To advance issues around health equity and recovery, the Health Partnership seeks a Peer Recovery Specialist who is a well-organized, self-starter with excellent communication skills. The successful candidate will exhibit the following:
- Culture Champion – Commitment to the Partnership’s mission and working with diverse partners.
- Results Producer – A results-focused orientation with a proven track record of exceeding goals.
- Agility – Ability to think strategically, foresee opportunities and challenges and adapt as needed.
- Strong Communicator – Excellent written and oral communication skills.
- Organization – Exceptional capacity to manage details, monitor progress and adjust accordingly.
- Action Oriented – Enjoys working hard, tackling challenges and is not afraid to take ownership of a situation
Supervision: The Peer Recovery Specialist is based out of the Craig office and supervised by the Recovery Team Manager.
The Role: The Peer Recovery Specialist provides individualized and group peer recovery support, and guidance and coaching to adults and families struggling with substance use disorder. This position also includes planning and coordinating Clean and Sober community events as well as building and maintaining partnerships with local community organizations.
This position requires strong communication, clerical/administrative skills, collaboration and empathy, an ability to work well independently and under high-stress, and commitment to healthy boundaries. A successful candidate will bring problem-solving and people skills as well as a strong ability to make decisions to ensure individuals and families are fully supported to consistently deliver high quality services with impact and excellence.
- Provide individualized and group peer recovery support, guidance, and coaching
- Serve as a role model, mentor, advocate, and motivator to individuals in or interested in recovery
- Ensure clients are connected to resources and community partnerships
- Increase community awareness and understanding of recovery services and resources
- Collaborate with the Peer Recovery Manager and peers to ensure all program deliverables are being met and program evaluations are conducted
Provide individualized and group peer recovery support, guidance, and coaching
- Meet 1:1 with clients to provide support and resources in both Routt and Moffat counties, as needed
- Maintains confidentiality and informed consent
Serve as a role model, mentor, advocate, and motivator to individuals in or interested in recovery
- Model and teach self-advocacy skills
- Provide support and empathy for people seeking services
- Help clients with job skill development and employment
- Help build motivation for change in clients
- Demonstrates cultural competency and client centered philosophy toward clients
Ensure clients are connected to resources and community partnerships
- Schedule and attend CLEAN and SOBER events (Moffat and Routt)
- Strengthen community partnerships to be able to connect clients with the necessary resources for successful recovery
Increase community awareness and understanding of recovery services and resources
- Aid with community connection and resources (maintain active up-to-date resource list)
- Works in collaboration with team members and external partners, communicates effectively with team and external providers
Collaborate with the Peer Recovery Manager and peers to ensure all program deliverables are being met and program evaluations are conducted
- Completes all required documentation in a timely manner with Recovery Data Platform (RDP)
- Demonstrates commitment to the mission and values of Partnership
Education: Bachelor’s degree or relevant experience required. Completion of peer support specialist training and certification within the first year of employment
- High school diploma or equivalent
- Bilingual and Bi-cultural preferred
- At least 1 year of lived experience with mental health, substance use, and trauma recovery.
- At least 6 months working within Recovery Peer Support Role
- Ability to travel to clients in Routt and Moffat Counties
- Knowledge of Local and state recovery resources including treatment centers, 12 step groups, support groups, therapists, and MAT providers
- Completion of peer support specialist training and working toward Colorado certification
- Knowledge and experience working with SUD population
- Knowledge and experience in delivery of evidenced based practice, including trauma informed care, to SUD and co-occurring diagnosis populations.
- Strong clerical/administrative skills including personal computer skills
- Ability to read, understand, and adhere to Partnership policy and procedures
- Ability to work independently
- Ability to make routine decisions and determine proper action based on experience and within the limits of policy and procedure
- Ability to work effectively with populations regardless of culture, age, economic, sexual orientation, gender identity, race, religion, veteran or disability status.
- Possess strong collaboration skills
- Must provide proof of a valid driver’s license and adequate insurance coverage totaling at least $300,000 per occurrence
- All Health Partnership employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19
- Up to 10% time traveling and flexible work schedule with working remotely
- Work location for administrative activity is in an accessible office environment
- Daily activity is 80% sitting or standing with extended periods of typing at a keyboard, 20% walking with occasional stooping, bending, reaching, twisting.
- Office equipment would include phone, computer, printer, copier on a daily basis
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