Certified Peer Support Specialist
Pay: Based on Experience
Protea Behavioral Health Counseling is a Behavioral Health Services Organization specializing in assessment and treatment for Residential and Outpatient Treatment Services for individuals 18 years and older seeking treatment for substance use disorders.
Protea Behavioral Health has immediate openings for certified Peer Support. This position provides engagement, recovery support services, education, resources and guidance to individuals who are currently experiencing issues with addictions and substance use disorder.
Join our mission to help individuals with behavioral health disorders live healthy and productive lives.
- Participates in face-to-face outreach efforts to individuals struggling with substance use, including those experiencing homelessness.
- Works closely with community partners to help coordinate services for clients, especially services applicable to individuals experiencing homelessness.
- Assesses individuals for substance use disorders and associated basic needs.
- Assists clients in accessing community resources i.e.: housing, treatment services, applicable benefits, job placement, etc. as determined by client assessment.
- Provides resource, treatment & sober support information to individuals interested in recovery.
- Provides recovery education and support to persons with substance use disorder.
- In collaboration with community partners, connects and engages with individuals who have had recent contact with the emergency response system related to overdose and substance abuse issues.
- Assists with implementation of individual client recovery plans.
- High school graduate or GED.
- Kentucky Peer Recovery Supporter Certification required.
- Lived experience of substance use disorder and active in maintaining recovery for a minimum of twelve months.
- Knowledge of substance use disorder system, mental health system, and healthcare strongly desired. Individual must have demonstrated ability to respectfully motivate other consumers to act on their own behalf and to participate in activities.
- Drug test required prior to start.
- Position requires regular driving of the employee’s personal vehicle. Valid driver’s license, vehicle, and insurable driving record required.
- Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment
- Ability work within a diverse clinical team collaboratively
Education & Experience
- High School diploma or equivalent
- Peer Support Certification in Substance Abuse
- Additional Certifications desired: CSA, T for T, CIT