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This is a great opportunity for peers who are new to the profession to gain 500 work hours, 25 hours of peer supervision and training while working alongside clinical staff to address the needs of adults with substance use and mental disorders in a residential setting.
The Recovery Specialist will serve as a role model, mentor, advocate and motivator for recovering clients. In this role, the Peer Recovery Specialist will assist clients in finding appropriate resources for long-term stability; Identify obstacles to accessing services and supports; addressing these in collaboration with participants and their individual Recovery Management Team. Assist recovery persons to readjusting to their community. Peer volunteers will gain experience in facilitating non-clinical wellness and resource groups and documentation.
The Applicant must be at least eighteen (18) years of age;
The Applicant must be a resident or work in the State of Maryland at least 51% of the time;
The Applicant must self-identify as a person in long-term recovery from the effects of a behavioral health disorder (i.e. mental health and/or substance use disorder) for a period of two years or more.
Good communication skills and ability to interact effectively with personnel, visitors, patients, physicians and the general public. An ability to flexibly engage individuals based on their own needs. Demonstrated ability to respect and maintain appropriate and professional boundaries with management, peers, customers and clients at all times. Must be able to follow written and oral instructions.
Demonstrated ability to read, understand and speak English. Must hold a valid driver’s license. High school diploma or GED equivalent required.
CPR and De-escalation skills. Ability to learn in-house software.
Sobriety: At least two (2) years of sobriety.
Send resume and include a cover letter briefly describing your history of sustained recovery from a behavioral disorder (definition for sustained recovery: A process of change through which Candidates improve their health and wellness, live a self-directed life, and strive to reach their full potential. The process may include brief periods of relapse but generally shows substantial overall improvement.)documenting your 2 years sobriety and recovery story to email@example.com.