Certified Peer Recovery Specialist

WMC CRC (Crisis Receiving Ctr) - 206180 Winchester, Virginia Per Diem

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  • Entity: Winchester Medical Center
  • Shift: Day

Who We Are

Valley Health System is a not-for-profit network of hospitals, urgent cares, physician practices, and services. Expanding across Virginia, West Virginia, and Maryland, we are devoted to the health of all who call our 18-county area home.

A vital resource for healthcare, we are the region’s largest employer, a dependable community partner, and are at the leading edge of clinical innovations.

We are looking for passionate, innovative, and caring people who will each bring their unique skills and perspectives to our workplace.

What You Will Do:

The Peer Recovery Specialist (PRS) is responsible for providing peer-to-peer support services to individuals experiencing a behavioral health crisis. The PRS performs a variety of paraprofessional duties in support of wellness and recovery by utilizing their lived experiences of recovery and mental health disorders. PRS will offer emotional support, share knowledge, teach skills, provide practical assistance and connect individuals with resources, opportunities, communities of support and other people. Provides face to face interactions that support an individual achieving their self-identified level of recovery, wellness, independence or personal strengths. The PRS will assist the individual in identifying community-based supports, strengthening natural support systems, and encourages self-advocacy. The PRS will demonstrate appropriate & ongoing documentation of treatment, progress notes, correspondence, releases of information, etc., in compliance with agency standards and in accordance with all application regulations.

What You Will Bring:


High School Diploma or GED required

Certification & Licensures
Registered as a Registered Virginia Peer Recovery Specialist required
Certified as a Virginia Peer Recovery Specialist required within (1) year of hire

Ability to positively interact with persons with mental illness, substance use disorders and developmental disabilities, their family members, agency staff and community members required.
Ability to provide active listening, education and assistive supports to consumers and family members required.
Good personal management skills – time management, organization, dependability and independence required.
Ability to work as a team member with agency staff and others on behalf of Recovery initiatives required.
General knowledge and understanding of mental illness, substance use, and developmental disabilities required.
Knowledge and understanding of the principles and components of recovery required.
Knowledge of support counseling practices and techniques required.
Knowledge of the local mental health/substance use disorder local systems as well as various services available in the community including public, private, and volunteer organizations required.
Ability to adapt to changes following implementation, if evaluation of the program indicates a need for change.

What You Will Get:

At Valley Health, we believe everyone is a caregiver, and our goal is to create an environment where our caregivers thrive physically, financially, and emotionally. In addition to a competitive salary, our most popular benefits for full-time employees include:
• A Zero-Deductible Health Plan
• Dental and vision insurance
• Generous Paid Time Off
• Tuition Assistance
• Retirement Savings Match
• A Robust Employee Assistance Program to help with many aspects of emotional wellbeing
• Membership to Healthy U: An Incentive-Based Wellness Program

Valley Health also offers a health savings account & flexible spending account for childcare, life insurance, short-term and long-term disability, and professional development. In addition, several perks come with working for the largest employer in the region, such as discounts to on-campus dining, and more.

To see the full scale of what we offer, visit valleyhealthbenefits.com.

Exclusions apply

We celebrate, support, and thrive on our differences for the benefit of our employees, our patients, and the communities we serve.
We are neighbors caring for neighbors, and our goal is always to help those we serve get well, feel well, and stay well.


Criminal Background Checks
VA State Police and/or WV State Background and Fingerprinting (WV Cares) (applicable state)
3rd party Background Check
Central Registry
FBI Fingerprinting

FLSA Classification


Physical Demands
6 A Customer Service