Kentucky Peer Support Specialist (PSS)

Addiction Recovery Care

Ashland, KY 41101

Posted 1 week ago

Job Description

ABOUT ADDICTION RECOVERY CARE


At Addiction Recovery Care we incorporate the best practices of clinical drug addiction treatment. We provide addiction recovery that works with a commitment to provide hope and freedom to those suffering from addictions. Our passion is to restore productive lives through a recovery program that establishes emotional health, physical wellness, and spiritual growth. Our dedication is to see transformed lives anchored in strong family relationships, meaningful careers, and social responsibility.


GENERAL


The Peer Support Specialist position offers the opportunity to work in a dynamic, team-oriented, environment helping individuals overcome substance abuse addiction. It is a multi-functioning team that works interdependently with the other departments in the organization. This rewarding profession offers the opportunity to make a positive impact in the lives of others.


QUALIFICATIONS


Peer Support Certified by the state of Kentucky, or eligible to become a Peer Support Specialist.


Peer Support Specialist eligibility includes - 1 year or more of continuous sobriety, a substance abuse diagnosis, completed treatment for a substance abuse disorder.


+ High school graduate or GED


+ Valid driver's license


+ Self motivated


+ Availability to work some evening, overnight and/or weekend shifts


+ Good communication skills


+ Ability to meet deadlines and stay on schedule


+ Ability to enforce program requirements


+ Problem solving abilities


+ Basic computer skills


+ Ability to complete and submit reports


PEER SUPPORT DUTIES


+ Conduct peer support group sessions for the clients of the center


+ Maintain confidentiality and comply with company, state, federal and HIPPA rules and regulations


+ Charting for insurance purposes


+ Maintain a positive, professional attitude toward clients, staff and volunteers


+ Handle crisis situations in a calm supportive manner


+ Complete drug screening


+ Comply with random employee drug screening


+ Supervise residents for extended time periods


+ Monitor residents activities, groups, chore lists, weekly phone calls, etc.


+ Transport clients to various appointments


RESIDENTIAL STAFF DUTIES


+ Acts as a liaison to all areas of persons served/client care; medical staff, admission staff, nursing staff and clinical staff.


+ Directly assists and supports medical, admission, nursing and clinical staff ensuring seamless transition for persons served/clients to and from detox.


+ Performs follow-ups to persons served/client referral sources as directed by supervisor.


+ Demonstrates punctuality, organization and proficiency in all areas of scheduling, filing, meetings, presentation and persons served/client relations.


+ Demonstrates initiative, personal responsibility, and ownership of work to meet monthly, quarterly and annual goals in both written and verbal formats.


+ Orientate the persons served/client on admission.


+ Ability to coordinate and manage.


BENEFITS


+ Health, Life and Dental Insurance


+ Optional company sponsored retirement savings plan (401k)


+ Paid vacation and holidays


+ Opportunity for advancement and professional growth with an expanding company


+ Safe, friendly work environment


Salary based on experience.


Addiction Recovery Care, LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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