UM Shore Regional Medical Center is currently seeking a Peer Recovery Advocate to join our team at our Easton, MD hospital Location.
This is a per diem position (could be Day or Evening shift as needed)
JOB SUMMARY: Interacts with patients admitted with addition issues. Peer Recovery Advocate will assist patients in identifying and connecting with community supports. They will assist with developing motivation for recovery and integrate concepts of recovery in wellness planning.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 1.Provides education and resources to patients identified with addiction or substance use issues. 2.Assists patients in identifying the impact of their substance use on themselves, their families and their quality of life. 3.Assists patients in identifying barriers to recovery and works with them to eliminate those barriers. 4.Identifies the patient’s readiness for treatment and change and communicates this to the patient, the clinician and the discharge planning team. 5.Assists the patients in identifying realistic, achievable goals toward recovery. 6.Maintains supportive contact with patients at risk for continued use after discharge. 7.Assists patients in developing a plan that includes links to services and support groups that will be necessary to maintain recovery and prevent relapse. 8. Travels to various settings to distribute educational materials and discuss pathways and services available to reach and maintain recovery. Settings include, but are not limited to: community centers, health and other neighborhood or county fairs, shopping centers, local job sites, churches, clinics, department stores, supermarkets, doctors’ offices and clinics. 9.Assists in preparing and assembling material for special events, exhibits, fairs, doctors’ offices, etc. Assists in the identification of local community groups and organizations that can help support recovery. Assists substance abuse counselors at special events, meetings, or programs to raise awareness of the impact of people in recovery. 10.Works to encourage clients to continue seeking support and attend follow up activities that will improve likelihood of remaining in recovery. 11.Provides support interventions to targeted populations including families discharged from maternal services who are identified with Substance Abuse disorders. Maintains competency and training as required by employer and/or the Behavioral Health Administration. Maintains and provides statistics on all encounters through monthly reports to program manager.
What You Need to Be Successful:
Experience providing assistance to individuals in a health care or social services setting.
Demonstrates excellent verbal communication and interpersonal skills.
For Hispanic outreach worker, bilingual fluency in English and Spanish.
Ability to work flexible hours.
Has own transportation and motor vehicle operator’s license valid in the state of Maryland.