Peer Recovery Coach II
The team lead for the peer recovery coaches plays a vital role in the success of the SBIRT team within the organization. An effective lead will build a professional relationship with the Peer Recovery Coaches (PRC), empowering them to be successful in their role. This includes providing guidance and direction around topics such as boundaries, self-care, time management, professionalism, and ethics. The Supervisor should be regularly available and able to provide support at scheduled and non-scheduled times as needed by the PRC. The supervisor is responsible for the day-to-day performance of the SBIRT project and PRCs assigned to this project.
Principal Responsibilities and Tasks
The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. These are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by personnel so classified.
- Supports integration of Peer Recovery Coaches as members of hospital team and facilitates positive working relationships.
- Monitors performance of Peer Recovery Coaches including delivery of brief interventions, referrals to treatment and consistent follow-ups.
- Provides mentoring and coaching of staff related to performance.
- Meets regularly with SBIRT team and Supervisor to assess program success, challenges and provide consultation on patient issues, as needed.
- Conducts periodic chart reviews and audits.
- Oversees collection of data and assures provision of reports/updates according to established timelines.
- Maintains relationships with community treatment providers and resource sites to ensure adequate treatment capacity in support of program goals.
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Education and Experience
- 1 year of relevant experience is required.
- High school diploma or G.E.D. is required. The candidate must be actively engaged in his/her own recovery program with a minimum of two years demonstrated personal recovery in managing their mental illness and/or sustained abstinence from alcohol and/or drug use.
- Peer Recovery Specialist Certification by the State of Maryland is required.
- Demonstrates experience in management and provides leadership in a team environment.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- Knowledge of Peer Recovery Coach practices, with individuals, family and in group settings.
- The incumbent must be able to read, interpret documents and write routine reports. Basic computer skills are required.
- The Peer Recovery Coach must demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills, the ability to relate to patients and health professionals, as well as good problem solving skills. In addition, the candidate must demonstrate a willingness to learn and an interest in acquiring new skills.
- Chart documentation, community referrals, and effective networking techniques to coordinate services for patients outside of the hospital.
- Ability to demonstrate knowledge and skills necessary to provide services appropriate to the patient population(s) served.
Ensures patient safety in the performance of job functions and through participation in hospital, department or unit patient safety initiatives.
- Takes action to correct observed risks to patient safety.
- Reports adverse events and near misses to appropriate management authority.
- Identifies possible risks in processes, procedures, devices and communicates the same to those in charge.
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