Certified Peer Specialist
Job Type
Full-time
Description

SUMMARY

This is a professional position under the immediate supervision of the Certified Peer Specialist (CPS) Supervisor and general supervision of the Deputy Executive Director. The position is supported through rural consortium efforts in Lincoln County with focus on supporting the prevention, treatment and recovery of opioid use and other substance use disorder through peer support services. 


RESPONSIBILITIES

· Participate as a team member in the formulation of program and/or agency planning, and in the coordination and implementation of CPS services.

· Certified Peer Specialists use the power of peers to support, encourage, and model recovery and resilience from behavioral health disorders in ways that are specific to the needs of each individual. 

· Certified Peer Specialists interventions may include: sharing lived experiences of recovery; sharing and supporting the use of recovery tools and modeling successful recovery behaviors; helping individuals to connect with other peers and with their community at large; and assisting individuals with identifying strengths and personal resources to aid in their recovery. 

· Provide training for community members on peer services and resources.

· Document all aspects of the job in compliance with agency, contractual, and funding requirements. 

· Perform all other related work as assigned.

Requirements

PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES

· High degree of maturity and emotional stability. Stable in their recovery. Current or former participant in a substance use treatment program.

· Ability to maintain effective and cooperative relationships with volunteers, clients, staff members, and other community social service agen­cies.

· Strong decision-making and leadership skills.

· Cooperative spirit to work as a member of a team.

· Ability to organize well, work with details, and exhibit follow through. 

· Flexibility with regard to evening and weekend work schedules.

· Interest in personal and professional growth and the desire to seek supervision and knowledge to assist in this process. 


SPECIALIZED KNOWLEDGE, EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION

· High School Diploma or Bachelor's in education, psychology, social work, community organization, counseling, human services, or related field.

· Within 6 months of hire obtain, at a minimum, Certified Peer Specialist (CPS) Certification through the Missouri Substance Abuse Professional Credentialing Board. 

· Previous training or experience in public speaking, social services, minority relations, youth programs, planning/coordination, community organization, or teaching preferred.

· Participate in Coalition work i.e. MO PROS


PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to communicate effectively. The physical requirements of this job includes: sitting, standing, walking and climbing stairs on a regular basis; lifting up to 25lbs, pulling and/or pushing on occasion.