Peer Recovery Specialist
While other Employers might offer competitive pay, Washington County Government offers a full, comprehensive compensation package worthy of your time and talents.
Please take a look at what you can expect to earn as a Peer Recovery Specialist during your first year as a full time Employee with Washington County Government:
- Six (6) Paid Personal Days
- Ten (10) Paid Vacation Days
- Fourteen (14) Paid Holidays
- Fifteen (15) Paid Sick Days
- County and Employee funded “Cadillac” Healthcare including Health, Prescription, Dental and Vision Coverage for under $1.00 / hour (Employee Only)
- County Paid Employee Assistance Plan
- County Paid Life Insurance
- County Paid Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance
- County Paid Short Term Disability Insurance
- County Paid Long Term Disability Insurance
- Up to $2,500.00 Annual Tuition Reimbursement Assistance
- County and Employee funded Defined Pension Plan (According to CNN.com, only 4% of Workers in the Private Sector have Defined Pension Plans).
- Vested in just five (5) years.
- Credit for Prior Military Service and Unused Paid Sick Days.
- The gratification and fulfillment of serving Taxpayers and Citizens of Washington County, Maryland.
- An Annual Salary of $38,314.00 (Non-negotiable)
If our Peer Recovery Specialist, comprehensive compensation package interests you, please continue reading through our job posting to learn more about the position’s duties, responsibilities, prerequisites, etc. and apply online today.
Peer Recovery Specialist
GENERAL DEFINITION OF WORK:
The Washington County Sheriff’s Office is seeking a Maryland Certified Peer Recovery Specialist provide recovery supportive services to individuals with substance use disorders. Will assist individuals and families in identifying and connecting with appropriate recovery supports, developing and maintaining motivation for recovery, and establishing and maintaining a recovery lifestyle.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/TYPICAL TASKS:
(These are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.)
- Upon receiving a referral from the Medical Provider and/or Addictions Counselor at the Washington County Detention Center, meet with inmate to determine services required
- Conduct individual sessions regularly (daily or every other day) with inmates
- Assist Addiction Counselor to identify if the inmate is appropriate for transfer to the Day Reporting Center (DRC) or the Jail Substance Abuse Program (JSAP) and make the appropriate referral, as needed
- Work closely with other staff at the Detention Center, such as the Medical Provider, Nurse, Doctor, Addiction Counselor, Social Worker, etc. to meet the needs of inmates
- Assist inmates/participants to access services determined by the Addictions Assessment
- Follow up with individuals in the community after they are released from the Detention Center to ensure they are complying with follow-up recommendations and assist with accessing services, as needed
- If transferred to the Day Reporting Center, follow inmate and continue to conduct individual sessions and linkage as needed at the Day Reporting Center
- Facilitate recovery group sessions at the Day Reporting Center
- Will function as a general member of the Day Reporting Center team, which includes but is not limited to observing urine drug screens, participating in interventions, attending weekly staff meeting, and performing other duties as assigned
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
- Able to understand and follow written and oral instruction
- Demonstrate the ability to facilitate recovery group sessions
- Demonstrate knowledge regarding types of Medication Assisted Treatment such as Suboxone, Sublocade, Methadone, and Vivitrol
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
- Certified as a Maryland Certified Peer Recovery Specialist or will receive Certification within 6 months of hire (Required)
- Experience with incarcerated population preferred
- Experience with individuals receiving MAT preferred
Physical capability to effectively use and operate various items of office related equipment, such as, but not limited to a, personal computer, calculator, copier, and fax machine. No significant standing, walking, moving, climbing, carrying, bending, kneeling, crawling, reaching, and handling, pushing, and pulling.
- Possession of a valid driver’s license
- No previous felony arrests: must be able to pass Washington County Sheriff’s Office background check and provide positively referenced relevant work experience.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential tasks.
Applicant must be legally authorized to work in the United States and willing to provide unexpired USCIS Form I-9 employment eligibility verification documentation upon request.
Easy Ways to Apply:
- Visit our website at https://www.washco-md.net/jobs/
- Complete and email an Application to [email protected]
- Complete and mail Application to:
Washington County Human Resources Department,
100 W. Washington Street, Room 2300,
Hagerstown, Maryland 21740.
Internal Candidates are required to use an Internal Application (including resume) when applying.
Washington County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Individuals requiring special accommodations or assistance are requested to contact the Human Resources Department at 240-313-2350, Voice or TDD (D/HH use 711) M/F/H/V.
DEADLINE FOR FILING APPLICATIONS WITH HUMAN RESOURCES:
Monday, October 18, 2021 @ 4:00pm