City: St. Louis
PEER SUPPORT SPECIALIST – ***$1500 SIGN ON BONUS***
Location: St. Louis, MO, US, 63103
Position Type: Full Time
Work Schedule: Monday – Friday
***$1500 SIGN ON BONUS***
Are you looking to find personal and professional fulfillment, and align your career with your values?
At Gateway Foundation, our employees have an opportunity to make a difference every day by helping people with substance abuse issues gain control of their lives.
Gateway Foundation is a recognized non-profit leader in evidence-based treatment proven to get results. Our experts in Addiction Medicine—including highly educated clinical and medical professionals and expert psychiatrists and nurses—deliver care that never stops. Throughout Gateway’s proud history of helping others, dedicated and professional employees have been vital to accomplishing our life-saving mission. Read more about the incredible recognition that we received!
If you are a collaborative professional who shares our commitment to helping people with substance abuse and mental health issues turn their lives around – GATEWAY IS THE PLACE FOR YOU!
Peer Recovery Specialists are responsible for:
Providing support to the criminal justice involved client both while in-custody and post release
Serving as a role model by exhibiting long-term stable personal recovery and use of appropriate coping skills
Conducting group sessions and assisting clients with goals for recovery
Consulting with other treatment team members
Providing resources to assist with recovery and transition
Traveling throughout State to provide peer support services to clients in SUD treatment
Other duties as assigned
Competitive Compensation and Benefits:
Gateway Foundation values its employees and provides an inclusive and diverse work environment where dedicated employees can make a difference. We are committed to engaging and rewarding our employees in meaningful ways. For eligible employees, we provide a Total Rewards Package that includes:
***$1500 SIGN ON BONUS***
Health Insurance – Including a wellness premium incentive opportunity
Dental & Vision Insurance
Paid Time Off – Including 18 days of PTO and 9 paid holidays in the first year
Catastrophic Absence Time (CAT) – Accrue up to seven days annually, to be used during an extended personal illness
Flexible Spending Accounts
403(b) Retirement Plan with company match
Life and AD&D Insurance
Long-Term Disability (LTD)
Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
Gateway is a qualified employer for Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF)
Training & Development Programs
Gateway Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer: Race/Color/Sex/Sexual Orientation/ Gender Identity/Religion/National Origin/Disability/Vets. Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided by OFCCP here
Requirements: Job Requirements:
Minimum High School Diploma or equivalent required
Former participant in a substance abuse treatment program and demonstrated long-term stable recovery
Therapeutic Community experience desired
Certified Missouri Recovery Support Specialist-Peer (MRSS-P) as required by the Missouri Credentialing Board (MCB)
Current driver’s license and good driving record
Must be able to obtain Missouri Department of Corrections clearance
Ability to walk or move about facilities for up to two hours at a time, to monitor and interact with clients.
Ability to speak with others in order to exchange information and provide support.
Ability to proofread and check documents and files for accuracy on a regular basis.
Ability to respond to telephones and pages, and to hear and detect alarms and unusual noises.
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