- Requires a GED or HS Diploma
- Minimum or 2 years of continuous sobriety, including active participation in a recovery program.
- Passion for working with individuals who have experienced chronic homelessness and who live with co-occurring substance use disorders and mental illness
- Requires a certification as a qualified Peer Supporter. Certification may be achieved within 6 months of hire.
- Must have a valid driver's license and clean driving record.
- Must have a reliable personal vehicle to use for transportation during work hours.
Weekly one-on-one supervision Opportunity to join weekly process group with other coaches, to help process the challenges of working with an at-risk population in early recovery.
Completion of 46-hour Recovery Support Peer Specialist (RSPS) Training required for certification (may be completed after hire).
Physical Demands/Work Environment:
- Complete 8-hour CORE training (may be completed after hire).
- Complete 250 hours of supervised peer coaching (may be completed after hire).
- Obtain Recovery Support Peer Specialist (RSPS) Certification from the Texas Certification Board of Addiction Professionals.
- Complete 12 hours per year of continuing education necessary to maintain certification.
- Mobile Outpatient Program Coordinator
- This position requires the person to work some regularly scheduled evening and weekend hours (Minimum 25% of work time).
- Reliable transportation and willingness to travel within the Austin Metropolitan area.
- Communicates orally with management, co-workers and the public in face-to face, one-to- one, and group settings.
- Regularly uses a telephone for communication.
- Uses office equipment such as computer terminals, copiers, and Fax machines.
- Sits for extended time periods.
- Hearing and vision within normal ranges.
- Uses hands to finger, handle and feel and reach with hands and arms.
- Frequently required to stand and walk
- Requires driving between Austin recovery locations and offsite locations
All qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, mental or physical disability, citizenship, military service, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other status protected by law. Austin Recovery works affirmatively to build a staff and board that includes people of many different races, classes, religions, genders, physical and mental abilities, ages and sexual orientations, including people who have been previously incarcerated.*
*Due to our work with children there are some convictions such as sex offenses that would prevent employment to offered to those applying for a position in programing with children.