Mental Health Systems, Inc.

  • Peer Dual Recovery Specialist

    Job Locations US-CA-Santee
    Req No.
    Regular Full-Time
  • Program/Department Description

    Mental Health Systems, Inc. (MHS) was founded in 1978 to provide mental health and drug and alcohol rehabilitation services in an innovative and cost-effective manner. We continue to ensure that the delivery of these services conforms to the MHS core values.  Our goal is to improve lives and instill hope by using new and creative treatment strategies while respecting time-proven methods of intervention.


    MHS is a Drug-Free workplace therefore all staff must comply with Drug-Free Workplace requirements regarding alcohol and drug use. MHS performs post-offer substance abuse testing on all employees. MHS provides a full range of benefits to regular employees. These benefits include paid vacation, sick time, and holidays, partially paid employee health insurance, flexible spending account, paid employee long-term disability insurance, an MHS funded profit sharing plan, and an individual employee-funded 403(b) plan. Eligibility for benefits is contingent upon employment status; see MHS Employee Handbook for full details. Eligible part-time employees will receive benefits on a prorated basis. Eligibility for employment with MHS requires satisfactory criminal background clearance including conviction records.

    Position Description

    • Provides engagement and outreach to current or potential clients, and families in the community.
    • Performs screening assessments of clients and presents at team meetings.
    • Provides expertise in the areas of substance abuse and co-occurring disorders to interdisciplinary team.
    • Interacts therapeutically with clients, and families in the community and demonstrates boundaries consistent with professional standards.
    • Completes all charting and documentation as contractually required and in timely manner as dictated by program requirements.
    • Primarily provides services in the field, while carrying a small caseload.
    • Serves as part of the on-call team, fulfilling all work requirements of this program component.
    • Assists in promoting program services to community when appropriate.
    • Complies with all MHS and program rules, policies and procedures including HIPAA standards.
    • Demonstrates commitment to professional growth by attending in-service trainings and staff development programs, and seeking out supervision when needed.
    • Demonstrates adequate care and responsibility for equipment. Reports and/or repairs missing or damaged equipment and supplies.
    • Ensures facilities upkeep and safety by maintaining neat and clean work areas, by securing work area at close of business day, and by reporting vandalism, theft, or suspicion of drug abuse by coworkers to supervisor as soon as possible.
    • Participates in regularly scheduled staff meetings.
    • Participates in the Injury and Illness Prevention Program and follows guidelines that promote workplace safety.

    Education/Experience Requirements

    • Minimum qualification is registration with approved certifying agency.
    • For certification level position: Certification in a substance abuse treatment field, and two years’ experience providing substance abuse and integrated services to individuals with co-occurring disorders. B.A. or A.A. degree preferred.
    • Must have life experience of being in recovery or have had a family member in recovery and be willing to disclose.
    • Training and/or personal experience in substance abuse programs and treatment, relapse prevention, harm reduction, motivational interviewing and 12-Step programs.


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