Job Req ID:  113583

Peer Recovery Coach

The Historic East Baltimore Community Action Coalition is seeking a part-time Peer Recovery Coach (Outreach Worker) who will build a trust-based relationship with participants while assisting participants in their journey toward recovery and wellness. The Peer Coach will act as a role model to participants in such areas as: identifying personal strengths, conflict resolution, building self-esteem, recovery skills. Will use and speak about personal experiences related to behavioral health issues and/or the criminal justice system. This individual provides optimism and hope that recovery is possible and probable, all while promoting empowerment, self-determination, understanding, coping skills, and resilience.

For more than 20 years, Dee’s Place has provided a safe place where people in recovery can engage with peers, drop-in for 12-step meetings, participate in day program activities, and connect to psychiatric rehabilitative services. Staff assists in connecting guests to a healthy community and staying on the right track. All are welcome at Dee’s Place.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities

  • 1:1 peer recovery coaching, peer counseling, and peer-mentoring.
  • Assists member in identifying and achieving with short, mid, and long-term recovery planning goals.
  • Facilitates peer-led groups on topics such as: harm reduction; Many Pathways to Recovery theory; wellness and recovery; recovery capital; and recovery planning.
  • Assists participants with accessing and securing all entitlements benefits they are eligible to receive (i.e. food stamps, Temporary Cash Assistance, Motor Vehicle Administration identification, health insurance, etc.).
  • When requested, makes effective referrals for participants seeking to access substance use disorder or mental health services.
  • Performs electronic online data entry of all participant engagement documentation including but not limited to assessment documentation and daily, weekly or monthly engagement documentation.
  • Covers the front desk, as needed.
  • Other duties, as assigned.

Special Knowledge Skills & Abilities

  • Ability to effectively communicate effectively with clients, their family and friends, collaborating and partner agencies and the general public.
  • Possess effective written and verbal communication skills.

Minimum Qualifications
  • High School Diploma or graduation equivalent.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Intermediate-level proficiency in the following: Microsoft Office software (MS Word, PowerPoint, Outlook and Excel).
  • Experience working within the criminal justice system preferred, and/or with individuals previously incarcerated preferred.
  • CPRS (Certified Peer Recovery Specialist) certification preferred.



Classified Title: Outreach Worker 
Job Posting Title (Working Title): Peer Recovery Coach   
Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/02/CB  
Starting Salary Range: $15.25 - $23.00 HRLY ($18,720 targeted; Commensurate with experience) 
Employee group: Part-time 
Schedule: Mon - Friday 4 hour shifts 
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt 
Location: School of Medicine Campus 
Department name: ​​​​​​​HEBCAC Dees Place  
Personnel area: School of Medicine 



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