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peer Recovery specialist – Family Support Partner

S.E.E. Recovery Center


Position Information:

Type – Full Time, Non-exempt, Essential Staff

Location – Culpeper, VA

Work Schedule – Days, some evenings required


Peer Recovery Specialist – Young Adult Coordinated Care

The Young Adult Coordinated Care (YACC) Program is a coordinated specialty care program that provides wrap around services to young adults who have recently experienced their first episode of psychosis. This is an opportunity to work on a dedicated and creative multi-disciplinary team to support young adults and their families with developing a long-term plan for continued recovery. The team includes a Clinical Supervisor, Therapist, Supportive Employment and Education Specialist, Support Coordinator, Nurse, Psychiatric Practitioner, and Peer Recovery Specialist working together to provide support, treatment, and resources to an individual working towards recovery from their first episode of psychosis. The YACC team utilizes the early intervention model developed through OnTrack NY, which is an evidenced based practice following the RAISE Early Treatment Program model.


The ideal candidate will have lived experience with psychosis and/or serious mental health diagnosis, a willingness to work on an integrated multidisciplinary team, and have a positive attitude towards exploring multiple pathways of recovery. This position must be filled by a Peer Recovery Specialist.



Peer Recovery Specialists and Family Support Partners provide non-clinical, person-centered, strengths based, wellness focused, and

trauma-informed support while helping to ensure the person’s recovery, resiliency, and wellness plan reveals the needs and

preferences of the person being served to complete their measurable and personalized goals. Peer Recovery Specialists serve adults with behavioral health challenges. Family Support Partners serve parent peers and family members who

provide support to parents and children who experience behavioral health challenges. Work is performed under regular supervision.



  • Provide face to face interactions that supports an individual achieving their self-identified level of recovery, wellness, independence or personal strength.
  • Provide trained peer-to-peer support in groups encouraging and supporting participation and self-directed participation.
  • Mentor community integration activities, one-to-one and/or in groups.
  • Provide emotional support during the acquisition, exploration and sustaining of employment and/or educational services.
  • Attend treatment team and program development meetings.
  • Attend, participate, and facilitate community partner/stakeholder meetings.
  • Perform Recovery Capital Scale Strengths Based Assessments; Recovery, Resiliency, and Wellness Plans; and quarterly reviews, to ensure the participants service needs and self-identified measurable goals are being supported.
  • Complete documentation in the Electronic Health Record system within 24 business hours of completed service (Documentation notes, enrollment forms, assessments, recovery plan, progress entries, etc.).
  • Ensure all required/assigned training is completed in a timely manner (Relias, DBHDS modules, evidenced-based trainings, etc.).
  • Attends community and agency events and share information on the program and Peer Services.



All knowledge, skills, and abilities performed in a manner that aligns with the principles of recovery-oriented, person-centered, non-coercive, trauma-informed, and relationship-focused. Current body of mental health and substance use disorder knowledge. Recovery process – promoting services, supports, and strategies. Crisis Intervention basics. Values for the role of Peer Recovery Specialist. Basic principles related to health and wellness. Stage appropriate pathways in recovery support. Ethics and boundaries. Cultural sensitivity and practice. Trauma and its impact on recovery. Community resources. Delivering peer services within agencies and organizations. Knowledge surrounding the operation and care of computer equipment and cellular devices; knowledge of MS Office, to include Word, Excel and Teams; knowledge of other video-conferencing software.




Team Work – Contributor – As an individual, you consistently meet deadlines and goals that are set by leadership that impact your division and the overall organization. Collaborative – Ability to provide, receive feedback, and share opportunities and to learn from the collective group of peers.  As a team member, must have the ability and willingness to work with others to produce a optimal outcomes for the agency and its clients. Commitment – As a team member, you display commitment to RRCS’s vision and mission of the organization.  Shares knowledge, constructive feedback, and demonstrates respect for differing views. Communication – Attentive – Tailors written and verbal communication to diverse audiences.  Actively listens, provides constructive feedback, and demonstrates respect for the view of others. Service Focus – Customer Focused:  Skillfully services the internal and external customers and clients of RRCS. Quality Assurance:  Demonstrates efficiency and quality in one’s work.



Required –

High School diploma or equivalent; One year of personal experience living in recovery with a mental health/substance use challenge or the family member of an individual with one year living in recovery with a mental health/substance use challenge.



Successful completion of a DBHDS approved peer recovery specialist training program and/or Virginia Certified Peer Recovery Specialist and/or Certified WRAP (Wellness and Recovery Action Plan) facilitator and/or certified SMART (Self-Management and Recovery Training) Recovery facilitator.



Valid Virginia driver’s license; attends training and maintains certifications as required by the Agency and regulatory guidelines. Attendance at all mandatory staff development and training expected.

Encompass Community Services does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, or military service.

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