Bi-Lingual, English/Spanish Lead Peer Recovery Support Specialist
STATUS: Full-Time Staff
REPORTS TO: Executive Director
Salary Range: $25-$29 per hour, based on exp.
SEND RESUME TO INFO@TPOR.ORG
The Lead Peer Recovery Support Specialist (LPRSS), from the foundation of their own personal lived experience with substance use challenges and successful recovery, will provide Peer Recovery Support Services, acting as a mentor and guide for those seeking or sustaining recovery. Through the process of coaching and a willingness to share their own lived experiences, the LPRSS promotes recovery by helping a peer define their recovery goals, identify strengths, remove barriers, connect to the recovery community and engage in supportive services. Recovery coaching offers a unique opportunity to build relationships of equality, trust and confidence in which a LPRSS values each peer’s individual beliefs and supports them in mapping out a self-directed recovery journey. The LPRSS must have previous staff supervision experience of up to 5 people for at least 2 years. The LPRSS will meet with each coach for one hour per week to ensure all administrative duties are completed (case notes, wellness plans/goals, assessments, staff meetings, calendar, time tracking, travel, training, etc.), provide case conceptualization, assist with navigating any case challenges, review resource referrals, ethics considerations, and confidentiality requirements. The LPRSS will maintain a recovery circle of approximately 10 active peers, engaging with those peers through a combination of phone support, online video sessions, and in-person meetings, as frequently as needed to support long term recovery. The LPRSS will maintain accurate documentation of coaching sessions, interactions, referrals, evaluations, and wellness recovery plans. This position requires fluency in English and Spanish, verbal and written, additionally requires strong ethics, including the confidentiality of all records, accurate performance of all duties according to The Purpose of Recovery (TPOR) policies and procedures, and ensure quality of services provided. For in-person recovery coaching sessions and community outreach, the LPRSS must be able to commute to multiple communities in Orange County.
● Through their own lived experience with substance use challenges and successful recovery, will serve as a role model who shares personal strengths and skills as well as the hope that recovery is possible for everyone ● Support the values of The Purpose of Recovery
● Model, advocate, and promote recovery goals and philosophy within the community
●Assist peers in developing and maintaining a comprehensive wellness recovery plan by identifying personal strengths, interests, social relationships, hopes, and sources of well-being, as well as knowledge and skills supporting their recovery journey
●LPRSS will maintain a recovery circle of approximately 10 active peers, engaging with those peers through a combination of phone support, online video sessions, and in-person meetings, as frequently as needed to support long term recovery
●For in-person recovery coaching sessions and community outreach, the LPRSS must be able to commute to multiple communities in Orange County.
● Educate peers on accessing community opportunities and resources, matching their interests and hopes for the future and linking them to these resources
● Provide recovery services in the areas of emotional support, concrete supports, instructional support, and community support, and facilitate such supports at a dosage and frequency comparable to peer needs
● Maintain accurate documentation of coaching sessions, interactions referrals, evaluations, and wellness recovery plans
● Ensure privacy and confidentiality of peer information is maintained
●Willing and able to facilitate, or learn to facilitate, recovery support group meetings, virtual and in-person
● Weekly supervision of multiple PRSS staff, to ensure all administrative duties are completed (case notes, wellness plans/goals, assessments, staff meetings, calendar, time tracking, travel, training, etc.), provide case conceptualization, navigating any case challenges, review resource referrals, ethics considerations, and confidentiality maintenance.
● Be flexible and open to multiple, personally chosen pathways in recovery (comfortable knowing that no single recovery path and community living fits everyone)
● Be strong in their belief that almost all people can move forward in life and in recovery - and have the ability to convey this perspective to others
● Able to work as a recovery team member, bringing special skills and experience to help peers in their recovery journey
● Have excellent people skills that build rapport and put others at ease
● Ability to work with individuals supporting their person-centered wellness recovery plans
Fluent in English and Spanish with the ability to express themselves in both written and verbal communication
● Be able to communicate in a friendly and informative manner with people from a wide variety of cultural and ethnic backgrounds and lifestyles
● Be able to use and/or learn to use computers and program related software proficiently
● Work independently and possess strong time management skills
● Understand and ensure the ethical practices of a Peer Recovery Support Specialist
● Be familiar with the communities where peers will want to make connections
● Be in touch with their own interests, life goals, and sources of well-being - with an ability and strong desire to help others and model self-care and personal recovery
● Strong leadership skills, including the ability to communicate effectively, provide conflict resolution, promote staff growth, motivate others, patient teaching skills, and provide effective feedback
JOB SUPPORTS & TRAINING PROVIDED
● Direct supervision from the Program Director
● Weekly Group Supervision
● Training specific to the Peer Recovery Support Specialist role
● Weekly support and feedback sessions with experienced Peer Coaches
● Participation in training and role play exercises as needed EXPERIENCE Required
● Fluent in English and Spanish, verbal and written
●Must be a person with lived experience in substance use with a minimum of one year of sustained recovery ● 2+ years experience supervising up to 5 staff
● Background check free of arrests/convictions related to assault and/or endangering the safety of others. Other arrests/convictions will be considered on an individual basis. Preferred
● Six+ months of experience working with people in recovery
LICENSE OR CERTIFICATE
● A valid California driver’s license, and proof of active auto insurance
● High School diploma or equivalent
● Must be a Certified Peer Support Specialist or have the ability to obtain certification within two months of employment
● Primarily a work-from-office position with multiple office sites
● Some work-from-home
●For in-person recovery coaching sessions and community outreach, the LPRSS must be able to commute to multiple communities in Orange County, including (but not limited to): Anaheim, Buena Park, Orange, Santa Ana, Irvine, Costa Mesa, and Newport Beach.
TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION PLEASE EMAIL YOUR RESUME AND COVER LETTER TO INFO@TPOR.ORG
DISCLAIMER: All statements are intended to describe the generic nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job description. They are not intended to be an all-inclusive list of responsibilities, duties and skills required of employees in this classification.
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