Job: Addiction Peer Support Specialist with Delta-T Group – Alexandria
Addiction Peer Support Specialist
Delta-T Group – Alexandria.
General Statement of Duties:
The work includes providing outreach and support services to individuals in the community who are chronically homeless and experiencing substance use disorders. The incumbent will demonstrate empathy, caring, and concern to bolster person’s self-esteem and confidence and will work to engage the individuals in housing and services. The position will operate as part of the Office of Community Services and will work closely with other DCHS teams who work with chronically homeless individuals including PATH street outreach.
Minimum: High School Diploma or GED; one year of specialized training in psychology, rehabilitation, or related human service field; one year of experience working with clients experiencing homelessness or in a housing crisis; and possession of a valid driver’s license issued by state of their residence. The Recovery Peer will have lived experience of Substance Use Disorders (and/or co-occurring disorders) and recovery.
At least one year experience as an SA peer specialist/recovery coach. At least one year of experience working with households experiencing homelessness in an outreach setting. Experience in ability to perform the tasks of the position independently and to make decisions, especially in the absence of the supervisor; ability to maintain effective working relationships; ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both verbally and in writing.
All interested Call Anika at 703-584-5941
Job Type: Contract