PEER SUPPORTER - SOR INNOVATION GRANT (Scioto County)

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Reports To: Assistant Community Manager 

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt 

Work Schedule: Variable 

Salary: Hourly 


Position Summary: 

At Thrive Behavioral Health Center, we deliver industry leading peer support for those suffering from Mental Health and/or Substance Use Disorders. We are proud to set the industry standard and continue our growth. A 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. Under the State Opioid Response Innovation Grant, Peer Supporters will be responsible for introducing an innovative application to partner agencies in rural areas and setting up individuals on the application. Partner agencies may include treatment providers and sober living homes, among others. Peer Supporters will provide in-person onboarding at each location several times before offering a train-the-trainer model to providers. In addition to supporting the innovative application, Peer Supporters will also offer peer support services both in person and via telehealth by leveraging features within the application, such as integrated video calling and secure messaging functionality. The 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. Must reside in designated counties of Lucas,Adams,Lawrence or ,Scioto.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 

Develop expertise in the basic set up and onboarding of the evidence-based Connections application

Visit partner agencies to introduce the application and connect with individuals with in-person and remote Peer

    Support opportunities

Utilize features of the application, including integrated video calling and secure messaging, to support clients in 

   rural locations with Peer Support services and recovery support

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 

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 use 

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 healthcare staff to build a rapport and coordinate care 

Other duties as assigned 


Requirements: 

● Strong technology skills

Identify as a person in recovery with at least two years of successful recovery 

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

Knowledge of area resources that may aid client in continuous recovery (i.e. transportation, treatment providers, sober support systems) 

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


Preferred Qualifications: 

Experience implementing telehealth services with clients

Experience in peer recovery services, social service, customer service or non-profit environment 

Experience with electronic health records or other industry related types of applications and software 

Certified Peer Supporter or Care Management Specialist in the state of Ohio


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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