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Certified Substance Abuse Peer Support Specialist

Company: Psychotherapeutic Services Inc
Location: Stuart
Posted on: November 19, 2021

Job Description:

Psychotherapeutic Services is looking for Certified Peer Support Specialist to assist persons served by providing services and supports necessary to assist the recipient in achieving and maintaining rehabilitative, sobriety, and recovery goals.***Must be Certified as a Recovery Peer Support Specialist or attain certification within a scheduled time frame****Applicants must attest to at least one of the lived-experience endorsements at the time of application. Available endorsements are:*Adult (A): Lived experience as an adult in recovery addiction for a minimum of 2-years from a mental health and/or substance abuse addiction use condition.Family (F): Lived experience as a family member or caregiver to another person who is living with a mental health and/or substance abuse addiction use condition.Veteran (V): Lived experience as a veteran of any branch of the armed forces who is in recovery for a minimum of 2-years from a mental health and/or substance addiction use condition.Youth (Y): Are between the ages of 18 and 29 at the time of application and have lived experience as a person who, between the ages of 14 and 25 experienced a significant life challenge and is now living a wellness and/or recovery oriented lifestyle for at least two years.POSITION SUMMARYThe Peer Support Specialist works as a member of an interdisciplinary team. The mission of the Peer Specialist is to provide support to consumers living in, transitioning to, and being admitted to the Program. The purpose of the peer specialist is to assist persons served by providing services and supports necessary to assist the recipient in achieving and maintaining rehabilitative, sobriety, and recovery goals. This is intended to meet the mental health or substance abuse needs of adults who have significant functional impairments that seriously interfere with or impede their roles or functioning in family, school, or community. Tasks include initial engagement of consumer to the group home after admission, participation on all assessment and treatment/recovery plan meetings, bi-weekly meetings, program staff trainings, and satisfaction surveys. The Peer Specialist consistently exercises discretion and sound judgment in the performance of the duties of the position.EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:High School diploma/GED and minimum (2) years experience in human services field in a direct care role. A desire and commitment to support mentally or physically challenged individuals in their recovery goal of becoming independent and contributing members of the community is a must.Recovery Peer Support Specialist Certification and/or ability to attain certification within a scheduled time frameApplicants must attest to at least one of the lived-experience endorsements at the time of application. Available endorsements are listed above.

Keywords: Psychotherapeutic Services Inc, Palm Beach , Certified Substance Abuse Peer Support Specialist, Other , Stuart, Florida

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