Peer Recovery Assistant (20 hrs/wk in Anderson/Roane)
Summary
Title:Peer Recovery Assistant (20 hrs/wk in Anderson/Roane)
ID:11198
Department:Criminal Justice
Description

RIDGEVIEW, a not-for-profit community mental health center based in Oak Ridge, TN, has an immediate opening for a Part-Time (20 hrs/wk) Peer Recovery Specialist.

A Peer Recovery Specialist is a position in Ridgeview’s Recovery Reentry Program (RREP) and is a member of the client’s Reentry Team. This position will assist and support consumer self-help, advocacy, and education about co-occurring mental health/substance abuse issues and resources. The ideal candidate is one who has lived experience with substance mis-use and criminal justice system involvement. Through Peer Recovery Support, consumers develop their own program to supplement existing recovery services or provide an alternative to those services. Duties will include providing peer support, assistance in meeting program objectives, co-facilitating mental health/substance abuse recovery groups (as needed) and providing transitional reentry supports for offenders released from jail. CPRS is preferred but not required.

The schedule will be 20 hours occurring flexibly during the 8am-8pm range on weekdays, and will be shared between Anderson & Roane Counties.


Ridgeview has been named a 2018 Top Workplace by Knoxville News Sentinel. Ridgeview is a place where staff want to work, a place where staff are valued and appreciated, and a place where staff are proud of the impact they are making toward the improvement of people's lives. At Ridgeview, ultimate job satisfaction is derived from co-workers, clients, and the realization that we are part of carrying out Ridgeview's mission.
 

HOPE | HEALING | RECOVERY
"Where life's complexities are met with hope"


REQUIREMENTS

GED o
r high school diploma required. Current or former mental health consumer required. Prefer experience working in peer recovery role. Prefer CPRS, but not required (we will work with you to obtain peer certification after hire if you are the right candidate). Requires safe driving history during 3 year lookback history so that you may obtain an F endorsement on TN driver’s license (may obtain after hire).



JOB DUTIES

A Peer Recovery Specialist is a position in Ridgeview’s Recovery Reentry Program (RREP) and is a member of the client’s Reentry Team. This position will assist and support consumer self-help, advocacy, and education about co-occurring mental health/substance abuse issues and resources. The ideal candidate is one who has lived experience with substance mis-use and criminal justice system involvement. Through Peer Recovery Support, consumers develop their own program to supplement existing recovery services or provide an alternative to those services. Duties will include providing peer support, assistance in meeting program objectives, co-facilitating mental health/substance abuse recovery groups (as needed) and providing transitional reentry supports for offenders released from jail. CPRS is preferred but not required.

BENEFITS

Ridgeview offers part-time employees pro-rated vacation and sick time accumulation. 

Ridgeview is an approved National Health Service Corp site. 

Ridgeview is an equal opportunity employer. Ridgeview conducts Background Checks, Motor Vehicle Records, License/Degree Verification, and Drug Screens at hire. Employment is contingent upon clean drug screen, background check and driving record.

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