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Peer Support Specialist - Port Program 1616535

Company: Family Preservation Services of NC
Location: Asheville
Posted on: June 26, 2022

Job Description:

$1,500 HIRING BONUS

Peer Support Specialist- Port Program
Are you ready to work alongside our first responders in our communities and assess individuals who have recently suffered an overdose? The Post Overdose Response Team (PORT) is an overdose follow-up program that provides opportunities to direct people to harm reduction services and provide treatment linkage services to reduce or stop the substance abuse. If this sounds like something you want to be a part of, apply today and join our Safer Together team!
For your passion and dedication providing Peer Support, we offer paid training, career advancement opportunities, medical/dental/vision, PTO, paid holidays, flexible part time or full time flexible schedule and much, much more (read below)! We realize that your growth is paramount to our continued reputation of quality and service excellence, so we are ready to invest in YOU from day one!
With COVID continuing to move through our communities, we are committed to ensuring safety for staff and consumers. We ensure any consumers receiving in-person services pass a pre-screen. Where appropriate, virtual sessions may be available for any consumers not passing the screen or with additional safety concerns.
About your Role: The Peer Support Specialist (PPS), under the supervision of the Clinical Director or Regional Director, is responsible for providing opportunities for individuals receiving services to direct their own recovery process. The PPS is also responsible for facilitating the development of a sense of wellness and self-worth.

  • Act as a role model to persons in recovery to inspire hope, share life experiences and lessons learned as a person in recovery;
  • Model/mentor recovery process and demonstrate coping skills;
  • Engage individuals who may be at risk and provide stage-appropriate recovery education and supports, e.g., usage of the leveling system and evidence-based practices
  • This position requires travel of approximately 50% of the time. Does the Following Apply to You?
    • High School Diploma or GED equivalent
    • Have maintained, within the last three (3) years, at least 12 months of successful full or part time paid or voluntary work experience (not necessarily consecutive) OR
    • One-year post-secondary education experience totaling 24 credit hours Perks for working Full time at Pathways :

      FPS is committed to creating the best possible work environment for our team members and offers the following total rewards package:

      • Competitive Compensation Package; may include incentive based opportunities
      • 401 K Plan, Medical, Dental, Vision plans, Health Savings Account and Employee Assistance Program
      • Paid Vacation days that increase with tenure after the first year!
      • Separate Paid Sick leave that rolls over each year
      • Paid Holidays (including Day after Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve)
      • Mileage & Cell Phone Reimbursement; may have access to a company vehicle
      • Training, Development and Continuing Education Credits for licensure requirements. May be eligible for paid Board supervision
      • Perks @ Pathways (student loan refinancing, pet insurance, Verizon wireless discount, movie, hotel, concert and sporting event discounts)
      • Opportunities for advancement in our national company! As we grow, you grow with us! **Contact for more information.
        If you're #readytoworkFamily Preservation Services is #readytohire!
        Not the job youre looking for? Family Preservation Services has a variety of positions in various locations; please go to
        To Learn More About Us: Pathways @ Family Preservation Services @
        Pathways is an equal opportunity employer with a commitment to diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status or any other protected characteristic.


        We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.




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