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Drexel University Peer Recovery Support Speclst in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Peer Recovery Support Speclst Job no: 495275 Work type: Full-Time Location: Center City - Philadelphia, PA Categories: College of Medicine, Drexel UniversityAbout DrexelDrexel is a comprehensive global research university ranked among the top 100 in the nation. With over 24,000 students, Drexel is one of America's 15 largest private universities. Drexel is one of Philadelphia's top 10 private employers, and a major engine for economic development in the region. Drexel has committed to being the nation's most civically engaged university, with community partnerships integrated into every aspect of service and academics.Job SummaryThe Peer Recovery Support Specialist's role is to support others in recovery from a substance abuse disorder. This individual will service as an advocate and motivator to recovering individuals to help promote long-term recovery. The Peer Recovery Specialist will develop trusting relationships with clients while maintaining professional boundaries, help clients address challenges during the recovery process, and assist client in linkage and engagement in care.Essential FunctionsAbility to travel (car, walk or public transportation) to other community locationsHandles the logistics for patients such as arranging transportation for the client, managing follow-up appointments, and collaborating with other care team members.Provides ongoing support and mentorship throughout engagement in program. Develop engagement plans with potential clients. Coordinates warm-hand offs with MAT sites and community agencies.Provides Phlebotomy services to clients when needed.Performs other duties as assigned.Required QualificationsHS Diploma or GED2 years of relative working experienceWorking knowledge of an electronic medical record preferred.Preferred QualificationsHistory of substance abuseStrong verbal and written communication skillsAbility to develop clear lines of professional boundariesKnowledge of recovery process and community resources available in PhiladelphiaAbility to adapt and work efficiently within a variety of situationsLocationCenter CityAdditional InformationThis position is classified as Non-exempt with a salary grade of H. For more information regarding Drexel's Professional Staff salary structure,Special Instructions to the ApplicantPlease make sure you upload your CV/resume and cover letter when submitting your application.Review of applicants will begin once a suitable candidate pool is identified. Advertised: Jan 11 2021 Eastern Standard Time Applications close: Feb 14 2021 Eastern Standard TimeDrexel University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, welcomes individuals from diverse backgrounds and perspectives, and believes that an inclusive and respectful environment enriches the University community and the educational and employment experience of its members. The University prohibits discrimination against individuals on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, status as a veteran or special disabled veteran, gender identity or expression, genetic information, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions and any other prohibited characteristic. Please visit our website to view all University Policies and Workplace Postings.

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