3rd Shift Peer Recovery Specialist
Position Title: 3rd Shift Peer Recovery Specialist
Reports Directly To: Recovery Center Manager
Reports Indirectly To: Chief Operations Officer
Pay Range: $21.60 – $24 per hour, depending on experience and Maryland Peer Recovery Specialist Certification status, holiday pay at time and a half. Full time benefits include health insurance stipend, vacation and sick time, dental, short term disability, trauma counseling and life insurance at no cost to the employee. Full time is at least 32 hours every week – 4 nights with 3 nights off. Part time is around 24 hours every week. Training is paid time.
Must have valid Driver’s License. May have to drive between Cecil & Harford County.
Certified Peer Recovery Specialist (preferred) will provide engagement with people
who are actively using drugs, people in recovery and family members. The Peer will provide appropriate engagement with individuals using the stages of change and stages of recovery framework. Peer will provide support for recovery planning by telephone and in person to individuals in recovery,
including connecting participants to the local recovery community. The successful candidate will
be actively engaged with recovery, defined as a process of change. A Peer Recovery Specialist is expected to have or build relationships with good representatives of various recovery pathways in the community. Understanding the importance of being a team player and understanding of ethical considerations of Peer Recovery Specialists is a must. Voices of Hope is a learning organization. Training will be provided.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Other duties may be assigned.
- Provide 1:1 Peer Recovery Support to individuals with behavioral health disorder in person
and on phone, using personal experience as a tool for hope and encouragement.
- Ability to utilize Motivational Interviewing to identify stage of change with participants.
- Engage with individuals seeking substance use disorder treatment, offer all available resources and explain pathways of treatment and help individuals access treatment of their choice.
- Support individuals to create a Recovery Plan, identifying goals that are important to the
- Support individuals to create a Recovery Transportation Plan, identifying barriers to ongoing
treatment and/or recovery supports.
- Facilitate referrals to treatment, health care, Care Coordinators, recovery supports and
other community providers.
- Communicate professionally internally and externally through email and phone.
- Work with a team for quality service delivery and improvement.
- Complete data collection using paper and electronic forms.
- Connect individuals with the recovery community and community services.
- Present recovery story in a professional manner, advocate for issues important to the
- Be fluent in overdose prevention and train others.
- Understand Harm Reduction principles and apply to practice.
QUALIFICATIONS and SKILLS:
- Valid Driver’s License
- Must pass a pre employment drug screen
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
- Must have a minimum of 2 years of verified behavioral health recovery
- Must have a high school diploma or GED.
LICENSES, CERTIFICATES, REGISTRATIONS:
– Valid Driver’s license
– Must be a Certified Peer Recovery Specialist within 6 months of employment
Please send your cover letter and recovery resume to firstname.lastname@example.org today!