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DCCCA Inc. Peer Support Specialist (Part Time) - Lawrence in Lawrence, Kansas

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Peer Support Specialist (Part Time)

PT Peer Support Specialists

DCCCA, Inc. provides a full continuum of alcohol and drug treatment designed to help individuals struggling with substance use. Peer Support Specialists, specially trained adults with lived experience and role models for recovery, are being sought to support and expand a Douglas County initiative. The initiative is designed to help people access social detox services in Northeast Kansas and take the first steps toward recovery. Peer Support Specialists are available during scheduled shifts to interact with patients in the Lawrence Memorial Hospital Emergency Department. Full and Part time opportunities are available. Shifts will require evening and weekend hours.

Position Overview:

+ Provides information and support to individuals in the hospital Emergency Department who are assessed as medically stable and in need of detox services

+ Encourages individuals to participate in social detox and facilitates admission in contracted regional providers

+ Engages family members and other supports as appropriate

+ Facilitates transportation to the social detox resource using an agency provided vehicle

+ Uses electronic clinical record to complete required documentation

+ One full time and one part time position work within the Emergency Department during scheduled shift

+ Additional part time positions remain available during scheduled shift to respond to the hospital within one hour of being called

Requirements include:

+ High school diploma or equivalent

+ 21 years of age or older

+ Minimum 2 years demonstrated personal recovery experience

+ Completion of Kansas Department of Aging and Disability Services 15 hour approved Peer to Peer Mentor education program within six months of employment

+ Valid driver's license with a good driving record

+ Must pass pre-employment background checks and drug screening