Peer Recovery Specialist I, Certified-Grant
CAREFIRST DIVERSION LINKAGES PROJECT
|Department||OPD District Operations|
|Date Opened||9/17/2020 11:59:00 PM|
|Filing Deadline||10/18/2020 11:59:00 PM|
|Salary||$28,559.00 - $44,455.00/year|
|HR Analyst||Saundra Sheed|
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 certified peer recovery specialists to serve as essential team members on a grant to encourage community-based treatment for justice involved individuals in Frederick and Washington Counties 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 May 2021.
LOCATION OF POSITION
Main Purpose of Job
- 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
Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment. All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date. We will not consider information submitted after this date. Successful candidates will be ranked as Best Qualified, Better Qualified, or Qualified and placed on the employment (eligible) list for at least one year.
The examination will consist of a rating of your education, training and experience related to the requirements of the position. You may be required to complete a qualifications supplement, or the rating may be based on your application. Therefore, it is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application. Report all experience and education that is related to this position. Applicants selected for interview will be required to complete a writing sample onsite during the interview process.
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.