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OBAT Peer Recovery Support Specialist 

About the Organization Established June 15, 1971, Valley Community Services Board is a publicly funded organization where citizens of Staunton, Waynesboro, and Augusta and Highland Counties can receive Behavioral Health, Substance Use and Developmental Services services. Valley Community Services Board serves as the single point of entry into publicly funded mental health, developmental, and substance use disorder services for these localities.

Valley CSB is a person-centered organization, tailoring treatment to each individual. We value competency and compassion in every service we provide. We are also a resource for educating the public about the nature of mental health, substance use, and developmental disabilities to dispel stereotypes and encourage support for individuals facing those challenges.

Valley Community Services Board is an equal opportunity employer and a drug free workplace.

Open Date 5/30/2023  
Close Date 7/31/2023  
Position OBOT Peer Recovery Support Specialist  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Shift -not applicable-  
Req Number CLI-23-00035  
Number of Openings 1  
Number Filled 1  

VCSB is looking for a Peer Recovery Specialist to join our team! 


  • Health insurance as low as $20.00/month for individuals. Family and dependent plans are also available.
  • Sign-on bonus of $500.00, included in full with the first paycheck.
  • Nine paid holidays.
  • Accrue up to 20 days of paid time off (PTO) per year from year one. PTO is immediately available upon accrual.
  • Participation in the Virginia Retirement System.
  • Professional development assistance provided at no cost.


Summary of Essential Functions

  • Provides direct Peer Recovery services to individuals identified with SU treatment needs
  • Provides a minimum productivity average of 50% direct, with a minimum or two required client services per month, with one of those contacts being face-to-face.
  • Provides crisis support as needed and assists clients in utilizing positive self-management techniques, problem-solving skills, healthy coping mechanisms, symptom management, and effective communication strategies.
  • Promotes person-centered, strengths-based recovery planning and recovery goal setting which further promotes development of self-advocacy skills.
  • Provide initial and ongoing peer reviews of client’s strengths and needs resulting in collaborative contributions with the treatment team, which are inputed into treatment planning (ISP and RRWP) and updated and reviewed in accordance with Medicaid and licensure standards and VCSB policies.  Complete documentation of progress notes to Medicaid standards.  Complete forms required by Valley CSB policy.
  • Empowers clients to take a proactive role in developing and updating their RRWP. 
  • Assist clients with treatment plans being individualized within 30 days. 
  • Assist clients with treatment plans being reviewed every 90 days or sooner if changes are made. 
  • Complete progress notes on the same day of service . 
  • Complete timely RRWP plans, which are opened and closed per agency policy. 
  • Actively participates in clinical and administrative supervision.
  • Gives and receives feedback appropriately. 
  • Completes one ethics training per year either through mylearningpointe or live. Completes two additional mylearningpointe trainings directly related to position. 
  • Maintains all required trainings and certifications annually. 
  • Conducts and supports additional screenings for individuals referred to SU and OBOT treatment services.
  • Administers urine drug screens and breathalyzers as needed. 
  • Supports ASAM-directed recommendations appropriately as a tool for connecting individuals to the proper level of treatment, while also providing support to the client. 
  • Participates in weekly staff meetings and Individual supervisions in order to coordinate treatment services and plan service delivery.
  • Arrives prepared to discuss administrative and clinical issues. 
  • Presents non-defensive responses to supervisory feedback or constructive critiques.
  • Utilizes office-based and/or home visits to provide supportive, skill-based services including linking, referring, problem-solving, and consulting to individuals with substance use disorders.
  • Assures all peer support needs are addressed and appropriate referrals given. 
  • Performs UDS and breathalyzers routinely and with accuracy. 
  • Maintains awareness of community resources and seeks additional community resources.
  • Assists the team and the client with coordinating admission to and discharge planning from the hospitals or residential treatment centers. 
  • Coordinates treatment services with other agencies, in order to help individuals achieve sobriety. May include education, consultation, and technical assistance to community groups/agencies.
  • Completes necessary reports to other agencies in a timely manner. 
  • Willingly provides education on SA services within VCSB and to other community agencies. 
  • Assists VCSB Emergency Services team in providing crisis intervention, when clinically indicated.
  • Assists clients in accessing Emergency Services and completing Safety Plans as needed. 
  • Maintains effective working relationships with co-workers, consumers, and staff of outside agencies.
  • Returns phone calls within one business day. 
  • Agency receives no valid complaints from outside agencies or organizations. 
  • Follows mandated reporting policies for CPS and APS. 
  • Performs other duties as assigned, which are consistent with the duties and responsibilities of the position and within agency policies and procedures.       
  • Assures that other duties and responsibilities which may be assigned temporarily or permanently to the position are completed accurately, efficiently and with a positive frame of mind.            
  • Maintains personal recovery plan which supports sustained sobriety and wellness. 


Minimum Qualifications

All applicants must meet the following minimum qualifications in order to be considered qualified for the position:

  • High school diploma, GED, or equivalent.
Position Requirements





Salary Information  
EOE Statement Valley Community Services Board is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.
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