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Peer Recovery Specialist

South Charleston, WV | Other
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Job Description

BridgeValley Community and Technical College invites applications for the Peer Recovery Specialist position.  This position will be 32 hours per week at a rate of $15.89 per hour.
  • Facilitate recovery oriented group and individual supportive intervention services with students and community members (as approved by direct supervisor); 
  • Conduct outreach visits to an assigned area;
  • Provide outreach and early intervention to individuals in the pre-contemplation and contemplation stages of change as well as those experiencing symptoms of a recurrence of symptoms; 
  • Plan, Promote & Host training events and informational sessions related to the recovery program; 
  • Deliver remarks and speak to the public to combat stigma; 
  • Assist individuals in crisis situations involving social, emotional, health and other problems 
  • Work on college campuses and with faculty, staff and administration to develop support for students; 
  • Link students with support groups, treatment programs and other community resources; 
  • Build and maintain partnerships across campus and communities; 
  • Act as an liaison between students, campuses, communities and service organizations; 
  • Report to the supervisor and project coordinator. 
  • Assist with the implementation of project activities to ensure that the program goals, objectives, activities are met at specified stages in timeline;
  • Participate in trainings and the certification process; Adhere to the code of ethics for PRSS at all times; 
  • Participate in weekly conference calls to report on progress; 
  • Collect assessments and develop recovery treatment plans; 
  • Collect and submit required data, prepare written reports and other administrative tasks as required; 
  • Assist individuals served with setting goals, creating and monitoring individualized change/recovery plans and working toward developing skills to attain and sustain recovery;
  • Complete reports, paperwork and time sheets;
  • Gain a working knowledge of center policies, procedures and regulations and the center’s service delivery model;
  • Represent the school and the network in a positive manner including maintaining a positive attitude and performing duties in a manner in accordance with the higher education institution’s missions, codes of conduct and ethical practices.
  • Complete other duties as assigned.
  • High School Diploma or GED required. College experience preferred.
  • Knowledge of substance use disorders, evidenced based practices, and recovery support. 
  • Valid driver’s license and vehicle required.
  • Must be involved with a personal support and/or recovery system of their choosing. 
  • Personal history with a substance use disorder and have stable recovery for a period of a minimum of two years.
  • Must have no legal involvement related to SUD/OUD within the last six months. 
  • Must have not had intensive behavioral health treatment involvement with the last six months
  • Must pass a Criminal Background Check and Employment Fitness Determination through WVCARES and drug screen. 
  • Must demonstrate knowledge of basic computer skills. 
Employment is subject to satisfactory results on background check. Copies of transcripts may be sent but originals must be available prior to hire.

BridgeValley Community and Technical College promotes student success, prepares a skilled workforce, and builds tomorrow's leaders by providing access to quality education.

BridgeValley is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution that does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected status in its employment, programs, activities.

Please contact the Human Resources office at 304-205-6606  if you need assistance or reasonable accommodation in the hiring process. 

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