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PEER RECOVERY SPEC

Post Date:  Oct 9, 2021
Location: 

New Castle, WY, US, 82701

Position Type:  Full Time
Requisition Number:  13345
Work Schedule:  (Monday - Friday, 7AM - 5PM)

Are you looking to find personal and professional fulfillment, and align your career with your values? 

 

At Gateway Foundation, our employees have an opportunity to make a difference every day by helping people with substance abuse issues gain control of their lives.

 

Gateway Foundation is a recognized non-profit leader in evidence-based treatment proven to get results. Our experts in Addiction Medicine—including highly educated clinical and medical professionals and expert psychiatrists and nurses—deliver care that never stops. Throughout Gateway’s proud history of helping others, dedicated and professional employees have been vital to accomplishing our life-saving mission.

 

If you are a collaborative professional who shares our commitment to helping people with substance abuse and mental health issues turn their lives around – GATEWAY IS THE PLACE FOR YOU! 

 

Peer Recovery Specialists are responsible for:

  • Provides support to clients by assisting with treatment goals for recovery through group sessions and helps clients to understand actions needed to successfully achieve treatment goals.
  • Serves as a member of the treatment team by monitoring client behavior and reporting client observations, incidents or unusual occurrences; contributes to decisions regarding treatment plans, conflict intervention or privileges. Assists team in maintaining consistent setting for treatment, and planning and coordinating client interaction events.
  • Aides clients in making the transition from incarceration to community by serving as an example of sober living and identifying resources, services and support groups to be used in facilitating the transition.
  • Guides and assists clients in complying with program rules and regulations. Notifies appropriate personnel of residents failing to comply with Center policies and rules.
  • Documents and maintains records which may include recording group hours, therapeutic treatments, activity or group participation, and so forth; in accordance with the contractual requirements. Ensures records are complete, accurate, and up to date.
  • Participates in Performance Improvement activities.
  • Performs other duties as they might be assigned.

Job Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • TC experience desired
  • Ability to obtain certification as a Peer Specialist in the State of Wyoming within six months of employment
  • Current Wyoming Peer Specialist Certification
  • Current or willing to train to upgrade to Forensic Peer Specialist Certification
  • Former participant in a substance abuse treatment program offered by the Department of Corrections and demonstrated long-term stable recovery
  • Some therapeutic community experience preferred

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to walk or move about facilities for up to two hours at a time, to monitor and interact with clients
  • Ability to speak with others in order to exchange information and provide support
  • Ability to record, proofread and check documents and files for accuracy
  • Ability to respond to telephones, and to hear and detect alarms and unusual noises

Competitive Compensation and Benefits: 

 

Gateway Foundation values its employees and provides an inclusive and diverse work environment where dedicated employees can make a difference. We are committed to engaging and rewarding our employees in meaningful ways. For eligible employees, we provide a Total Rewards Package that includes:

  • Health Insurance - Including a wellness premium incentive opportunity
  • Dental & Vision Insurance
  •  Paid Time Off - Including 18 days of PTO and 9 paid holidays in the first year
  • Catastrophic Absence Time (CAT) - Accrue up to seven days annually, to be used during an extended personal illness
  • Flexible Spending Accounts 
  • Commuter Accounts
  • 403(b) Retirement Plan with company match 
  • Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability (LTD)
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Gateway is a qualified employer for Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF)
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Training & Development Programs

 

Gateway Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer: Race/Color/Sex/Sexual Orientation/ Gender Identity/Religion/National Origin/Disability/Vets. Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided by OFCCP here.


Nearest Major Market: Wyoming