Peer Recovery Specialist

Job Summary/Purpose

As a Peer Provider at JFS you will coordinate resources and services in response to individual client needs, planning, coordinating and overseeing activities to increase independence and optimum wellness. You are an active and contributing member of an interdisciplinary team, working in cohesive fashion to meet program goals. Peer Providers are committed to working with all clients regardless of race, gender, religious affiliation, cultural beliefs, lifestyle, and disease process or treatment plan. Certified Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioner (CPRP) plus one year experience in a community based self-help service or behavioral healthcare setting; or Certified Wellness Coach; or Community Mental Health Associate certificate plus two years’ experience in a community based self-help service or behavioral healthcare setting is required.

  • Supports and develops flexible and individualized program service guides.
  • Facilitates linkages to a broad offering of community social services.
  • The supervised delivery and coordination of services to consumers includes:
  • Provides skills development training, coupled with or based upon an assessment of development and progress.
  • Provides supports to clients based on lived experience of recovery, plus skills learned in formal training to provide varied types of support and advocacy to consumers in recovery living in the community
  • Organizes and supports recreational and/or socialization activities.
  • Develops and maintains consistent positive collateral and community relationships.

Education/Experience-Certified Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioner (CPRP) plus one year experience in a community based self-help service or behavioral healthcare setting; or Certified Wellness Coach; or Community Mental Health Associate certificate plus two years’ experience in a community based self-help service or behavioral healthcare setting.

Flexibility as far as schedule is concerned (Day, Evening, etc.); maximum of 15 hours per week

Please send resume in confidence to careers@jfsatlantic.org