CERTIFIED COMMUNITY PEER SUPPORTER, RE-ENTRY (Belmont Co.)

THRIVE BEHAVIORAL HEALTH CENTER Saint Clairsville, OH
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Reports To: Community Manager 

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Work Schedule: Full Time

Salary: Hourly


Position Summary:

At Thrive Behavioral Health Center, we deliver industry leading peer support for those suffering from Mental Health and/or Substance Abuse Disorders.  We are proud to set the industry standard and continue our growth. The Re-Entry Community Peer Supporter  is responsible for serving Peers that are re-entering society following incarceration. A Certified Peer Supporter is a trained individual who has lived experience with addiction to alcohol and/or drugs who provides one-to-one strengths-based support to peers in recovery, empowering them to make healthier choices on a day to day basis. Thrive connects Certified Peer Supporters with individuals receiving other forms of behavioral health care and links them with recovery support services. The Certified Peer Supporter will be an accountability partner to promote recovery by engaging in a personal and positive, supportive relationship, demonstrating and inspiring hope, trust, and a positive outlook and optimize client connection with a broad range of community based services and natural supports. 


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for providing peer support to individuals preparing  for and/or recently released from incarceration

  • Through identifying as a person in recovery and intentionally sharing their recovery story; use this as appropriate means to assist clients, provide hope, and help in changing patterns and behaviors

  • Help peers understand recovery, as well as identify and achieve their own recovery needs, wants and goals

  • Conduct outreach to peers to engage them in peer support services

  • Provide information and opportunities for individuals to direct their own recovery and advocacy processes - individualized recovery action plans will be utilized to assist and guide individuals toward their own personal goals

  • Assist clients in finding resources for harm reduction, detoxification treatment, family support, and support groups

  • Teach and support acquisition and utilization of skills needed to sustain recovery from substance abuse

  • Responsible for maintaining accurate records and notes, confidentiality, and compiling timely reports

  • Maintain records and provide assistance with appropriate documentation in files and computer database

  • Achieve all performance goals in regards to client outreach, engagement and services provided

  • Enter all peer notes in an accurate and timely manner including phone notes

  • Provide recovery resources to individuals and their family members

  • Advocate for the needs of each individual

  • Complete caseload management including all necessary documentation

  • Communicate with stakeholders to build a rapport and coordinate care

  • Develop working relationships with external contacts and collaborate across teams

  • Collaborate with internal and external teammates to manage workflows

  • Manage relationships with external treatment agencies and other providers

  • Identify any skill gaps within the team and collaborate to develop these skills

  • Conduct ongoing monitoring to ensure the program is operating appropriately

  • Other duties as assigned


Requirements:

  • Knowledge of correctional facility standards and protocols to ensure team’s compliance

  • Proven experience leading and supporting a team

  • Strong knowledge of recovery resources available to clients and an understanding of appropriate resources for the individual

  • Working knowledge of different pathways to recovery and social systems including evidence based practices

  • Understands problems analysis, decision-analysis, evaluate interventions, and contingency plans

  • Ability to be an active listener by asking questions and reflecting on what is being said

  • Proficient level of ability with computer; Microsoft Office Products

  • Effective written and oral communication skills; ability to articulate information clearly

  • Valid driver’s license and vehicle insurance


Education: High School Diploma or GED equivalent 


Behavioral Competencies:

  • Leadership

  • Empathy

  • Compassion

  • Positive Attitude

  • Mission driven

  • Accountability

Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that should be met by an individual to successfully perform the essential duties of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be available to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties. The position requires sitting and standing throughout the day, manual dexterity to type on a computer keyboard and operate general office equipment.


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