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Urgent Care Facility Peer Support Specialist

Bureau: Behavioral Health Services / Recovery Community Support Services

Full-time County Contractual
Open to all qualified candidates.
Date Posted: 11/1/22 | Date Closing: Open until filled
Location: 2002 Medical Parkway, Suite 460, Annapolis, MD 21401
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Salary: $15.39 not certified; $16.50 certified
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:

Nonclinical, peer-based position that engages, educates and supports individuals to make life changes necessary to recover from disabling mental illness and/or substance use disorder conditions. Activities are educational and coaching in nature. A key element that enhances and distinguishes this position is appropriately highlighting personal experience of recovery. Provides supportive peer services to assist with engagement of clients in clinic/office; works as part of multidisciplinary treatment team to identify client needs; assists UCC clients with obtaining vital documents (e.g., birth certificates, Social Security cards); meets with clients to provide direct support and assists with linkage to outside providers; provides referral and linkage to treatment and coordinates transportation to detox, inpatient or residential placement; establishes rapport with consumers in order to screen, triage and assess needs; works with consumers and care team to determine needs and appropriate level of care; and able to interface with people or various cultural backgrounds and socioeconomic status.

Minimum Qualifications

Education: High School Diploma or Equivalency (GED).

Must provide a personal statement describing skills and abilities he/she has to offer. Minimum of two years of recovery from an addictions or co-occurring disorder. One year acceptable with a letter from a treatment professional who has personal knowledge of the individual. If not certified, must complete peer support specialist core training, peer counselor or comparable training program from a recognized and approved source within 18 months of entry into position. Experience working with individuals with co-occurring disorders. No current criminal justice system involvement. Considerations: Length of time since last conviction, type of crime. Must have own vehicle available for travel. Must have a current Maryland driver’s license with a clear driving record.

Desired or Preferred Qualifications:

Ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment. Strong time management and organizational skills. Ability to work independently and on a team. Excellent written and oral communication skills. An understanding of Anne Arundel County resources. Proficient with Microsoft Office, Excel and electronic medical records. 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

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
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