Wishope

We’re Hiring: Peer Recovery Specialists/Coaches in Rock County, Wisconsin

Project WisHope is looking to hire Peer Support Specialists/Recovery Coaches in Rock County, Wisconsin.  

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Job Description:

Peer Recovery Coach’s role is to support others in recovery from a substance use and co-occurring mental health disorders. The Peer Support Specialist/ Recovery Coach will serve as a role model, mentor, advocate and motivator to recovering individuals in order to help prevent relapse and promote long-term recovery. The Recovery Specialist must demonstrate an ability to share personal recovery experiences and to develop authentic peer-to-peer relationships. Must be Peer Recovery Coach Certified or able to successfully complete our Peer Recovery Coach Academy Training.

MUST HAVE AT 1 YEAR IN LONG-TERM RECOVERY FROM ADDICTION.

Duties and Functions:

  1. Maintain project logs, reports and records in appropriate files and database(s).
  2. Provide recovery education to service recipients for every phase of the recovery journey from pre-recovery engagement, recovery initiation, recovery stabilization, and sustained recovery maintenance.
  3. Provide a model for both people in recovery and staff by demonstrating that recovery is possible.
  4. Assist recovering persons to identify their personal interests, goals, strengths and weaknesses regarding recovery.
  5. Assist/coach recovering persons develop their own plan for advancing their recovery; for “getting the life they want.”
  6. Recovery Planning — facilitate (via personal coaching) the transition from a professionally directed service plan to a self-directed Recovery Plan. The goal should be to transition from professionally assisted recovery initiation to personally directed, community supported recovery maintenance.
  7. Promote self-advocacy by assisting recovering persons to have their voices fully heard; their needs, goals and objectives established as the focal point of rehabilitation and clinical services.
  8. Actively identify and support linkages to community resources (communities of recovery, educational, vocational, social, cultural, spiritual resources, mutual self- help groups, professional services, etc.) that support the recovering person’s goals and interests. This will involve a collaborative effort including the recovering person, agency staff and other relevant stakeholders.
  9. Support connections to community based, mutual self-help groups. Link individuals to appropriate professional resources when needed. Provide vision-driven hope and encouragement for opportunities at varying levels of involvement in community-based activities (e.g., work, school, relationships, physical activity, self-directed hobbies, etc.).
  10. Develop relationships with community groups/agencies in partnership with others in the agency.
  11. As recovery specialist position evolves and knowledge increases, visit community resources with recovering persons to assist them in becoming familiar with potential opportunities.
  12. .Identify barriers (internal and external) to full participation in community resources and developing strategies to overcome those barriers.
  13. Maintain contact by phone and/or e-mail with recovering person after they leave the program to ensure their ongoing success and to provide re-engagement support in partnership with others in the agency if needed. Long-term engagement, support, and encouragement.

We offer:

TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION COMPLETE OUR ONLINE FORM HERE: APPLY NOW!

  • Part-time and full-time positions
  • Interdisciplinary team approach
  • Flexible schedule
  • Pay depending on experience and skill set

About WisHope:

We are a 501 (C3) non-profit, peer-run Recovery Community Organization and our mission is to provide resources, education, advocacy, and peer support to Wisconsin’s recovery community members, including those directly impacted by addiction and mental health conditions and their family members, friends and allies. We are committed to inspiring our recovery community members to become change agents within their communities by empowering each person to know that recovery is possible and that their story has the power to create positive and long-lasting change for themselves and others. 

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