Peer Recovery Support Specialist, Wauseon

Where New Paths Begin

Recovery is possible with A Renewed Mind, a Division of OhioGuidestone. A leader in the field of behavioral health with a history dating back to 1864, we address the needs of the whole person, helping them reset their paths, reclaim their autonomy and restore their purpose. OhioGuidestone connects individuals with the resources needed to achieve lifelong success, providing community counseling, substance use disorder treatment, workforce development training, early childhood mental health services, psychiatric care and more. A Renewed Mind is a private, not for profit 501(c)(3) behavioral health care organization. We work to deliver personalized, high quality behavioral health services to our community in a compassionate manner. We have developed a reputation of providing quality services based on our commitment to respecting the individual and in forming strong therapeutic relationships.
We are currently looking for qualified candidates to fill a full-time Peer Recovery Support Specialist position in the Wauseon, OH area. Qualified candidates must have a high school diploma or equivalent, the OhioMHAS Peer Recovery Supporter Certification and valid driver's license with good driving record.
SUMMARY The Peer Recovery Support Specialist 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 Peer Recovery Support Specialist must demonstrate an ability to share personal recovery experiences and develop authentic peer-to-peer relationships. This is an hourly position with hours and schedule established to complete the required duties. This position is not exempt from wage and hour regulations as defined by the U.S. Department of Labor and is therefore granted protections under the Wage and Hour Division of the Fair Labor Standards Act. EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE/LICENSE/CERTIFICATION Required:
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • OhioMHAS Peer Recovery Supporter Certification
  • Valid driver's license issued in the state of Ohio and good driving record
  1. Available to work flexible hours, including weekends and holidays.
  2. Comply with all state and federal laws regarding protected health information.
  3. Maintain project logs, reports, and records in appropriate files and database(s).
  4. Provide recovery education to individuals for every phase of their recovery from pre-recovery engagement, recovery initiation, recovery stabilization, and sustained recovery maintenance.
  5. Provide a model for both people in recovery and on staff by demonstrating that recovery is possible.
  6. Assist individuals with identifying their personal interests, goals, strengths, and weaknesses regarding recovery.
  7. Assist individuals with developing their own plan for advancing their recovery.
  8. Promote self-advocacy by assisting individuals with expressing their voice, needs, goals, and objectives.
  9. Actively identify and support linkages to community resources (communities of recovery, educations, vocational, social, cultural, and spiritual resources as well as mutual self-help groups, professional services, etc.) that support the individual's goals and interests.
  10. Support connections to community-based, mutual self-help groups.
  11. Connect individuals with the appropriate professional resources.
  12. Provide vision-driven hope and encouragement for opportunities at varying levels of involvement in community-based activities (i.e. work, school, relationship, physical activity, self-directed hobbies, etc.).
  13. Identify barriers (internal and external) to full participation in community resources and develop strategies to overcome those barriers.
  14. Maintain contact by phone and/or email with recovering persons after they leave the program to ensure their ongoing success and provide re-engagement support in partnership with others in the agency if needed. Long term engagement, support, and encouragement.
  1. Perform job duties in a manner that's friendly, considerate, and aligned with the agency's Mission, Vision, and Standards of Ethical Conduct.
  2. Coordinate and execute all functions in order to link clients with services.
  3. Follow all agency policies and procedures, including the Recovery House protocols.
  4. Complete mandatory annual agency training.
  5. Complete Peer Recovery Supporter training as it becomes available through agency approved venues.
  1. Must satisfy relevant state requirements for Certified Peer Recovery Supporter.
    1. Being registered through OhioMHAS as a Certified Ohio Peer Recovery Supporter
  2. Lived experience of a mental health and or substance use disorder.
  3. Must have worked within the past three years with at least 12 months total of successful, part or full time, paid or voluntary work.
  4. Have acquired, or meet the qualifications for certification as a Certified Peer Recovery Supporter.
  5. Must have an understanding of and respect for each individual's path to recovery.
  6. Must have a working knowledge of the drug and alcohol treatment system and a demonstrated commitment to the recovery community.
  7. Demonstrate knowledge of addiction and recovery practices.
  8. Demonstrate the ability to interact with persons of diverse backgrounds.
  9. Demonstrate a working knowledge of community resources available to persons served.
  10. Demonstrate the ability to effectively function as an A Renewed Mind team member.
  11. Demonstrate the ability to effectively manage multiple tasks concurrently.
  12. Demonstrate the ability to customarily and regularly exercise discretion and good professional judgment.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS Physical demands described are representative of those that must be routinely met by an employee to successfully perform the essential duties of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.
  • Ability to lift up to 25 pounds.
  • Ability to perform job responsibilities in facilities with multiple levels and without elevator or mechanical transportation.
  • Operate a computer and keyboard.
WORKING CONDITIONS Working conditions described are representative of those that must be met by an employee while performing the essential duties of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.
  • Smoke-free working environment.
This position description is not intended to be a complete list of all responsibilities, duties, or skills required for the job and is subject to review and change in accordance with the needs of A Renewed Mind and contractual obligations. At A Renewed Mind we care about the health and safety of our employees.  A Renewed Mind requires applicants to complete a pre-employment screening process upon receipt of an offer of employment.  We require and cover the cost of a fingerprint background and drug screening after an employment offer is made.  Any employment offer is contingent upon receipt of all satisfactory pre-employment screenings. Committed to creating a more diverse community, we encourage candidates from historically underrepresented groups to apply.  EEO/M/F/H/V
Salary Range
$26,000.00 - 47,000.00
per Year
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Wauseon, OH 43567, US
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