Recovery Support Specialist

Title: Recovery Support Specialist
Location: AZ - Kingman - Kingman Crisis Unit


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 County, Gila, Pinal, Mohave, Coconino, and Yavapai Counties. We are a well-established voice in the community with more than 115 sites, over seven hundred employees, and 40 years’ experience.


Join Southwest Behavioral & Health for exceptional growth opportunities driven by our promote-from-within philosophy. We provide an EXCELLENT compensation and benefits package, including immediate participation in our 403(b) program with 20% company match after 1 year of service. Generous PTO includes 2 weeks of vacation your 1st year (available after 6 months) and accruals after 2, 5 and 10 years of service! We offer 100% company-paid medical, dental, STD, LTD, and Life coverage for employees. Other great benefits include 10 paid holidays, sick time, vision, tuition reimbursement prescription drug discounts, chiropractic services, and much more!


We are seeking a Recovery Support Specialist to join our Kingman Crisis Unit. Full time and as needed positions are available.


The Crisis Unit provides behavioral health interventions in a structured, non-hospital setting that assists adults in resolving behavioral crisis. Services are provided in a locked facility with 24-hour nursing coverage on the premises, court ordered treatment is also provided.


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, SMI 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.


  • Minimum requirements consist of 21 years of age, HS Diploma/GED plus six weeks (240 hours) of behavioral health experience.
  • Completion of a behavioral health related internship acceptable.
  • College level coursework and/or Associate’s degree with an emphasis in Human Services, Counseling and Psychology preferred.
  • Prior experience as a recipient of Behavioral Health services required.
  • Successful completion of a qualified Peer Support Training is required within 90 days of hire.
  • Experience with substance abuse, seriously mentally ill, and/or general mental health preferred
  • Current AZ Driver License, Motor Vehicle Clearance (clean driving record for 39 months)
  • Must be eligible and or have a valid Fingerprint Clearance Card through the Arizona Department of Public Safety (as required per program requirements).
  • 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.


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