Department Name: 7H090:CENTER ON DRUG & ALCOHOL RESEA
The center for Drug and Alcohol Research seeks a Peer Support Specialist.
Under the direction of clinical staff the Peer Support will initiate contact with identified patients in the emergency room, hospital and other healthcare clinics who meet criteria for substance use disorders. Need to demonstrate understanding of peers’ experiences and feelings. Relate their own recovery stories, and with permission, the recovery stories of others to inspire hope.
Will follow up with patients via phone, text or email. Will facilitate intake into the outpatient Addiction Medicine clinic. Will meet with patients regularly throughout their treatment for substance use disorders. Will attend clinic staff meetings, document patient encounters appropriately and assist other clinical staff as needed. Will follow University HIPAA and privacy practices.
Trained through a peer support specialist program, ability to communicate well with others, reliable.
Position Time Status: Full-Time
Required Related Experience:
Required License/Registration/Certification :
Certified through a peer support specialist training program preferred.
University Community of Inclusion:
The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.
As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.
Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.
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