IPP Peer Recovery Specialist in Philadelphia, PA at Public Health Management Corporation

Date Posted: 2/28/2021

Job Snapshot

Job Description

PHMC’s Forensic Services Department is looking for a full time Peer Recovery Specialist to provide peer recovery support to Intermediate Punishment Program case management unit within Forensic Services. This Peer specialist will work with the IPP Case management supervisor to provide services to participants in the IPP program. The IPP Peer Recovery Specialists will assist the participant and their assigned IPP case manager with their recovery goals.

Responsibilities (Included but are not limited to):

  • Provide regular face to face meetings and phone contacts with participants to identify strengths and challenges to support recovery

  • Identify community linkages to support their recovery efforts which includes job readiness, educational aspirations, housing and family support

  • Provide additional support to participants who find treatment compliance challenging.

  • Provide new participants with initial outreach and orientation to the program

  • Provide outreach to participants at treatment facilities, in the community which includes recovery houses, homes and workplaces to support engagement throughout participation in Forensic Service Program.

  • Attend case management team meetings and compliance trainings as scheduled

  • Engage participants by sharing personal story of recovery.

  • May attend case management plan meetings with participant and assigned case manager.

  • Provide continuity of care as defined by recovery plans for assigned participants.

  • Assist participants in recovery in areas such as self-esteem enhancements, conflict resolution, assertiveness and other recovery skills.

  • Meet participants at community based appointments such as self-help meetings ( AA, NA), physician appointments, vocational services, etc...

  • Alert the case management unit to any current or potential behavioral or health related problems of participants.

  • Provide comprehensive wellness support to participants which includes routine primary care and mental health services (as needed)

  • Document participant service provision into participant registry system as outlined by PHMC meeting deadlines for compliance.


  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Will need to complete Certified Peer Specialist Training within 60 days of hire
  • Ability to communicate utilizing a recovery based problem solving approach and past experiences to support a recovery lifestyle
  • Ability to establish trusting and therapeutic relationships.
  • Commitment to recovery, choice, empowerment and the ability of people with co-occurring disorders to find meaningful lives in the community


  • Commensurate with education and experience

FLSA Classification: Non-Exempt

  • This position is classified as salaried non-exempt in accordance to FLSA standards.