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Peer Recovery Specialist - Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) Team

Company: New River Valley Community Services
Location: Blacksburg
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

The Peer Recovery Specialist position provides non-clinical, person-centered, wellness-focused support, to engage consumers in treatment, and to promote use of the consumer's wellness recovery plan. The Peer Recovery Specialist shares their first-hand lived experience with recovery to inspire hope, increase engagement in treatment and in their communities, and to support consumers in articulating personal goals for wellness, recovery resiliency and self-advocacy. The Peer Recovery Specialist will function within the consumer's treatment team and will receive coordinated individual supervision with the office of Peer Support and Recovery. Supervision will also include peer group supervision.

This position will work primarily with the Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) Team Program and assist with client support, education, and linkage to other supports.



Minimum High School Diploma or GED Equivalent. Must identify a year in recovery and have a mental health or substance use disorder that has impacted their life for two years or more. Certification as a Recovery Peer Specialist recognized in the state of Virginia preferred, or working toward certification.


NRVCS offers an excellent benefits package including:

  • Generous Paid Time Off
  • Health, Vision, and Dental Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • VRS Retirement

Keywords: New River Valley Community Services, Blacksburg , Peer Recovery Specialist - Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) Team, Other , Blacksburg, Virginia

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