Job Description

Job Category:
Behavioral Health Paraprofessional

Recovery Support Specialist

AZ-Payson-Aero Outpatient Clinic (E, O, P)

Southwest Behavioral Health Services is a large and growing, non-profit community-based provider of behavioral health services with locations throughout the Phoenix metropolitan area, rural Maricopa Coutny, Gila, Pinal, Mohave, Coconino and Havapai Counties. We are a well-established voice in the community with more than 115 sites, over one thousand employees, and  over 40 years' of experience. Join Southwest Behavioral Health for exceptional growth opportunities driven by our promote-from-within philosophy.

We are seeking a Recovery Support Specialist to join our Payson Aero Outpatient team! This is a PRN (as needed) position with no benefits. Schedule varies based on need and availability.

This position will assist staff to provide skills training, peer to peer support, case management, group facilitation and co-leadership, and non-clinical interventions for consumers. Provides hope and inspiration to adults with substance-abuse and other issues. Assists consumers with the development of living skills, external support systems, and linkages with community resources. Responsible for contributing to and creating a recovery based environment.


Requires a High School Diploma or G.E.D. College level coursework and/or Associate’s degree with an emphasis in Human Services, Counseling and Psychology preferred but not required. Peer Support or RSS training certificate of completion required or per site req. peer certification with 90 days required . An equivalent combination of education and experience directly related to behavioral health is acceptable. Experience with substance abuse, seriously mentally ill, and/or general mental health required. Current AZ Driver License, Motor Vehicle Clearance (clean driving record for 39 months), and fingerprint clearance required.

Related experience in behavioral health either as a recipient of services, a family member of someone receiving services or primary caregiver of a service recipient is essential to this position.

Application Instructions

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