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Peer Recovery Support & Outreach Specialist
at Terros Health
- Job ID
- # of Openings
- Behavioral Health/Social Work
- Weekly Hours
Terros Health is pleased to share an exciting opportunity for a Peer Recovery Support & Outreach Specialist, working as part of a high performing team. This individual will need to be professional, friendly, a self-starter, organized, and compassionate.
Terros Health is a healthcare organization of caring people, guided by our core values of integrity, compassion and empowerment. For more than four decades, the heart of everything we do is inspiring change for life. We help people manage addiction and mental illness, provide primary medical care, restore families, support our veterans, and connect individuals to the care they need.
If you are interested in working for one of the State's Leading Healthcare Organizations that promotes Integrity, Compassion, and Empowerment, we encourage you to apply!
- Conduct peer outreach to engage at risk individuals and populations facing barriers in accessing care for OUD.
- Conduct targeted community based opioid addiction education to reduce stigma related to MAT and awareness of the availability of MAT services through Terros Health.
- Coordinates tasks in serving the consumers and provides care coordination with internal and external providers.
- Establishes therapeutic relationships with a variety of patients for the purpose of mentoring and role modeling that can establish and reach treatment goals.
- Employs therapeutic peer interventions including motivational interviewing for skill development appropriate for identified goals.
- Addresses social determinants of health that may negatively impact the treatment and provides transportation or other assistance in obtaining resources as needed.
- Maintains the appropriate skills and knowledge for the position.
- Documents interactions that conform to the agency guidelines and best practice.
- Participates in department and agency meetings and trainings as required.
- Develops and maintains positive community-based relationships with healthcare partners to benefit patient coordination.
- Promotes and shares treatment and recovery lived experience lending a unique insight into OUD that makes wellness possible using strength -based engagement and treatment strategies for all patients served.
- Ability to drive to company sites and external agencies throughout the state of Arizona.
- The applicant must have the minimum combination of High School Diploma or G.E.D education and/or has a minimum of two years of experience
- The applicant must have self-identified and lived experience with substance use.
- Arizona State Peer Certification preferred or ability to obtain certification within 90 days of employment.
- Interpersonal skills which allow for professional and positive relationships with co-workers, members, families, and other community members. Good communication skills, evidenced by a non-judgmental approach, effective listening and positive interactions. Understanding of recovery principles and the ability to utilize personal experience to benefit others.
- Basic computer skills such as Microsoft Word, Outlook, electronic medical record experience, NextGen preferred.