Peer Recovery Specialist
New Season

Covington, Kentucky

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For over 30 years, New Season Treatment Centers have been a leading national health care service provider of outpatient treatment centers that specialize in providing safe, quality and best in class care for individuals living with Opioid Use Disorder ("OUD").

Operating in over 70 treatment centers in multiple states, our team members are engaged in medication-assisted treatment, counseling, support, and care management of individuals living with OUD. We treat the whole person and, in so doing, address the underlying causes of OUD in an effort to provide a continuum of care that not only addresses treatment needs but supports the patient on their journey to recovery.

Job Summary:

Provides individual, group, and family counseling to patients as required. Collaborates with multidisciplinary treatment team consisting of Medical Director, Program Director, Treatment Services Coordinator, Counselors and Nurses to identify and meet the clinical needs of the patient and to assist in their overall well-being.

Essential Functions:

The Certified Peer Recovery Specialist (PRS) will provide direct peer-to-peer support services to individuals who have substance abuse or co-occurring disorders. As an advocate for patients, the Certified Peer Recovery Specialist will be responsible for providing essential expertise and consultation to the entire multidisciplinary treatment team to promote a culture in which each individual's treatment needs and preferences are recognized, understood, respected and integrated into treatment, rehabilitation, and community self-help activities. The Certified Peer Recovery Specialist will draw from his/her own journey of recovery to inspire hope and provide support to others who are facing similar situations..

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assists patients in developing problem-solving skills to respond to challenging experiences in their recovery
  • Models effective coping and self-help strategies and techniques to individuals or groups of patients to overcome personal fears, anxieties, urges, and triggers
  • Assists/supports patients in daily decision making, resolution of minor problems, and crisis intervention as necessary
  • Assists patients in identifying their personal goals and objectives for recovery and sobriety
  • Assists clinic staff in a collaborative process of identifying programs and environments that are conducive to recovery
  • Assists patients in creating their personal recovery plans
  • Meets with patients to provide advice and support in accordance with treatment plans
  • Assists/coordinates patient support groups on a regular basis
  • Assists patients in obtaining and utilizing clinic based and community based services that support individual recovery needs
  • Assists patients by identifying community resources and encouraging participation, to engage in healthy social activities, employment opportunities or provide other assistance as needed
  • Observes behaviors and evidence of general well-being and discusses observations with the patient
  • Assists patients in developing empowerment skills through self-advocacy
  • Ensures timely and appropriate documentation as required by company, state, and federal policy

Supervisory Responsibilities:

(Scope of the person's authority, including a list of jobs that report to this job).

None

Prerequisite Requirements:

Successful completion of:

Pre-employment Drug Screening Requirements

Criminal Background Check

Department of Social Services/Child Protective Services Background Check

Essential Qualifications:

(To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the competencies (minimum knowledge, skill, and ability) required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions).

Education/Licensure/Certification: Have a High School diploma or equivalent. Complete the online Missouri Credentialing Board Certified Peer Support Specialist Exam.

Required Knowledge: Entry-level knowledge. (Basic week-long 35 hour training conducted by the Missouri Credentialing Board). Must complete annual continuing education offered by the Missouri Credentialing Board to allow the Peer Specialist to maintain certification. Must be computer literate and have basic knowledge of all Google products.

Additional training in behavioral intervention, CPR, First Aid and Human Rights will be provided by the company.

Experience Required: Self identify as a present or former primary consumer in substance abuse recovery or of mental health services.

Be at least 21 years of age.

Must have at least 2 years experience working with Adult MH/SA disorders.

Pass background check or request an exception to the findings.

Complete a State approved training program and pass a standardized examination.

Skill and Ability: Must possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills, be able

to multitask, prioritize, be dependable and reliable.

Physical Demands/Work Environment:

(The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)

Finger Dexterity: Use primarily for writing, operating calculator, telephone, keyboard and other office equipment.

Talking: Ability to communicate with patients and fellow employees.

Hearing: Ability to hear normal conversations and receive ordinary information.

Vision: Average, ordinary, visual acuity necessary to observe patients and work on computer. Clear vision at 20 inches or less and distant vision at 20 feet or more.

Physical Strength: Sedentary work; sitting much of the time. Ability to lift up to 10 pounds. Movement such as standing, walking and occasional bending or reaching is required. Exerts up to 10 pounds of force occasionally.

Working Conditions:

(The working conditions described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)

Mental Activities:

(The mental activities described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)

Reasoning Ability: Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form. Ability to maintain confidentiality.

Mathematics Ability: Basic mathematics skills required.

Language Ability: N/A

4:30am - 1:30pmCovington Treatment Center


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