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Certified Peer Recovery Mentor

FSLA Classification: Non-Exempt 
FTE: .50

Organizational Purpose: 
Support the mission of Sponsors assisting individuals from Lane County, released from Oregon state correctional facilities and the Lane County Jail in making a successful reentry into our community. Sponsors is nationally recognized as a model utilizing best practices in re-entry services.

Purpose of Position: The Certified Peer Recovery Mentor is a peer support specialist who works with Sponsors participants in all stages of recovery from substance use.

Reports to: This position reports directly to the Mentorship Program Director.

Supervisory Responsibilities: No supervisory responsibilities.

Responsibilities:
Support clients in accessing resources and progressing with their recovery
• Assists clients in accessing resources to support their path toward self-sufficiency (e.g., housing, employment, social security, food boxes, clothing, etc.)
• Connects clients to recovery meetings and in finding a sponsor
• Assist clients with identifying personal goals, strengths and weaknesses involving
recovery
• Transports and escorts clients to various appointments (e.g., medical appointments, recovery meetings)
• Facilitates occasional recreational opportunities
• Follow up on client referrals, and think creatively to seek out new clients

Demonstrates drug and alcohol recovery practices
• Role-models healthy substance use prevention methods
• Discusses pro-social thinking and behavior
• Provides individual day-to-day coaching with clients
Participates in a collaborative treatment team to support clients in program completion
• Contributes to the development of treatment plans, intervention strategies, and discharge planning
• Attends regular meetings with the treatment team and other staff members
• Cultivates professional relationships with community partners
• Coordinates appropriate case management referrals

Maintains accurate records and communication
• Maintains thorough client files and case notes
• Ensures timely billing and record-keeping for Medicaid clients
• Utilizes Sponsors log and other electronic/physical communication tools
• Maintains timely communication with other members of the treatment team, program partners, and other Sponsors staff
• Perform other related duties as assigned by Mentorship Program Director or as determined in collaboration with intra-agency treatment teams

Skills and Knowledge:
• Demonstrate an understanding of the recovery process
• Possess knowledge of local recovery resources
• Able to work independently with little supervision
• Willing to work some nights/weekends and holidays
• Able to engage in and teach basic problem solving
• Comfortable with initiating and maintaining professional relationships with clients
• Excellent understanding of professional boundaries in a client-centered work environment

Qualifications:
• Peer Recovery Mentor must qualify for certification as a “Peer Support Specialist” as defined by the State of Oregon and must be willing to complete the required training offered by an Oregon Health Authority (OHA)-approved training program for Peer Support Specialist.
Qualifications include but are not limited to:
1. Be at least 18 years of age
2. Must not be listed on the Medicaid provider exclusion list
3. Must identify as a self-identified person in recovery from an addiction disorder, who meets the abstinence requirements for recovering staff in alcohol and other drug treatment programs (2 years).
• Must possess (or obtain upon hire) a current state-issued driver’s license
• Must have access to a reliable and insured vehicle for use during work time.
(Mileage for work-related driving will be reimbursed.)

Work Environment: Peer Mentors work in the field meeting participants offsite when necessary. Work will be performed in a variety of settings, including Sponsors campuses, recreational sites and groups, community-based outpatient settings, community corrections agencies, vehicles, etc.

Physical Demands: Ability to walk up and down stairs.

Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties
and responsibilities to this job at any time. This description reflects management’s assignment of essential functions; it does not proscribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned.
This job description is subject to change at any time.

To Apply: Please send a resume and a cover letter describing how you meet the qualifications for this position to [email protected] Review of applications will begin on Tuesday, September 6th and will continue until the position is filled.

Sponsors is an equal opportunity employer committed to an inclusive, equitable, and multicultural work environment. We are stronger and more effective because of the diverse life experiences of our staff. People encouraged to apply include Black, Indigenous, Latinx, and other people of color; people who are LGBTQ, gender non-binary; people with disabilities, and people with conviction histories.