Peer Recovery Support Specialist

Hunterdon County location. This is a full time position with a full benefits package.

Responsibilities include:

  • Educates parent/caregiver on how to appropriately navigate treatment, social service and recovery support systems
  • Maintains relationships with parent/caregiver and families in order to assist individuals in the treatment engagement and retention process
  • Reinforces, guides and ensures parents/caregivers and their families that recovery is possible, and is built on multiple strengths, coping abilities and resources of each individual
  • Provides supportive outreach and engagement, in-office and out of office, for the purpose of furthering recovery in coordination with staff members including but not limited to phone calls, letter and home visits
  • Assists parents/caregivers with gaining skills and resources needed to initiate and maintain recovery
  • Assists in establishing and sustaining a social and physical environment supportive of recovery
  • Empowers parents/caregivers to make self-determined and self-directed choices about their recovery pathway
  • In collaboration with the parent/caregiver, develops a Recovery Plan which should include culturally competent
  • Attend all Family Team Meetings and Focus on Supervision, as requested, participates in case consultation with parent/caregiver and DCP&P case worker, attend consortia (if parent/caregiver is presented), attend agency staff meetings
  • Completes mandatory orientation and training, demonstrates ability to perform basic computer functions as required by job function, follows policies and procedures outlined in employee handbook, demonstrates familiarity with organization and program specific policies, and all other duties as assigned
  • Helps create a safe environment for the parent/consumer through encouragement and the modeling of recovery principles, including self-determination, empowerment and personal responsibility
  • Written communication is legible, concise and adequate;
  • Attends and participates in external training as relevant to improving job skills;
  • Demonstrates collegial attitude and co-operative behavior with co-workers within department program;
  • Participates in Clinical Rounds by sharing information, proposing ideas, and providing feedback to enhance service delivery;
  • Performs job responsibilities and duties with a minimum of supervisory prompting;
  • Responsible for the company vehicle, i.e. oil changes, inspections, cleaning vehicle and sending Vehicle Monitoring Check list Monthly to Administrative Assistant;
  • Transport clients when required;
  • Able to maintain appropriate boundaries with clients and other staff and has an understanding of ethics in the field of substance abuse.

High School Diploma or GED required; Bachelor’s degree preferred.

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