Peer Recovery Coach (2 Positions)
Any individual who receives an offer of employment or will receive a payroll check are required to submit to a drug and alcohol test as a condition of obtaining employment.
Mille Lacs Band Member/American Indian preference applies
The Peer Recovery Coach is responsible for providing logistical advocacy, mentoring, education, recovery, and wellness support to individuals and their families. This is a grant funded position that ends September 20, 2020.
• High school diploma or GED.
• At least 18 years of age, a mature adult who is able and willing to carry out duties as assigned.
• A minimum of one year abstinence as documented by 2 letters attesting to that fact. Continued abstinence must be maintained during employment.
• Working knowledge of AA/NA, Wellbriety principles and practices.
• Understanding of Traditional and non-traditional treatment modalities.
• Familiarity with and sensitivity to culture and tradition of Mille Lacs Band.
• Commitment to multi-cultural programming.
• Ability to communicate effectively with others.
• Basic computer skills, including Windows and Word.
• A minimum of 40 hours documented training specific to Peer Support. A current credential from a certification body approved by the commissioner that demonstrates skills and training in the domains of ethics and boundaries, advocacy, mentoring, education, recovery and wellness support.
• Receive ongoing supervision in areas specific to the domains of the peer recovery coach by an alcohol and drug counselor or an individual with certification approved by the commissioner.
• At least two letters of recommendation and two reference letters confirming abstinence requirements.
• Must pass Mille Lacs Band Criminal Background Check, pass drug screen upon hire.
• Current valid driver’s license, be insurable through Mille Lacs insurance and have proof of vehicle insurance for travel between sites and other job related destinations.
• Staff members will be trained to conduct Comprehensive Assessments with SUD Clients.
• Many people with substance use disorders relate better to a peer that is in recovery and can act as a role model in successful recovery from substance use disorders. Therefore while not mandatory that the incumbent be in recovery, consideration will be given to incumbent personal history. In in recovery a minimum of 1 year sobriety at time of hire.
• Must have current driver’s license, reliable personal transportation, proof of current insurance coverage and insurability under the Band’s Auto insurance policy.
• This is a grant funded position that ends September 20, 2020.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
• Transportation to and from community support programs, knowledge of what is available and appropriate.
• Meet with clients, both individually and in groups and with their families to determine methods to combat reversion tendencies.
• Assist clients as necessary and appropriate while in treatment and recovery.
• Provide liaison between Clients, SD staff and HHS professionals.
• Recruit Mille Lacs Band Elders to serve in mentor role for those in treatment programs.
• Nature of work is such that incumbent experiences infrequent periods of moderate to high stress levels while dealing with clients, family members and others.
• Work is almost exclusively indoors in a controlled climate area.
• Little threat of personal danger or risk, although working with certain patients may subject incumbent to periods of moderate to high stress levels.
• Hours are typically 8-5, but possible with some evening hours. May involve some evening or weekend working and occasionally an “on call” system covering emergency situations.
• Will involve working with many different people who are often distressed in some way.
• Local travel is required, travel outside the state is very limited.