Recovery Support Specialist
The person in this position will provide peer support and peer education services to clients on the Substance Use Disorder Caseload. The Recovery Support Specialist works with individuals that have Substance Use Disorders in conjunction with a mental health diagnosis. The person in this position will be expected to use one's own recovery experience to teach and model effective coping and recovery techniques, teach self-help strategies, be a client advocate and teach clients how to effectively use of community resources and natural supports. This person should have at least a year of recovery in their own wellness program. This person will receive training from Via Hope within the first year of employment for Peer Specialist Certification.
This position requires heavy client contact, contact with client's families and referring agencies. It also requires the ability to work under pressure, maintain good personal boundaries, and sometimes handle stressful situations in a professional manner.
This position is directly supervised by the Program Administrator.
All Betty Hardwick Center campuses are Tobacco Free. Use of any tobacco products is not permitted on any of our grounds.
Betty Hardwick Center strives to provide a trauma-sensitive culture of safety, compassion and choice. We value applicants who have training and personal experience in Trauma Informed Care.
Must have direct personal experience and history of legal involvement with probation, parole or incarceration with successfully completing the supervision. Also, have experience living with mental illness and are currently in recovery and managing own wellness successfully. High school diploma or a high school equivalence certificate issued in accordance with the law of the issuing state. Must possess a valid Texas Driver's License and be an insurance driver through the Center Insurance carrier. Must demonstrate competency in provision of rehab services. If not already a credentialed Peer Provider, a person hired for this position will complete peer provider credentialing within one year.