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Family Peer Mentor (SUD)

Company: OhioGuidestone
Location: New Philadelphia
Posted on: June 10, 2021

Job Description:

Where New Paths Begin

Recovery is possible with OhioGuidestone. A leader in the field of behavioral health with a 155-year history, we address the needs of the whole person, helping individuals reset their paths, reclaim their autonomy and restore their purpose. OhioGuidestone connects individuals with the resources needed to achieve lifelong success, providing community counseling, substance use disorder treatment, workforce development training, early childhood mental health services, psychiatric care and more.

Potential candidates will have knowledge of personal recovery experience interacting with individuals seeking recovery, and the ability to help individuals navigate getting connected to the recovery community (e.g., 12-step, Celebrate Recovery, etc.). Candidates should have knowledge of the concept of sponsoring someone in recovery (i.e., what the relationship looks like, how to obtain a sponsor, the benefits related to having a sponsor etc.). Ideal candidates would be in long-term recovery themselves. START recommends long-term recovery being defined as three or more years; however, it is important to consider the quality of recovery as opposed to just the quantity of time a person has been in recovery.

Watch this video about substance abuse and recovery with OhioGuidestone

Essential Functions:

  • Provide sobriety support services and inspire hope of recovery from addiction or co-occurring disorders

  • Upon assignment, meet with client each week, and based upon need of client; step down as appropriate with supervisor input

  • Educate the client on the addiction model and paths to recovery

  • Help expand client's sober support network

  • Connect the client to needed community resources in support of their recovery

  • Address barriers to recovery

  • Provide support to maintain recovery and reduce relapse

  • Attend meetings, child visitation, and court hearings with client as requested by the payor

  • Develop a Recovery Support Plan with each recoveree

  • Timely and accurate documentation for all clients

  • Adhere to Ohio Certified Peer Supporter Code of Ethics

  • Attend supervision and training as assigned

  • Behave in such a manner that models success

  • Maintains regular and reliable attendance.

  • May be involved in the planning, organization, and implementation of special events or department specific projects or seasonal program changes.

  • In times of need, employee may be asked to complete related duties other than those indicated above as assigned by their supervisor.

Performance/Physical Requirements:

  • Work is performed in the homes of clients and in the community.
  • English reading and writing skills required
  • Interacts verbally with coworkers, representatives from outside agencies, and families
  • Attention to detail and confidentiality required
  • Driver's license with safe driving record in accordance with agency policy
  • Works flexible hours
  • Team player
  • Basic computer skills are required.

  • Will work closely with Job and Family Services
  • Be able to demonstrate an understanding of the impact of substance use disorder (SUD) on the family system and to the safety of children


  • Minimum qualification for this position is a GED or High School Diploma.

  • Ohio Peer Recovery Supporter Certification required.

  • Work and/or Volunteer experience as a Recovery Coach and knowledge of court and county resources is preferred.

  • Must have a valid Ohio Driver's License and safe driving record.

  • 1 year experience working with persons in recovery and with child welfare

At OhioGuidestone we care about the health and safety of our employees. OhioGuidestone requires applicants to complete a pre-employment screening process upon receipt of an offer of employment. We require and cover the cost of a fingerprint background screening, physical, Tuberculosis test, and drug screen after an employment offer is made. Any employment offer is contingent upon receipt of all satisfactory pre-employment screenings. OhioGuidestone is committed to creating a more diverse community. We encourage candidates from historically underrepresented groups to apply. EEO/M/F/H/V IND0

Keywords: OhioGuidestone, Canton , Family Peer Mentor (SUD), Other , New Philadelphia, Ohio

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