CT Renaissance, Inc. 

Job Description 

Peer Recovery Specialist   

Problem-Gambling Services 

Please send Resume to:  Melodie Keen, Clinical Manager of Gambling Servicesmkeen@ctrenaissance.org

General Statement of Duties: 

The Peer Recovery Specialist will provide case management support on a part time basis to clients in the Problem Gambling Program in Norwalk, Stamford, and Bridgeport.  The ultimate goal of case management is to assist an individual in such a way that it facilitates and promotes self-sufficiency.  Part time; non-exempt.

Essential Duties and  Responsibilities:  

  • Provides  peer support, financial recovery counseling and case management to promote recovery from problem gambling
  • Provides introduction to and assists with adjustment to Gamblers Anonymous/Gam-Anon programs and other community supports. Assists clients with the voluntary self-exclusion process.
  • Assists in professional training, outreach and public education services as assigned. This may include appearing at professional conferences, workshops and training for behavioral health agencies and organizations.
  • Documentation of clinical activities in client record as required.
  • Assists Program Manager and clinical staff as directed.
  • Attends training pertinent to the position, unit and  CTR as a whole.
  • Demonstrates a continued development of  knowledge and understanding about the history, traditions, values, family systems and artistic expression of groups served as well as uses appropriate methodological approaches, skills and techniques that reflect an understanding of culture.
  • Regulatory And Corporate Compliance Responsibilities a. Understands and adheres to CTR  compliance standards as they appear in the CTR’s agency’s policies/procedures etc. b. Completes all training in a timely manner as required by state and federal regulations and specific to the department and position.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
  • Travel time. Supervised By:   Program Manager of Problem-Gambling Services.   Qualifications:  
  • Minimum of High School degree or equivalent. An Associates Degree/or working towards and Associates degree in Human Services related field is preferred.
  • Experience working with and/or working knowledge of clients in recovery.
  • Experience in engaging and working with clinical personnel.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills and able to prepare own correspondence and other materials.
  • Must be proficient with computers.

General Job Performance Standards 

  • Sensitivity to the diverse cultural needs of the service population and the ability to deliver gambling services to underinsured and uninsured clients.
  • Solid presentation and interpersonal skills: able to conduct training, meetings, and represent CTR as needed and appropriate.
  • Able to manage multiple priorities and meet Program Manager’s deadlines.
  • Maintenance of confidentiality and integrity.   Familiarity and knowledge of HIPPAA.
  • Detailed oriented and process driven, with a strong ability to multi-task.


Physical Demands and Working Conditions 

Mobility to work in a standard office environment. Manual dexterity to use standard office equipment and supplies and to manipulate both single sheets of paper and large document holders (binders, manuals, etc.). Vision to read handwritten and printed materials and a computer screen. Hearing and speech to communicate in person and by telephone. Travel is required within the state of Connecticut