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EAC Network Peer Recovery Support Services Specialist - Offender Reentry Program in Brooklyn, New York

Peer Recovery Support Services Specialist - Offender Reentry Program

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Job Location

175 Remsen Street 5th Floor, Brooklyn, NY, 11201 - Brooklyn, NY

EAC Network seeks a Peer Recovery Support Services Specialist to work for the Offender Reentry Program Program located in Brooklyn, NY. The position is full time, Monday-Friday 9:00AM-5:00PM with excellent benefits medical/dental/401K and very generous Paid Time Off (PTO).

Primary Purpose of Job:

ThePeer Recovery Support Services Specialist (PRSS) will assist clients with co-occurring substance use and mental disorders (COD) returning from state prison to NYC. The PRSSis responsible for outreach to community-based organizations, providers and recovery networks; engage, accompany and support returnees; participate in ongoing training and supervision.

Principal Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Participate in planning for services for clients, through face-to-face meetings and facilitation of group discussions.

  • Assist program participants in completing required assignments.

  • Meet with clients on an on-going, as needed basis on and off site and be available via email and cell phone for support, advice, and guidance

  • Participate in team meetings.

  • Participate in regularly scheduled on-going trainings and supervision

  • Assist in connecting clients to community-based support resources, clubhouses, and other ancillary services.

  • Maintain client charts and notes, update after each interaction with client and have available for inspection by supervision at any time.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required:

  • High school diploma or educational equivalent required.

  • Experience as an ex-offender in recovery (2 years) from substance use.

  • PRSS training certification and/or similar peer certification or must be able to obtain certification within 6 months of employment.

  • Must have good communication skills, both oral and written.

  • Ability to work cooperatively with multiple agencies.

  • Knowledge of target population and area resources.

  • Experience with group facilitation preferable.

  • Experience using cognitive behavioral therapies, motivational interviewing and/or positive youth development preferable.