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Peer Recovery Specialist

Company: Brandywine Counseling & Community Services Inc
Location: Milford
Posted on: November 27, 2022

Job Description:

*Who we are: *
Since 1985 Brandywine Counseling & Community Services, Inc. (BCCS) has been a trusted provider of outstanding substance abuse and behavioral health treatment. BCCS is a community organization that prides itself on helping members of our community recover with dignity. We enhance the quality of life by creatively providing Education, Advocacy, Prevention, Early Intervention and Treatment Services. We promote hope and empowerment to persons and families touched by mental illness, substance abuse, HIV and multiple occurring diagnoses, and their related challenges.
BCCS believes that the Peer Recovery Specialist plays a crucial role in the recovery process as individuals attempt to navigate the behavioral health system. The *PEER RECOVERY SPECIALIST* will assist in this process by supporting and assisting clients through the program. The peer will assist clients in gaining entitlements and accessing resources within the community. The Peer Recovery Specialist will provide guidance and assist clients in overcoming barriers and challenges in their recovery journey. PEER RECOVERY SPECIALIST will act as case managers and will assist clients in obtaining resources such as food, vouchers, housing, linkage to employment services, child care, and social services. The Peer will facilitate psycho-education groups, provide crisis intervention and connect individuals to community resource services.
The Peer will educate and empower individuals by assisting them in developing a strong, stable recovery support system. The Peer will do this by assisting individuals with self-care and self-awareness, encouragement and support, teaching coping skills and teaching the positive benefits of long term recovery. The Peer Specialist is responsible for providing quality, sufficient and appropriate services and for maintaining high professional standards.

*Qualifications: *

* *Must be over 18 years old of age*
* *REQUIRED: High school diploma or GED*
* *REQUIRED: 2 years experience in the drug and alcohol field; (Can be lived experience)*

*Certification/Licensure Information*

* *Peer certification (CPRS) (must obtain within a year from hire)*

*Hours: *

* *Monday-Friday 7am-3pm*

*Other Qualifications: *
*Valid driver's license and excellent driving record.*
The *compensation package* for this position includes:

* A competitive salary
* Group medical, and dental coverage with low employee costs
* 34 paid days off annually
* Tuition reimbursement, a retirement plan with a company match and much more!

Job Type: Full-time%58047475%

Keywords: Brandywine Counseling & Community Services Inc, Wilmington , Peer Recovery Specialist, Other , Milford, Delaware

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