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Community Peer Recovery Specialist Coordinator (Norfolk)

George Mason University
Fairfax, VA
Commensurate with education and experience.
Closing date
Nov 7, 2023

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Full Time
Career Level
Experienced (Non-Manager)

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Community Peer Recovery Specialist Coordinator (Norfolk)The George Mason University College of Public Health (CPH) invites applications for a Community Peer Recovery Specialist Coordinator. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment.About the Empowered Community Opioid Project (ECOP):The Empowered Community Opioid Project (ECOP) utilizes principles from care coordination, case management, and population health to maximize health outcomes and resource utilization for populations and the individuals within them. This targeted approach is a hub-and-spoke community model of care which arranges clinical service delivery assets into a network consisting of an anchor establishment (hub) which offers a full array of clinical support services, and secondary communities (spokes), routing patients needing more intensive services to the hub for treatment. Additionally, it uses active cross-sector system collaborations with criminal justice, behavioral health, and medical teams to optimize resources.About the Position:The Community Peer Recovery Specialist Coordinator is an active member of the community spoke site. As a community site coordinator, this role is vitally important in forming a strong bond between advisory board members, community partners (CSB, jail, others), and site peer recovery specialists. The Community Site Coordinator serves on the Community spoke team. This role helps in building recovery community models for cross-sector collaboration, engagement, and mentorship of the ECOP model and coordination for quick access to MAT/MOUD Bridges for rapidly released individuals who are involved in the carceral and legal systems.Responsibilities:Implementation and DeliveryImplementation. Manage the logistics of implementing the ECOP model at the local community site;Monitoring. Monitor the delivery of peer navigation services, assure fidelity to the ECOP model, and support quality improvement;Stakeholder relationships. Collaborate with HUB team to build and maintain relationships with local stakeholders who form the spoke site's advisory board and key partners;Co-deliver quarterly full team meetings. Organize and participate in full team meetings with HUB team; andLessons learned and impact stories. Collect data to help identify social and community health needs, gaps, and program impact. Team Management Conduct weekly 1:1 supervision meetings. Provide both task-oriented and reflective supervision to Peer Navigators, support professional growth, and ensure authenticity of ECOP model adoption;Run weekly roster staff meetings. Review status of all active participants, provide updates, solicit team feedback, and share information;Deliver monthly team meetings. Plan, organize and deliver Peer Navigator team meetings; andTraining. Research and deliver ongoing staff skills development in collaboration with the HUB team.Administrative OversightCompliance. Ensure compliance with established protocols, policies, and procedures;Documentation. Lead quality data collection, quality checks, analysis and sharing of information. Verify the proper completion of all consent and research paperwork;Reporting. Create monthly and quarterly reports and meet deadlines; andBudgeting. Manage local program costs within budget.Minimum Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Other Attributes (KSAOs):Leadership skillsAbility to align staff and partners with goals;Ability to handle multiple deadlines, high volume, and competing priorities; andAbility to independently solve problems.Supervisory skillsAbility to mentor and motivate a team;Ability to maintain professional boundaries and confidentiality; andAbility to build rapport and listen actively.Technical skillsAbility to use automated technology to establish and maintain case records, and to produce correspondence and reports; andAbility to use Microsoft Office, Excel, Outlook, and Zoom.Required Qualifications:High School diploma or GED;Supervisory and/or management experience;Excellent interpersonal, organizational and communication skills;Significant previous experience in the medical, behavioral health, or human services field, serving individuals with disabilities;Ability to model wellness, self-care, and healthy boundaries;Reliable transportation to meet partners and staff within the local Health District; andAbility to meet volunteer criteria at the local jail or Adult Detention Center.Preferred Qualifications:Lived experience of and in stable recovery from a substance use disorder, with sustained recovery time;Lived experience of the carceral and legal systems; andCurrent Certified Peer Recovery Specialist (CPRS) certification.

Applicants must apply for position number 04024Z using must include:(1) Cover letter of interest;(2) Resume;(3) List of three references with full contact information; and(4) A diversity statement summarizing the extent to which you have worked with any individuals from marginalized groups in a teaching, mentorship, or advisory capacity, and how you helped them identify and overcome barriers to success.

"Great Careers Begin at Mason! George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report "Up and Coming" spot for national universities and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education.Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Mason's diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.If you are interested in joining the Mason family take a look at our current opportunities and catch some Mason spirit at!George Mason University, Where Innovation is Tradition."

George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.


George Mason University is a university with three campuses, each with a distinctive academic focus that plays a critical role in the economy of its region. At each campus, students, faculty, and staff have full access to all the university's resources, while duplication of programs and support services is minimized through the use of technology. In addition to the main campus in Fairfax, the university has campuses in Arlington and Prince William Counties.

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