Thursday , February 2 2023

Peer Recovery Specialist – State of Oregon Employment

Website State of Oregon

Job Description:

The Oregon State Hospital (Salem) is searching for a Peer Recovery Specialist to provide 1:1 peer support to individually requested or intra-departmentally referred patients.  Share lived experiences as appropriate to build rapport, validate experiences, and promote social learning through relational exchange.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Support patients in exploring coping and recovery skills to respond to challenges in their treatment and care and navigate institutional and personal recovery journeys in alignment with self-determined values and abilities
  • Encourage patients’ development of actions centered in hope and choice
  • Assist in development of materials and/or resources that explain peer services and recovery (for both internal and external audiences
  • Provide education and resources to patients on communication skills, community resources/natural supports, peer support and other related self-advocacy and recovery skills
  • Coordinate with other treatment providers to ensure group delivery and outings are time, space, policy and individually appropriate
  • Complete appropriate paperwork to verify patient privilege level prior to conducting groups on-grounds and in the community
  • Develop and facilitate peer-centered, peer-led groups that provide relationship skill-building and support on Treatment Malls, hospital units, and within the community

Qualification & Experience:

  • Three years of experience working with mentally, emotionally, behaviorally, or physically impaired clients.
  • Bachelor’s degree in behavioral or social science (e.g. social work, human services, psychology, child development, gerontology, health, or health education) may be substituted for one year of the required experience.

Job Details:

Company: State of Oregon

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: Salem, OR, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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