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Job Title:        Peer Recovery Specialist                               Status: Non Exempt

Date Prepared: 01-18-2019

Program:  SAMHSA GBHI Grant                                     Location: Davidson County

Supervised By: Grant Program Manager

Job Qualifications:

The Peer Recovery Specialist (CPRS) will have a minimum of a High School Diploma or equivalent and have “lived experience” with homelessness and/or a substance use or co-occurring disorder. Must have good communication skills and a strong desire to help homeless individuals and families who have substance use and co-occurring disorders gain the skills necessary to live successfully in the community. Previous service to the focus population preferred.  Must possess basic computer skills, a valid Tennessee driver’s license, reliable transportation, and safe driving record.

Must value cultural differences, teamwork, and a variety of program types. Must be able to create a culture of respect, be flexible, motivate others, and adapt to the needs of partner agencies and other stakeholders.  Must be able to work within a team of service providers as well as individually.

Summary of Job:

The Peer Recovery Specialist will provide direct peer-to-peer support services to individuals who have mental illness, substance abuse, or co-occurring disorders. Because of their lived experience, the CPRS will draw from his or her own journey of recovery to inspire hope and provide support to others who are facing similar situations.

The Peer Recovery Specialist will work within a multidisciplinary team of Case Managers that provide Critical Time Intervention Case Management Services to individuals and families who are experiencing homelessness and who also have, or a member of the family has, a substance use or co-occurring disorder. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Assisting peers in developing problem-solving skills so they can respond to challenges to their recovery; Demonstrate/model strategies/approaches for overcome personal fears, anxieties, urges, and triggers; Assist peers in articulating their personal goals and objectives for recovery and sobriety; Assist peers in creating their personal recovery plans; Assist peers in obtaining services that support individual recovery needs; Assist peers in developing empowerment skills through self-advocacy; Work cohesively with the team in service planning and coordination; Assist staff in a collaborative process in identifying programs and environments that are conducive to recovery; and Ensure timely and appropriate documentation as required by Centerstone and Program Leadership.

 

Supervisory Responsibilities for:  NA

 

Compliance requirement for annual completion of KPI forms

Regular and Reliable Attendance is required

 

Other Duties and Responsibilities:

All other duties as assigned.

  

Job Title: Therapist                                                  Status: Exempt

Date Prepared: January 17, 2019

Program: SAMHSA GBHI Grant                          Location: Davidson County

Supervised By: Program Manager

 

Job Qualifications:

Must have a Master Degree in Social Work or Counseling.  License or license eligible is preferred.  Must have experience with providing substance use and/or co-occurring treatment to low income or homeless individuals and/or families.  Must be able to work effectively within a multidisciplinary team and have excellent communication and writing skills.

Individual will need to have organizational abilities, and creative problem solving skills with the ability to coordinate multiple tasks.  Bi-lingual skills a plus and knowledge of area community services and resources preferred.  Must have reliable transportation, liability insurance, and TN driver’s license.

Must value cultural differences and be committed to helping homeless individuals and their families.  Must be willing to provide services in the participant’s home or other appropriate location when necessary. Must be able to create a culture of respect, be flexible, motivate others, and adapt to the participant’s pace and needs.

 

Summary of Job:

The Therapist will provide assessments, behavioral health treatment and crisis services to individuals who are experiencing homelessness and have substance use (SUD) or co-occurring disorders (COD) and/or families who experience homelessness with one or more family members who have a substance use or co-occurring disorder.  Interventions/Approaches include Integrated Treatment for Co-Occurring Disorders, Trauma Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Interventions, Trauma Assessment Pathway (TAP), and Motivational Enhancement techniques.  Training will be provided as needed.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

The candidate chosen will work within a multidisciplinary team whose focus is to provide appropriate assessments, treatment, housing and recovery services to homeless individuals and families. Although treatment will predominantly be provided in a clinic setting, there will be times when the therapist will be expected to meet participants in the community.  E-therapy will also be utilized.

  • Provide Behavioral Health Assessments that will identify participant needs and drive treatment decisions.
  • Provide evidence based treatment services in an individual and/or group format.
  • Provide crisis services to participant as needed.
  • Work closely with the treatment team to ensure that participants are receiving clinically appropriate services that support their recovery.
  • Participate in team meetings and keep team informed of participant’s clinical issues.
  • Participate in community meetings focused on ending homelessness as needed.
  • Complete chart documentation within 24 hours of providing treatment.
  • Assist the Project Manager with providing education to community social service workers, medical providers, youth-serving agencies, law enforcement, clergy and other stakeholders to inform and raise awareness of substance use disorders, homelessness and effective recovery and housing support services.

 

Supervisory Responsibilities for:

None

Compliance requirement for annual completion of KPI forms

Regular and Reliable Attendance is required

Other Duties and Responsibilities:

All other duties as assigned.