Bilingual Peer Recovery Specialist


Peer Recovery Specialist Full-Time 8a to 4p

Position Summary:

This individual will provide peer support services to clients with substance use and/or serious mental illnesses the in the Recovery Program in collaboration with the MAT Program. The CPRS will function as a role model to peers; exhibiting competency in personal recovery and use of coping skills; serve as a consumer advocate, providing information and peer support for clients in outpatient settings; assist with program activities, including group session outreach, preparation and clean up coordination.

Essential Duties:

• Assists clients in personal goals for recovery through the use of individual and group sessions in accordance with Program Rules and Regulations
• With assistance, with the clients and other treatment team staff to develop a treatment/recovery plan based on each client’s identified goals
• Personal experience to shared with participants to relate. Follows procedures during the crisis intervention of medical and/or psychiatric emergencies
• Monitors behavioral functions between individuals and group behavior.
• Other duties

Activities of Living Services

• Provide ongoing assessment, problem solving, side-by-side services, skill teaching, support (prompts, assignments, encouragement) and environmental adaptation to assist clients with activities of daily living
• Assist and support clients to carry out personal hygiene and grooming task
• Other duties

Social and Interpersonal Relationships and Leisure Time
• Assist clients to plan and carry out leisure time activities on evenings, weekends, and holidays
• Organize and lead individual and group social and recreational activities to help clients structure their time, increase social experiences, and provide opportunities to practice social skills
• Other duties


• Provide practical help and mentoring, advocacy, coordination, side by side individual support, problem solving, and direct assistance to help client obtain the necessities of daily living
• Promote the client’s self-advocacy skills
• Other duties as assigned

Core Competencies:

• Knowledge of the Recovery process and the ability to facilitate recovery using established standardized mental health process
• Knowledge and skill to teach and engage in basic problem solving strategies to support individual clients in self-directed recovery
• Requires current certification as a Certified Peer Recovery Specialist (CPRS) or the ability to become certified as a CPRS within one year of employment
• Excellent interpersonal skills(verbal and written)
• Highly organized and detailed-oriented
• Learn technology quickly and can translate easily into lay terms and implementation
• Ability to engage in many projects at once
• Understanding of technology systems
• Details-oriented
• Ability to juggle multiple tasks, set priorities and follow-up on daily tasks in a timely fashion
• Ability to handle confidential information professionally and appropriately
• Fast, accurate analysis and reporting

Minimum Qualification:

1. High School Diploma or GED: 2,000 hours (one year) paid/supervised work experience

2. 100 hours supervision in CPRS performance domain and successful completion of written exam for CPRS and maintain validity

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