Peer Recovery Specialist

Job ID: J117564
Company: Allegheny Singer Research Institute
Location: Pittsburgh, PA, United States
Facility: Allegheny General Hospital
Full/Part Time: Full time
Job Type: Regular
Posted at: Mar 14, 2018

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GENERAL OVERVIEW:

Assist in facilitation a collaborative relationship between others in recovery from substance use disorders and the Center for Inclusion health COE team for the addiction medicine program. Peer Recovery Specialists are overseen by a Master's Level Social Worker directly reporting to the Project Manager.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Engage the individual and establish rapport as evidenced by empathic and active listening, communicating in a nonjudgmental way, recognizing addictive behavior. (20%)
  • Recognize signs and symptoms of addiction with sensitivity to cultural and environmental differences. (20%)
  • Assist in development and enhancement of a comprehensive recovery plan by identifying resources, including community programs and agencies, and overcoming barriers to that plan. (35%)
  • Ability to recognize emergency and crisis situations. (10%)
  • Educate the individual, family, and community about disease of addiction and the recovery process. (5%)
  • Conduct self in an ethical manner by adhering to codes of ethics and standards of practice. (5%)
  • Engage in continuing professional and personal development relative to recovery support services. (5%)

QUALIFICATIONS:

Minimum

  • 3-5 years of experience working with those in recovery

Preferred

  • Associate's degree

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