Position's Functional Title
AY23-24 Adjunct Faculty - Peer Recovery Support Specialist Training
Position Start Date
Position End Date (if temporary)
Governors State University’s College of Health and Human Services
seeks to create an available pool of Adjunct Faculty candidates to
teach courses in the Peer Recovery Support Specialist ( PRSS )
Training Program in the Department of Addictions Studies and
Behavioral Health. The major responsibilities of an adjunct faculty
member are to prepare course materials, deliver course content
using a variety of instructional modalities, assess trainees’
progress, submit evaluations of trainees’ performance, respond to
trainees’ communications, and participate in PRSS Training Program
Interested individuals are invited to complete a faculty profile,
attach a curriculum vitae or resume, and transcripts for
At Governors State University, adjunct faculty are hired as
temporary faculty with teaching responsibilities for a specific
course in a semester or summer session. Adjuncts are not a part of
the faculty bargaining unit and are not included in membership of
the Faculty Senate
● Serve as a trainer for the Peer Recovery Support Specialist (
PRSS ) Training Program at Governors State University.
● Deliver PRSS course content to trainees who are pursuing CRSS /
PRSS certification through the PRSS Training Program
● Present and apply to real world scenarios research-based theory,
principals, and practices from the Peer Recovery Support and
● Collaborate with PRSS Training Program administrators, faculty,
and university support services to ensure trainees are on track for
● Implement effective teaching strategies to support diverse
learning styles and educational levels.
● Participate in PRSS Training Program team meetings (as
● Participate in curriculum review to develop, modify and update
Skills and Specifications:
· Create a respectful and inclusive learning environment supporting
cultural diversity and equity.
● Ability to teach courses using a student focused, interactive
● Demonstrate appropriate and effective use of self-disclosure in
delivering peer recovery support services.
● Ability to evaluate effectiveness of training results and
● Demonstrate an ongoing commitment to the mission and goals or the
university, program, and field of Peer Recovery.
● Maintain a professional demeanor at all times.
● Ability to work independently and with a team.
● Ability to perform all the essential functions, skills, and
specifications of the position.
● Create a respectful and inclusive learning environment supporting
cultural diversity and equity.
· Master’s Degree in Addictions Studies, Mental Health, or related
behavioral health field.
· Experience in substance use and/or mental health recovery.
· Knowledge of substance use and/or mental health treatment,
recovery services, and systems.
· Demonstrate excellent interpersonal and communication skills,
both verbal and written
· Basic job-related computer and technology skills
· Ability to teach virtually, in person, and in a hybrid
· Ability to work flexible hours, including some nights and
weekends, according to program needs.
· Certified Peer Recovery Specialist ( CPRS ) or Certified Recovery
Support Specialist ( CRSS ), Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (
CADC ), or licensed in behavioral health field.
· Personal lived experience with substance use and/or mental health
recovery OR a recovery ally
· 2+ years of experience providing recovery support, substance use,
mental health, and co-occurring disorder services.
· Experience teaching adult learners
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Special Instructions to Applicants
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
- Cover Letter
- Curriculum Vitae
- Letter of Recommendation
- Written Response to Interview Question 1
- List of Three Professional References