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OOOFC Available Job Openings

Please see the available jobs posted below. If you are interested in applying please download the employment application below then email jobs.ooofc@gmail.com with the completed application, your resume, cover letter and 3 references in the e-mail.

OPEN POSITIONS

OOOFC Fillable Employment Application

ON OUR OWN OF FREDERICK COUNTY, INC.

CPRS - JOB DESCRIPTION

Job Description: - Certified Peer Recovery Specialist / Manager of Community Resource Navigation & Volunteers


Title: Peer Recovery Specialist / Manager of Community Resource Navigation & Volunteers
Classification: Full time (35-40 hours)
Salary: $21/hr (non-certified) / $22/hr (certified)
Hours: Monday-Friday 9am-4pm some evenings and weekends
Supervisor: Executive Director


Qualifications:


The Peer Recovery Specialist / Manager of Community Resource Navigation and Volunteers requires a CPRS Certification
(or willing to work on/obtain in first 6 months of employment), and RPS Certification preferred. High school diploma/G.E.D.
and 3 letters of recommendation; must have worked within the last three years with at least 12 months’ total of successful
part or full time paid or voluntary work experience and have acquired or meet the qualifications for certification as a
Certified Recovery Specialist.


As a Peer Recovery Specialist, you will be actively working with our peers in a peer support role. We encourage you to
continue working on your CPRS and obtain your certification within 6 months of employment.


Individuals must have an understanding of and respect for each individual’s unique path to recovery. Peer Recovery
Specialists must have a working knowledge of the drug and alcohol treatment system and a demonstrated commitment to
the recovery community. The Peer Recovery Specialist’s role is to support others in recovery from a substance use disorder
and/or mental health challenge(s). The Peer Recovery Specialist 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 Specialist
must demonstrate an ability to share personal recovery experiences and to develop authentic peer-to-peer relationships.


As the Manager of Community Resource Navigation and Volunteers is expected to keep the wellness and recovery center staff updated on changes to the various community resources available in Frederick County. In addition, be responsible for the management of volunteers including but not limited to recruitment, training, managing and scheduling of wellness and recovery center volunteers.


In this role you should combine a strong attention to detail with an ability to multi-task and complete tasks. You should be
reliable, a problem-solver and possess strong project management skills. Your goal will be to ensure that community resources are known and be able to provide the appropriate level of support the peer needs, to gain access to other community services by doing a hand off of our peers with community agencies to help increase successful engagement. You will provide personalized peer-led assistance and guidance to overcome challenges that people with SUD and mental health issues commonly face by addressing barriers and navigating access to housing resources, employment opportunities, vital documents, transportation solutions, treatment options, and having 1:1 peer support sessions.

 

Maintaining accurate, up-to-date documentation of resources and tracking sessions with the peers is necessary. This is a
grant funded position that requires reporting and is not guaranteed to be renewed beyond the contract of the grant.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:
 

● Previous experience working with various community resources
● Ability to communicate effectively and with professionalism
● Proficient using Microsoft Office Suite, Canva, and tracking software
● Strong understanding of the goals and standards for our peers
● Extensive knowledge of best practices for volunteer recruitment and training
● Dependability, accountability, compassion and professional
● Take constructive feedback and implement changes in a timely and professional manner

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:


● Provide peer support one-on-one and facilitate groups [particularly on days you are assigned]
● Be the subject matter expert on community resources and relationship manager for connections to services
● Teach and assist peers with housing needs beyond finding and applying for housing: budgeting for stability, linking
to resources, finding furnishings, setting up utilities, etc.
● Help peers apply for jobs, government cellphone applications, food stamps, health insurance (online applications)
● Transfer the OOOFC Warmline to volunteers or staff
● Understand COA’s for various grants and be aware of specific deliverables for all grants
● Help plan and implement monthly social and educational events for the peers/members
● Work closely with the Program Manager and Training Manager to support peers’ needs and hand-offs
● Serve as a point of contact for all volunteers, recruiting, tracking, training, and scheduling
● Edit PowerPoint presentations and/or volunteer presentations online through Canva
● Adhere to the policies of the organization and collaborate with staff members
● All other duties as assigned by the Executive Director (Board President if ED role is vacant)

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