Peer Recovery Specialist

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus seeks individuals with demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive learning and working environment. We value the ability to engage effectively with students, faculty and staff of diverse backgrounds.

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Dept of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, ARTS has an opening for a full-time University Staff (unclassified) Peer Recovery Specialist – Health Care Tech I position.

This class series uses three levels in the Health Care Services Occupational Group and describes

technical health care work. Positions in this series provide support in delivering psychiatric,

developmentally disabled, special education, or nursing care and therapeutic treatment to an

assigned client population. Duties include supervising clients in a variety of settings;

observing and reporting client behavior, physical condition, reactions to medications;

participating as a team member in group therapy sessions; performing preventative and

practical nursing procedures, such as taking and recording client’s vital signs; teaching basic living

skills, hygiene, and social skills and explaining various routines and expectations; providing

immediate crisis intervention when required; and maintaining a safe, therapeutic environment.

Those positions with required licensure may administer prescribed treatments and

medications under the supervision of a registered nurse. Some positions may work in

security settings where the positions follow policies and procedures to ensure the safety of

themselves and others. By CRS

12-42-101 et. seq., and CRS 12-38-101 et. seq., a license is required for some positions.

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