Cook Inlet Tribal Council, Inc. Peer Support Specialist - Valley in Wasilla, Alaska



Job Title:

Peer Support Specialist - Valley


Recovery Services

Reports to:

Peer Recovery Coordinator



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Pay Grade:


Job Type:

Regular, Full-Time

General Functions:

The Recovery Services (RS) Peer Support Recovery Specialist is an integral member of the Recovery Services department. This position is responsible for being a peer role model of recovery and overall wellness, providing support and encouragement to Recovery Services participants. This position will be based primarily in the Mat-Su Valley in collaboration with Cook Inlet Tribal Council’s community partners. This position will also provide peer support throughout the various Recovery Services facilities in the Anchorage area including, but not limited to, the Nat’uh Building, Chanylut, and Ernie Turner Center.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist participants with transportation and escort when needed for supported workforce and/or medical appointments that assist with self-directed recovery and independence.

  • Provides direct peer support to RS and Chanlyut that includes linkages to employment, housing, education, and community resources.

  • Under guidance of the Peer Recovery Coordinator, will promote peer support programs within Recovery Services and surrounding communities.

  • Documents in participant’s electronic health record within the Recovery Services Case Management System (RSCMS), including all individual and group peer support services in accordance with Recovery

  • Services policies and procedures.

  • Maintain an active awareness of the peer support services that are available in the state of Alaska.

  • Provides support to the Therapeutic Village of Care (TVC) and Chanlyut programs structures, policies, and philosophies.

  • Facilitates individual peer support services and peer support group sessions as needed for active and alumni participants of Recovery Services and Chanlyut.

  • Provides motivational interviewing, community living skills, social, and emotional support to participants within RS and Chanlyut to assist participants in regaining balance and control of their lives.

  • Maintains appropriate trainings and certifications as outlined in RS policy and procedures and those designated by supervisor.

  • Active role model for wellness and recovery for participants

  • Assist Peer Recovery Coordinator and Alumni Manager as needed.

  • Engage in all assigned peer outreach activities in the community and provide a report out to RS and Chanlyut staff on community efforts and opportunities for participants.

  • Serves as a member of the Staff Wellness Committee.

  • Attends RS staff meetings and works collaboratively with other staff members during participant case staffing regarding transitional and discharge planning needs, to facilitate a successful transitional from treatment services to the community.

  • Provide weekly reports on outreach/peer support activities, participant services to Peer Recovery Coordinator.

  • Provides resources by conducting needed peer support and case management services to alumni and active participants/in both RS and Chanlyut.

  • Develops responsible, appropriate relationships with participants.

  • Resolve participant /staff questions concerning behaviors, curriculum, work therapy etc.

  • Maintains confidentiality according to regulations and procedures.

  • Performs all related duties as assigned.

Job Specifications:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; ability to interact with sensitivity and effectiveness while working with clients, external agencies and coworkers

  • Proficient computer skills.

  • Knowledge and ability to operate office equipment.

  • Demonstrated ability to make decisions and exercise good judgment.

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently with minimal supervision.

  • Demonstrated ability to work under pressure and prioritize workload.

  • Strong public speaking and organizational skills.

  • Strong problem solving skills.

  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate multiple activities.

  • Demonstrated ability and experience conducting individual and group sessions.

  • Excellent time management skills.

  • Must have strong writing skills with attention to detail and accuracy of fact reporting.

  • Demonstrated ability to work with individual from diverse backgrounds.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or GED.

  • Ability to operate computer and other standard office equipment.

  • Lived experience in addiction recovery, and two (2) years continuous sobriety prior to hire and active and continuing participation in a recovery support program, such as a 12 step program.

  • Experience in residential or outpatient substance use treatment and mutual aid (A.A., N.A., etc.).

  • Valid Alaska driver’s license and be insurable under CITC’s automotive insurance, which requires a driver to be at least 21 years of age.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Recovery Coach Certification.

  • Valid Alaska Driver’s License and be insurable under CITC’s automotive insurance, which requires a driver to be at least 21 years of age.

Additional Information:

Hiring preference shall be given to eligible and qualified Alaska Native/American Indian applicants pursuant to P.L. 93-638 Indian Self Determination Act.


The information provided in this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by incumbents within this job. It is not designed to be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, qualifications and working conditions required of employees assigned to this job. Management has sole discretion to add or modify duties of the job and to designate other functions as essential at any time. This job description is not an employment agreement or contract.

Vacancy ID: 2018-2170

External Company Name: Cook Inlet Tribal Council Inc.

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