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Peer Recovery Coach

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Position Details

Job Information

Appointing Authority Summit County Public Health
Department/Division Summit County Public Health
Full Time/Part Time Full Time
Regular/Temporary Regular
Work Schedule

Monday – Friday 8am to 4pm. May require some weekend and evening work.

Job Description

The Peer Recovery Coach’s role is to support others in recovery from a substance use disorder. They will serve as a role model, mentor, advocate and motivator to recovering individuals in order to help prevent relapse and promote long-term recovery. The Peer Recovery Coach must demonstrate an ability to share personal recovery experiences and to develop authentic peer-to-peer relationships.

Required Qualifications

• This position requires a high school diploma or equivalent.
• Must have worked within the last three years with at least 12 months total of successful or part or full time paid or voluntary work experience and have acquired or meet the qualifications for certification as a Certified Peer Recovery Supporter.
• Individual must have an understanding of and respect for each individual’s unique path to recovery.
• Peer Recovery Supporter must have a working knowledge of the drug and alcohol treatment system and a demonstrated commitment to the recovery community.
• Valid driver’s license, liability insurance, automobile available.

Preferred Qualifications

• Certification as a Peer Recovery Supporter
• 2-3 years previous related experience
• 3 letters of recommendation
• Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, Outlook, Access)

Pre-Employment Testing Requirements Criminal Background Check, Pre-employment Drug and Alcohol Testing
Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may work in a jail, office or community setting.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, feel, carry or operate objects, tools, or controls and reach with hands and arms. The employee frequently is required to stand; talk or hear; walk; sit. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.


• Valid driver’s license, liability insurance, automobile available.

Additional Information

Job Duties

Description of Job Duty

• Functions as an integral member of a community initiative to reduce fatal and non-fatal opiate related overdoses
• Functions as a team member of a behavioral health counseling program
• Provides linkage, education and support to individuals being released from local jails to professional services and community supports
• Provides face to face support for individuals in need of medication assisted treatment to manage opioid use related disorders
• Provides education in harm reduction strategies and overdose prevention
• Provide recovery education to individuals being released from local jails for every phase of the recovery journey from pre-recovery engagement, recovery initiation, recovery stabilization, and sustained recovery maintenance
• Actively identify and support linkages to community resources (communities of recovery, educational, vocational, social, cultural, spiritual resources, mutual self- help groups, professional services, etc.) that support the individual’s goals and interests
• Identify barriers (internal and external) to full participation in community resources and developing strategies to overcome those barriers
• Maintain contact by phone and/or e-mail with recovering person after they leave the program to insure their ongoing success and to provide re-engagement support in partnership with others in the agency if needed. Long-term engagement, support, and encouragement.

Description of Job Duty

• Performs any other duties as required for the efficient operation of Summit County Public Health.
• Maintains cooperative working relationships among public and agency participants.
• Employee has the obligation, set forth by the Summit County Public Health Emergency Operations Plan and within the scope of their employment, and will be available for emergency service during routine and non-routine hours of operation including 24/7/365 availability.

Requisition Details

Requisition Details

Requisition Number C/U - 0742017-P
Working Title Peer Recovery Coach
Posting Type External/Public Posting
Number of Vacancies 1
Advertised Salary

$12.87 per hour, 35 hours a week

Open Date 09/01/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions Summary

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a valid driver's license, liability insurance, and an automobile available?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have any relatives working for Summit County Public Health? If yes, list name(s) and relationship.

    (Open Ended Question)

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents