PEER RECOVERY SPECIALIST I, CERTIFIED
|Department||MDH Local Health - Talbot County|
|Date Opened||8/22/2019 09:00:00 AM|
|Filing Deadline||11/20/2019 11:59:00 PM|
|Salary||$13.66 - $17.44/hour|
|HR Analyst||Carolyn Chase|
LOCATION OF POSITION
MDH, Talbot County Health Department, Easton, 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 works closely with the Maryland Department of Health, Behavioral Health Administration Local Addiction Authority, the Maryland Department of Human Services (DHS), Local Department of Social Services (LDSS) child welfare staff, and community substance abuse providers as a member of the Sobriety Treatment and Recovery Team (START). The Family Mentor assists parent and/or caregiver and other family members affected by substance use and are currently receiving services and/or support with child welfare. The Family Mentor supports child safety through monitoring, coaching, and reinforcing safety plans; supports parental sobriety through engagement in treatment, self-help meetings, and recovery support; responds to signs of relapse; supports family stability and self- sufficiency through case management and coaching on sober living skills and supports permanency of child placement through education of family members and coaching of parents. The Family Mentor should have experience that sensitize them to the needs of children and families dealing with addiction and recovery and will act as the 'natural support' helping parents progress toward recovery and navigate the child welfare and substance abuse treatment system.
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.