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Richmond Behavioral Health has an exciting opportunity for a Lead Certified Peer Recovery Coordinator to lead and support peer services with our Regional Team. The selected individual will performs professional and skilled leadership/guidance to both certified and non-certified peer recovery specialists and family support partners working within Region 4 to systematize peer services across the region by establishing standards of practice for peers, developing the peer workforce within the region and expanding the number of peers and family support partners providing services within the Region 4 CSB system. Work is performed under limited supervision. This position reports directly to the Regional Programs Manager.

Essential Functions

Serves in leadership role within Region 4 on issues pertaining to peer and family support partner services.

Works with MH/SUD leadership and peers to establish standards of practice for peers and offer recommendations on increasing regional peer capacity.

Works and collaborates with CSB leadership to create, establish and maintain peer internship program.

Coordinates with regional CSB leadership to support training needs of peers and family support partners.

Continuously seeks opportunities to enhance both peer and family support partner capacity within the region.

Offers guidance, peer/family support partner supervision and support to CSBs within Region 4 on programs and services for individuals with mental and/or substance use illnesses from the perspective of an individual with lived experience.

Establishes principles of practice for Region 4 Peer Recovery Specialists in alignment with PRS certification requirements.

Serves as advanced WRAP facilitator and provides training to peer workforce.

Serves as certified/expert trainer on peer services within regions; certifications include but not limited to CPRS, personal medicine, emotional CPR, digital peer support, peer mentorship train the trainer.

Directs planning work group for annual recovery conference.

Serves in liaison role between DBHDS’ Office of Recovery Supports and Region 4 peer workforce.

Assesses gaps in peer services and develops programs/trainings to meet the regional need.

Collects data and prepares reports per regional stakeholder and DBHDS standards/requirements.

Coordinates, prepares, and facilitates group meetings; composes minutes for meetings.

Maintains expenses within budget allocations.

Participates in external regional peer stakeholder meetings; advocating for effective recovery-based services.

Attends training, team and regional meetings as required.

Maintains CPRS credentials and training certification.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Thorough knowledge of community resources and programs of regional and State sources for the mental health and substance use disorders population; expert knowledge of best practice for peers; thorough understanding of the behavioral health system; knowledge and understanding of the role of peer support ability to solve problems within scope of responsibility; ability to analyze facts and exercise sound judgment in arriving at conclusions; ability to communicate complex ideas effectively, orally and in writing; ability to prepare clear and concise reports; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.

Education and Experience

Must have two years of personal recovery. Must possess Virginia State Certification as Peer Recovery Specialist at time of hire. Demonstrated provision of peer specialist duties for a minimum of one year preferably in a behavioral health organization. Must obtain certification and/or credentials in various required training modalities within reasonably applicable time frame. Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience and moderate experience working with adults in a behavioral health setting.

Special Requirements

Valid driver’s license in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Travel required within a 150 mile radius of Richmond, VA

CPRS required

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