Center for Family Services is seeking an experienced individual for the Peer Recovery Support Specialist position within its Child Protection Substance Abuse Initiative Program. The Peer Recovery Support Specialist provides encouragement, outreach, personal assistance in the completion of daily living skills, linkage to community supports, transportation, in home services, and advocacy to individuals in the program. They also serve as a positive role model and educator to parents and caregivers. This individual draws upon their life experience to carry a message of hope and recovery to individuals who are experiencing substance use disorder.
Location: Mays Landing, NJ
Duties and Responsibilities:
The PRSS maintains relationships with parent/caregiver and families in order to assist individuals in the treatment engagement and retention process, reinforces and ensures that recovery is possible, provides supportive outreach and engagement, and assists in establishing and sustaining a social and physical environment supportive of recovery. This individual enhances identification and participation in the recovery community. They develop a Recovery plan with the parent/caregiver, attend all Family Team Meetings and Focus on Supervision as requested, provide direct client services, complete all documentation of parent/caregiver contact within 24 hours, and maintain appropriate service records according to agency and program guidelines. The PRSS provides weekly supervision alternating between individual and group with a minimum of two individual supervision sessions per month.
All positions require pre-employment drug screening and criminal record checks. Many positions require motor vehicle record evaluations and medical clearances. Center for Family Services is an equal opportunity employer offering competitive salaries and excellent benefits packages. For more information, please visit our website at www.centerffs.org.