Peer Recovery Specialist

The Peer Recovery Specialist’s primary responsibility is to provide ongoing support to members enrolled in axial’s Comprehensive Recovery Solution. This role will serve as a guide to individuals working towards long term recovery by mentoring them through their treatment program. Once matched with an appropriate member, the Peer Recovery Specialist will activate their care plan to ensure that members are engaged in prescribed treatment. In addition, the Peer Recovery Specialist will ensure that members are connected to essential community support resources (i.e., housing, transportation, etc.) to enhance retention and increase the likelihood of maintaining long term recovery. Our ideal candidate would have experience as a recovery or peer “coach,” and direct mentoring of individuals engaged in treatment for substance use disorder. Strong organizational and communication skills are a must, as well as the ability to quickly identify problems and act to minimize the likelihood of adverse clinical outcomes. This position can be full-time or part-time depending on candidate availability.

Responsibilities

  • Within 24 hours of matching, establish connection with assigned member
  • Maintain members’ Care Contingency Plans and if necessary, execute the plan at the direction of the Recovery Partner
  • Provide continuous peer support and mentorship to individuals enrolled in axial’s Comprehensive Recovery Solution
  • Establish and foster relationships with local treatment facilities (inpatient, residential, IOP/PHP, outpatient, MAT, etc.)
  • Establish and foster relationships with community resources (12-step meetings, transportation, housing, financial, etc.), and connect members when appropriate

Requirements

  • Minimum of three years in active recovery from substance use disorder
  • Access to a car, and an active driver’s license
  • If applicable and required, current and active licensure as a peer/recovery “coach”
  • Strong customer service orientation, and excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Ability to function in an interdisciplinary setting
  • Thrive in a fast-paced work environment, and doesn’t bat an eye at change
  • Belief that the status quo can be improved upon, and an innate desire for process improvement, problem solving, and results

Preferred Qualifications

  • Track record of grit, results, and working on high-performance teams
  • Voracious appetite for learning and self-improvement
  • Start-up, healthcare services, healthcare IT, and/or entrepreneur skills a plus
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