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Peer Recovery Specialist at Public Health Management Corporation

Peer Recovery Specialist

Public Health Management Corporation Philadelphia, PA Full-Time
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The Peer Recovery Specialist will work on a new CSAT-funded Peer Recovery Support program focused on previously incarcerated individuals with a history of substance use disorders or current substance users. The position is located in a FQHC, Care Clinic, and the person will work closely with project team members. This position fulfills a unique role in the support and recovery to formerly incarcerated  clients with substance use disorders and/or co-occurring mental health disorder within a clinical health setting in North Philadelphia.

The Peer Recovery Specialist (PRS) is a person in recovery from substance abuse disorder, who has been trained to work with others on his/her individual road to recovery and will incorporate personal experience  to inspire hope in those they serve.  The PRS will work closely with clients and in collaboration with a multi-disciplinary health care team. The PRS will be responsible for connecting with existing patients and conducting targeted outreach in  North Philadelphia to engage new clients, especially persons with HIV, Hepatitis C and/or other chronic conditions from diverse settings. The Peer Recovery Specialist reports directly to the Peer Supervisor/Project  Coordinator. This is a full-time position that will require frequent, local travel.

Responsibilities:

  • Work within the project's North Philadelphia target communities including high-risk neighborhoods and areas to reach formerly incarcerated, substance-using adults;
  • Screen and interview formerly incarcerated, substance-using adults for enrollment;
  • Conduct individualized and group meetings with clients and provide a set of non-clinical activities that engage, educate and offer support to individuals;
  • Comply with all regulations under HIPAA regulations and the CSAT Grant; and
  • Maintain appropriate records of activities, participants, fidelity, and outcomes

Skills:

  • At least two years of experience with vulnerable populations, including incarcerated, substance use and/or mental health disorders; knowledge of North Philadelphia a plus
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; comfort working with diverse populations and in multidisciplinary teams;
  • Ability to maintain client confidentiality; sensitivity to racial/ethnic and economic diversity;
  • Bi-lingual English/Spanish preferred

Experience:

  • At least two years of personal substance use recovery;
  • At least two years of community outreach and /or interviewing experience
  • At least two years of experience work with substance-involved minority populations

Education Requirement:

  • High School Diploma /GED required

Salary:

  • Commensurate with education and experience

FLSA Classification: Non-Exempt

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

 

Recommended Skills

Mental Diseases
Substance Abuse
Spanish Language
English Language
Hepatitis C
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Job Snapshot

Employee Type

Full-Time

Location

Philadelphia, PA

Job Type

Finance, Accounting

Experience

Not Specified

Date Posted

04/30/2021
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