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
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.
Must be, or previously have been a
recipient of mental health or substance use disorder services for a
mental illness or substance use disorder and should be well along in
the recovery process.
Valid driver’s license and safe
Certification as a Peer Recovery
If not obtained prior to hire,
must be obtained within 18 months of hire.
Experience facilitating recovery
support groups and/or WRAP groups for an individual with mental
Certified WRAP Facilitator.
State and FBI criminal record reports, drug test, and central
registry (CANIS) report will be required upon request.
Our Agency maintains a drug-free
HOURLY RATE RANGE
$8.32 - $11.44
Position to remain open until filled.
be considered for a position, reply by sending application package
Danville-Pittsylvania Community Services' application (Click
Assistant Director of Human
245 Hairston Street
Application packages received incomplete
will not be processed.
EOE - Drug Free
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