Peer Support Specialist
Company: Pinnacle Treatment Centers
Location: Toms River
Posted on: November 26, 2022
Offering a $3,000 Sign on Bonus
Peer Support Specialist
We offer competitive salary, full benefits package, Paid Time Off,
and opportunities for professional growth.
Pinnacle Treatment Centers is a growing leader in addiction
treatment services. We provide care across the nation, touching the
lives of over more than 30,000 patients daily.
Our mission is to remove all barriers to recovery and transform
individuals, families, and communities with treatment that
Our employees believe we are creating a better world where lives
and communities are made whole again through comprehensive
As a Peer Support Specialist, you are responsible for supporting
others in recovery from substance use disorder. You will serve as a
role model, mentor, advocate, and motivator to recovering
individuals to help prevent relapse and promote long-term recovery.
You will also represent Pinnacle Treatment Services in a positive
and professional manner. As a Peer Support Specialist, you will
demonstrate an ability to share personal recovery experiences and
develop appropriate and authentic peer-to-peer relationships. This
role must understand, and respect everyone's unique path to
High school diploma or equivalent, with a minimum of 2 years of
Certification as a Peer Recovery Support Specialist (PRSS)
SUD Peer Recovery Support Specialists are required to receive
certification as a National Certified Peer Recovery Support
Specialist (NCPRSS) from NAADAC/NCC AP or as a Certified Peer
Recovery Specialist (CPRS) by the Addiction Professionals
Valid driver license in state of employment
Up to 10% travel as needed
COVID -19 Vaccination / approved exemption status
Preferred education and experience:
Associate or bachelor's degree in one of the behavioral science
disciplines from an accredited college or university.
1+ years of experience working in a behavioral health setting.
Assist clients/patients in overcoming barriers to treatment and
meeting basic needs to promote self-sufficiency.
Assist clients/patients with building social skills that will
empower and enhance integration opportunities and teach
self-advocacy skills that support success within the community.
Provide education to client/patients on how to identify and work
through negative self-talk and ways to overcome fears.
Provide education to clients/patients around wellness management
and recovery skills.
Educate clients/patients around community and natural support, and
how to utilize these in the recovery process.
Provide goal-planning sessions, access to resources, care
navigation, and one-to-one support to clients/patients and their
families when appropriate.
Listen attentively with respect, acceptance, and encouragement.
Uphold the confidentiality requirements of all client/patient
information and manage all daily tasks and activities consistent
with HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability), the
42 CFR part 2, and state and federal laws and regulations regarding
confidentiality and security.
Lend unique insight into substance use disorders and what makes
Work cooperatively and respectfully with all teammates,
clients/patients, visitors, etc.
Perform other duties as assigned.
18 days PTO (Paid Time Off)
401k with company match
Company sponsored ongoing training and certification
Full comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental,
vision, short term disability, long term disability and accident
Substance Use Disorder Treatment and Recovery Loan Repayment
Program (STAR LRP)
Discounted tuition and scholarships through Capella University
Join our team. Join our mission.
High School or better
Licenses & Certifications
Certified Peer Specialist
Pinnacle Treatment Centers is an equal employment opportunity
employer and makes employment decisions based on merit and other
legitimate business considerations. We want to have the best
available persons in every job. Company policy prohibits unlawful
discrimination based on race, traits historically associated with
race, color, creed, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth
or related medical conditions), parental leave, national origin,
gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, ancestry, physical
or mental disability, military and veteran status, marital status,
sexual orientation, genetic characteristics or information,
political affiliation, non-merit based factors or any other
consideration made unlawful by applicable federal, state, or local
laws. It also prohibits discrimination based on the perception that
anyone has any of those characteristics or is associated with a
person who has or is perceived as having any of those
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