Peer Recovery Supporter - Residential

Lake-Geauga Recovery Centers - Mentor, OH

Lake-Geauga Recovery Centers, Inc., is a private non-profit agency, providing continuous service to the community since 1971. At every level from prevention to residential recovery services, we offer a message of hope to individuals, families, groups, and entire communities. The Center provides a wide range of services for adults whose lives have been affected by their own or another’s use of alcohol or other drugs, by problem gambling, or by mental illness. Licensed, trained professionals offer support, education, and counseling to individuals, families, businesses, other service providers, and the community at large. Our goal for treatment services is to help individuals achieve long-term recovery and an improved quality of life. Our mission is to promote lifelong recovery from addiction through education, prevention, and treatment regardless of ability to pay. Lake-Geauga Recovery Centers aspires to provide premier behavioral healthcare services. We strive for excellence through proven practices and for leadership in partnering with community organizations to work towards an addiction-free society. 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High school diploma/G.E.D.
  • Appropriate licensure as Certified Peer Recovery Supporter.
  • Must have lived experience of substance use disorder or co-occurring mental health & substance use disorder.
  • An understanding of and respect for each individual’s unique path to recovery. •Knowledgeable about Substance Use Disorders, the drug and alcohol treatment system, and community resources.
  • Computer literacy required.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Must be able to work evenings/weekends and off site as scheduled.
  • Valid driver’s license required. 

AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY:

  • The Peer Recovery Supporter will serve as a role model, mentor, advocate and motivator to recovering individuals in order to help prevent relapse and promote recovery, resiliency, and wellness.
  • Provide recovery education to individuals for every phase of the recovery journey from pre-recovery engagement, recovery initiation, recovery stabilization, and sustained recovery maintenance.
  • Provide a model for both people in recovery and staff by demonstrating that recovery is possible.
  • Assist individuals to identify their personal interests, goals, strengths and weaknesses regarding recovery.
  • Assist individuals in developing their own plan for advancing their recovery.
  • Promote self-advocacy by assisting individuals in expressing their voice, needs, goals and objectives
  • Actively identify and support linkages to community resources (communities of recovery, educational, vocational, social, cultural, spiritual resources, mutual self- help groups, professional services, etc.) that support the achievement of the individual’s goals and interests.
  • Provide vision-driven hope and encouragement for opportunities at varying levels of involvement in community based activities (e.g., work, school, relationships, physical activity, self-directed hobbies, etc.)
  • Identify barriers (internal and external) to full participation in community resources and developing strategies to overcome those barriers.
  • Maintains professional standards of ethics and adheres to LGRC Code of ethics, including client confidentiality.
  • Completes client charting and other required documentation in a timely, professional & legible manner.
  • Serves on Alumni Association Committee and participates in events.
  • May transport residents as necessary and assigned by supervisor.
  • Participates in agency and treatment team meetings as needed.
  • Maintain contact by phone and/or e-mail with recovering person after they leave the program to insure their ongoing success and to provide re-engagement support in partnership with others in the agency or community if needed.
  • Background Check and Alcohol and Drug Screen required. 

Benefits:

Dental insurance, Disability insurance, Flexible schedule, Health insurance, Life insurance, Paid Time Off, Professional development assistance, Referral program, Retirement plan, Tuition Reimbursement, Vision insurance 

Send resume to:

Lake-Geauga Recovery Centers
9083 Mentor Avenue
Mentor, OH 44060