Peer Recovery Professional – Bel Air, MD 21014

JOB SUMMARY: Working in a multidisciplinary team, the Peer Recovery Professional is available to assist and support guests experiencing substance use conditions. The Peer Recovery Professional’s primary role is to engage guests with substance use and provide encouragement, support, and treatment service connections for guests agreeing to treatment. The Peer Recovery Professional will also provide follow-up contact when the guest leaves the service location, in order to ensure follow-up and engagement with treatment services in the community. In collaboration with the treatment team, the Peer Recovery Professional will assist guests to problem solve barriers to treatment. The Peer Recovery Professional is responsible for appropriately documenting services provided in accordance with program procedures.

MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Education & Training: High-school graduate or equivalent is required. Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery-Certified (CCAR) is required. Must be a Peer Recovery Coach or Peer Recovery Specialist.

Work Orientation & Experience: The candidate is or was actively engaged in his/her own recovery program with a minimum of two years’ (three years’ preferred) demonstrated personal recovery and sustained abstinence from alcohol and/or drug use.

Skills & Abilities: 1) Effectively communicate with various staff in the healthcare setting; 2) Engage identified guests positively using recovery model; 3) Apply CCAR knowledge; 4) Adhere to HIPPA requirements and confidentiality; 5) Make appropriate community referrals; 6) Perform professionally and compassionately under stress.

Location: UM Upper Chesapeake Health · Harford Crisis Center

Schedule: Full-time, Evening/Night Shift, 7p-7a

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