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New Roots. Inc. is hiring full-time and part-time Certified Recovery Specialists (CRS) for Recovery Support Centers in Wilkes-Barre, Hazleton, and Tamaqua. Additional CRS positions are open for Community Based Certified Recovery Specialists (CRS) throughout NEPA.

New Roots, Inc.
Wilkes-Barre, Hazleton, Tamaqua

Under supervision, the Certified Recovery Specialist (CRS) provides peer support services, advocates, and informs participants. The CRS performs a wide range of tasks to assist individuals in regaining control over their lives and recovery process. The CRS will model competence in recovery and coping.

The CRS will interact safely and effectively with peers to:

Assist peers in articulating personal goals for recovery and provide linkage to community-based resources
Assist peers in determining reasonable and holistic steps moving toward recovery
Assist peers in identifying barriers to recovery goals
Assist peers in identifying personal strengths in daily living and recovery skills
Observe and reinforce positive progress that peers make toward recovery goals
Teach problem-solving skills, including identifying and combating negative self-talk
Support vocational choices peers make and assist them in overcoming job-related barriers
Assist peers in building social skills by demonstrating and reinforcing proper conduct and respectful interaction
Utilize his/her unique recovery experience to teach and role model the value of every individual’s recovery experience

The CRS will also:
Maintain effective coping and self-help techniques
Continue to develop professional skills by maintaining certification
Attend approved and relevant seminars/staff in-service training
Maintain confidentiality of peer information
Maintain appropriate professional boundaries with peers and avoid dual relationships
Fulfill documentation requirements of New Roots accurately and in a timely manner
Use inclusive, culturally appropriate language and attitudes with all peers and staff
Adhere to the CRS/CFRS Code of Ethical Conduct and Fraud, Waste, and Abuse Policy
Maintain a clean and safe environment at New Roots Recovery Support Centers


Minimum of a high school diploma or GED. Self-identify as an individual in recovery. Must be maintaining healthy recovery from substance abuse. Exhibit excellent interpersonal communication skills and the ability to meet written communication requirements. Must be able to verify completion of the state-approved training program and a passing score on the certification exam.

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