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Peer Recovery Specialist - Contract


Peer Recovery Specialist - Contract
Position #4295 

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 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.

Minimum Requirements
:  High School graduate or GED required.
:  Valid drivers’ license and safe driving record required.
:  Must be, or have previously been a recipient of mental health services or substance use disorder services  for a mental illness or substance use disorder and should be well along in the recovery process.

Preferred Requirements
:  Experience facilitating recovery support groups and/or WRAP groups for an individual with mental illness is preferred.
:  Some college preferred.
:  Certified WRAP Facilitator preferred.
:  Certified Peer Recovery Specialist preferred.

Fingerprints, State and FBI criminal record reports, drug test, and central registry (CANIS) report will be required upon request.

$8.32 - $11.44

Position to remain open until filled. 

To be considered for a position, reply by sending application package consisting of:

  1. Completed Qualification Assessment Addendum (Click HERE) to determine if you meet the qualifications for this position

  2. Completed Danville-Pittsylvania Community Services' application (Click HERE)

  3. Resume



Christine Thompson

Assistant Director of Human Resources

Danville-Pittsylvania Community Services

245 Hairston Street

Danville, Virginia 24540



Application packages received incomplete 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 Web Site.


Danville-Pittsylvania Community Services
The Community Services Board Serving the City of Danville and Pittsylvania County in Virginia