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At WakeUp Carolina, we believe in the power of building a talented and dedicated team. While we currently do not have any open positions, we welcome individuals who are passionate about making a positive impact to submit their resumes for consideration in our files.

We recognize that opportunities may arise unexpectedly, and by maintaining an active pool of resumes, we aim to connect with prospective candidates who share our vision and values when the right position becomes available. If you are enthusiastic about contributing to our mission and eager to join our team in the future, we invite you to submit your resume for our ongoing consideration. Thank you for your interest in WakeUp Carolina!

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • The L2S Recovery Specialist (L2SRS) understands and fully supports the Recovery Coach Model.
  • The L2SRS will learn and use Critical Incident Management System (CIMS), and our Recovery Data Platform (RDP) to manage cases and track peer services.
  • The L2SRS provides recovery support services for men, women, young adults, and families (as the individual deems family) experiencing nonfatal and fatal opioid overdoses in real-time.
  • The L2SRS provides baseline recovery support services to participants including individual coaching (maintaining a full caseload); group facilitation; family support; referral support; crisis response and other recovery support duties as defined by program leadership.
  • The L2SRS assists participants and families in building skills that help promote their own recovery and self-sufficiency and provides education about how to take an active role in their own treatment.
  • The L2SRS identifies the patient’s history of drug/alcohol use, treatment history, motivation to change behavior and other needs for community support services.
  • The L2SRS provides assessments, outreach, advocacy, referral, and coordination of services for participants and family members.
  • The L2SRS helps participants and families navigate their recovery, healthcare system and social service system; accompany parents/families to appointments and meetings as needed.
  • The L2SRS identifies patient’s readiness to change and use motivational interviewing techniques and other communication skills to support a plan for reducing or eliminating harmful drug and/or alcohol use.
  • The L2SRS will assist participants and family with understanding how to utilize these community services.
  • The L2SRS will assist participants in linking to community support services and substance treatment services including securing appointments and transportation.
  • The L2SRS provides family members with recovery support materials.
  • The L2SRS provides telephone outreach to participants to assist with linkages and continued peer support as needed.
  • The L2SRS models coping techniques and self-help strategies.
  • The L2SRS will participate in trainings to continually gain new skills.
  • The L2SRS will attend all required staff and other meetings.
  • The L2SRS completes required documentation, follow-ups, and other reports for CIMS and RDP.
  • The L2SRS acts as a resource to other team members on recovery support.
  • When in doubt, the L2SRS will consult the Director with questions or concerns.
  • The L2SRS will perform all other duties as assigned by the Director
    This is a grant-funded position – the length of the position is dependent upon the grant.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Compassion for persons actively struggling with substance use disorder as well as family (as the individual deems family)
  • Ability to share one’s own personal experiences and recovery story with the purpose and intent to build trust and collaboration with persons.
  • Recovery Coach Academy Certificate, Certified Peer Support Specialist or willingness and ability to obtain status within 2 months of hire date.
  • Good speaker, interpersonal skills, and experience in small, community group presentations
  • The ability to work well with individuals, families, first responders & partner agencies.
  • Experience with planning and facilitation of groups.
  • The candidate must be able to work independently,
  • Candidate has great time management skills and the ability to prioritize effectively.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, outstanding interpersonal skills, and ability to motivate and effectively work with participants to achieve goals.
  • Excellent organization skills, computer skills, and proficiency with Microsoft Office applications.
  • Creative problem-solving skills
  • A valid Driver’s license and use of a vehicle is required.

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be in good physical and mental health and be able to stand or sit for extended periods of time, walk, bend, squat, sit on floor, and climb stairs.
  • Excellent auditory, verbal, and sensory skills and abilities.
  • Ability to travel to and from clients’ homes, community events, and required training sessions as identified by the WakeUp Carolina director.

Education, Experience, Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or equivalency, bachelors or associates preferred, relevant work experience will be considered.
  • The candidate must be actively engaged in his/her own recovery program with at least 18 months of demonstrated personal recovery and sustained abstinence from alcohol and/or drug use; or the candidate must be actively engaged in a family impact support program with at least 18 months of demonstrated family recovery support services.
  • No previous experience working in the addiction field or healthcare required but is preferred.
  • Compassion for those who struggle in our community with substance use disorder, especially opioid use disorder, treating every individual with dignity and respect.
  • Respecting and honoring multiple pathways with treatment, recovery, and harm reduction.
  • Willingness and ability to work closely with Mount Pleasant Police Department, community organizations, agencies, and other valuable key community partners.
  • Flexibility, a sense of humor, and the ability to get along with many types of people & leaders.
  • Willingness and ability to work away from home, primarily at WakeUp Carolina. This is not a remote job position.
  • Agreement with and commitment to WakeUp Carolina’s mission and values.

Service Location: WakeUp Carolina primary office 217 Lucas Street #G, Mount Pleasant 29464, and greater Charleston community. Depending on circumstances and varying participant needs – local treatment providers and community-based meeting locations.

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WakeUp Carolina provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, WakeUp Carolina complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

WakeUp Carolina expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of WakeUp Carolina’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.

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