PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITES
Uses past experiences to provide individualized, ongoing
guidance, coaching, and support to individuals seeking or in active
Assists clients in identifying effective coping techniques,
self-help strategies, and increasing social support networks.
Observes all rules of confidentiality relating to clinical
information and treatment, both internally and externally.
Adheres to deliverable timelines, both internally and
Works in a variety of settings (jails, drug courts, residential
facilities, medical offices, etc.) providing support, guidance, and
education for individuals seeking or in active recovery.
Maintains constant professional standards by observing guidelines
established within the CMS Code of Ethics.
Facilitates or assists in group settings to promote harm reduction
Completes necessary activities and documentation related to grant
funded projects, where applicable Some travel to other clinic
locations or community events may be necessary. Up to 25% travel
possible. Time and travel compensated.
Some weekend and holiday shifts may be required from time to
Education, Certification and Experience Requirements
Must be 21 years of age Requires a High School Diploma or G.E.D.
College level coursework and/or Associates degree with an emphasis
in Human Services, Counseling and Psychology preferred but not
required. Must have prior experience as a Recovery Coach or
similar. Commensurate experience in another agency is preferred.
Peer Support or RSS training certificate of completion required
within 90 days of hire. An equivalent combination of education and
experience directly related to behavioral health is acceptable.
Experience with substance abuse, seriously mentally ill, and/or
general mental health required.
Current Driver License andMotor Vehicle Clearance (clean driving
record for 39 months).
Related experiencein behavioral health either as a recipient of
services, a family member of someone receiving services or primary
caregiver of a service recipient is essential to this position.
Knowledge of behavioral management, de-escalation methods, crisis
intervention, and defusing techniques to prevent violent behavior
harmful to self or others and the ability to apply these techniques
to a client population in various levels of crisis.
Basic knowledge of computers and Microsoft Office.
Ability to perform duties with a minimum of supervision.
Experience working with multi-cultural and low socio-economic
General knowledge & aptitude for working independently with adults
of mixed ethnic groups.
Bilingual (English/Spanish) speaking preferred Certification
through an approved Peer Support Employment Training Program or
ability to obtain within sixty (60) days of hire.
Tools and Equipment Requirements
The ability to use a phone, computer, printer, and copier is
Frequent use of Microsoft office products, including but not
limited to Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
The ability to use the internet and various web browser software is
required. Physical Working Conditions and Office Setting
Requires sitting and standing associated with a normal office
Manual dexterity using a calculator and computer keyboard.
Requires prolonged sitting, standing, frequent bending, stooping,
Some lifting may be required.
Frequent and prolonged typing and frequent and prolonged operation
of computer, keyboard, and telephones required.
Requires occasional use of fax machines, telephones, copiers, and
other office equipment.
Employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds,
frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift
and/or move up to 50 pounds. Other Conditions
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or
contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or
responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job.
Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time
with or without notice.
We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified
applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard
to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability status,
sexual orientation, gender identity, age, protected veteran status
or any other characteristic protected by law. Reasonable
accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities
to perform essential functions.