Family Support Worker/Peer Recovery Specialist
LMAS District Health Department is accepting applications for a Home Visiting Initiative Family Support Worker/Peer Recovery Specialist based in Luce, Mackinac, Alger, Schoolcraft or Chippewa County. This position is full-time with benefits. Job duties include but are not limited to: initiating and maintaining regular and long-term contact/support with families, primarily in the family’s home, and, in particular, with parents who have a history of substance misuse, are currently misusing substances, or are in recovery from Substance Use Disorder; assisting in strengthening the parent-child relationship; assisting parents in improving their skills to optimize the home environment; improving the family support system; increasing the family’s ability to problem solve and assume the role of advocate for themselves and their children.
A Bachelor’s or Associate’s degree in a human services field, and work experience with children 0-3 years of age with a knowledge of child growth/development and parent-child relationships preferred. A minimum of two years in recovery from a substance use disorder while working a recovery program is required. Possession of a valid driver’s license is required.