BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SERVICES DIVISION
Peer Recovery Specialist
Position Number: 4304
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 advocates;
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 models 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 closely with
staff, hospital, law enforcement agencies and
other community agencies and organizations; documents all contacts, activities
in the individuals’ records; other duties as assigned.
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
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.
ANNUAL SALARY RANGE:
$24,185 – $38,090.
Excellent fringe benefits.
remain open until filled.
To be considered for a position, reply by
sending application package consisting of:
Qualification Assessment Addendum
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for this position
Danville-Pittsylvania Community Services' application (Click
Assistant Director of Human
245 Hairston Street
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will not be processed.
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