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Peer Support Specialist

Company: Pinnacle Treatment Centers
Location: Toms River
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

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 works.

Our employees believe we are creating a better world where lives and communities are made whole again through comprehensive treatment.

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 recovery


High school diploma or equivalent, with a minimum of 2 years of stable recovery
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 Certification Board
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 recovery possible.
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 opportunities.
Full comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, short term disability, long term disability and accident insurance.
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 characteristics.%24820475%

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