Provides individual, group, and family counseling to patients as required. Collaborates with multidisciplinary treatment team consisting of Medical Director, Program Director, Treatment Services Coordinator, Counselors and Nurses to identify and meet the clinical needs of the patient and to assist in their overall well-being.
The Certified Peer Recovery Specialist (PRS) will provide direct peer-to-peer support services to individuals who have substance abuse or co-occurring disorders. As an advocate for patients, the Certified Peer Recovery Specialist will be responsible for providing essential expertise and consultation to the entire multidisciplinary treatment team to promote a culture in which each individual's treatment needs and preferences are recognized, understood, respected and integrated into treatment, rehabilitation, and community self-help activities. The Certified Peer Recovery Specialist will draw from his/her own journey of recovery to inspire hope and provide support to others who are facing similar situations.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Assists patients in developing problem-solving skills to respond to challenging experiences in their recovery
Models effective coping and self-help strategies and techniques to individuals or groups of patients to overcome personal fears, anxieties, urges, and triggers
Assists/supports patients in daily decision making, resolution of minor problems, and crisis intervention as necessary
Assists patients in identifying their personal goals and objectives for recovery and sobriety
Assists clinic staff in a collaborative process of identifying programs and environments that are conducive to recovery
Assists patients in creating their personal recovery plans
Meets with patients to provide advice and support in accordance with treatment plans
Assists/coordinates patient support groups on a regular basis
Assists patients in obtaining and utilizing clinic based and community based services that support individual recovery needs
Assists patients by identifying community resources and encouraging participation, to engage in healthy social activities, employment opportunities or provide other assistance as needed
Observes behaviors and evidence of general well-being and discusses observations with the patient
Assists patients in developing empowerment skills through self-advocacy
Ensures timely and appropriate documentation as required by company, state, and federal policy
Successful completion of:
Pre-employment Drug Screening Requirements
Criminal Background Check
Department of Social Services/Child Protective Services Background Check
Education/Licensure/Certification: Have a High School diploma or equivalent. Must be CARES certified.
Required Knowledge: Entry-level knowledge. Must be computer literate and have basic knowledge of all Google products.
Additional training in behavioral intervention, CPR, First Aid and Human Rights will be provided by the company.
Experience Required: Self identify as a present or former primary consumer in substance abuse recovery or of mental health services.
Be at least 21 years of age.
Must have at least 2 years experience working with Adult MH/SA disorders.
Pass background check or request an exception to the findings.
Complete a State approved training program and pass a standardized examination.
Must have CARES certification (Certified Addiction Recovery Empowerment Specialist)
Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled