Cook Inlet Tribal Council, Inc.

  • Peer Support Specialist I/II/III

    Job ID
    2018-2269
    # Positions
    3
    Department
    Recovery Services (RS)
    Type
    Full-Time, Regular
  • Overview

    COOK INLET TRIBAL COUNCIL, INC.

    JOB DESCRIPTION

     

    Job Title:

    Peer Support Specialist I/II/III

    Department:

    Recovery Services

    Reports to:

    Peer Recovery Supervisor

    Supervises:

    None

    FLSA Status:

    Non-Exempt

    Pay Grade:

    C3

    Job Type:

    Regular, Full-Time

     

    General Functions:

    The Recovery Services (RS) Peer Support Recovery Specialist will be an integral member of the Recovery Services department. This position is responsible for being a peer role model through lived experience in the area of recovery and overall wellness, providing support and encouragement to Recovery Services participants.

     

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    Peer Support Specialist I:

    • Provide direct peer support to RS and re-entry that includes linkages to employment, housing, education, and community resources.
    • Under guidance of the Peer Recovery Supervisor, will promote and provide peer support programs, community support groups, and social media avenues within Recovery Services and surrounding communities.
    • Assist clinical team to promote and assist with the participant’s self-directed recovery and independence through: employment placement, housing options and obtaining affordable/safe housing, provide transportation and escort to case management services.
    • Document in participant’s electronic health record within the Recovery Services Case Management System (RSCMS), including all peer support individual and group services in accordance with Recovery Services policies and procedures.
    • Maintain an active awareness of the peer support services that are available in the state of Alaska.
    • Provide resources by conducting needed peer support and case management services to alumni and active participants across the R/S continuum.
    • Provide support to all Recovery Services programs structures, policies, and philosophies.
    • Provide motivational interviewing, community living skills, social, and emotional support to participants within Recovery Services programs to assist participants in regaining balance and control of their lives.
    • Maintain appropriate trainings and certifications as outlined in RS policy and procedures and those designated by supervisor.
    • Active role model for wellness and recovery for participants.
    • Engage in all assigned peer outreach activities in the community and provide a report out to Recovery Services programs staff on community efforts and opportunities for participants.
    • Attend RS staff meetings and works collaboratively with other staff members during participant case staffing regarding transitional and discharge planning needs, to facilitate a successful transition from treatment services to the community.
    • Provide weekly reports on outreach/peer support activities, participant services to Peer Recovery Supervisor.
    • Develop responsible and appropriate relationships with participants.
    • Maintain confidentiality according to regulations and procedures.
    • Attends staff meetings and works collaboratively with other staff in case staffing/review.
    • Perform all related duties as assigned.

    Peer Support Specialist II:

    • Perform all duties/responsibilities of Peer Support Specialist I with a high level of proficiency.
    • Facilitate individual peer support services and peer support group sessions as needed for active and alumni participants of Recovery Services programs.
    • Facilitate Peer Support meetings.
    • Understand and use Trauma Informed techniques while engaging participants and assisting with overall treatment.
    • Understand and uses Motivational Interviewing (MI) techniques while engaging participants and assisting with overall treatment.
    • Provide peer support under Recovery Services programs and grants in Department of Corrections institutions.

    Peer Support Specialist III:

    • Perform all duties/responsibilities of Peer Support Specialist II with a high level of proficiency.
    • Assists Peer Support Supervisor in coordinating peer support meetings for all Recovery Services programs.
    • Assists Peer Support Supervisor in coordinating outreach.
    • Provide resources by conducting needed peer support and case management services to alumni and active participants across the R/S continuum.
    • Attends community meetings to promote peer support within Recovery Services.
    • Provides Peer Support training per Recovery Services policy.
    • Assists Peer Support Supervisor in coordinating and maintaining peer support schedules.

    Job Specifications:

    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; ability to interact with sensitivity and effectiveness while working with clients, external agencies and coworkers.
    • Proficient computer skills.
    • Knowledge and ability to operate 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.
    • 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:

    (I)

    • High School Diploma or GED.
    • Ability to be or obtain Recovery Coach Certification within 1 year of hire.
    • Lived experience in addiction recovery, and one (1) year continuous sobriety prior to hire and active and continuing participation in a recovery support program, such as a 12 step program.
    • Continued employment is contingent upon receipt of a satisfactory state and federal background check.

    (II)

    • Current access to all DOC facilities and continue to remain in compliance with all State of Alaska requirements associated with having access to correctional facilities.
    • Recovery Coach Certification.
    • Valid Alaska driver’s license and be insurable under CITC’s automobile insurance (based on points, moving violations, length of driving experience, etc. as reflected in the DMV report).
    • Associates degree in Human Services or related field. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted.
    • Lived experience in addiction recovery, and two (2) years continuous sobriety prior to hire and active and continuing participation in a recovery support program, such as a 12 step program.
    • Continued employment is contingent upon receipt of a satisfactory state and federal background check.

    (III)

    • Current access to all DOC facilities and continue to remain in compliance with all State of Alaska requirements associated with having access to correctional facilities.
    • Valid Alaska driver’s license and be insurable under CITC’s automobile insurance (based on points, moving violations, length of driving experience, etc. as reflected in the DMV report).
    • Bachelor’s degree in Human Services or related field. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted.
    • Recovery Coach Certification.
    • Experience in residential or outpatient substance use treatment and mutual aid (A.A., N.A., etc.).
    • Lived experience in addiction recovery, and three (3) years continuous recovery prior to hire and active and continuing participation in a recovery support program, such as a 12 step program.
    • Leadership training, and one (1) year in a leadership role.

    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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