Peer Suppport Specialist-F/T, Birmingham, AL

Announcement #0151

Aletheia House is looking for an individual who wants to make a difference in the lives of individuals recovering from substance abuse. The county serviced will be Jefferson County.

Position Summary:
The Peer Support Specialist is responsible for providing peer support to clients enrolled in medication assisted treatment. The Peer Support Specialist is responsible for recovery coaching services for program participants in the MAT program. The Peer Support Specialist works closely with the Program Manager and the Director of Behavioral Health to accomplish the mission and service goals of Aletheia House.

Primary Responsibilities:
-To provide peer mentoring and/or coaching to clients enrolled in medication assisted treatment.
-To provide recovery resource connecting.
-To facilitate and lead recovery groups as needed.
-To build positive relationships within the community.
-Assist the Therapist in helping program participants find needed community resources.
-To serve as a liaison between participants and connecting with other community organizations and resources.
-To assist program participants with solving problems directly related to recovery.
-To assist program participants with improving job skills.
-To transport participants to appointments and to assist them in obtaining community services.
-To maintain accurate, complete, and timely documentation of peer support activities.
-To maintain contact with participants between appointments and sessions.
-To attend staff meetings and trainings as required.
-To perform other duties as instructed by the Program Manager, Director of Behavioral Health, Chief Operating Officer, and/or Executive Director.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
-Excellent writing, communication, organizational and time management skills with knowledge of English grammar, spelling and punctuation.
-Experience with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel).
-Exceptional interpersonal skills to relate with clients, participants and resource providers.
-Ability to manage multiple tasks and priorities.
-Ability to maintain harmonious effective working relationships with other employees.

Qualifications:
-High School Diploma or equivalent required.
-Must have experience with Methadone or Suboxone treatment.
-Required to have at least two years in recovery.
-Ability to provide services in a compassionate, ethical manner.
-Valid Alabama Driver License and good driving record required.
-Ability to keep sensitive information obtained confidential.
-Medicaid eligibility required.

Physical Requirements:
-Requires the physical mobility to sit and walk for moderate periods of time.
-Requires the physical ability to occasionally carry or lift objects.
-Requires the ability to drive a motor vehicle.

Job Salary: 
$30,000
Hours: 
Full-time, Exempt, Monday - Friday 8:00 am – 4:00 pm (40 hours per week)
Benefits: 

Benefits are excellent including health insurance with dental, retirement, paid vacations and paid sick leave. We also provide educational opportunities that prepare counselors to become certified as Addiction Professionals.

During the past several years, we have experienced significant growth. Most of our supervisors have been promoted from within, so there is definitely an opportunity for outstanding employees to advance within the organization.

To Apply: 

Individuals who are interested should come in to fill out an application, or fax cover letter & resumes to 205-203-4843, or send an email with a three-page attachment to jobs@specialkindofcaring.org. In the subject line please insert (PSS-0151). The first page of the attachment should be a cover letter; the second page of the attachment should be a resume including detailed information about employment, internships, and/or volunteer experiences.

The third page should answer these three questions:
1. Why are you interested in this position?
2. What experiences, skills and passions would you bring to this position that would make us want to select you?
3. Who is the person in your life who knows the most about how you would perform in this position and what would they tell us about you if we called them?

Aletheia House is a United Way Agency.

Aletheia House is an Equal Opportunity Employer, who fully and actively supports equal access for all qualified applicants, regardless of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age disability status, Genetic Information or Testing, Family and Medical Leave, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law, and prohibits retaliation against individuals who bring forth any complaint, orally or in writing, to the employer or the government, or against any individuals who assist or participate in the investigation of any complaint, or otherwise discrimination.

Closing Date-Time: 
Fri, 11/10/2017 - 5:00pm