Recovery Support Peer Specialist

Website Avenue 3660

Overview: The Peer Recovery Coach will provide peer support services as part of a multi-disciplinary team to patients with harmful substance use and/or substance use disorder who have been identified through the SBIRT screening process. Service provision will focus on role modeling recovery while advocating for and motivating clients in order to help prevent recurrences of substance use and maintain long term recovery.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Provide direct peer support to Avenue 360 client including but not limited to improving recovery capital, connection with community resources, development of recovery wellness plans, and facilitation of peer support groups.
Provide recovery education to the peer participant for every phase of the recovery journey from pre-recovery engagement, recovery initiation, recovery stabilization, and sustained recovery maintenance.
Identify barriers (internal and external) to full participation in community resources and collaboratively develop strategies to overcome those barriers.
Actively identify and support linkage to community resources (communities of recovery, educational, vocational, social, cultural, spiritual resources, mutual self-help groups, professional services, etc.) that support the peer participant’s goals and interests.  This will involve a collaborative effort including the recovering person, agency staff and other relevant stakeholders.
Promote self-advocacy by assisting peer participants to have their voices fully heard; their needs, goals, and objectives established as the focal point of rehabilitation and clinical services.
Utilize motivational interviewing to illicit change talk from peer participants and assist in developing person-centered substance use goals that promote health and wellness.
Maintain accurate and timely documentation of services in client’s electronic health record.
Implements a strengths-based assessment process for the peer participant to identify resources and goals across multiple life domains that are best suited for the peer participant.
Ensures participants have access to a diverse menu of recovery supports and services within the clinic environment from which to select based on their identified needs, goals, and preferences.
Complete follow-up outreach calls with peer participants to collect data and assess ongoing needs.
Other duties as assigned.

 Education, Experience, Licensure/Certification and Skills/Abilities Related Requirements:

High school diploma
Lived experience with substance use disorder and/or mental health disorder and recovery
TCBAP Recovery Support Peer Specialist Certification (RSPS)
At least one year of recovery coaching experience or needing internship of 250
Bilingual in English and Spanish is highly preferred
Excellent verbal, and written communication skills
Time management and organizational skills
Maintain high ethical standards while working with clients
Continuing Education and Training Requirements

Medicated Assisted Treatment (MAT) preference



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