Member Details

Peer Recovery Specialist (4304)

Posted: 01/22/2023

Provide person centered wellness focused support to engage individuals in treatment and to promote use of the individual’s wellness recovery plan; share his/her first hand lived experiences with recovery to inspire hope, increase engagement in treatment and in the communities and support individuals in articulating personal goals for wellness, recovery resiliency and self–advocacy; functions within the consumer’s treatment team and will receive individual supervision; has knowledge of the signs and symptoms of Mental Illness and Substance Disorders and the ability to assist the individual to address symptoms using his/her individual wellness plan; provide Peer Support; serve as a consumer advocate; carry out wellness rehabilitation for mental health and substance use disorders and support functions; promote recovery from substance use and/or mental health conditions; promote employment, education, health, and community integration; and serve as role models for personal recovery; services include outreach, monitoring, advocacy, daily living support, crisis intervention, consultation to families, development of functional skills and appropriate behavior, transportation to implement the individual service plan, and similar functions; services may be rendered in the group setting or on an individual basis; may participate in special events, conferences, workshops, and training within the mental health system and community; works closely with staff, hospital, law enforcement agencies and other community agencies and organizations; documents all contacts, activities in the individuals’ records; other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements
 High School graduate or GED

M2: Must be, or previously have been a recipient of mental health or substance use disorder services for a mental illness or substance use disorder and should be well along in the recovery process
M3: Valid driver’s license and safe driving record

Preferred Requirements
 Certification as a Peer Recovery Specialist. If not obtained prior to hire, must be obtained within 18 months of hire

P2: Experience facilitating recovery support groups and/or APPR groups for an individual with mental illness
P3: Some college
P4: Certified APPR Facilitator. If not, must be obtained within 18 months of hire. Current employees must obtain APPR Facilitator Certification by 06/30/23
Fingerprints, State and FBI criminal record reports, drug test, and central registry (CANIS) report will be required upon request. Our Agency maintains a drug-free workplace
$33,729 - $51,715
Excellent Fringe Benefits