Peer Recovery Support Specialist (678, 679, 680, 681, 682)

WHAT WE OFFER:

In exchange for your skill and experience, Hillsides offers an excellent benefits package, which includes:

  • This role is eligible for Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF)
  • Competitive salary 
  • Medical insurance with a $20 premium per paycheck for employee only coverage plan 
  • Dental insurance 100% employer paid for HMO employee only coverage plan 
  • Life and AD&D insurance 100% employer paid up to two times the annual salary
  • Flexible Spending Account with $500 roll-over limit 
  • 401(k) with no wait period, 5% employer match cap and no vesting schedule 
  • 12 paid holidays per year and generous paid time off policy accruing up to 22 days off annually 
  • Bilingual stipend of $2,000 or $4,000 for applicable positions 
  • Robust training opportunities: Shared Core Practice Model & Trauma Informed Care

WHAT YOU'LL DO:

The Essential Functions Include:

  •  Conducts street outreach to transition-aged youth in a team approach
  •  Provides peer support services to homeless youth with substance abuse disorders
  •  Assists clients in articulating personal goals for recovery through the use of one-to-one and group sessions
  •  Assists clients in determining the steps he/she needs to take in order to achieve goals and self-directed recovery
  •  Provide information and referrals for social service and financial assistance programs, community resources, recovery supports and treatment providers
  •  Assist with linkage tasks, advocacy and accompaniment within the community on an as needed basis
  •  The PRSS will promote community socialization, recovery, self-advocacy, self-help, and development of natural supports.
  •  Completes tracking tools and enters data into agency database
  •  Participate in weekly staff meetings
WHAT YOU'LL BRING:

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE & CERTIFICATES
  •  Lived experience with homelessness, mental health, and/or substance abuse
  •  Peer Recovery Specialist Certification, or at least 3 years experience in lieu of certification
  •  High School Diploma/GED preferred, but not required
  •  Must have demonstrated the ability to establish and maintain effective person-to-person relationships, skill in oral and written communication, ability to inspire confidence and motivate individuals, and capacity for leadership

Driving is an essential function of this position:

  • Must have valid CA Driver's License
  • Must provide proof of personal vehicle insurance
OSHA CATEGORY:

This position performs tasks that may involve exposure to blood, body fluids, or tissues.  All Hillsides employees are offered the opportunity to receive the Hepatitis B vaccination series.


Hillsides is an Equal Opportunity Employer