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

Date Posted: 10/21/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

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


  • Grade 13