Certified Peer Recovery Specialist, Full-Time, Night Shift, Behavioral Health

Rockville, MD
Jun 07, 2023
Jun 20, 2023
Full Time
Adventist HealthCare seeks to hire an experienced Certified Peer Recovery Specialist for our Behavioral Health Department who will embrace our mission to extend God's care through the ministry of physical, mental, and spiritual healing.

As a Certified Peer Recovery Specialist, you will:

• Provides non-clinical peer recovery support services to individuals and families intended to aid patients with establishing recovery, and reducing risks associated with overdose.
• Meets with every patient enrolled in the IOP or SOP either at intake or within 48 hours of intake assessment.
• Engage patients in the recovery process through skills training, instruction, modeling, advocating, positive feedback and shaping that will support and guide our patient in their own recovery.
• Conducts 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.
• Uses personal recovery experiences to facilitate patient's engagement and address barriers in establishing and maintaining recovery.
• Facilitates 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. Models coping techniques and self-help strategies.
• Assists patients in setting personal recovery goals and developing recovery care plans.
• Engage with the inpatient behavioral health treatment team to provide patients with access and care transitions to outpatient and inpatient addiction treatment and recovery services on the continuum of care.
• Provides family and social support network members with education and recovery support materials.
• Every patient or contact interaction is documented in the Electronic Medical Record.

Qualifications include:

• Bachelor's degree in psychology, social work, or related field preferred or equivalent experience.
• High School Diploma or GED.
• The incumbent should have a minimum of two years of professional experience in a mental setting and/or substance use disorder setting providing peer support/navigation; The candidate must be actively engaged in his/her own recovery with a minimum of five years demonstrated personal recovery experience from alcohol and/or drug use.
• Certified Peer Recovery Specialist (CPRS) in the state of Maryland
• Successful completion of CPR Certification and successful completion of CPI prior to assisting with a restraining procedure and within 30 days of employment. May be required to work flexible hours to include evenings and holidays.
• Active American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) certification required

Work Schedule:

Some of the time will be spent in the community following up on patients to connect them with recovery resources.

Work Schedule - 3 twelve hour shifts - Days and Times: TBD

At Adventist HealthCare our job is to care for you.

We do this by offering:
  • Work life balance through nonrotating shifts
  • Recognition and rewards for professional expertise
  • 403(b) retirement plan
  • Free Employee parking
  • Benefits Eligible Positions:
    • Competitive, comprehensive benefit plans [including health, employer-paid disability and life insurance, PTO]
    • Employer retirement contribution and match after 1-year of eligible employment with 3 year vesting
    • Ancillary benefits such as flexible spending, legal and pet insurance to meet the needs of employees and their eligible family members
    • Subsidized childcare at participating childcare centers

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, apply now to be considered!

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.

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