Job Title Peer Recovery Specialist
Department Psychology - 21700
Pay Grade 8
Job Category Support Staff
The Peer Recovery Specialist (PRS) will join the treatment team of The
Gambling Clinic (TGC). TGC treatment provides comprehensive care and support
for those seeking to change their gambling through individual treatment
services. The PRS will be a trusted confidant, role model, and mentor to
assigned TGC clients by sharing their own lived experiences with personal
recovery from addiction and by providing feedback on the recovery process
under the structure and guidance of the TGC program. The PRS is responsible
for helping clients at TGC achieve individualized treatment and recovery
goals. This person will assist the TGC team in conducting outreach activities
that improve access to TGC services for all Tennesseans and promote general
awareness of gambling-related problems. This position will work closely with
TGC clinicians and follow the leadership of TGC Directors and TGC coordinator.
The PRS plays an integral role in the TGC treatment team by helping maximize
the success of each TGC client while simultaneously contributing to the growth
of the research evidence to support peer work in gambling treatment systems.
ETSU is committed to ensuring that our students, faculty, and staff are valued
and work in an environment of openness and acceptance. ETSU is an Equal
Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of client-centered models of treatment and motivational styles
Knowledge of how to find and effectively use the information given by
informational databases, clinic staff, and clinic supervisors.
Ability to read, analyze, interpret, and comprehend instructions (whether
written or verbal), correspondence, professional journals, and technical
Ability to compose correspondence, document effectively, present
information, and respond to questions in one-on-one and small group
situations with clients, third parties, and TGC staff whether in person,
on the telephone, or virtually (e.g. Zoom).
Ability to respond effectively to sensitive inquiries, complaints, or
Ability to collect data, draw valid conclusions, use sound judgment, and
Ability to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with
TGC staff and external organizations.
Ability to operate standard office equipment and software packages (e.g.,
Ability to listen to, and be responsive to supervision.
Ability to organize tasks and follow through on tasks assigned.
Be responsive to other duties as assigned.
Self-identification as being in recovery from a behavioral disorder,
substance use disorder, or other addiction-related disorder and at least
one-year prior work assisting others in achieving personal recovery goals
related to gambling disorder, substance use disorder, or other addiction-
related disorder; this may include experience gained through an
A valid, state-issued driver's license.
Experience working with individuals who have a gambling or behavioral
addiction. May be substituted for experience with substance use disorder
A degree focused on psychology, social work, or a related field.
Knowledge of cognitive-behavioral models of behavior change.
Certification as a Certified Peer Recovery Specialist.
Experience with program evaluation, quality metrics, and outcome data
Posting Detail Information
Posting Number SS01398P
Is this position subject to a criminal background check? No
Is any part of the funding for this posting coming from a grant or outside
funding source? Yes
Open Date 08/31/2023
Close Date 06/30/2024
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants
Please include a paragraph about your specific interests in working with people experiencing gambling related harms.
Contact information for 3 professional references
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Documents Needed To Apply