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Peer Recovery Support Specialist

Drexel University
Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Nov 11, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Business & Administrative Support, Community Relations & Institutional Outreach, Public Relations & Marketing (Campus)
Employment Type
Part Time
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About Drexel

Drexel is a comprehensive global research university ranked among the top 100 in the nation. With over 24,000 students, Drexel is one of America's 15 largest private universities. Drexel is one of Philadelphia's top 10 private employers, and a major engine for economic development in the region. Drexel has committed to being the nation’s most civically engaged university, with community partnerships integrated into every aspect of service and academics.

Job Summary

The Caring Together Program’s multi-disciplinary team is dedicated to providing gender-sensitive, holistic, community focused treatment to women and women with children. Substance abuse treatment at the site is specific to women. However, the candidate for this position will provide referrals to treatment and support for those with opioid addictions.

The Peer Specialist time (.75 FTE) is required to meet the follow up needs of clients and need for additional resources and support which have expanded significantly because of COVID-19. They devote significant effort in locating disengaged clients and have been the first call from most clients in crises. The peer specialist will be responsible for most of the night and weekend calls from established and potential clients. This individual will work 6 hours a week and is a .75 FTE position

Essential Functions
  • Develop meaningful and trusting relationships with patients, acts as a mentor to clients. Develop engagement plans with potential clients
  • Handle the logistics for patients such as arranging transportation for the client, managing follow-up appointments, and collaborating with other care team members. Coordinates warm hand-offs with MAT sites and community agencies.
  • Support clients in addressing challenges of recovery process and assist and guides clients towards developing goals. Provides ongoing support and mentorship throughout engagement in program. Acts as a liaison with Criminal Justice System
  • Participate in treatment team meetings. Must have ability to travel (car, walk or public transportation) to other community locations. Must have internet services at home. Performs other duties as assigned
Required Qualifications
  • HS Diploma or GED
  • 1 year
Preferred Qualifications
  • History of substance abuse and successful completion of treatment
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to develop clear lines of professional boundaries
  • Knowledge of recovery process and community resources available in Philadelphia
  • Ability to adapt and work efficiently within a variety of situations

Philadelphia, PA

Additional Information

This position is classified as Non-exempt with a salary grade of H. For more information regarding Drexel’s Professional Staff salary structure,

Special Instructions to the Applicant

Please make sure you upload your CV/resume and cover letter when submitting your application.

Review of applicants will begin once a suitable candidate pool is identified.

Advertised:Apr 6 2022 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close:May 7 2022 Eastern Daylight Time

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