WEcovery operated by Beyond Brink
We are seeking a Certified Peer Recovery Specialist (CPRS) to provide direct peer-to-peer support services to individuals with substance use disorder and/or co-ocuring disorders within our communities. The CPRS will be responsible for providing outreach, encouragement, and support, using their firsthand experience in recovery to help individuals connect with resources that support their recovery. The CPRS will work alongside their participants as well as within a team and partnered agencies.
Primary responsibilities include mentoring clients through self-disclosure of personal recovery experiences to develop meaningful and trusting relationships, modeling effective coping and self-help strategies to overcome personal fears, anxieties urges, and triggers, assisting clients in identifying personal goals and objectives and creating personal recovery plans, developing empowerment skills through self-advocacy, identifying and connecting participants to community resources and organizations to help foster and sustain long-term recovery, providing direct assistance in accessing and utilizing community resources and organizations, working with family and friends to maintain or enhance an individual’s functioning and recovery, attending substance use groups as requested, attending clinical staff meetings (if applicable to partnered programs), ensuring timely and appropriate documentation, and performing other routine support tasks.
Secondary responsibilities include performing miscellaneous projects and completing various tasks as requested by management.
Required qualifications include having a high school diploma or equivalent, having a minimum of two years in recovery from substance use disorder, completing a recovery coach training program approved by the Minnesota Certification Board, holding a current credential from the Minnesota Certification Board, the Upper Midwest Indian Council on Addictive Disorders, or the National Association for Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors, receiving ongoing supervision in areas specific to the domains of the recovery peer’s role by an alcohol and drug counselor, having a good driving record, and passing a MN DHS Background Study for some settings – not all.
Preferred qualifications include being innovative, driven, reliable, organized, and detail-oriented, having excellent interpersonal communication skills, fluency in English and another language, skills and competence to establish supportive, trusting relationships with persons with severe and persistent mental illnesses, respecting client rights and personal preferences, having a valid Minnesota driver’s license, connecting with, engaging, and empathizing with people from diverse backgrounds with multiple challenges, being responsive in an effective manner, while maintaining a warm and supportive atmosphere, being able to work independently and as a team member, understanding the confidential nature of organization information and maintaining confidences, ensuring accuracy and privacy of medical records, and possessing effective computer and technology skills.
Tools and equipment used include computer, laptop, ipad, calculator, copy machines and other office equipment.