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Peer Recovery Specialist - Stephen Klein Wellness Center

2144 Cecil B. Moore Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19121, USA Req #151
Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Job Summary   The Peer Recovery Specialist provides integral substance use recovery supports for patients enrolled in Project HOME Health Services medication assisted treatment (MAT) services.  Supports patients in identifying needs and overcoming barriers to recovery including but not limited to integration of physical and behavioral health needs, social support, occupational and educational challenges, housing, and income stability.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

·         Collaborate with Project HOME Healthcare Services staff and patients to support patient health and well being

·         Support patients in development of individual recovery, relapse prevention, and harm reduction plans as appropriate

·         Develop and encourage patient attainment of measurable action steps related to individual recovery plans

·         Provide recovery education and support along the continuum from pre-treatment engagement to recovery engagement, stabilization, and maintenance

·         Report care management activities and complete documentation in a timely manner

·         Participate in Behavioral Health and MAT program meetings

·         Accompany patients/clients to critical health care or social service appointments

·         Promote the utilization of resources within the community

·         Teach and support acquisition and utilization of skills needed for recovery

·         Help to facilitate the development of a sense of wellness and self-worth

·         Participate in case review meetings as needed

·         Engage in continuing professional development and training as identified and agreed upon with supervisor

·         Other duties as assigned


Minimum Qualifications

·         High school graduate or GED required.

·         Lived experience identifying as a person in recovery

·         Demonstrate understanding and respect for each individual’s unique path to recovery

·         Completion of Peer Recovery Specialist curriculum or Certified Peer Specialist

Preferred Qualifications

·         Experience using electronic medical records

·         Experience working in a team


Project HOME is an Equal Opportunity Employer


The mission of the Project HOME community is to empower adults, youth, and families to break the cycle of homelessness and poverty, to alleviate the underlying causes of poverty, and to enable all of us to attain our fullest potential as individuals and as members of the broader society. We strive to create a safe and respectful environment where we support each other in our struggles for self-esteem, recovery, and the confidence to move toward self-actualization.  Join us!  Project HOME has a long-standing commitment to equal employment opportunity for all staff and applicants for employment.  Employment decisions including, but not limited to, hiring selection, performance evaluation, administration of benefits, working conditions, associate programs, transfers, position changes, training, disciplinary action, compensation, and separations are made without regard to race, color, religion (including religious dress and grooming), creed, national origin, nationality, citizenship status, domestic partnership status, ancestry, gender, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, civil union status, family status, age, mental or physical disability (including AIDS or HIV-related status), atypical heredity cellular or blood trait of an individual, genetic information or refusal to submit to a genetic test or make available the results of a genetic test, military status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws.

Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly
  • 2144 Cecil B. Moore Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19121, USA