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District 19 - Peer Support Specialist

Job Description: District 19 Community Services Board, is seeking 3 highly motivated self-starters to become a full-time Peer Specialists. One of these positions will require traveling between an office in Hopewell and Dinwiddie. One will operate out of Petersburg, but serve the entire D19 CSB service area. The other position will be stationed in downtown Petersburg. The successful incumbent must have proven organizational, along with excellent verbal and written communication skills. Minimum required qualifications for this position include: High School diploma or GED, experience as a consumer of mental health or substance abuse services, must have at least 12 consecutive months of sobriety or drug free (if substance abuse diagnosis exists); at least 12 consecutive months of success within personal recovery. No less than 500 paid and or volunteer hours within the preceding year providing recovery related activities to consumers with mental illness. Candidate must have proficient computer skills, experience in record keeping/report completion and proficient scheduling/time management skills. Preference in given to those who have within the past three years completed a DBHDS recognized Peer Specialist curriculum/program. This curriculum/program should have included no less than ninety (90) hours of training that covered the areas of content for peer support recommended by DBHDS. Content areas should speak to peer services within both the mental health and substance abuse disorder context. Twenty five of those 90 hours should have involved experiential learning. Hours are Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Requires flexibility based on programmatic need. Starting salary is commensurate with experience and training. Excellent benefits include sick and annual leave, and Virginia Retirement System and group health insurance options. Position above requires a valid driver’s license for their state of residence and have a point balance of –6 or higher, Pre-employment extensive background check and drug screening.

Salary: Full Time

How to Apply: Interested applicants should obtain a D19 CSB application from Human Resources, 20 W. Bank Street, Suite 7, Petersburg, VA 23803 or call (804)862-8062. Applications can also be downloaded from our website, Resume will not be accepted in lieu of a completed D19 application. D19 CSB is committed to developing a multi-cultural workplace. Minorities and persons with disabilities seeking career advancement are encouraged to apply. Bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply. EOE.

Closes: Open Until Filled

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