All employees are expected to effectively
support the agency's mission to provide consumer-centered care to those with
substance disorders or with co-occurring substance and psychiatric
disorders. Employees are expected to engage consumers in continuing care
and treatment by using interventions which are diagnosis-specific, and
communicate empathically with clients regarding addiction, mental illness,
medications and recovery. Promotes client's self-determination, personal
responsibility and empowerment inherent in self-directed recovery; facilitates
and teaches clients role recovery elements
- Communications -
Communicate with supervisor and established chain of command regarding
daily operations and/or incidents; document all required information in a
clear, legible, timely, concise and accurate manner.
authority; models direct and clear communications with peers, clients and
subordinates; culturally aware and respectful of differences.
documents events and transactions specific to job duties in approved
Agency formats; understands and adheres to administration and program
Agency communication devices and information technology as a business
tool; proficient, as required, in the use of Outlook, DATIS, Train Caster,
KIS and related IT systems and software applications.
Acumen - Adheres
to agency policies.
ethically;presents a professional image in appearance,
communications and demeanor; adheres to Agency scheduling Policy; follows
activity schedules; committed to personal professional development
a helping relationship with administrative and program management.
to participate in effective approaches and training to enhance job skills;
seek opportunities to mentor new staff; ability to recognize unsafe
behaviors, situations, environments; acts to maintain the safety and
well-being of persons receiving services, staff and community members.
- High school and
three years of direct service experience in a substance abuse or mental
health treatment or recovery setting. Personal recovery experience
will be considered on a year for year basis for up to two years of the
required experience. A Bachelor's degree in a health or human services
field may substitute for two years of the experience.
- Must possess
competencies specific to the service/s provided. Competencies may
include life experience, training, certification, education or other
background in the service area.
ACTS, Inc. employees must be able and willing to work when expected to
accommodate program and/or agency needs, participate in the agency's
Quality Improvement Program and attend all assigned/required training,
practice on-the-job safety at all times, and demonstrate the ability to
communicate and work with others and be respectful of peers, supervisors,
clients, guests, etc. If required by contract or administrative rule, must
fully participate in NAPPI (crisis intervention) training and able to
apply same to work setting.
Considerations: Standard office environment and meeting rooms
Quality of Work Expected:
Level commensurate with satisfactory Peer Support Specialist performance
Quantity of Work Expected: Commensurate with level
necessary to fully meet obligations
Scope of Responsibilities:Conduct psycho-educational
groups, promote consumer empowerment, assist with admission and consumer access
to entitlements and other resources.
Supervision: Work is performed under the
supervision of a Program Administrator, Director or Supervisor. This position
does not provide supervision to others.
- Adheres to
agency designated model for treating persons with substance and/or
co-occurring mental disorders; promotes consumer's
self-determination, personal responsibility and empowerment inherent in
self-directed recovery; facilitates and teaches clients role recovery
elements such as engagement in the recovery process, developing readiness
for work or meaningful life activities, choosing valued roles and
achieving these roles in the community
psycho-educational groups; assists consumer in peer group support to
facilitate problem solving, communication skills development and personal
growth; support in achieving recovery goals as reflected in the consumer's
screening, assessment, treatment plan or discharge summary.
services within area/s of competency, i.e. life experience, training,
certification, education or other background in the service area; seeks
direction from Program Director/Administrator when clients' needs fall outside
area/s of competency and maintains up-to-date knowledge and written
materials of community resources and recovery philosophy.
related work as required / assigned.
The omission of specific statements does not
preclude management from assigning specific duties not listed herein if such
duties are a logical assignment to position.
ACTS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants
will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color,
religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability
or veteran status.