PEER EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
Safe Haven currently has two positions available for Peer Support. Please click the link for more information. SH.LSS.fulltime SH.LSS.wkend
Peer Support Specialist/Community Technician
Sykesville, MD Full-time
Education: High School Diploma or GED
Maryland Treatment Centers Inc. provides a full continuum of levels of care to clients who struggle with chemical dependency as well as co-occurring psychiatric disorders. We are looking for a Full Time Peer Recovery Support Specialist and Community Technician This position requires evening and weekend availability, excellent driving record, the ability to drive a 15 passenger van and valid driver’s license.
Responsibilities: The responsibility of the Peer Recovery Support Specialist is to provide assessment and referral for participants and to act as a liaison between treatment and community stake holders. Understand the community based treatment opportunities, types of funding or payment required and how to access public entitlements. Conduct educational groups/lectures, conduct assessments and to supervise patient activity during evening, waking hours; assist the therapy staff in the treatment of patients in the area of non-medical therapy; to provide safe transport for patients. Assist clients in engaging in the appropriate treatment resources, based on a sustainable plan of care. Provide regular written reports, documents all contacts with clients and referral sources.
Meghan Graves, CAC-AD
Ashley Addiction Treatment has immediate openings for IOP Peer Recovery Specialist. We are seeking to fill two (2) schedules. The position is grant funded under the PRIME project initiative, specifically known as “Peer Recovery in Minority Environments” and is subject to approval for renewal on an annual basis. The IOP Peer Recovery Specialist assists with improving patient engagement and coordination of care for outpatient programming through on-site and off-site activities. The Peer Recovery Specialist, must be a representative of the minority population as outlined in the grant position; and will be responsible for facilitating trainings and educational seminars, assisting the IOP Counselor with daily group programming, connecting with every new intake to provide resources for recovery supports in the community, and ensuring that the outpatient program is coordinating with patient medical providers related to medical documentation. The Peer Recovery Specialist works closely with the Outreach Coordinator to ensure that the Peer’s community outreach and trainings target facilitating access-to-care for Harford County’s minority populations. The positions work full-time hours and include basic fringe benefits, such as travel reimbursement and mobile device stipend only.
Peer 1: Tuesday – Saturday: 9:00am – 5:30pm
Peer 2: Monday & Friday: 11:00am – 7:30pm; Tuesday & Thursday: 9:00am – 5:30pm
• Conducts Naloxone Trainings onsite and in the community through use of Overdose Response Program curriculum. Conduct workshops and education seminars in Harford County.
• Meets with every enrolled patient either at intake or within 48 hours of intake assessment. Connects patients with community resources for recovery support. Ensure all patients at risk for overdose complete naloxone training during treatment. Coordinates with Opiate Recovery Court related to patient progress.
• Every patient or contact interaction is documented in the Electronic Medical Record.
• The Clinical Aide will assist with coordination of care for patients, communicating with patient’s referral sources and resources. Duties may include making phone calls and drafting letters for patients. Engagement in therapeutic activities with patients while supervised by clinical staff.
• Identify locations to improve transportation for minority populations. Cultivate relationships with local community centers in Edgewood, Joppatowne and Aberdeen.
• Trained to administer NARCAN in the event of an overdose episode. Trained to utilize CPS/AED in the event of cardiac arrest.
• Completes continuing education as required to acquire and maintain certification as a Peer Recovery Coach and a Peer Recovery Specialist. Maintains current, accurate knowledge of trends and issues related to wellness and recovery.
HIPAA – Personal Health Information
• Protects personally identifiable health information; adheres to release of information per policy and procedure (written, oral and electronic). Respects patients and all customer groups’ privacy and confidentiality. Adheres to IT and business-related communications confidentiality policies.
• Perform other duties as assigned.
1. Minimum high school graduate of equivalent; prior experience in treatment or health care field is preferred. Basic knowledge of recovery tools (twelve step program, SMART recovery, Celebrate Recovery, etc.)
2. Highly recommended to obtain Certified Peer Recovery Coach and a Certified Peer Recovery Specialist certification.
3. Excellent interpersonal skills.
4. Speak clearly; basic written skills; basic mathematical skills.
5. Knowledge of Microsoft Office to include outlook, excel and word.
6. Communicate well with patients, enforcing policies and procedures in a fair but firm manner.
7. Certifications: Maryland driver’s license, CPR/AED certification, NARCAN training.
8. Excellent driver; drive in all weather and traffic conditions; assist passengers in and out of vehicles and sit in vehicles for periods of time.
9. Requires mobility (walking and climbing steps) of a frequent nature due to the logistical nature of escorting and/or finding patients.
10. Requires your own transportation to perform duties.
Peer Volunteer opportunities available at FRC click the link for more information. Foundation Recovery Center Volunteers
We have expanded our SBIRT program to the University of Maryland Laurel and Bowie campuses and are seeking 2 new peer recovery coaches. We are hiring two more emergency department peer recovery coaches for the UMMS Capital Region Health System – this team splits time between the Laurel Regional and Bowie Medical Centers. Shift work, every third weekend, and an established, strong team we are looking to round out with two more coaches. Peer recovery coaches are people in recovery and we seek those 2-3 years or more into their recovery journey. Happy to answer any questions about the positions available! Those interested can learn more information and apply here: https://jobs.umms.org/ShowJob/JobId/2503978/PEERRECOVERYCOACHEmergencyRoom?mode=job&iis=Job+Board+-+Indeed&iisn=Indeed.com