Peer recovery Supporter
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.
- Provide recovery education to individuals for every phase of the recovery journey from pre-recovery engagement, recovery initiation, recovery stabilization, and sustained recovery maintenance.
- Provide a model for both people in recovery and staff by demonstrating that recovery is possible.
- Assist individuals to identify their personal interests, goals, strengths and weaknesses regarding recovery.
- Assist individuals in developing their own plan for advancing their recovery.
- Promote self-advocacy by assisting individuals in expressing their voice, needs, goals and objectives
- 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.
- 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.)
- Identify barriers (internal and external) to full participation in community resources and developing strategies to overcome those barriers.
- Maintains professional standards of ethics and adheres to LGRC Code of ethics, including client confidentiality.
- Completes client charting and other required documentation in a timely, professional & legible manner.
- Serves on Alumni Association Committee and participates in events.
- May transport residents as necessary and assigned by supervisor.
- Participates in agency and treatment team meetings as needed.
- 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.
- High school diploma/G.E.D.
- Appropriate licensure as Certified Peer Recovery Supporter.
- Must have lived experience of substance use disorder or co-occurring mental health & substance use disorder.
- An understanding of and respect for each individual’s unique path to recovery.
- Knowledgeable about Substance Use Disorders, the drug and alcohol treatment system, and community resources.
- Computer literacy required.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Must be able to work evenings/weekends and off site as scheduled.
- Valid driver’s license required.
- Minimum 1 year personal program of recovery if applicable.
SALARY RANGE: Part-Time starting at $16.00
Full-Time $33,280 – $43,700
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