PEER RECOVERY SPECIALIST I, CERTIFIED
|Department||MDH Local Health - Frederick County|
|Date Opened||6/14/2019 09:15:00 AM|
|Filing Deadline||6/28/2019 11:59:00 PM|
|Salary||$13.29 - $16.97/hour|
|HR Analyst||Carolyn Chase|
LOCATION OF POSITION
MDH, Frederick County Health Department, Frederick, MD
Main Purpose of Job
A Peer Recovery Specialist I, Certified is the entry level of work, in the Maryland Department of Health (MDH), providing peer recovery support services to clients with substance use disorders, mental health disorders, and/or co-occurring disorders to begin and maintain a path to recovery. This position provides recovery support services to participants identified through Syringe Services Program by delivering Syringe Services Program services to participants, including but not limited to distribution of syringes, distribution of other injection equipment, collection of syringes using safe disposal containers, rapid HIV and Hepatitis C education and testing, Overdose Response Training and distribution of narcan, education of overdose prevention, education of safer injection practices and education and distribution of Fentanyl testing strips. This position makes referrals and linkages to care and community support while appropriately utilizing the No-Wrong Door Integrative Screening tool to determine readiness and identify appropriate resources; assists participants by linking them to community resources, such as substance use and mental health treatment, primary care, vocational and educational services, housing, peer led recovery support and relevant services. Linkage assistance could also include providing transportation to services, follow up with participants to monitor follow through referrals and linkages to care, assessing the need for further coordination of services, assist individuals who test positive for HIV and Hepatitis C to navigate the system, including assisting in the coordination of confirmatory testing and linkage to treatment and monitoring follow through with care.
LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS
Applicants who meet the minimum (and selective) qualifications will be included in further evaluation. The evaluation may be a rating of your application based on your education, training and experience as they relate to the requirements of the position. Therefore, it is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application. Please report all related education, experience, dates and hours of work. Clearly indicate your college degree and major on your application, if applicable. For education obtained outside the U.S., any job offer will be contingent on the candidate providing an evaluation for equivalency by a foreign credential evaluation service prior to starting employment (and may be requested prior to interview).
Complete applications must be submitted by the closing date. Information submitted after this date will not be added.
Incorrect application forms will not be accepted. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application.
Candidates may remain on the certified eligible list for a period of at least one year. The resulting certified eligible list for this recruitment may be used for similar positions in this or other State agencies.
Contractual employees who work for an agency covered under the State Employee and Retiree Health and Welfare Benefits Program, have a current employment contract and work 30 or more hours a week (or on average 130 hours per month) may be eligible for subsidized health benefits coverage for themselves and their dependents. As a contractual employee, you will be responsible for paying 25% of the premiums for your medical and prescription coverage, including any eligible dependents you have enrolled. The State of Maryland will subsidize the remaining 75% of the cost for these benefits. You can also elect to enroll in dental coverage, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, and life insurance, but will be responsible to pay the full premium for these benefits.
Leave may be granted to a contractual employee who has worked 120 days in a 12 month period. This leave accrues at a rate of one hour for every 30 hours worked, not to exceed 40 hours per calendar year.
Online applications are highly recommended. However, if you are unable to apply online, the paper application (and supplemental questionnaire) may be submitted to MDH, Recruitment and Selection Division, 201 W. Preston St., Room 114-B, Baltimore, MD 21201. Paper application materials must be received by 5 pm, close of business, on the closing date for the recruitment, no postmarks will be accepted.
If additional information is required, the preferred method is to upload. If you are unable to upload, please fax the requested information to 410-333-5689. Only additional materials that are required will be accepted for this recruitment. All additional information must be received by the closing date and time.
For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact the MDH Recruitment and Selection Division at 410-767-1251.
If you are having difficulty with your user account or have general questions about the online application system, please contact the MD Department of Budget and Management, Recruitment and Examination Division at 410-767-4850 or Application.Help@maryland.gov.
Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request by calling: 410-767-1251 or MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258.
We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.
People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.
As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruitment, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State's diversity.