TPC-Peer Recovery Support Specialist-Hope Initiative

The Providence Center

Job Title: Peer Recovery Specialist- Anchor MORE (Hope Initiative)

Division: Intermediate Services

Department: Anchor MORE

Reports To: Manager of Anchor MORE

SUMMARY: Provide recovery coaching onsite at HOPE Initiative in East Providence and through police ride-along. Monday through Friday, 8:00am-4:00pm.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Provide recovery coaching for individuals in the community and family members.
  • Advocate for the needs of each individual.
  • Locate, track and provide services to individuals who are in need of support for their drug and alcohol use. Provide referrals including but not limited to detox, food/clothing, housing, medication-assisted treatment, residential programs and counseling.
  • Build relationships with Police Department staff. Work with a multidisciplinary team of law enforcement officers and clinicians to provide direct services and coordinate care.
  • Obtain all necessary releases of information (ROI) as needed. Abide by all 42 CFR Part 2, HIPPA, Federal and State Confidentiality laws and TPC policies.
  • Ensure all shift sheets and questionnaires are collected, reconciled and entered into various data systems correctly and timely.
  • Additional duties and/or services as assigned

Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.

  • Candidate must demonstrate an understanding of, and belief in, the addiction recovery process
  • Must be a person with lived recovery experience, with minimum 2 years of continuous recovery
  • Positive communication skills
  • Must be 21 years old or older

Education and/or Experience: Associates Degree or higher preferred. High School diploma or GED required. RI State certified Recovery Coach or plan to complete this within first year. Understanding of community resources and recovery oriented systems of care model.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: MUST have a valid driver’s license, registration and proper auto insurance. (Provide a copy to your manager).

Other Skills and Abilities: Knowledge of basic crisis intervention, motivational interviewing, and some case management techniques required. Ability to act as an advocate for the needs of the participant is required.

Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.




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