Position Title: Part Time Transportation Peer
Reports Directly To: Chris Grapes
Reports Indirectly To: Chief Operations Officer
Location: Harford County
Approved Date: Oct. 1, 2021
Pay Rate: $15 – $18 per hour, depending on experience and CPRS Certification status.
12-5pm on the weekends, and 3pm – 8pm Thur and Friday.

SUMMARY: Certified Peer Recovery Specialist (preferred) who will transport individuals to
treatment, health care, vaccination, wound care and HIV testing appointments, and recovery
housing throughout Cecil and Harford County. Must have own car to use for transport – mileage
reimbursed at $0.56 per mile. Alternatively, Peer will ride in a cab with participants to locations.
Peer will provide recovery support in a variety of settings and situations: those without a home,
those in substance use crisis, those in early and long term recovery. Peer will provide support
to VoH Peers working in other programs at VoH as needed. The successful candidate will be
team player and able to balance priorities in sometimes uncertain situations using ethical
decision making.

Peers are responsible to support individuals and families seeking help for substance use
disorders. They do this by text, telephone and in-person. Peers are trained to provide ethical
relationships with the people who reach out and engage with Voices of Hope. Peers are to be
trained to be knowledgeable about the treatment and recovery support resources of Cecil
County and the surrounding area. They utilize motivational interviewing to allow an individual to
express what they need to help themselves. They must be trained in the required data
collection procedures for referrals and recovery support engagements. Peers are responsible
for follow up phone calls and understanding how to access information about an individual’s
recovery plan. Peers support recovery planning and help an individual to access what
resources are available to execute the plan. Peers provide non-judgemental support when the
initial plan may not work and know how to engage with motivational interviewing to develop
secondary plans. Peers will notify the Peer Supervisor with any concerns or transportation
needs. Peers will call assigned participants to offer friendly support and document
engagement. Peers are required to attend VoH Staff Meetings unless excused by the Peer
Supervisor. Failure to attend staff meetings or group supervision without excuse will be cause
for discipline or termination. Peers represent recovery and Voices of Hope in the professional
and general community, they set the expectation of respect and dignity for those we serve.
Peers must achieve the Certified Peer Recovery Specialist credential within the first 2 years of
employment for part time, 1 year for full time. Peers must review, understand and follow VoH
Ethical Standards and the standards of the Credential. Each Peer must have a WRAP for Work
plan reviewed with Supervisor and on file within the first month of employment. This plan will be
reviewed at each individual supervision scheduled with the Supervisor.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Other duties may be assigned.

  1. Provide 1:1 Peer Recovery Support to individuals with behavioral health disorder in
    person and on phone.
  2. Ability to utilize Motivational Interviewing to identify stage of change with participants.
  3. Engage with individuals seeking SUD treatment, offer all available resources and
    pathways of treatment and help individuals access treatment of their choice.
  4. Support individuals to create a Recovery Plan, identifying goals that are important to the
    participant.
  5. Support individuals to create a Recovery Transportation Plan, identifying barriers to
    ongoing treatment and/or recovery supports.
  6. Facilitate referrals to treatment, health care, Care Coordinators, recovery supports and
    other community providers.
  7. Communicate professionally internally and externally through email and phone.
  8. Work with a team for quality service delivery and improvement.
  9. Complete data collection using paper and electronic forms.
  10. Connect individuals with the recovery community and community services.
  11. Present recovery story in a professional manner, advocate for issues important to the
    recovery community.
  12. Ability to represent VoH professionally in community and with service providers.

QUALIFICATIONS and SKILLS:

  1. Valid Driver’s License
  2. Must pass a pre employment drug screen

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: None required.

LICENSES, CERTIFICATES, REGISTRATIONS: Valid Driver’s License

Please send cover letter and resumes to voicesofhope414@gmail.com .