Cook Inlet Tribal Council, Inc.

Reentry Peer Support Specialist

Job ID
2017-2094
# Positions
1
Department
Recovery Services (RS)
Type
Full-Time, Regular

Overview

 

COOK INLET TRIBAL COUNCIL, INC.

JOB DESCRIPTION

 

Job Title:

Reentry Peer

Department:

Recovery Services

Reports To:

Reentry Supervisor

Supervises:

None

FLSA Status:

Non-Exempt

Pay Grade:

C3

Job Type:

Full-Time, Regular

 

General Functions:

The Recovery Services (RS) Reentry Peer will be responsible for conducting assessments in the electronic documentation system used by the RS department for the reentry program.  This position is also responsible for providing assessments, case management and peer support to the Reentry participants and potential participants housed in local correctional centers. Reentry Peer will act as an advocate for the participants providing resources, case management and conduct peer support as well as facilitates group education sessions which follow a specialized curriculum for the reentry population.

 

Duties and Responsibilities, including but not limited to:

  • Administer AUDIT screening and assessment instruments to determine clinical recommendations relative to appropriate level of treatment services based on criteria developed by the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM).
  • Assist participant in writing treatment plans that guides course of treatment.
  • Provides resources to support treatment experience by offering needed case management services.
  • Provide peer support services to reentry participant and potential participants housed in local correctional centers.
  • Provide in-reach to local correctional centers.
  • Document in Recovery Services Case Management System (RSCMS) including: assessment, diagnosis, treatment planning, and progress noting in accordance with Recovery Services policies and procedures.
  • Complete substance use addendums and over the phone assessments as needed for potential participants to the reentry program. This could include potential participants housed in local correctional centers.
  • Facilitate MRT group(s) and educational group(s) for the Reentry program located at CITC and offsite locations for participants housed in local correctional centers.
  • Understand and knowledge on how to provide Motivational Interviewing (MI) techniques while engaging participants and assisting with overall treatment.
  • Understand and knowledge on how to provide Trauma Informed techniques while engaging participants.
  • Coordinate with referral sources, involved family members and other treatment providers to provide the best treatment options for participant.
  • Attend staff meetings and works collaboratively with other staff members in case staffing placement review for assessment and clinical case staffing review.
  • Route accurate and complete statistical data to Data Evaluator and Supervisor in a timely manner.
  • Participate in training in areas related to improvement of service delivery.
  • Perform all related duties as assigned.

Job Specifications:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Proficient with PCs and standard office equipment.
  • Demonstrated ability to make decisions and exercise good judgment.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Demonstrated ability to work under pressure and prioritize workload.
  • Strong public speaking and organizational skills.
  • Strong problem solving skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate multiple activities.
  • Demonstrated ability and experience conducting individual and group sessions.
  • Excellent time management skills.
  • Demonstrated ability and willingness to be cross-trained in any aspect of the program.
  • Must have strong writing skills with attention to detail and accuracy of fact reporting.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with individual from diverse backgrounds.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High School diploma or GED.
  • Current access to all DOC facilities or the ability to gain access and remain in compliance with all State of Alaska requirements associated with having access to correctional facilities.
  • One (1) year experience working with reentry population.
  • Certification in Chemical Dependency such as Certified Technician (CT) or CDC I or able and willing to be certified in a year from hire.
  • Moral Reconation Therapy trained.
  • Continued employment is contingent upon receipt of a satisfactory state and federal background check.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Associates degree in Human Services or related field preferred.
  • Valid Alaska Drivers License and be insurable under CITC’s automotive insurance, which requires a driver to be at least 21 years of age.

Additional Information:

Hiring preference shall be given to eligible and qualified Alaska Native/American Indian applicants pursuant to P.L. 93-638 Indian Self Determination Act.

 

Disclaimer

The information provided in this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by incumbents within this job.  It is not designed to be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, qualifications and working conditions required of employees assigned to this job.  Management has sole discretion to add or modify duties of the job and to designate other functions as essential at any time.  This job description is not an employment agreement or contract.

 

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