Peer Recovery Specialist I, Certified
|Department||OPD District Operations|
|Date Opened||8/28/2020 11:59:00 PM|
|Filing Deadline||9/28/2020 11:59:00 PM|
|Salary||$13.83-$14.82 per hour|
|HR Analyst||Janynee Covington|
The Office of the Public Defender is a statewide independent agency charged with providing superior legal representation to indigent defendants. The agency’s vision is Justice, Fairness and Dignity for All. Employees are committed to the core values of culture of excellence, client centered representation, tenacious advocacy, and are united in achieving the agency’s mission.
The Office of the Public Defender is seeking a certified peer recovery specialists to serve as essential team members on a federal grant to encourage community-based treatment for justice involved individuals in Harford County with an opioid use disorder. Peer Recovery Specialists assist in identifying and connecting individuals with appropriate recovery supports, developing motivation for recovery, and establishing and maintaining recovering lifestyles. These are grant-funded positions expected to run through December, 2022.
LOCATION OF POSITION
Main Purpose of Job
The Peer Recovery Specialists are key members of the grant team. They provide peer recovery support services to individuals with an opioid use disorder and assist with data collection. This is a grant-funded position expected to run through December, 2022.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities include:
- Collaborate with grant Social Workers to develop and implement individualized service plan for each project participant.
- Help participants navigate social service systems in the community.
- Provide ongoing peer support.
- Conduct client interviews.
- Assist with data collection, including conducting grant mandated 3-month and 6-month follow-up surveys.
DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
- As this is a peer-to peer position, individuals must be in stable, long term recovery from a substance use disorder.
- Familiarity with treatment and community resources that support recovery from addictive diseases and co-occurring behavioral health disorders.
- Ability to maintain effective peer recovery relationships with project participants and other members of the grant team.
LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS
Contractual employees who work for an agency covered under the State Employee and Retiree Health and Welfare Benefits Program, have a current employment contract and work 30 or more hours a week (or on average 130 hours per month) may be eligible for subsidized health benefits coverage for themselves and their dependents. As a contractual employee, you will be responsible for paying 25% of the premiums for your medical and prescription coverage, including any eligible dependents you have enrolled. The State of Maryland will subsidize the remaining 75% of the cost for these benefits. You can also elect to enroll in dental coverage, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, and life insurance, but will be responsible to pay the full premium for these benefits.
Leave may be granted to a contractual employee who has worked 120 days in a 12 month period. This leave accrues at a rate of one hour for every 30 hours worked, not to exceed 40 hours per calendar year.
Online applications preferred. Please fax all paper applications and questionnaires to (410) 333-2260.
Inquiries regarding applications and submitting paper applications can be directed to: Office of the Public Defender, Human Resources Division, 6 Saint Paul Street, Suite 1304, Baltimore, MD 21202; or by calling (410) 767-8500, toll free: 877-430-5187; TTY users call Maryland Relay Service 800-735-2258.
Please be sure to include your name, identification number (Easy ID#) and job announcement number on any documentation to ensure timely processing. A paper copy of the MD State application form and questionnaire can be downloaded from the link below.
As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity. People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply. We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.