Drug and Alcohol Peer Mentor at POWER

Pittsburgh, PA 15208

About the Job

This position requires a woman to be in recovery from addiction to alcohol or other drugs for at least 5 years.

****Please identify this in your response. Resumes that do not identify as a woman in recovery will not be considered*****


Title: Mentor
Classification: Full Time/ Non-Exempt
Reports To: Team Supervisor

Overview --

POWER's mission is to help women reclaim their lives from the disease of addiction to alcohol and other drugs and to reduce the incidence of addiction in future generations. We are an agency committed to quality gender-responsive, trauma-informed care to women with substance use and co-occurring disorders. All of POWER's programs reflect the lives of women and address the issues that matter most to them.

The Mentor provides on-going recovery support to high-risk women including, for example, women involved with CYF or the criminal justice system and women who are pregnant, homeless or hard to engage women. The Mentor assists women with developing their own system of natural supports. The key to the Mentor's work is forming healthy growth-producing relationships, sharing her success in overcoming barriers and motivating clients to responsible action.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

* Provide on-going recovery support services to approximately 15 to 25 women who are in active addiction or early recovery.

* Work with Mentees to develop a service plan that is based on concrete, measurable, realistic goals and monitor the service plan on a regular basis.

* Assist Mentees to identify their specific needs and work with them to identify and access resources in the community to meet those needs.

* Support Mentees in identifying and building upon their strengths.

* Models and supports clients and staff in health and wellness activities and with using healthy coping skills.

* Encourage and support Mentees in accessing and remaining engaged in AOD/Co-occurring/Mental Health treatment.

* Maintain regular contact with the various treatment providers to monitor the Mentee's progress.

* Model for the Mentees how to begin and/or continue in a recovery program they choose such as 12-Step, faith-based or an alternative of their choice; how to choose a sponsor; how to choose a "home group" if appropriate; and to develop and utilize a support group of recovering women.

* Accompany and transport Mentees for treatment visits, health and human service appointments, Court appearances, recovery support and any other supportive services based on the Mentees' status and individualized needs.

* Participate in assigned team meetings and/or consultations as requested.

* Participate in assigned and/ or appropriate outreach activities to further the program or POWER.

* Provide all assigned paperwork, complete, accurate and on time as determined by POWER.
* Participate in assigned meetings, staff development and trainings.


**** This position requires the applicant to be a woman with a minimum of five years in recovery from addiction to alcohol or other drugs with a strong recovery program and system of natural supports.

CRS (Certified Recovery Specialist) preferred

* Minimum education: High school diploma or GED.
* Understanding of and sensitivity to alcohol and other drug use and the recovery process.
* Understands and supports a trauma informed system of care
* Valid PA driver's license, use of a reliable vehicle to transport clients, including children, on a daily basis and documentation of agency-required vehicle insurance.
* Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
*Must be computer literate, and able to complete all notes in electronic medical record.
* Solid organizational skills.
* Self directed and flexible to meet the needs of the clients.
* Ability to secure Act 33 and 34 clearances.
* Ability to support the agency's mission and philosophy, and demonstrate sensitivity to cultural diversity and workplace harmony.
* Value for and ability to deliver excellent customer service.

Working Conditions

 Working in the various offices located in CYF or Magee-Womens Hospital.
 Able to deliver services in the assigned Mentees' homes and communities covering Allegheny      County.
 Ability to work the hours necessary to complete the work.

In addition to being a positive, high energy, and great place to work, POWER offers a generous benefit package, including 15 PTO days to start, $50/month employee contribution to employee health, dental and vision insurance, agency paid professional development, agency paid life and LTD insurance, a matching 403b retirement program, a confidential Employee Assistance Program, and free parking.

POWER was identified as a Best Place to Work in 2014 and 2015 by the Pittsburgh Business Times.

POWER values diversity and is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug Free Workplace.

To apply: Please include your last name and position title in the subject line. Resumes that do not identify as a person in recovery will not be considered. No phone calls, please.

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