The Providence Center
Job Title: Peer Recovery Specialist
Division: Intermediate Services
Department: Anchor Recovery Community Center
Reports To: Manager of Recovery Coach Services
SUMMARY: The Peer Recovery Support Specialist works with people who participate in Anchor Recovery Community Center services, providing individual and group recovery coaching, and helping with activities. This staff member is responsible to help maintain a positive community environment, in which Anchor members are able to develop recovery capital and learn about the recovery process. The Peer Recovery Support Specialist will provide skills training and will assist with resource development.
Provide individual recovery support.
Facilitate recovery support groups.
Facilitate skills development, through educational training sessions.
Provide information and referrals for community based resources.
Help lead activities and events, in-house and in community settings
Ensures safety for all participants, by following policies and procedures.
Serve as advocate for program participants and assist them to develop self-advocacy skills.
Complete all required documentation clearly and on time.
Communicate effectively and respectfully with all program participants and coworkers; and with community partners. Maintain positive relationships.
Complete all trainings as assigned.
Additional duties and responsibilities as assigned.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.
Candidate must demonstrate an understanding of, and belief in, the addiction recovery process
Must be a person with lived addiction recovery experience, with minimum 2 years of continuous recovery
Positive communication skills
Must be 21 years old or older
Education and/or Experience: Associates Degree or higher preferred. High School diploma or GED required. RI State certified Recovery Coach or plan to complete this within first year. Understanding of community resources and recovery oriented systems of care model.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: MUST have a valid drivers license, registration and proper auto insurance. (Provide a copy to your manager).
Other Skills and Abilities: Knowledge of basic crisis intervention, motivational interviewing, and some case management techniques required. Ability to act as an advocate for the needs of the participant is required.
Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, use hands, feel objects and/or controls, talk, hear and smell. The employee frequently is required to reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch and sit. Employee may need to lift up to 25 pounds.
Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
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