Peer Recovery Specialists Needed
Complete the 500 Hours Required for Certification
Recovery Program Solutions of Virginia (RPSV) operates five local Recovery Centers in Northern Virginia, on-line weekly, virtual groups and a Warm Line Monday to Thursday from 4:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
RPSV is a peer run organization, where volunteers bring a breadth and depth of knowledge acquired through their lived experience mental health, substance use or homelessness challenges. This experience allows them to provide support and guidance to the individuals they serve from a place of empathy and understanding. In essence, we are those we serve.
RPSV is seeking skilled and trained Peer Recovery Specialists to volunteer at our Merrifield Recovery Center Located in Fairfax, VA. Those selected will receive the required supervised 500 hours of Peer Recovery Specialist experience needed to become a Certified Peer Recovery Specialist. You will receive your full required hours in the necessary domains: Advocacy, Ethical Responsibility, Mentoring/Education, Recovery/Wellness Support.
Volunteers are expected to provide culturally competent, trauma-informed, strengths-based, person-centered peer support to individuals who are struggling with mental health, substance use and/or homelessness challenges as well as providing referrals to resources when needed.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
Volunteers will provide hands-on assistance to participants in a way that meets their individual needs. Volunteers will be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
Greets participants and informs them of Center services available
Works as an integral team member with staff members, volunteers, and participants to promote uplifting and positive workforce culture
Serves as a positive role model and leads all participant activities with mutual respect while encouraging self-empowerment, personal responsibility, self-determination and peer collaboration, ultimately creating a positive work environment
Leads and co-leads wellness groups
Participates in recreational activities to bond with participants
Associates with lonely participants to encourage engagement
Collaborates with recovery team to create a safe and inclusive environment
Provides peer support and empowerment to participants to support in their wellness
Educates participants about and refers participants to community resources to support in recovery
Acts as participant advocate to coordinate required services
Follows State Mandated Reporting and RPSV Code of Ethics
Other duties as assigned
Interested candidates can submit their resume to email@example.com.