse and promote recovery, resiliency, and wellness.

  1. Provide recovery education to individuals for every phase of the recovery journey from pre-recovery engagement, recovery initiation, recovery stabilization, and sustained recovery maintenance.
  2. Provide a model for both people in recovery and staff by demonstrating that recovery is possible.
  3. Assist individuals to identify their personal interests, goals, strengths and weaknesses regarding recovery.
  4. Assist individuals in developing their own plan for advancing their recovery.
  5. Promote self-advocacy by assisting individuals in expressing their voice, needs, goals and objectives
  6. Actively identify and support linkages to community resources (communities of recovery, educational, vocational, social, cultural, spiritual resources, mutual self- help groups, professional services, etc.) that support the achievement of the individual’s goals and interests.
  7. Provide vision-driven hope and encouragement for opportunities at varying levels of involvement in community based activities (e.g., work, school, relationships, physical activity, self-directed hobbies, etc.)
  8. Identify barriers (internal and external) to full participation in community resources and developing strategies to overcome those barriers.
  9. Maintains professional standards of ethics and adheres to LGRC Code of ethics, including client confidentiality.
  10. Completes client charting and other required documentation in a timely, professional & legible manner.
  11. Serves on Alumni Association Committee and participates in events.
  12. May transport residents as necessary and assigned by supervisor.
  13. Participates in agency and treatment team meetings as needed.
  14. Maintain contact by phone and/or e-mail with recovering person after they leave the program to insure their ongoing success and to provide re-engagement support in partnership with others in the agency or community if needed.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. High school diploma/G.E.D.
  2. Appropriate licensure as Certified Peer Recovery Supporter.
  3. Must have lived experience of substance use disorder or co-occurring mental health & substance use disorder.
  4. An understanding of and respect for each individual’s unique path to recovery.
  5. Knowledgeable about Substance Use Disorders, the drug and alcohol treatment system, and community resources.
  6. Computer literacy required.
  7. Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  8. Must be able to work evenings/weekends and off site as scheduled.
  9. Valid driver’s license required.
  10. Minimum 1 year personal program of recovery if applicable.

SALARY RANGE: 

Part-Time starting at $16.00

Full-Time $33,280 – $43,700

Legal Statement:

We provide Equal Employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws. We are an equal opportunity employer of individuals with disabilities and support the hiring of veterans.

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