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Under the general supervision of the Program Director, contributes in a peer support capacity to facilitate recovery and enhance wellness by sharing his/her personal/practical experience and first-hand knowledge to the team and clients. Serves as a role model for recovery for both staff and peers and partners with peers in developing recovery tools and building support networks.
- Assists designated peers with rehabilitative social support, advocacy, educational and vocational mentoring and self-maintenance
- Provides information on accessing community resources.
- Assists in transportation for peers to necessary appointments, support and outreach.
- Provides reminder calls to designated peers to offer reminders and verbal supports in relation to their recovery.
- At the request of the peer, assists family members in obtaining support resources, as well as educational information regarding recovery tools.
- Provides supports to individuals in recovery in the community when needed.
- Provides marketing and trainings within the community as needed.
- Partners with peers to create and attain goals on the Individual Recovery Plan.
- Completes necessary documentation for each peer encounter (i.e. service activity, contact sheets, etc) within 48 hours of encounter.
- Completes all necessary paperwork during the intake, and updates paperwork as needed.
- Completes monthly log of services provided.
- Meets with team on a bi-weekly basis for staff meeting and peer reviews.
- Assists Peers with creating an Individual Recovery Plan. Initial IRP must be completed within 30 days of first face to face visit. A six month review from the date of the most current IRP will be required for continuation of services.
- Reviews Individual Recovery Plan with peers every 6 month or earlier as needed.
- Acts as a liaison with other community agencies/groups, funding sources, and businesses that relate to the services provided to peers.
- Acquires knowledge or resources in assigned county/counites while maintaining an excellent working relationship with all providers.
- Provides onsite visits to other community agencies in order to educate them about the peer services available.
- Communicates on an as needed basis with providers regarding issues relevant to continuity of care.
- Provides after hours telephone support to enrolled peers as assigned.
12 months of paid or volunteer experience within a three year period
High School Degree/GED
Minimum Field Of Expertise:
A self -identified recovering consumer; experience in navigating the recovery system (i.e. crisis services, vocational rehabilitation, recreational activities, and human services, etc.); A history of coping with own substance use disorder issues and maintenance of own recovery; Medical Assistance or related health field
Certified Recovery Support Specialist
- Excellent human relations and oral/written communication skills; basic computer skills including email, Word, and internet; knowledge of and ability in the care and support of individuals in a specific age group
- Requires a valid driver’s license in the current state of residence