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, 2019

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Description

GENERAL OVERVIEW:

A Peer Recovery Specialist is someone that nurtures a relationship between others in recovery from substance use disorders and the Center for Inclusion health COE team for the addiction medicine program. Ideally this person will have lived experience to help coach, build rapport, and share knowledge about the disease of addiction and the recovery process. This position is 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

Compliance Requirement: As a component of job responsibilities, employees may have access to covered information, cardholder data, or other confidential customer information that must be protected at all times.  In connection with this, all employees must comply with both the Health Insurance Portability Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) as described in the Notice of Privacy Practices and Privacy Policies and Procedures as well as all data security guidelines established within the Company’s Handbook of Privacy Policies and Practices and Information Security Policy. 

 

Furthermore, it is every employee’s responsibility to comply with the company’s Code of Business Conduct. This includes but is not limited to adherence to applicable federal and state laws, rules, and regulations as well as company policies and training requirements.

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