Outreach Peer Support Specialist – Part-Time

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

Bureau: Behavioral Health Services / Recovery Support Services

Part-time County Contractual
Open to all qualified candidates.
Date Posted: 12/19/22 | Date Closing: Open until filled
Location: 711 Bestgate Road, Annapolis, MD 21401
Hours: The selected candidate will work alternating weekends, Saturday and Sunday, from 11:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. (A total of 16 hours every other weekend)
Salary: $19.24 per hour or $20.39 per hour for certified peers
Benefits: None

Job Description

Nature of Work: The selected candidate will function as a non-clinical, peer-based professional who engages, educates and supports individuals to make the life changes necessary to recover from a disabling mental illness and/or substance use disorder. The job duties are educational and coaching in nature. A key element that enhances and distinguishes this position is that the candidate appropriately highlights their personal experience of recovery. The selected candidate will provide post-overdose intervention outreach to overdose survivors in the community. The candidate will work as a member of a two-person team with the primary goal of keeping people safe, however that is defined by the individual. This position requires travel to locations throughout Anne Arundel County.

Minimum Qualifications

Education: High School Diploma or Equivalency (GED).


  • Must provide a personal statement describing the skills and abilities he/she has to offer 
  • Must have minimum of two years of recovery from an addiction or co-occurring disorder. One year is acceptable with a letter from a treatment professional that has personal knowledge of the individual’s recovery. 
  • Must complete peer specialist core training, peer counselor or a comparable training program from a recognized and approved source within 18 months of entry into the position. 
  • Ability to maintain effective peer recovery relationships with clients 
  • No current criminal justice system involvement. The bureau 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: The selected candidate must have very strong time management and organizational skills; the ability to work independently and on a team; excellent written and oral communication skills; excellent organizational skills; and an understanding of Anne Arundel County resources. The candidate must also 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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