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PACT Peer Specialist

New River Valley Community Services
Blacksburg, VA Full-time
Posted on September 8, 2019

  • PACT Peer Specialist
    Job Location US-VA-Radford
    Job ID 2019-2239
    # of Openings 1
    Salary Details $29,878 annually


    Provides person centered, wellness focused peer supports for individuals participating in the PACT/ICT program. Helps individuals develop and promote the use of a wellness recovery plan. Shares their first hand lived experiences with recovery to inspire hope, increase engagement in treatment and in their communities and support individuals in articulating personal goals for wellness, recovery resiliency and self–advocacy. Provides direct PACT/ICT services as qualified.


    Bachelors' degree in a human services field is required. Certification as a Recovery Peer Specialist recognized in the State of Virginia is required. A personal history of a mental health or substance use disorder diagnosis and a willingness to share recovery story is required. Has experienced at least one year of clinical stability and recovery as evidenced by no hospitalizations for treatment for the previous twelve months leading up to the time of hire. Must have an acceptable driving record.


    NRVCS offers an excellent benefits package including:
    •Generous Paid Time Off
    • Health, Vision, and Dental Insurance
    • Life Insurance
    • VRS Retirement