Weekend Urgent Care Peer Support Specialist

Last updated: May 4, 2022

Bureau of Behavioral Health
Recovery Support Services Program

Part-time without Benefits

Date Posted: 1.1.22
Date Closing: Open until filled

Location:839 Bestgate Rd., Annapolis, MD 21401

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

Hours: Alternating weekends, Saturday and Sunday, from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. (24 hours every other weekend)

Benefits: None

Job Description

Nature of Work: The selected candidate will function 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. The job duties are educational and coaching in nature. The selected candidate will establish a rapport with consumers in order to screen, triage, and assess their needs. The candidate 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

  • 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 an addiction or co-occurring disorder. One year is acceptable with a letter from a treatment professional that has personal knowledge of the candidate.
  • If not certified, the candidate 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.
  • Experience working with people with co-occurring disorders
  • 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

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.

Desired or Preferred Qualifications: The selected candidate must have the ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment; very strong time management and organizational skills; and the ability to work independently and on a team. The candidate must also have excellent written and oral communication skills; excellent organizational skills; an understanding of Anne Arundel County resources; and 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 along with personal statement to: Human Resources, 3 Harry S. Truman Parkway, Annapolis, MD 21401, fax to 410-222-4392 or email hdrecruiter@aacounty.org. Open until filled.

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