Evening Peer Support Specialist, AAMC Overdose Survivor Outreach Services (ODSOS)

$21.00 per hour non-certified; $21.39 per hour for certified peers
Posted Date
Closing Date

Bureau: Behavioral Health Services / Recovery Support Services Program

Full-time County Contractual
Open to all qualified candidates.
Date Posted: 11/1/22 | Date Closing: Open until filled
Location: 711 Bestgate Road, Annapolis, MD 21401
Hours: 4:00 p.m. – 12:30 a.m., Tuesday through Saturday
Salary: $18.24 per hour or $19.24 per hour for certified peers
Benefits: Participation in the County’s group health plan including prescription, dental, and optical, paid holidays and sick leave. Optional deferred compensation program at employee's own expense.

Job Description

Nature of Work: Will work within an urgent care environment as a non-clinical, peer-based employee who engages, educates and supports individuals to make the life changes necessary to recover from disabling mental illness and/or substance use disorder conditions. Duties are educational and coaching in nature. Will establish a rapport with consumers in order to screen, triage and assess their needs. Will also work with consumers and the care team to determine their needs and the appropriate level of care. A key element that enhances and distinguishes this position is that the candidate appropriately highlights his/her personal experience of recovery.

Minimum Qualifications

Education: Graduation from a standard high school or possession of a state high school equivalency certificate. Preference will be given to applicants with an associate of arts degree from an accredited college or university, especially in the human services field.
Experience: Experience working with people with co-occurring disorders.


  • Must provide a personal statement describing what skills and abilities he/she has to offer
  • Must have a minimum of two years of recovery from a substance use or co-occurring disorder. One year is acceptable with a letter from a treatment professional who has personal knowledge of the candidate.
  • If not certified, must complete peer specialist core training, peer counselor or comparable training program from a recognized and approved source within 18 months of starting the position.
  • No current criminal justice system involvement. Behavioral Health Services will consider the length of time since the last conviction and the type of crime.
  • Must have a vehicle available for travel
  • Must have a current Maryland driver’s license with a clear driving record
Desired or Preferred Qualifications: Able to multitask in a fast-paced environment. Excellent time management, organizational, written and oral communication skills. Able to work independently and on a team. Have an understanding of Anne Arundel County resources. Be proficient with Microsoft Office, Excel and electronic medical records.

How to Apply

Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications can apply. Send a completed County application or resume to: 

Human Resources   
3 Harry S. Truman Parkway   
Annapolis, MD 21401 

Fax to 410-222-4392 or email hdrecruiter@aacounty.org.

An Equal Opportunity Employer 
Smoke-Free Workplace

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