Community Peer Recovery Coach, Full Time, Emergency Services

Fort Washington, MD
Apr 19, 2022
Jul 08, 2022
Full Time
Adventist HealthCare seeks to hire an experienced Community Peer Recovery Coach who will embrace our mission to extend God's care through the ministry of physical, mental and spiritual healing.

As the Community Peer Recovery Coach, you will:
•Conduct street outreach to locate and engage with referred OSOP patients from hospital emergency departments.
•Conduct screenings to understand the patient's history of drug and/or alcohol use, treatment history, social service and other recovery support needs and motivation to change behavior.
•Facilitate patient's readiness for change and uses motivational interviewing techniques and other communication skills to support and encourage the patient to plan for reduction or elimination of drug and alcohol use.
•Assist patients in setting personal recovery goals.
•Work with healthcare team and patient to identify community supports and treatment services to promote recovery.
•Support patients and families to understand how to access community resources.
•Assist patients in linking to community supports and treatment services, including helping secure transportation and other resources.
•Act as a peer support after patient is discharged from the hospital. This involves face-to-face and phone engagement with patients in various community settings.
•Provide family members with recovery support materials.
•Provide education on risks of overdose and assures that patient and significant others have naloxone and are trained to use.
•Complete required reports and other necessary documentation accurately.

Qualifications include:
•High school diploma or G.E.D. is required.
•The candidate must be actively engaged in his/her own recovery with a minimum of four years demonstrated personal recovery experience from alcohol and/or drug use.
•Active American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) certification required
•Able to read, interpret documents and write routine reports.
•Basic computer skills are required.
•Excellent interpersonal skills, the ability to relate to patients and health professionals, as well as good problem-solving skills.
•Must be able to demonstrate patience and tact when dealing with patients, families, and other staff, to integrate Continuous Quality Improvement principles for service and organization work improvements.
•Ability to work with people of all social, economic, and cultural backgrounds; be flexible, open-minded and adaptable to change. to develop collaborative relationships with physicians, families, patients, interdisciplinary team and other community agencies.
•Demonstrate a willingness to learn and an interest in acquiring new skills.
•Demonstrate competencies for position within the first 90 days of employment.
•Satisfactorily meet requirements of position during periodic and annual evaluations.

At Adventist HealthCare our job is to care for you. We do this by offering:
•Work life balance through non rotating shifts
•Recognition and rewards for professional expertise
•Free Employee parking
•Competitive comprehensive benefit plans offered (including health, disability, PTO and 403B retirement plan with matching and 3 year vesting)
•100% Coverage for inpatient care - at Adventist HealthCare facilities
•100% Coverage for urgent care nationwide - after copay

As a faith-based organization, with over a century of caring for the communities in the Maryland area, Adventist HealthCare has earned a reputation for high-quality, compassionate care. Adventist HealthCare was the first and is the largest healthcare provider in Montgomery County.

If you want to make a difference in someone's life every day, consider a position with a team of professionals who are doing just that, making a difference.

Join the Adventist HealthCare team today!

To apply please email your resume to

Work Schedule:

Monday-Friday 8 am - 5 pm

COVID-19 Vaccination

Adventist HealthCare requires all applicants to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 before commencing employment. Applicants may be required to furnish proof of vaccination and , if offered, may elect to be vaccinated at a n designated Adventist HealthCare location.

Tobacco and Drug Statement

Tobacco use is a well-recognized preventable cause of death in the United States and an important public health issue. In order to promote and maintain a healthy work environment, Adventist HealthCare will not hire applicants for employment who either state that they are nicotine users or who test positive for nicotine and drug use.

While some jurisdictions, including Maryland, permit the use of marijuana for medical purposes, marijuana continues to be classified as an illegal drug under the federal Controlled Substances Act. As a result, medical marijuana use will not be accepted as a valid explanation for a positive drug test result.

Adventist HealthCare will withdraw offers of employment to applicants who test positive for Cotinine (nicotine) and marijuana. Those testing positive are given the opportunity to re-apply in 90 days, if they can truthfully attest that they have not used any nicotine products in the past ninety (90) days and successfully pass follow-up testing.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Adventist HealthCare is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We are committed to attracting, engaging, and developing the best people to cultivate our mission-centric culture. Our goal is to have a welcoming, equitable, and safe place to work and grow for all employees, no matter their background. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

Adventist HealthCare will make reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities, in accordance with applicable law. Adventist HealthCare is a religious organization as defined under applicable law; however, it will endeavor to provide reasonable accommodations for applicants' religious beliefs.

Applicants who wish to request accommodations for disabilities or religious belief should contact the Support Center HR Office.