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Peer Support Specialist

Company: Community Medical Services Holdings, LLC
Location: West Chester
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

Peer Support Specialist

Community Medical Services (CMS) is now hiring a substance abuse Peer Support Specialist to assist patients recovering from addictions to opioids and other illicit substances. You will use your personal recovery experience to provide ongoing guidance, coaching, and support to individuals seeking-or in active-recovery with us.

What to Expect

As you join our mission to help those suffering from substance use disorders reclaim their lives, expect to thrive in a comfortable, welcoming, and fun environment where you are valued for the work you do, championed by passionate leaders, and equipped with the tools and ongoing training you need to achieve your goals.

Along the way, we'll invest in your well-being through a benefits package that includes:

Subsidized medical, dental, and vision insurance
Health savings account
Short and long-term disability insurance
Life insurance
Paid sick, vacation, and holiday time
401K retirement plan with match
Tuition and CME reimbursement up to 100%
Employee assistance program to support your mental health and wellness
Ongoing professional development

We're looking for someone who:

Has lived experience with a substance use disorder and is living in recovery.
Is comfortable working in a wide range of settings, including any CMS clinic location, community-based outpatient setting, or correctional health facility.
Is open to, and available for, occasional weekend and holiday shifts.

To thrive in this role, you must be able to:

Assist clients in identifying effective coping techniques, self-help strategies, and increasing social support networks.
Maintain confidentiality and adhere to professional standards.
Draw from prior behavioral health experience, either as a recipient of services, a family member of someone receiving services, or a primary caregiver of a service recipient.
Provide clinical support, including assessments, to special populations and projects.
Promote harm reduction and recovery in group settings.
Travel (with reimbursement) up to 25% of the time to various CMS clinic locations and community events.
Communicate CMS program and assessment information to community-based service providers.


High School Diploma or GED (required)
Associate Degree with an emphasis in Human Services, Counseling and Psychology (preferred)
Peer Support or RSS training certificate required
May consider candidates without a Peer Support or RSS training certificate, if they can obtain a certificate within 90 days of hire and have an equivalent combination of education and experience directly related to behavioral health.
Experience with substance abuse, serious mental illness, and/or general mental health (required)
Valid Driver License and Motor Vehicle Clearance (clean driving record for 39 months).
Knowledge of behavioral management, de-escalation methods, crisis intervention, and defusing techniques to prevent harmful behavior to self or others with the ability to apply these techniques to a client population in various levels of crisis.

About Community Medical Services

Community Medical Services (CMS) is a CARF-accredited addiction treatment program providing services in the form of outpatient medication-assisted treatment and one-on-one and group counseling to those seeking help with their opioid use disorder. Headquartered in Arizona with more than 40 treatment clinics in nine states, CMS is dedicated to meeting the challenges presented by the growing opioid epidemic in communities where treatment is lacking.

Our Commitment

We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions

Other Conditions

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.



Keywords: Community Medical Services Holdings, LLC, Cincinnati , Peer Support Specialist, Other , West Chester, Ohio

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