Peer Recovery Specialist

Job Function: The Peer Recovery Specialist is an active member of the clinical team and provides peer support services to clients within the program. The Peer Specialist will function as a role model to peers; exhibiting competency in personal recovery and use of coping skills; serve as a client advocate, providing information and peer support for clients in outpatient and inpatient settings. The Recovery Specialist performs a wide range of tasks to assist peers of all ages, from young adult to old age, in regaining independence within the community and mastery over their own recovery process.
Essential Functions
Teach and role model the value of every individual's recovery experience.
Serve as a recovery agent by providing and advocating for any effective recovery-based services that will aid the client in daily living.
Assist clients in developing empowerment skills and combating stigma through self-advocacy.
Assist clients in articulating personal goals for recovery through the use of one-to-one and group sessions, where Recovery Specialists will support clients in creating goals and adhering to their recovery plans with the skills, strengths, supports and resources to aid them in achieving those goals.
Assist clients in working with their Care Coordinator and treatment team in determining the steps clients need to take in order to achieve their goals and self-directed recovery.
Serves as care manager for clients with chronic physical health problems (e.g. diabetes, hypertension and hyperlipidemia.
Collaborate with clients and other staff to develop and implement a recovery plan based on each client's identified goals.
Educate patient and family/caregiver(s) about relevant community resources
Completes and submits accurate reports and chart documentation in a complete and timely manner according to program guidelines and established procedures.
Ensures quality and accuracy of written and verbal communications.
Other duties as required
Job Expectations
Communication Requirements
Works collaboratively with all staff to effectively communicate and problem solve.
Appropriately and timely communicates job related concerns to supervisor and staff, and make suggestions for improvement.
Conducts self in a professional manner that positively reflects the agency culture.
Is attentive and responsive to customer needs in a helpful, supportive and timely manner.
Administrative Oversight Requirements
Follows agency policies and procedures and ensures same in others.
Oversee the use of data to ensure best practice.
Meeting/Training Requirements
Plays an active role in meetings designed to enhance department and operations
Represents agency at external meetings and trainings as required or assigned.
Necessary Skills and Abilities
Must demonstrate initiative, creativity, be dependable, reliable and work well independently.
Must be able to analyze work, set goals, develop plans and utilize time effectively and efficiently.
Must regularly be able to see, speak and hear. Frequently required to stand, sit, walk, bend, use hands and arms and must occasionally lift up to 20 pounds.
Must be sensitive, flexible and responsive to gender, race, ethnicity, socio-economic status, religion, age, sexual orientation or any other diverse needs as reflected in the ability to communicate with staff and/or clients.
Demonstrate ability in working with a variety of internal and external departments
Knowledge of data reporting and use of an electronic health record.
Demonstrate advanced communication, analytical, and organizational skills.
Demonstrate strong project management skills
To qualify for this job you need to have the below minimum requirements and experience:
High School Diploma or GED required.
Minimum 2 years of active participation in recovery program..
Must relate well to others.
Strong work ethic; comfortable working independently.
Must have and maintain a valid driver's license, use of an insured vehicle and an acceptable driving record.
Note: Statements included in this description are intended to reflect the general duties and responsibilities of this position and are not to be interpreted as being inclusive.

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