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Employment Opportunities 2018-01-16T19:41:46+00:00

Case Manager

Strength In Peers is hiring a full-time Case Manager to support Harrisonburg and Rockingham County. Some flexibility is allowed in scheduling work time.

Position summary: 

Assess and provides supportive services to individuals with mental, emotional, and/or substance abuse challenges. Activities may include case management, crisis intervention, client advocacy, prevention, and education.

General Job Duties:

  1. Support program participants in individual or group sessions to assist them in dealing with substance abuse, mental or physical illness, poverty, unemployment, or trauma.
  2. Assist participants to develop goals, objectives and tasks related to their recovery.
  3. Monitor, evaluate, and record participant progress with respect to recovery goals.
  4. Interview participants, review records, conduct assessments, or confer with other professionals to evaluate the risk and needs of potential and actual participants.
  5. Collaborate with peer support specialists, counselors, and other providers to plan or coordinate support services, drawing on social work experience and participant needs.
  6. Refer participants to community resources for housing or treatment to assist in recovery from substance abuse and/or mental illness, following through to ensure service efficacy.
  7. Educate participants or community members about mental or physical illness, abuse, medication, or available community resources.
  8. Submit reports and review reports or problems with supervisor.

Minimum qualifications:

  1. Believe that recovery is possible for people who have substance abuse and/or mental health issues.
  2. Able to communicate effectively interpersonally in one-on-one and small group settings.
  3. Able to inspire confidence and motivate individuals.
  4. Bachelor Degree in Social Work or related field of study.
  5. Knowledge of community services a plus.
  6. 1-3 years of experience is preferred.
  7. Be a recovering consumer of substance abuse and/or mental health services, preferred.
  8. Commitment to developing computer and data management skill and knowledge.

To apply for either position: 

Please send a cover letter and resume to director@strengthinpeers.org. Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled.

Peer Support Specialist

Strength In Peers is hiring a full-time Peer Support Specialist to support Harrisonburg, Rockingham County, and Shenandoah County. Some flexibility is allowed in scheduling work time. Training and coaching in peer support skills will be provided.

Position summary: 

Peer Support Specialist functions a role model, exhibiting competency in personal recovery and use of coping skills. He or she also serves as a consumer advocate and provides information and support for peers receiving professional treatment. By inspiring hope that recovery and resiliency are achievable goals, the Peer Support Specialist can assist others to achieve their personal recovery goals by promoting self-determination, personal responsibility, and the empowerment inherent in self-directed recovery.

The Peer Support Specialist assist their peers in the following: articulating their goals for recovery, learning and practicing new skills, helping them monitor their progress, assisting them in their treatment, modeling effective coping techniques and self-help strategies based on the specialist’s own recovery experience, and supporting them in advocating for themselves to obtain effective services.

General Job Duties:

  1. Provide peer support services to individuals with substance abuse and/or mental health issues.
  2. Help participants to navigate community services and apply for public benefits.
  3. Provide participants transportation to counseling and other important appointments.
  4. Facilitate peer support groups.
  5. Collect and report data on activities and participant outcomes.
  6. Provide backup support for the resource center.
  7. Refer to the job description above for a complete list of tasks and duties.

Minimum qualifications:

  1. Be a recovering consumer of substance abuse and/or mental health services.
  2. Believe that recovery is possible for people who have substance abuse and/or mental health issues.
  3. Able to communicate effectively interpersonally in one-on-one and small group settings.
  4. Able to inspire confidence and motivate individuals.
  5. High school diploma or equivalent.
  6. Knowledge of community services a plus.
  7. Commitment to developing computer and data management skill and knowledge.

To apply for either position: 

Please send a cover letter and resume to director@strengthinpeers.org. Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled.