PRS Inc.
  • 14-Feb-2020 to 14-Apr-2020 (EST)
  • PRS Recovery Academy
  • Fairfax, VA, USA
  • Hourly
  • Part Time


PRS is recognized as one of the 50 Best Nonprofits to Work for in the U.S. We provide behavioral health, crisis intervention and suicide prevention services throughout Northern Virginia and Washington, D.C. Our vision is to change and save lives in our community by empowering hope, safety, recovery, wellness, independence and community integration.

 We are currently seeking a Part-time (25 hours/week) Recovery Support Specialist at our Fairfax Recovery Academy located in Fairfax, VA. For more information about the subject position, please see the FAQs below.

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • What are the work hours? Is the schedule flexible? This is a part-time, 25 hour/week position, Monday-Friday 10am 3pm. Staff must be able to facilitate groups during the program hours, and the schedule is not flexible.
  • What is the rate of pay? We pay a competitive starting hourly wage of $16.40 - $17.90 / hour, depending on experience.
  • Are there benefits? We offer benefits on a part-time prorated basis, including medical, dental, vision, FSA, 403B retirement plan with 100% match after a year, paid time off, 11 paid holidays and tuition reimbursement.
  • What is the environment of the Recovery Academy? With whom would I be working? Our Fairfax Recovery Academy is located near Merrifield, off Lee Hwy, and is a 3-story building (Our Mount Vernon Recovery Academy is located in Alexandria, off Rt. 1, and is a single-story building) with various classrooms, a large common area and kitchen. There are several Peer staff, clinical staff, a Program Supervisor and Director. This is a structured, team environment. There are about 50-60 adult clients who attend the program. Once trained, you facilitate the groups alone, but other staff are around to provide support or answer questions. Each group may have 12 15 clients in attendance.
  • Do the classes have a curriculum? Yes, evidence-based curricula is established for all groups that is used to guide facilitation. Many of the curricula are recently updated, but staff is continuing to update curricula to be current, evidence-based, activity-oriented, and interesting to the clients!
  • Do I receive training? Staff receive training through a variety of modalities, including shadowing/observing group facilitation and completion of other job duties, direct on-the-job coaching from supervisor, twice monthly supervision meetings, and some formal training opportunities (such as food handler training).
  • Do I have to be a Certified Peer? Certification is preferred, but not required for hire. We may however pay to have you start the process to successfully obtain certification.
  • How much am I allowed to say about my lived experience? Everyone has their own comfort level when it comes to disclosing lived experience, and staff are encouraged to work on finding theirs. Whenever there is a question, staff should think about why they want to disclose and how it is supporting the client. Everyone is different and what works for one person may not necessarily work for everyone. Disclosure about lived experience should always be done to support the client's recovery.
  • What characteristics do I need to be successful in this job? Are you empathetic? Do you want to use your own lived experience (past or present) to help others in their recovery? Can you make sound decisions under pressure? Are you a problem solver who can make sound decisions with minimum supervision? Do you have effective interpersonal and written communication skills? Do you enjoy facilitating groups? If so, you might be perfect for the Recovery Support Specialist role!


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