Housing Peer Recovery Specialist
Position Title: Housing Peer Recovery Specialist- Harford County
Reports Directly To: Harford County Lead
Reports Indirectly To: Chief Operations Officer
Location: Harford County
Approved Date: Oct. 1, 2021
Pay Rate: $15 – $19 per hour, depending on experience and CPRS Certification status. Full
time: 32-40 hours per week with benefits: life insurance, dental, health insurance stipend, short
term disability. Flexible schedule to meet the needs of those living in recovery housing and
SUMMARY: Certified Peer Recovery Specialist (preferred) will provide recovery support to
individuals in recovery houses in Harford County. The Peer will work with community partners
such as Addiction Connections Resource (ACR) to provide support to individuals using a
recovery plan. Peer will provide transportation to participants using their own vehicle
(reimbursed at $0.56 per mile) or through taxi service (paid through VoH). Peer will assist
individuals at risk of homelessness to overcome barriers to long term recovery and housing
stabilization. The successful candidate will have an active personal recovery plan and have
existing relationships in the local recovery community with individuals with diverse recovery
pathways. Peer will represent VoH in the local community, working with VoH Peers and
leadership, in local events.
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.
- Ability to utilize Motivational Interviewing to identify stage of change with participants.
- Engage with individuals seeking SUD treatment, offer all available resources and
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
- Ability to represent VoH professionally in community and with service providers.
QUALIFICATIONS and SKILLS:
- Valid Driver’s License
- Must pass a pre employment drug screen
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
Experience with living in a Recovery House is preferred.
LICENSES, CERTIFICATES, REGISTRATIONS:
Valid Driver’s license
Please send cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org .