BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SERVICES DIVISION
Peer Recovery Specialist
Peer Recovery Specialist - Contract
Provide non-clinical, person centered
wellness focused support to engage individuals in treatment and to
promote use of the individual’s wellness recovery plan; share first
hand lived experiences with recovery to inspire hope, increase
engagement in treatment and in their communities and support
individuals in articulating personal goals for wellness, recovery
resiliency and self–advocacy; will function within the consumer’s
treatment team and will receive individual supervision; will have
knowledge of the signs and symptoms of Mental Illness and Substance
Disorders and the ability to assist the individual to address
symptoms using their individual wellness plan; provide Peer Support;
serve as a consumer advocate; carry out wellness rehabilitation for
mental health and substance use disorders and support functions;
promote recovery from substance use and/or mental health conditions;
promote employment, education, health, and community integration;
and serve as a role model for personal recovery; provide outreach,
monitoring, advocacy, daily living support, and similar functions;
services may be rendered in the group setting or on an individual
basis; may participate in special events, conferences, workshops,
and training within the mental health system and community; works
staff, hospital, law enforcement
agencies and other community agencies and organizations; documents
all contacts, activities in the individuals’ records; other duties
High School graduate or GED
Valid drivers’ license and safe
driving record required.
Must be, or have previously been a
recipient of mental health services or substance use disorder
for a mental illness or substance
use disorder and should be well along in the recovery process.
Experience facilitating recovery
support groups and/or WRAP groups for an individual with mental
illness is preferred.
Some college preferred.
Certified WRAP Facilitator
Certified Peer Recovery Specialist
Fingerprints, State and FBI criminal
record reports, drug test, and central registry (CANIS) report will
be required upon request.
HOURLY RATE RANGE
$8.16 - $11.22
Position to remain open until filled.
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Assistant Director of Human
245 Hairston Street
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Applications may be obtained at the
Hairston Street or Gretna offices, by calling (434) 799-0456,
Ext. 3075, or by printing one from the Application Page of this