Peer Recovery Specialist

Employer
Johns Hopkins University
Location
Maryland, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Oct 14, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, Research Administration, Business & Administrative Affairs, Community Relations & Institutional Outreach, Student Affairs, Counseling
Employment Type
Full Time
The Historic East Baltimore Community Action Coalition is seeking aPeer Recovery Specialist(Outreach Worker) who will be able tobuild a trust-based relationship with participants while assisting participants in their journey toward recovery and wellness. Inspiring optimism and hope that recovery is possible and probable all while promoting empowerment, self-determination, understanding, coping skills, and resilience.

The candidate will act as a role model to participants in such areas as: identifying personal strengths, conflict resolution, building self-esteem, recovery skills. Using and speaking about personal experiences related to behavioral health issue and, the criminal justice system

Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

    Outreach and assertive engagement Disseminate information on harm reduction, recovery, and community resources 1:1 coaching, peer counseling, and mentoring Service planning/recovery planning Crisis intervention Facilitating groups Advocacy (on behalf of participants) Linkage to treatment and community services Collaborate with clinical and other support staff who work with enrolled participants, for example by collaborating on treatment plans and discussing participants’ progress and general well-being
    Prepare reports and records including but not limited to: documentation of each participant encounter, service plans with enrolled participates, progress reports to treatment teams, etc.
    Related duties as needed

Expected Outcomes:

    Improve mental health, substance-related harms, and quality of life among participants Reduce unemployment, homelessness, and social isolation, among participants

Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):

    High School Diploma or GED required CPRS (Certified Peer Recovery Specialist) certification preferred If not certified, must become a CPRS (following the certified process designated by the State of Maryland) within 6 months of hire, and thereafter must maintain certification in “active” or “good standing” while employed Experience working within the criminal justice system preferred, and/or with individuals previously incarcerated (preferred)

Special Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

    Knowledge of the “multiple pathways” of the recovery process for individuals with substance use disorders Knowledge of the signs of substance use disorders, mental health disorders, and/or co-occurring disorders Knowledge of ethical and behavioral standards of conduct in the helping relationship Knowledge of the proper techniques used in crisis response situations Knowledge to assist clients with accessing and obtaining entitlements (food stamps, Temporary Cash Assistance, Motor Vehicle Administration identification, insurance, etc.) Ability to obtain and report relevant background information by interviewing clients and third parties; Ability to work with groups and clients who may display behavioral health issues Ability to communicate effectively with clients, their family and friends, treatment team members and the general public Ability to use helping strategies to reduce the negative effects of substance use Ability to use support systems and community resources available to clients and their significant others and to advocate for clients’ rights Ability to accurately document client information Ability to comply with established standards of ethics and confidentiality

Classified Title: Outreach Worker
Working Title: Peer Recovery Specialist
Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/02/CB
Starting Salary Range: $13.00 - $16.93/hr (commensurate with experience)
Employee group: Full Time
Schedule: M-F
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt
Location: School of Medicine Campus
Department name: ​​​​​​​HEBCAC Programs
Personnel area: School of Medicine

The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the HR Business Services Office atjhurecruitment@jhu.edu. For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.

Johns Hopkins has mandated COVID-19 and influenza vaccines, as applicable. Exceptions to the COVID and flu vaccine requirements may be provided to individuals for religious beliefs or medical reasons or because the individual is pregnant or attempting to become pregnant. Requests for an exception must be submitted to the JHU vaccination registry. For additional information, applicants for SOM positions should visit https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/coronavirus/covid-19-vaccine/and all other JHU applicants should visit https://covidinfo.jhu.edu/health-safety/covid-vaccination-information/.

The following additional provisions may apply depending on which campus you will work. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.

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School of Medicine - East Baltimore Campus


The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the HR Business Services Office at jhurecruitment@jhu.edu. For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.

The following additional provisions may apply depending on which campus you will work. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

During the Influenza ("the flu") season, as a condition of employment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employees who provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care or clinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination or possess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meet this requirement may result in termination of employment.

The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.

Equal Opportunity Employer
Note: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online until filled.

EEO is the Law
Learn more:
https://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdf
Important legal information
http://hrnt.jhu.edu/legal.cfm

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