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The Peer Recovery Support Specialist (PRSS) will work in partnership with all individuals who may benefit from recovery support services, whether at the drop-in recovery center, through technological means, or in the community. The PRSS will serve as a role model, mentor, advocate, navigator, and motivator to individuals in or seeking recovery in an effort to promote recovery planning and goal realizations, which may include reductions in harm from substance use and sustaining long-term recovery. The PRSS must demonstrate an ability to facilitate recovery planning that follows diverse recovery pathways (including medication and moderation), consciously share personal recovery experiences as appropriate, develop authentic peer-to-peer relationships, and have an understanding of and respect for each individual’s unique path to recovery.
● Provide peer-based recovery support services to individuals contemplating or actively seeking help with behavioral health recovery.
● Engage in relationship building with individuals to establish rapport, as evidenced by empathetic and active listening and communicating in a non-judgmental way.
● Participate in daily shift debriefs, as well as weekly individual supervision, and monthly group supervision.
● Administrative duties to include recovery plan creation, data tracking and entry, and regular digital communication via e-mail, group messaging apps, etc.
● Conduct self in an ethical manner by adhering to the PCB codes of ethics.
● Follow and adhere to the recovery bill of rights.
• Certified Recovery Specialist, Certified Peer Specialist, or Certified Family Recovery Specialist (or eligible to earn the respective certification within 6 months of hire) with at least one year of experience working in community-based recovery settings.
• Background check may be required for staff that will work with youth, inside criminal justice settings, or other settings as determined by the Executive Director.
• Reliable and insured personal transportation.