Peer Recovery Support Specialist at Drexel University College of Medicine (Philadelphia)
Drexel University College of Medicine
Peer Recovery Support Specialist
The Peer Recovery Support Specialist’s role is to support others in recovery from a substance use disorder. This individual will serve as an advocate and motivator to recovering individuals to help promote long-term recovery. Peer Recovery Support Specialist will conduct outreach and develop trusting relationships with clients while maintaining professional boundaries, help clients address challenges during the recovery process, and assist client in linkage and engagement in care.
-Develop meaningful and trusting relationships with patients, acting as a mentor
-Conduct outreach and education to minority and vulnerable populations
-Handle the logistics for patients such as arranging transportation for the client, managing follow-up appointments, and collaborating with other care team members
-Develop engagement plans with potential clients
-Coordinates warm-hand offs with MAT sites and community agencies.
-Support clients in addressing challenges of the recovery process and assist and guides clients towards developing goals.
-Provides ongoing support and mentorship throughout engagement in programs
-Ability to travel (car, walk or public transportation) to other community locations.
-Must have the necessary computer equipment to work remotely offsite in order to fulfill the responsibilities of the position.
-Performs other duties as assigned
-High School diploma or GED
-2 years of related experience
-Certified Peer Specialist
-History of substance abuse
-Strong verbal and written communication skills
-Ability to develop clear lines of professional boundaries
-Knowledge recovery process and community resources available in Philadelphia
-Ability to adapt and work efficiently within a variety of situations