Family Peer Specialist- Overdose Response Team

Recovery Resource Council
October 11, 2023
Dallas Fort Worth, Texas
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Recovery Resource Council is seeking a Family Peer Support Specialist to work as part of a multidisciplinary overdose response team comprised of Community Health Paramedics, Recovery Support Peer Specialists, and a Licensed Social Worker. Lived-experience as the family member of someone with substance use disorder is required. Combining this experience with training and supervision, work will be focused on guiding families in response to their loved one, who has recently experienced an overdose, in a way that is healthy and supports recovery. This position will respond to substance use crises within Dallas/Fort Worth and surrounding areas, 2-3 days after 911 has dispatched immediate care to the home. Staff will conduct home visits to provide follow-up support, education, and referral services to the family members of the individual who experienced an overdose. Staff will work very closely and cooperatively with EMS, local police departments, area hospitals, treatment facilities, and other community collaborative partners to ensure the highest quality of care to all individuals. The primary mission is to provide services that will assist the family in managing the trauma of the recent overdose while also providing resources to minimize the risk of a future overdose. Staff who hold this position must be a Certified FPS (or be currently pursuing certification) and able to provide trauma-informed, client-centered care to support families.  Staff employed on this team must be willing to work a flexible schedule and travel through out the service counties, as needed.

Application Instructions

Please submit letter of interest and resume to the Director of Special Projects You may be asked to complete a Predictive Index Survey.

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