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Dismas Inc

Certified Peer Recovery Specialist

Dismas Inc

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Job Summary

Working from the Nashville office and under the supervision of the Clinical Director, Dismas House seeks a full-time Certified Peer Recovery Specialist (CPRS) to provide support and peer recovery services to its residents.

We’re looking for a compassionate, care-driven professional who believes in helping individuals discover, plan, and live a life in recovery. The ideal candidate has experience or a passion for working with justice-involved persons and a broad knowledge of recovery support programs (12-steps, SMART, Refuge Recovery, etc.).

The CPRS will cohesively work with the Dismas Care Team (VP of programs, clinical director, case managers, admissions manager, and program coordinator) who meets weekly to discuss each resident’s progress. They must have flexibility with work hours including the ability to work some evening and weekend hours as needed and must have a valid driver’s license, a reliable car and ability to go into Tennessee prisons and jails if needed.

We would like to fill this position as soon as possible.

Job Responsibilities

  • Meet individually with residents as needed to assist in developing a personalized plan for recovery that meets the unique needs and strengths of that resident.
  • Review progress and challenges and provide accountability for actions towards recovery.
  • Meet regularly and communicate with program team to discuss resident’s progress and discuss best practice.
  • Manage the program’s 12-step requirement process, including printing and stocking folder with meeting forms, reviewing comments, following up with residents, attend and vet potential meetings, and guide residents on obtaining sponsorship. Coordinate with Program Coordinator to ensure an integrated process.
  • Conduct random drug and alcohol tests as needed. If female, order drug tests for residents as needed
  • Communicate regularly with residents about residential policies and resident concerns, answering questions about their needs, goals and treatment plans.
  • Maintain a current list of recovery resources.
  • Document within Apricot each encounter with a resident that focuses on their recovery in a timely
  • manner of by the end of the next business day.
  • Attend all mandatory trainings, workshops and meetings as required.
  • Schedule and attend 12-step and other recovery meetings as needed.
  • Attend and escort residents on quarterly outing(s) as needed.
  • Facilitate psychoeducation groups focused on addiction and recovery topics.
  • Contribute to development and facilitation of recovery programming, in collaboration with Program Coordinator and Clinical Director.
  • Develop recovery events and work collaboratively with Dismas staff to facilitate events.
  • Assign and review step work with each resident, for those committed to 12-step recovery programs.
  • Performs other duties as assigned and needed.

Qualifications

  • Meet individually with residents as needed to assist in developing a personalized plan for recovery that meets the unique needs and strengths of that resident.
  • Review progress and challenges and provide accountability for actions towards recovery.
  • Meet regularly and communicate with program team to discuss residents progress and discuss best practice.
  • Manage the program’s 12-step requirement process, including printing and stocking folder with meeting forms, reviewing comments, following up with residents, attend and vet potential meetings, and guide residents on obtaining sponsorship. Coordinate with Program Coordinator to ensure an integrated process.
  • Conduct random drug and alcohol tests as needed. If female, order drug tests for residents as needed
  • Communicate regularly with residents about residential policies and resident concerns, answering questions about their needs, goals and treatment plans.
  • Maintain a current list of recovery resources.
  • Document within Apricot each encounter with a resident that focuses on their recovery in a timely manner of by the end of the next business day.
  • Attend all mandatory trainings, workshops and meetings as required.
  • Schedule and attend 12-step and other recovery meetings as needed.
  • Attend and escort residents on quarterly outing(s) as needed.
  • Facilitate psychoeducation groups focused on addiction and recovery topics.
  • Contribute to development and facilitation of recovery programming, in collaboration with Program Coordinator and Clinical Director.
  • Develop recovery events and work collaboratively with Dismas staff to facilitate events.
  • Assign and review step work with each resident, for those committed to 12-step recovery programs.
  • Performs other duties as assigned and needed.

Additional Information

Benefits

Excellent PTO and health insurance package. 401k and HSA available.

How to Apply

Send cover letter, resume and references to Careers@dismas.org

No person in the Dismas organization shall on the grounds of race, gender, disability, religion, national origin, or sexual orientation be excluded from the participation in, or be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity associated with Dismas House.

Details

  • Date Posted: December 5, 2022
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Programs and Service Delivery
  • Service Area: Social / Human Services
  • Start Date: 01/02/2023
  • Salary Range: Dependent on Experience
  • Working Hours: 40 hours per week