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Certified Peer Recovery Support Specialist

Expected Hours: No less than 20 per week. Evening Shift, Morning Shift, Night Shift

Pay: From $20 per hour

Work Location: In Person

Job Type: Contract

 

JOB DESCRIPTION

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the essential job functions satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the primary job functions described herein. Since every duty associated with this position may not be described herein, employees may be required to perform duties not specifically spelled out in the job description, but which may be reasonably considered to be incidental in the performing of their duties just as though they were actually written out in this job description.

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Provide support to clients as a part of the ACT (Assertive Community Treatment) team with services to include coaching, consulting, wellness management and recovery strategies to promote recovery and self- direction.
  • Model and provide education on recovery principles and strategies to fellow team members.
  • Responding to call-outs and client emergencies as needed.
  • Meeting with clients regularly to offer one-on-one support and counseling.
  • Developing recovery plans, coping methods, and rehabilitation strategies with the client.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Arrange medical appointments, therapy sessions, support groups, and other resources to aid the client.
  • Monitor the client’s behavior, schedule, medication, and activities.
  • Report any unusual behavior, conflicts, or recovery deviations to the relevant professionals.
  • Liaise with family members and medical professionals regularly.
  • Coordinate client logistics such as medical appointments and therapy sessions, among others.
  • Conduct assessments and providing feedback to the client, medical professionals, and the family.

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

  • Proven work experience as a Peer Support Specialist or similar role
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Highly compassionate and attentive to details
  • The ability to be on call for emergencies and work on weekends and public holidays
  • Relevant training and/or certifications as a Peer Support Specialist

 

EDUCATION, LICENSURE, AND EXPERIENCE

  • Registered/Certified Peer Recovery Support Specialist (Required)

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Must submit to and receive satisfactory results from a criminal background investigation and a registry check by the Department of Social Services.
  • A valid driver’s license and current copy of DMV driving record.
  • A copy of the declaration page of automobile insurance is required.
  • High school diploma preferred.

 

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