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Peer Recovery Specialist

Hybrid Apprenticeship
Sponsoring Company:
Care New England – The Providence Center
O*Net Code
Rapids Code
Req. Hours
Jul 16, 2021
Jul 16, 2021

Time-Based Skills

3 skill sets | 17 total skills
Definition of Role and Scope of Practice - 800 req. hrs
Must be able to define the addiction recovery process
Must be able to describe the role of recovery coach and compare it to roles of friend, sponsor, counselor
Able to define interpersonal boundaries maintained by professional recovery coach: use of story; access by email or phone; use of Facebook & social media
Able to describe role boundaries within job assignment: whether they can transport; where recovery coaching meetings are to take place
Able to identify scope of recovery coach practice related to mental health issues & when to make a referral
Able to explain confidentiality, use of release of information form & when professional coach must act outside of these guidelines
Able to define the key elements of a recovery plan & describe how plan is used
Must be able to describe concept of recovery capital & how this is developed
Able to describe health conditions that accompany addiction: AIDS, HIV, HEP C& process to make referrals to community healthcare providers
Able to demonstrate, via role play, ability to actively listen
Able to demonstrate, via role play, Motivational Interviewing techniques
Able to describe role of recovery coach in helping reduce barriers to recovery
Able to describe steps for Narcan use, both IM & nasal sprays
Documentation - 200 req. hrs
Documentation completion: follows guidelines for progress notes
Documentation completion: follows guidelines to complete recovery plans
Resources - 200 req. hrs
Must demonstrate knowledge of resources that address cultural diversity: language interpreters; LGBTQ; gender-specific
Must demonstrate ability to access resources related to different recovery pathways to provide referrals

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