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SUD Peer Recovery Specialist - Emporia (Position 732)

District 19 Community Service Board
Emporia, VA
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • $33,455 Yearly
  • Full-Time
  • Benefits: vision, 401k, dental, life insurance, medical,
Job Description

District 19 Community Services Board Emporia- Greensville Clinic, has an opening for a full time Recovery Specialist for the Substance Use program. Essential job duties include providing holistic treatment to consumers. The Recovery Specialist offers peer support services to consumers with substance use disorders and co-occurring disorders in a manner that is healthy for the consumer to regain or maintain independence within the community and mastery over their own recovery process. The Recovery Specialist will serve as a role model to consumers by exhibiting competency in personal recovery through the use of coping skills; function as a consumer advocate and educate consumers about available behavioral health services. Recovery Specialist will provide such supports in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Other duties include disseminating recovery resources such as booklets, tapes, pamphlets, and other written materials within the agency and throughout the community and other general outreach duties.

Successful applicant must have:
Peer Specialist Certification

Bachelor's degree and 5 years sustained recovery form addiction or High School Diploma or equivalent and 10 years sustained recovery form addiction.

The successful applicant must also be actively engaged or connected in the recovery community; have experience in writing recovery plans; have excellent verbal and written skills; be proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel, be able to work with a diverse population, be able to multi-task and perform work task in a harmonious and effective manner. Knowledge of mental health/co-occurring behaviors and experience in diagnosing substance use disorders and familiarity with the tri-city recovery community is preferred. Knowledge of electronic health records also preferred.

Knowledge of mental health/co-occurring behaviors and experience in diagnosing substance use disorders and familiarity with the tri-city recovery community is preferred.

Position is a Grade 203 with a starting annual salary of $33,455.00.

Excellent benefits include sick and annual leave, training opportunities, and Virginia Retirement System.

Flexible work schedule, including 4-day work week, is possible in some positions.

Position above requires valid Driver's License in state of residence with a point balance of -6 or higher, extensive pre-employment background check, drug screening.

D19 CSB is committed to developing a multi-cultural workplace. Minorities and persons with disabilities seeking career advancement are encouraged to apply.


Position open until filled.

Company Description
Our Mission
Our mission is to improve the quality and productivity of the lives of individuals who experience, or are at risk of experiencing, mental disabilities and/ or substance abuse. We accomplish this through a fully integrated continuum of services in collaboration with the localities of Colonial Heights, Dinwiddie, Emporia, Greensville, Hopewell, Petersburg, Prince George, Surry, and Sussex.

Our Vision
We see D19 CSB as being the preferred provider for addressing the needs of individuals, families and children within our catchment area at risk of mental and substance abuse disabilities. We envision D19 CSB providing a continuum of services which are effective, accessible and focused to the needs of the individual.

We see ourselves continuing to operate in a multi-jurisdictional area that is supportive and responsive to the services we provide to its citizens. We see ourselves as a vital and cohesive force in the quality of life of our communities and its citizens.

District 19 Community Services Board is committed to providing outcome-oriented services in an efficient, effective, and accountable manner, while ensuring consumer satisfaction and service quality are maintained.

Our Values
Our stated values are spelled out in these guiding principles:
Our programs must involve the community in service design and delivery, be innovative, and be outcome-oriented in the least restrictive setting possible.
Our programs should be fully integrated within the Board and well coordinated with other community services.
We are committed to ensuring our employees are trained and engaged in meaningful, productive work in an efficient, effective, and safe manner.
We value each employee as a professional and as a contributing member of our service system and are committed to having a workforce that is representative of our surrounding locality populations.
We value delivering individualized services while ensuring all human rights are protected as well as being culturally sensitive.
We value communicating in an honest, caring and open fashion.
We are committed to utilizing sound fiscal management to ensure that we maximize our ability to provide a comprehensive continuum of services to consumers with varying levels of mental disabilities and substance abuse disorders.
A continuum of services and support should be available to meet the choices, preferences, and needs of consumers and families.
We are committed to having an involved, informed, and supportive Board of Directors.

District 19 Community Service Board


Emporia, VA



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