The Certified Recovery Peer Specialist (CRPS) is a contract position and provides peer support services; serves as a participant advocate; provides information and recovery support for participants enrolled in the Florida Self-Directed Care Program. The CRPS performs a wide range of tasks utilizing a team approach with the SDC Recovery Coach which will assist participants in regaining control over their own lives and over their own recovery process. The CRPS will be a role model exhibiting competence in recovery and ongoing coping skills and is an individual who is stable in their own recovery from mental health or substance abuse.
EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS
1) A high school diploma or GED
2) Must be at least 21 years old
3) Demonstrated proficiency in reading and writing
4) Has completed a training program approved by the Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF)/FL Certification Board for Certified Recovery Peer Specialist
5) Has applied for and successfully passed the certification exam approved by the Florida Certification Board for Certified Recovery Peer Specialist (or within 6 months of hire)
6) Completes 10 hours of approved continuing education training per year as outlined by the Florida Certification Board for Recovery Certified Peer Specialist
7) Must abide by and agree to the Florida Certification Board’s Code of Ethical and Professional Conduct and Disciplinary Procedures for Certified Recovery Peer Specialists. See http://flcertificationboard.org/ethics/
8) Has a personal belief in recovery for all persons served
9) Possess a willingness to share their own recovery experience as relevant to persons served
10) Flexibility to engage people based on their level of receptivity and individual needs
11) Ability to establish trusting relationship with Peers
12) Ability to establish and maintain personal boundaries.
13) Ability to pass a Florida Level II background screening
14) Ability to pass a pre-employment drug screening.
15) Will become WRAP trained within 6 months of hire
16) Must have reliable transportation and vehicle insurance
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND FUNCTIONS
· Acts as a team member with Recovery Coach and participant to successfully identify smart goals and identify steps to reach recovery goals.
· Willingness to provide peer-recovery education as identified by the participant served
· Assists peers with assessing their unique strengths and abilities
· Helps peers with identifying, developing, and working towards recovery goals
· Assists peers with developing self-advocacy skills
· Helps peers identify and access appropriate professional resources
· Provides education for team members regarding the recovery process and the role of a Certified Recovery Peer Specialist
· Assists in developing and implementing LAP goals.
· Participates in meetings and staffing as required.
· Provides resources for clients and coaches on a recovery culture
· Serves as a link to community resources, teaches and models clients self-advocacy, and acts as a community liaison/educator
· Reports significant/major incidences
· Adheres to data privacy practices/HIPAA/Confidentialy to both participant and participant records
· Writes progress notes, and assists in summaries and discharges
· Maintains required productivity
· Assists participants in WRAP and identifying relapse prevention plans
· Apply motivational Interviewing strategies to effectively engage service recipients
· Facilitate Psycho-educational activities for groups and individuals
· Participates in Quality Improvement activities and committee assignments as requested.
· Promotes and encourages recovery based on SAMHSA’s Guiding Principles of Recovery support services in line with SAHSA Recovery Support Strategic Initiative which include the four major dimensions that support a life in recovery as follows;
Health – overcoming or managing ones’ diseases(s) or symptoms-for example, abstaining from the use of alcohol, illicit drugs, and non-prescribed medications if one has an addiction problem-and for everyone in recovery, making informed, health choices that support physical and emotional wellbeing.
Home – A stable and safe place to live
Purpose – Meaningful daily activates, such as a job, school, volunteerism, family are taking or creative endeavors, and the independence, income and resources to participate in society and
Community – relationships and social networks that provide support, friendship, love and hope
Anyone with these skills that is interested in a challenging and highly rewarding work experience where every day provides an opportunity for growth is encouraged to email their resume to firstname.lastname@example.org with the Subject Line “Peer Specialist 12/2019”