Recovery Support Technician II/Peer Support (Recovery Community)
Company: Volunteers of America - Mid-States
Posted on: June 10, 2021
Located at: Recovery Community Center
PROGRAM: (RCC)- Home Department : 410079 - Manchester KY ARS
POSITION: 230ARS - Recovery Support Technician II/Peer
REPORTS TO: Program Manager -RCC
FUNCTION: Provide Peer Support for persons in Recovery
QUALIFICATIONS: High School Graduate or GED Ky Certified PSS
Familiar with MS office. Proficient with MS Outlook, Word,
Candidates must have personal lived experience with and have
demonstrated 2 yrs. sustained recovery from Substance Use Disorder
Ideal Candidate will hold current Kentucky Peer Specialist (KPS)
certification. Candidates must meet criteria for KY PSS
certification and willing to complete necessary training
immediately if not currently certified.
Individual must have an understanding of and respect for each
individual's unique path to recovery. Specialist must have a
working knowledge of the drug and alcohol treatment system and a
demonstrated commitment to the recovery community. The Recovery
Specialist's role is to support others in recovery from a substance
use disorder. The Recovery Specialist will serve as a role model,
mentor, advocate and motivator to recovering individuals in order
to help prevent relapse and promote long-term recovery. The
Recovery Specialist must demonstrate an ability to share personal
recovery experiences and to develop authentic peer to-peer
relationships. Job may require weekends and evenings.
Maintain project logs, reports and records in appropriate files
Provide recovery education to service recipients for every phase
of the recovery journey from pre-recovery engagement, recovery
initiation, recovery stabilization, and sustained recovery
Provide a model for both people in recovery and staff by
demonstrating that recovery is possible.
Assist recovering persons to identify their personal interests,
goals, strengths and weaknesses regarding recovery.
Assist/coach recovering persons develop their own plan for
advancing their recovery; for "getting the life they want."
Recovery Planning -- facilitate (via personal coaching) the
transition from a professionally directed service plan to a
self-directed Recovery Plan. The goal should be to transition from
professionally assisted recovery initiation to personally directed,
community supported recovery maintenance.
Promote self-advocacy by assisting recovering persons to have
their voices fully heard; their needs, goals and objectives
established as the focal point of rehabilitation and clinical
Actively identify and support linkages to community resources
(communities of recovery, educational, vocational, social,
cultural, spiritual resources, mutual self- help groups,
professional services, etc.) that support the recovering person's
goals and interests. This will involve a collaborative effort
including the recovering person, agency staff and other relevant
Support connections to community based, mutual self-help groups.
Link individuals to appropriate professional resources when needed.
Provide vision-driven hope and encouragement for opportunities at
varying levels of involvement in community based activities (e.g.,
work, school, relationships, physical activity, self-directed
Develop relationships with community groups/agencies in
partnership with others in the agency.
As recovery specialist position evolves and knowledge increases,
visit community resources with recovering persons to assist them in
becoming familiar with potential opportunities.
Identify barriers (internal and external) to full participation
in community resources and developing strategies to overcome those
Maintain contact by phone and/or e-mail with recovering person
after they leave the program to insure their ongoing success and to
provide re-engagement support in partnership with others in the
agency if needed. Long-term engagement, support, and
- Other duties as directed by Executive Director and/or
15.Develop, implement, and promote ongoing community training
EFFECT ON END RESULTS:
Assist persons in or seeking recovery to build recovery capital
through demonstration of
positive recovery practices.
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified
applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard
to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity
or expression, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability status,
genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other
characteristic protected by law.
Keywords: Volunteers of America - Mid-States, Knoxville , Recovery Support Technician II/Peer Support (Recovery Community), Other , Manchester, Tennessee
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