Peer Recovery Coach opportunity with flexible hours; Monday - Friday (40 hours per week & Non-weekend).
We are GROWING and looking for talented North Carolina Certified Peers for our Outreach services for local communities covering the Brunswick & New Hanover county including Beaufort, Martin and Nash areas.
Join an exciting team of recovery leaders as we "create opportunities and environments that empower people to recover."
For consideration, please take a few moments to upload your resume and complete the application process so you can start changing lives with us!
Summary of Job: Provides recovery training and outreach and support to adult receiving mental health services in the community. Works with adult providing hope, encouragement, support, self-determination and connection to the community. Assists in implementing and creating a recovery environment. Acts as an advocate for the needs and rights of every person.
Essential Job Functions
Assist in developing natural supports and community living so a greater sense of identity is established.
Ability to facilitate recovery information and recovery tools (i.e. WRAP, Recovery Planner, etc.)
Model personal responsibility, self-advocacy, and hopefulness via telling of own recovery story, how needs are respectfully met, and how a belief in themselves is maintained.
Cultivate connectedness in the person’s life (self, others, the environment, and to meaning and purpose).
Maintain a safe client environment by completing safety checks and removing any hazardous objects and recording findings to designated personnel.
Under direct supervision, may provide supportive services and conduct related activities such as recreation, meal preparation, instruction in daily living skills, etc.
Responsible for cleaning duties and restocking of supplies as needed.
Other duties as assigned.
Documents relevant and required information and services provided in the identified service record (electronic or otherwise) assuring continuity of care as a tool for communication with other team members.
Maintain and observe all HIPAA regulations that apply.
Provide timely, quality and accurate documentation in accordance with program
Safety/ Physical Environment
Participates as a team member to provide a safe recovery environment. Utilizes infection control and other safety standards. Contributes to the cleanliness of the work place.
Utilizes effective positive engagement and conflict resolution skills.
Fosters personal and environmental wellness by taking care of self and maintaining environmental wellness by reporting infection and on the job injuries.
Assesses emergency situations, notifies supervisor of actual or potential challenges, exercises judgment in stressful conditions and responds calmly and quickly. Displays teamwork during emergencies.
Influence and improve operations which are not under direct control.
Use problem solving methods and critical thinking to continuously improve operations.
Actively embodies Recovery Innovations’ mission, vision and values.
Assess situations to determine the importance, urgency and risks, and make clear decisions which are timely and in the best interest of the program and Recovery Innovations.
Contributes and participates in continuous Quality Improvement initiatives.
Models and practices recovery principles in all activities including hope, empowerment, responsibility, mutuality and self determination.
Develop new and innovative ways to improve operations of the program and to create new opportunities.
Determine strategies to move the program and Recovery Innovations forward, set goals, create and implement action plans, and evaluate the process and results.
Establish and maintain positive working relationship with others, both internally and externally, to achieve the goals of the organization.
Serves as a representative of the organization, acts as a positive role model towards all interactions (internal/ external stakeholders and people we serve) without judgment.
Provides assistance in a concise, informative manner, keeping a positive, courteous tone and appropriate non-verbal communication and effective listening.
Contributes to effective teamwork by combining skills and energies in a coordinated effort with supervisors, co-workers, guests and outside agencies.
Communicates collaboratively with inter/intra-disciplinary team members and participates in team meetings.
Develops collaborative relationships with community partners.
Accepts feedback and contributes in an open and receptive way.
Works independently or as part of a team; ability to interact appropriately with others.
Speak, listen and write clearing, thorough and timely manner using appropriate and effective communication tools and techniques.
Work cooperatively and effectively with others to set goals, resolve problems, and make decisions that enhance organizational effectiveness.
Positively influence others to achieve results that are in the best interest of the organization.
Focus on Service Participant Needs: Anticipate, understand, and respond to the needs of the internal and external customers to meet or exceed their expectations within the organizational parameters.
Understand ethical behavior and business practices and ensure that own behavior and the behavior of others is consistent with these standards and aligns with the values of the organization.
Provide a safe and nurturing environment with an emphasis on respect, diversity, acceptance and compassion.
An ability to interact effectively within the context of the cultural beliefs, behaviors, language and needs.
Develops and maintain accurate community resources for education, information and referrals appropriate to guests needs
Education, Licenses and Experience
High School Diploma or G.E.D.
Successfully completed RI’s Peer Employment Training Course and/or North Carolina State Peer Certification.
Current or past recipient of mental health services.
Additional Requirements, Certifications and Qualifications
Participates in Relias training and other required training upon hire and maintains all annual training requirements as assigned.
Annual completion of Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI) Training.
Must have TB test clearance.
Participates in Supervision (One hour for every 40 hours worked).
Driving record clearance for the past 39 months as determined by the State Department of Motor Vehicles
Valid North Carolina Driver’s license (by assignment)
Must be able to meet the requirements of the organizations driver’s policy.
Works in general office environment and behavioral health clinical areas. Some risk involved in the event people being served have challenges with control which is mitigated by team training in verbal de-escalation skills. Must possess visual and audio skills to complete job duties. Schedule may include long hours and travel throughout geographic region.
Works in a standard office environment or individual’s home with some exposure to hazardous situations. Physical demands may include work close to the eyes and substantial motions of the wrist, hands, and/or fingers. Sitting, standing, walking, handling, finger dexterity; eye-hand-foot coordination, use of corrected vision; color vision; use of auditory senses. May be required to lift up to twenty (20) pounds.
Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities, who are otherwise qualified, to perform the primary function.
In addition to a competitive salary, we offer an excellent benefit package: Bilingual Differentials, Shift Differentials, Medical, HSA, Dental, Vision, and Group Life Insurance, Employer Matching 401k Plan, Employee Perks Program, Employee Assistance Program, Paid Holidays and Generous PTO (paid time off) Program.
RI is an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.
All candidates are required to pass a pre-employment substance abuse test before beginning employment, to include the use of recreational marijuana. RI is committed to maintaining a workplace free of the effects of drugs and alcohol for the health, safety and welfare of its employees, their families and our guests.
RI is committed to diversity in the workplace and promotes equal employment opportunities for all applicants and employees. We value a diverse workforce because diversity strengthens our teams and supports our innovative approaches to client engagement creating a healthier atmosphere.
Yes. Provides outreach and support to adult receiving mental health services
Life Experience w/Mental HS Some Knowledge
GED or better.
High School or better.
Licenses & Certifications
NC Nurse Aide Registry
Motor Vehicle Report
Driver Safety Policy Ack
NC Cert. Peer Sup Spec
Peer Employment Training