Regional Coordinator For Peer Recovery Specialists (management Analyst I)

Chantilly, Virginia
$52,323.44 - $87,205.04 Annually
Jan 22, 2022
Feb 05, 2022
Full Time
Job Announcement

Do you enjoy promoting collaboration between human services agencies? Are you passionate about supporting our Peer Recovery Specialists and Family Support Partners?

The Northern Virginia Regional Projects Office is seeking a highly motivated, independent team member for a new Peer Recovery Specialist (PRS) and Family Support Partners (FSP) Coordinator. We are seeking someone who has a passion for bringing together PRS and FSP throughout the region as a community of providers. This Regional Coordinator for the PRS/FSP position will provide dedicated capacity at the regional office to support local, regional, and state level PRS and FSP initiatives and serve Northern Virginia as the regional subject matter expert.

Under the general supervision of the Regional Projects Manager of the Northern Virginia Regional Projects Office and funded through STEP-VA Peer and Family Support Initiative, the Management Analyst I Regional Coordinator will bring together PRS and FSP throughout the region as a community of providers, both established Certified Peer Recovery Specialists (CPRS) and those new to the field exploring peer certification. The Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (DBHDS) Region 2 consists of 5 Community Services Boards (CSBs), including Alexandria City, and the counties of Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun and Prince William.

In addition, this position will provide other professional support for the unique needs of the discipline. This includes identifying and sharing opportunities for Regional PRSs to complete the required 500 documented work experience hours (paid or volunteer), coaching, and mentoring through the certification process, and advanced skill building, training, and professional development for PRSs already employed. This position shall also identify training opportunities, assist in local, regional, and state recovery initiatives, and provide other technical assistance as needed.

By using your personal experience as a recipient of services for a mental health or substance use disorder, the Regional Coordinator will support the development of staff knowledge and competency in Recovery and peer support such as Recovery Capital, Strengths Based practices; Recovery, Resiliency, and Wellness Plans; and other peer recovery modalities, conducts quarterly reviews, and assess participants service needs and that self-identified measurable goals are being supported for peer to peer support throughout the region.

This position will engage individual and family member relations, in education, and advocacy activities while promoting recovery from substance use and/or mental health conditions; encouraging employment and self-sufficiency, education, health, and community integration; and services within a recovery role model.

The Coordinator represents the region in the community and must display excellent professionalism and communication skills, both written and oral.

All knowledge, skills, and abilities performed in a manner that aligns with the principles of recovery-oriented, person-centered, non-coercive, trauma-informed, and relationship-focused.
  • Current body of mental health and substance use disorder knowledge.
  • Recovery process - promoting services, supports, and strategies.
  • Crisis Intervention basics.
  • Peer Recovery Specialist ethics and boundaries.
  • Peer Recovery Specialist scopes of work and modalities of service delivery.
  • Basic principles related to health and wellness.
  • Stage appropriate pathways in recovery support.
  • Cultural sensitivity and practice.
  • Trauma and its impact on recovery.
  • Community resources.
  • Delivering peer services within agencies and organizations.
  • Knowledge surrounding the operation and care of computer equipment and cellular devices; knowledge of MS Office, to include Word, Excel and Teams; knowledge of other video-conferencing software.

Work schedule is 40 hrs. per week, Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., and may require occasional weekend and evening hours. Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills. The position is based out of the Northern Virginia Regional Projects Office in Chantilly, VA, but will require travel throughout the Northern Virginia Region.

Functional areas are: Workforce Development, Training, or Human Services

Illustrative Duties

(The illustrative duties listed in this specification are representative of the class but are not an all-inclusive list. A complete list of position duties and unique physical requirements can be found in the position description.)
  • Conducts professional-level work in functions or activities, such as financial, budgetary, procurement, contract administration, human resources, training, information technology, and similar functions;
  • Assists with a variety of technical and professional work related to monitoring and reporting on departmental business processes, activities, and outcomes;
  • Performs designated segments of projects or programs with well-defined objectives, including activities such as data collection, synthesis of data gathered to support analysis, and documentation of findings and recommendations;
  • Performs data collection activities in support of existing studies, projects or programs, including conducting research; participating in interviews; administering customer, organizational or employee surveys; assisting in the facilitation of focus groups; participating in work group collaboration; and mapping or charting of workflow processes;
  • Assists with measuring and analyzing indicators of performance, quality, quantity and efficiency of services;
  • Compiles and provides business information to management;
  • Maintains index or log of standard forms for gathering information from a variety of audiences;
  • Formats data sets and performs qualitative and descriptive statistical analysis to aggregate and assimilate data for displaying potential patterns and trends;
  • Assists in implementing business improvements, such as changes to policies, work practices, processes and procedures;
  • Contributes to position papers, evaluation reports and presentations.

Employment Standards

Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to the following: (Click on the aforementioned link to learn how Fairfax County interprets equivalencies for "Any combination, experience, and training equivalent to")
Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a bachelor's degree in the field related to the assigned functional area.

Four years of increasingly complex technical experience in the assigned functional area, comparable to experience at the Admin Assistant IV, or higher, level. This class can serve as a bridge class enabling individuals who do not meet the educational or professional experience standards listed above to qualify for this class by possessing four years of increasingly complex technical experience in the assigned functional area, comparable to experience at the Admin Assistant IV, or higher, level. The purpose of this bridge class is to promote upward mobility within the Fairfax County workforce. However persons qualifying for this class on the basis of their technical experience may not substitute this technical experience for education, or for professional experience, in order to qualify for other employment opportunities.

Virginia State Peer Support Certification (Required within 6 months)

The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check, a Child Protective Services Registry check, and sanction screening to the satisfaction of the employer. A TB screening upon hire.

All newly hired employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (two weeks after the last required dose) as a condition of employment or obtain approval of a medical or religious exemption prior to their start date. Proof of an exemption or vaccination status will be required during the pre-employment onboarding process. New employees who obtain an exemption from the vaccine mandate for medical or sincerely held religious beliefs will still be subject to the weekly testing requirement. Vaccinated employees and employees with a medical or religious exemption will complete the attestation online on their first day of employment or shortly thereafter.

  • At least one year of personal experience living in recovery with a mental health/substance use challenge or the family member of an individual with one year living in recovery with a mental health/substance use challenge
  • Experience in psychiatric unit or facility a plus but not necessary.
  • Lived experience of mental health or substance use disorder toward peer specialist certification.
  • Active and unrestricted Certification of Virginia State Peer Support Certification and/or National Peer Support Certification.

Job is generally sedentary in nature, however, will be required to self-transport to regional meetings. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

Panel Interview and may include a practical exercise.

Fairfax County Government prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics, political affiliation, or military status in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.

Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 703-222-7314. EEO/AA/TTY.

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