Peer Recovery Specialist

Locations: San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles.

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Bicycle Health is a telemedicine-based Opioid Dependence Treatment service. We are looking to hire a Peer Recovery Specialist to add to our team of Addiction Medicine physicians.

Our goal is to improve access and treatment for patients with substance use disorders and to provide comprehensive care through telemedicine.

The Peer Specialist’s role is to support others in recovery from a substance use disorder. The Peer Specialist will serve as a role model, mentor, advocate and motivator to recovering individuals in order to help prevent relapse and promote long-term recovery. The Peer Specialist must demonstrate an ability to share personal recovery experiences and to develop authentic peer-to-peer relationships.

Responsibilities
  • Engage the individual and establish rapport, as evidenced by empathetic and active listening, communicating in a non-judgmental way, recognizing addictive behavior.
  • Assist the individual to identify and prioritize strengths and needs, using various techniques that engage individuals to self-disclose.
  • Assist in the development and enhancement of an individual’s comprehensive individualized recovery plan, recognizing many pathways to recovery, accessing and advocating for recovery and community resources. The goal should be to transition from professionally assisted recovery initiation to personally directed, community supported recovery maintenance.
  • Identify emergency or crisis situations and facilitate access to appropriate resources, negotiating and connecting individuals with resources and navigating the systems.
  • Actively identify and support linkages to community resources (communities of recovery, educational, vocational, social, cultural, spiritual resources, mutual self- help groups, professional services, etc.) that support the recovering person’s goals and interests. This will involve a collaborative effort including the recovering person, agency staff and other relevant stakeholders.
  • Maintain confidentiality regarding information received during the facilitation of recovery support services. – maintain current understanding of federal, state and local confidentiality rules and regulations.
  • Maintain project logs, reports and records in appropriate files and database(s).
  • Educate the individual, family and community about the disease of addiction, the recovery process and recovery resources.
  • Promote self-advocacy by assisting recovering persons to have their voices fully heard; their needs, goals and objectives established as the focal point of rehabilitation and clinical services.
  • Develop relationships with community groups/agencies in partnership with others in the agency. Work with staff and other community professionals to implement and promote recovery-oriented training programs and opportunities.
  • Other duties as assigned
Job Requirements
  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED) required
  • Bachelors degree preferred but not required
  • Demonstrated peer support or mental health experience
  • Have a personal experience relevant to recovery from opioid use
  • Either have or be able to obtain a Peer Support Specialist certification
  • Ability to work effectively as a member of a multidisciplinary team
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Be comfortable with technology - computers, smartphones, tablets.
Benefits
  • Competitive compensation
  • Flexible hours
  • Paid time off and paid lunch hour (full hour)
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