Job: Peer Recovery Specialist – Bridging the Gaps, Inc.- Winchester.
April 12, 2019


Summary of Duties: Provides peer support services under direct supervision (group and/or individual). May lead to coordination of all aspects of peer treatment. Note: This position requires the ability to work on the weekends.

Responsibilities: Non clinical peer-to-peer support activities that engage, educate, and support an individual’s self-help efforts to improve health and recovery resilience and wellness.

Duties include:

  • Provide collaborative services to individuals in achieving sustained recovery from the disease of addiction
  • Provide face to face interactions that supports an individual achieving their self-identified level of recovery, wellness, independence, and personal strengths.
  • Share effective and positive strategies for developing coping skills and wellness tools related to the overcoming the effects of having trauma, substance use disorder, or a mental challenge.
  • Clarify and enhance self-advocacy skills.
  • Encourage peers to develop independent behavior that is based on informed choice; assisting peers in developing empowerment skills through self-advocacy.
  • Provide trained peer-to-peer support in groups encouraging and supporting self-directed participation.
  • Mentor community integration activities (one-to-one or in groups).
  • Coordinate peer treatment with the clinical team, program coordinators, and other staff as directed
  • Present educational lectures for peer groups as directed
  • Participate in in-service trainings; present topics on expertise as required.
  • Complete documentation and reports in a legible, accurate, and timely fashion.
  • Attend treatment team and program development meetings.

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