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Substance Abuse Peer Specialist

Company: Oaks Integrated Care Inc.
Location: cherry hill
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Join our team today and immerse yourself in a rewarding career for years to come!

As an Addictions Peer Specialist you will work in the Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC) for adults with serious mental illness (SMI), substance use disorders (SUD), co-occurring mental and substance disorders (COD) and youth and adolescents with serious emotional disturbances (SED).

Schedule: Full time; Monday- Friday; Mondays 10:30am-7:00pm Tuesday-Friday 8:30pm-5:00pm; rotating Saturday hours 9:00am-1pm once a month


* Specialist will support individuals in treatment programs as well as in the community; * Focus on engagement and using their lived experience to guide individuals through their recovery journey; * Establish a positive social environment and encourage individuals to build meaningful relationships with the goal of building their recovery capital; * Participates in team-based care and shared decision-making, collaborates with other staff members to support the individual in achieving recovery; * Support individuals in their self-chosen goals; * Performs regular follow-up activities that includes face to face contact, telephone outreach, and community outreach; * Provide advocacy services including assisting individuals and their families navigate the behavioral health system; * Provide non-clinical case management services to the individual and their family and support individual in identifying their service needs, provide referrals and linkages as needed; * Assist individual in identifying recovery supports and exploring social and recreational activities; * Promotes consumer-driven services and recovery-orientated environment; assists individual and their family in making decisions, taking action and treatment planning. Provides education and information to the individual and their family; * Support individual in daily living activities and independent living skills; * Increase individual's self-determination and self-respect; * Documents all interactions with individual and communicates with team, maintains accurate and up-to-date information in the individual's electronic health record; * Participate in multi-disciplinary team meetings and individual supervisions per agency standards; * Other duties as assigned.


* Competitive salary * Medical and dental insurance * Vision plan * Retirement plan * Flexible spending plans * EXCELLENT time benefits * Opportunity for personal and career growth * Team oriented environment - we practice the FISH! Philosophy


* High school diploma or equivalent and experience in providing recovery support services * Peer Certificate in Addictions (NJ CPRS or NAADAC NCPRSS), or in pursuit of Peer Certification * At least one year of experience in provision of recovery-related supports; * Personal or family lived experience; * Knowledge of recovery-based concepts and interventions; * Bilingual is preferred; * Valid driver's license

All positions require a valid driver's license in good standing, pre-employment drug screening and criminal background check. Oaks Integrated Care considers applicants for all positions without regard to: race; color; religion; sex; national origin; age; sexual orientation; marital or veteran status; the presence of a medical condition, genetic information or handicap, unrelated to performing the tasks of the job; or any other legally protected status.

Accessibility: If you need an accommodation as part of the employment process please contact Human Resources at

Phone: (609)845-3731

Equal Opportunity Employer, including disabled and veterans.

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Keywords: Oaks Integrated Care Inc., Cherry Hill , Substance Abuse Peer Specialist, Other , cherry hill, New Jersey

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