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Outreach Peer Support Specialist – Part-Time

Bureau of Behavioral Health
Recovery Support Services Program

Part-time without Benefits

Date Posted: 10.19.21
Date Closing: Open until filled

Location: Behavioral Health Services, South County at 839 Bestgate Road, Annapolis, MD 21401

Salary: $16.50 per hour or $17.50 per hour for certified peers

Work Schedule: 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)

Benefits: None

Job Description

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

  • 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 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.

Education: High School Diploma or equivalency (GED). Preference will be given to applicants with an Associate of Arts degree from an accredited college or university, especially in the human services field.

How to Apply

Anyone who meets the minimum qualifications can apply. Send a completed county application or resume with a copy of their license (Maryland Board of Professional Counselors or Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners) to: Sheri Streit, Human Resources, 3 Harry S. Truman Parkway, HD #18, Annapolis, MD 21401; fax to 410-222-4392; or email hdstre00@aacounty.org. Open until filled.


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