PEER RECOVERY SPECIALIST
Services performed by the SUD Recovery Coach will be done under supervision of the Clinic Manager with administrative supervision for D19 SUD Program manager. The Recovery coach is an active member of the SUD team that provides holistic treatment to consumers. Essential duties include provides peer support services to consumers with substance use disorders and co-occurring disorders in a manner that is healthy for the consumer to regain or maintain independence within the community and mastery over their own recovery process. Provide pretreatment, motivational and supportive counseling, life skills training, telephonic aftercare, as well as, coordinate and link consumers to community resources and collaborate with Recovery Community Organizations. The Recovery Specialist will serve as a role model to consumers by exhibiting competency in personal recovery through the use of coping skills; function as a consumer advocate and educate consumers about available behavioral health services. Assist consumers with transportation to and from support and treatment meetings. Educate, support and encourage consumers in self advocacy. Recovery Specialist will provide such supports in both an inpatient and outpatient settings. Other duties include disseminating recovery resources such as booklets, tapes, pamphlets and other written materials within the agency and throughout the community and other general outreach duties Enhance and deliver peer base services to Sussex County recovery community and to D19 Community Services Board consumers. Maintain appropriate professional boundaries while being able to mentor and support through lived experience. Successful applicant must have: a valid VA Driver’s License with acceptable driving record; a High School Diploma with at least 2 years of continuous sobriety. The candidate must have met the full requirements to obtain a Certified Peer Recovery Specialist. The successful candidate must also be actively engaged or connected in the recovery community, experience in writing recovery plans, excellent written and verbal skills. Incumbent must also adhere to confidentiality policies, and maintain professional boundaries and be able to work with various organizations and agencies. Knowledge of mental health /co-occurring behaviors and familiarity with the tri-city recovery community is preferred. The preferred candidate is one who holds at a minimum a CSAC-A or certificate in peer training or recovery. Position is an hourly position with no benefits. Grade 202-203 depending on certification. Minimum hourly rate is $14.56 Starting salary for new employees will be based on the prospective employee’s knowledge, skills and abilities directly relating to the position’s duties. Current or most recent verified salary will also be taken into consideration prior to making an offer of employment. Starting salaries for new employees will be based on the availability of funding within the current budget. Position requires pre-employment extensive background check and drug screening, to include a driver’s license report if applicable. District 19 is committed to developing a multicultural workplace. Minorities and persons with disabilities seeking career advancement are encouraged to apply. EOE.