Peer Recovery Specialist I

Wicomico County Health Department   Salisbury, MD   Contract     Mental Health
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Posted on October 12, 2020

Peer Recovery Specialist I

Wicomico County Health Dept. is recruiting to fill a full-time contractual position.

Minimum Qualifications: H.S. diploma or equivalency certificate.

Special requirements: 2 yrs verifiable recovery from substance use, mental health or co-occurring disorder.

Apply online at: or mail paper application to: MDH, Recruitment & Selection Division, 201 W. Preston St, Room 114-B, Baltimore, MD 21201 no later than 5pm close of business 10/22/2020. Only most qualified candidates will be interviewed.


Peer Supporters are individuals who have experienced a mental health condition or substance use disorder that are either in or have achieved some degree of recovery. In their role as Peer Recovery Supporters, they use these personal (lived) experiences of illness and recovery—along with relevant training and supervision—to facilitate, guide, and mentor another person’s recovery journey by instilling hope, role modeling recovery, and supporting people in their own efforts to reclaim meaningful and self-determined lives in the communities of their choice. Peer Supporters can also be family members (Family Support Partners) who provide support and assistance to other families who have a child or youth with a behavioral or mental health condition.