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Certified Peer Recovery Specialist (CPRS

Company: Volunteers of America Chesapeake
Location: Lanham
Posted on: November 23, 2021

Job Description:

The Certified Peer Recovery Specialist (CPRS) will serve as a recovery agent for participants in the Prince George County Behavioral Health Department (CEI) clients. -The (CPRS) will provide and advocate for effective recovery based services to aid in creating a stable environment for individuals suffering from a substance abuse disorder or a dual diagnosis (mental health and substance abuse disorder). The focus of the position is improving daily living skills, Mentoring and Education and Wellness and Recovery. -The PSS position brings a unique asset to the treatment team as the PSS has firsthand learned experience with recovery that allows the PSS to fully empathize and relate to the struggles of program participants and offers hope and support in overcoming obstacles. It is imperative for the (CPRS) to have knowledge of the Recovery process, signs and symptoms of substance use and mental health issues, and community resources that aid independent living. -The (CPRS) should also have the ability to easily engage participants and build appropriate therapeutic alliances with solid boundaries. - - Requirements Certified Peer Recovery Specialist should have completed the process and requirement for Maryland's Peer Recovery Specialist Certification from MABPCB (Maryland Addictions and Behavioral-health Professional Certification Board). Requirements including the ability to interact and communicate effectively with others, both orally and in writing. -The successful Certified Peer Recovery Specialist (CPRS) must have effective oral and written communication skills, be able to develop effective working relationships with other staff, community partners, and individuals served at the program. -Strong organization skills, problem-solving skills and judgment are desired. - OTHER:

  • This position may requires driving the company vehicle (up to 15 passengers) and personal vehicle for company business including transporting clients/residents. -Must be privileged to drive according to the criteria set forth by Agency MVR guidelines.
    • Valid driver's license in jurisdiction of residence
    • Vehicle liability coverage if driving personal vehicle (on occasion, may be required to transport clients in personal vehicle)
    • May be required to drive a van
    • Acceptable EBI background, OIG Exclusion check -
    • Negative Drug/TB Screening -
    • CPR/First Aid Certification must be acquired and maintained once employed PRINCIPAL ACTIVITIES: --- - - -Work one-on-one with each participant to determine strengths and needs to develop and meet self-directed recovery goals --- - - -Utilize tools such as Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) to help participants create their own individualized recovery plan. --- - - -Assist participants in determining the steps he/she needs to take in order to achieve his/her goals of self-directed recovery and housing stability. --- - - -Assist client in identifying and plugging into self-help groups, community groups, faith based community groups to foster participant's community involvement --- - - -Work closely with Rehabilitation/Residential Coordinators to collaborate continuity of care and place referrals to the community as needed. - --- - - -Document and report concerns to Rehabilitation/Residential Coordinators in a timely manner. --- - - -Assist participants with empowerment skills to improve coping techniques and self-help strategies - --- - - -Consult with direct supervisor or supervisor on duty regarding participant's personal needs, behavior and service planning. --- - - -Follow appropriate critical incident protocol and accompanying documentation --- - - -Provide in-home visitation to support participants. --- - - -Maintain a comprehensive and accurate written record of events that occur during visitations --- - - -As clinically appropriate, share their own recovery story and how they tackled obstacles or challenges in their recovery journey to help normalize participant experience. --- - - -Maintain healthy boundaries with program participants --- - - -Perform other duties as assigned. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: - The physical requirements described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential duties of this job. -Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties. - --- - - -The physical ability to travel to assigned locations and safely operate a motor vehicle to transport oneself, consumers, and program supplies as necessary. - --- - - -The physical to stand, stoop, bend, reach, pull, push, lift, grasp, climb, talk, see, hear and perform basic and light home maintenance activities, and operate office equipment. - --- - - -Move and lift light objects up to 30 pounds such as mail, supplies, files, and equipment. --- - - -Operating office equipment requiring continuous or repetitive hand/arm movements. - --- - - -The ability to remain in a sitting position for extended periods of time. - EFFECTS ON END RESULTS: --- - - -Provides empathy and support to move vulnerable clientele - --- - - -Improves housing and recovery outcomes --- - - -Implements a true model of recovery - OTHER DUTIES: --- - - -Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. - -

Keywords: Volunteers of America Chesapeake, Washington DC , Certified Peer Recovery Specialist (CPRS, Other , Lanham, DC

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