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LINK Peer Recovery Specialist 

Category Peer Support/Recovery Coach  

Individual needed for LINK Peer Recovery Specialist position. Will be involved in supporting a variety of recovery-focused projects for adults receiving addiction services via Link. The individual will work within Buchanan, Russell and Tazewell Counties. Will assist in creating a recovery environment and acting as an advocate for the needs and rights of individuals. Will act as lead staff in support groups, teaching/training recovery information and recovery tools, and post-discharge recovery check-ups. Must model personal responsibility, self-advocacy, and hopefulness by assisting individuals in telling their recovery story, how needs are respectfully met, and how a belief in themselves is maintained. Must model and practice recovery principles in all activities including hope, empowerment, responsibility, mutuality and self-determination. Will transport or escort individuals to various activities to and from programming when assigned by supervisor. 

Position Requirements

High School diploma or equivalent required. Individual must also have personal knowledge and lived experience as a recipient of substance abuse treatment services, as well as on-going involvement in an addiction recovery plan including self-help involvement. Also requires the ability and willingness to share personal experiences as part of providing peer support to adults with addiction issues. Training and on-going supervision required and provided as part of employment. Candidates must pass all CMCS background screenings.

Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Shift Days  
Travel Requirements  
Position LINK Peer Recovery Specialist  
Close Date  
Number of Openings 1  
Req Number PEE-22-00005  
Open Date 11/29/2022  
Location Various locations  
About the Organization CMCSB was formed in 1972 as a Chapter 10 Community Services Board under Virginia law. CMCSB provides mental health, intellectual disabilities and substance abuse treatment services to the residents of Buchanan, Russell, and Tazewell Counties. At the present time, CMCSB operates over twenty locations, to include outpatient offices, mental health recovery programs, group homes and day support programs for intellectually disabled individuals, and a residential alcohol and drug treatment program. In addition, CMCSB has several services that are provided directly in an individual's home or in a supported environment. CMCSB also provides a 24-hour crisis team to assist community agencies and individuals in crisis situations. CMCSB employs approximately 500 employees, which include full-time and part-time employees, as well as individuals receiving services who are employed to work in various day programs. CMCSB is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  
EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  

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