Peer Recovery Support Specialist

Since 1968, Integrity House has provided comprehensive and compassionate addiction treatment services for individuals with substance use disorders. In addition to being accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), an independent, nonprofit accreditor of health and human services, at its highest level for more than 23 years, Integrity House is recognized statewide as a treatment leader. Integrity House is committed to best practice and has expanded its program and services throughout the years to remain an effective resource for those who need help. We currently offer inpatient, outpatient, and halfway house levels of addiction treatment, including medication-assisted treatment; treatment for co-occurring disorders; outpatient mental health services; recovery programs; education and workforce readiness opportunities; and supportive housing.

Integrity House is seeking a full-time Peer Recovery Support Specialist to provide direct support to the consumer and their natural supports, including wellness and recovery support services, psychoeducation, advocacy, crisis intervention, community integration, and skill development.

The Peer Recovery Support Specialist assists the team in coordinating care with other service providers in the Agency or community. Additionally, the Peer Recovery Support Specialist participates as a member of the interdisciplinary team to ensure the provision of services and referral and linkage related to social determinants of health.

This is a full-time, salaried position, and the employee’s weekly hours are Monday through Friday, 9 am to 5 pm. 

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Provides direct support to the consumer and their natural supports, including psychoeducation, advocacy, crisis intervention, community integration, and skill development.
  • Assists the team in coordinating care with other service providers in the Agency or community.
  • Participates as a member of the interdisciplinary team to ensure the provision of services and referral and linkage related to social determinants of health.
  • Greet and formally welcome consumers arriving for the intake process.
  • Facilitate contact with consumers to obtain National Outcome Measures (NOMs) evaluation data.
  • Enter NOMs and health indicator data into corresponding systems (SPARS and Excel) for tracking and population health management.
  • Monitor and adhere to Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC) assessment tools standards.
  • Provide notifications and reminders to the Project Director, Clinical Manager, and other CCBHC staff to maintain adherence to standards for assessment tools and grant requirements.
  • Assist in special projects and perform other assigned duties to support the CCBHC team.
  • Function as a mentor, guide, and resource for consumers.
  • In collaboration with participants and staff, provide flexible recovery support services to ensure cultural relevancy and address consumers’ preferences and identified needs.
  • Facilitate recovery groups and healthy activities.
  • Support consumers as they move through the stages of change to encourage them in their recovery.
  • Assist consumers with gaining skills and resources needed to initiate and maintain recovery.
  • Assist in establishing and sustaining a social and physical environment supportive of recovery.
  • Accompany consumers to appointments for support when possible.
  • Help consumers maintain a healthy community, family, and social functioning.
  • Provide relapse prevention skills based on experience.
  • Model effective coping techniques and self-help strategies to consumers.
  • Promote wellness, empowerment, self-care, and self-advocacy; teach consumers how to practice positive self-talk and combat negative self-talk and fears, and demonstrate problem­-solving techniques to consumers.
  • Support consumers in using a Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP)

Job qualifications include:

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent.
  • Two (2) years of experience working with individuals with substance use disorders.
  • Minimum of two (2) years of abstinence from substance use.
  • Peer recovery specialist certification is required.
  • NJ driver’s license required.
  • Working knowledge of recovery.
  • Thorough understanding of the 12 Steps and other self and mutual recovery support groups.
  • Ability to guide participants toward identifying and developing positive supports within the community.
    • Effective interpersonal skills.
    • Ability to utilize evidence-based practices learned during the orientation period.
    • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to work effectively as a member of an interdisciplinary team.

Physical/Medical Requirements: Prior to hire, candidates shall be required to show documentation of COVID-19 vaccination or eligibility for an exemption and have a negative T.B. skin test and positive titers for the M.M.R.

Interested candidates must submit a thoughtfully written cover letter and resume to DQuijano@integrityhouse.org with the title of the position in the email subject line.

Full-time employees receive a robust benefits package that includes paid holidays, vacation, sick, and personal days; medical, dental, and vision benefits; a medical flexible spending account (F.S.A.); short and long-term disability; life insurance; and a 403b retirement plan with a dollar-for-dollar match up to 3%. Integrity also offers annual rewards and bonuses (dependent on the agency’s financial results), tuition reimbursement; license renewal reimbursement; opportunities for internal advancement and professional development; and a warm, collaborative environment.

INTEGRITY HOUSE IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER COMMITTED TO DIVERSITY

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