Bureau: Behavioral Health Services / Recovery Community Support Services
|Full-time County Contractual|
|Open to all qualified candidates.|
|Date Posted: 3/27/23 | Date Closing: Open until filled|
|Location: 711 Bestgate Road, Annapolis, MD 21401|
|Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.|
|Salary: $18.24 per hour for non certified / $19.39 per hour for certified|
|Benefits: Participation in the County’s group health plan including prescription, dental, and optical, paid holidays and sick leave. Optional deferred compensation program at employee's own expense.|
Nature of Work:
Function as a non-clinical, peer-based individual who engages, educates and supports an individual to make life changes necessary to recover from disabling mental illness and/or substance use disorder conditions. Works closely with the Maryland Department of Health Behavioral Health Administration Local Addiction Authority, Maryland Department of Human Services, Local Department of Social Services child welfare staff, and community substance misuse providers as a member of the Sobriety Treatment and Recovery Team (START).
Activities are educational and coaching in nature. A key element that enhances and distinguishes this position is that the candidate appropriately highlights their personal experience in recovery. As part of a team, works with pregnant women and women with children with Opioid Use Disorder achieving recovery by accessing Medication Assisted Treatment.
Take the lead on recovery coaching for the parent and other family members and on contact with the substance use disorder treatment provider. Provide specialized engagement of parents to build parenting capacity, ensure access to and retention in treatment and enhance sobriety and participation in ongoing recovery supports. Work with the entire family as a coach and guide to child safety, adult recovery and family well-being. Family mentors are paired with a Child Protective Services worker and share caseloads of 12 to 15 families. This special pairing allows for intensive case management and intensive efforts to engage parents and caregivers. Serves as a bridge between the birth family and the child welfare and treatment agencies, reducing the parent’s sense of being alone, and providing hope and role models for recovery.
|Education: High School Diploma or Equivalency (GED).|
Desired or Preferred Qualifications:
Certified Peer Recovery credentials
How to Apply
Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications can apply. Send a completed County application or resume to:
Fax to 410-222-4392 or email email@example.com.
An Equal Opportunity Employer