HCA Staffing is currently seeking qualified candidates to fill the position of Peer Recovery Specialist for the Rappahannock Rapidan Health District / Prince William Health District and surrounding areas. This position is a contract position, which will extend approximately through Feburary 20, 2020, with a possible year extension. Position is approximately 32 hours a week, typically during clinic hours.
Opioid Response Peer Recovery Specialist
Job Description: This position provides support to a local opioid response activities through direct outreach activities to individuals with substance use disorder.
Job Duties: This position assists local opioid response activities through application of their lived experiences and training as a Peer Recovery Specialist to improve outreach to and connection to resources for individuals in the locality with substance use disorder. Activities may include direct outreach (through ride-alongs with law enforcement or emergency medical services or in follow-up after overdoses where law enforcement and/or EMS were responders) with regular follow-up by the PRS with individuals identified and where possible facilitation of linkage to services or resources by the PRS. Duties may include assisting in outreach program development, coordination, and tracking with response agencies; position may also be responsible for maintaining an updated list of resources and create connections with resources to facilitate linkage when needs are identified.
This individual will also provide expertise to local opioid response activities through education and training for first responders as well as through input on messaging and outreach efforts. This individual may also be expected to become a REVIVE! trainer (DBHDS training on recognition of opioid overdose and response with nasal naloxone) and to provide training and counseling on opioid overdose reversal as well as dispensing of naloxone to individual via a health district standing order. Performs other duties as assigned that relate to addressing the opioid addiction crisis.