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Peer Support Worker

Samaritan Behavioral Health, Inc./OneFifteen

This is a Full-time position in Dayton, OH posted March 17, 2023.

Facility: Samaritan Behavioral Health, Inc./OneFifteen

The Peer Support Specialist is responsible for providing information and referral services to clients needing to access community resources. The Peer Support Specialist is an active member of the team and provides peer recovery support services to individuals with substance use disorders. Under supervision of the care coordinator or clinical manager, they will function as a role model to peers. They are responsible for exhibiting competency in personal recovery and use of coping skills, serving as an advocate, and providing information about peer support in outpatient and ambulatory settings. The Peer Support Specialist performs a wide range of tasks to assist clients in regaining independence within the community and ownership over their own recovery process. The Peer Support Specialist will provide services in the community including at other agencies, correction sites, and in the home.



Minimum Level of Education Required: High School completion / GED


Must satisfy relevant state requirements for Certified Peer Recovery Supporter including being registered through OMHAS as a Certified Ohio Peer Recovery Supporter.

Must have an active driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle.


Minimum Level of Experience Required: 1 – 3 years of job-related experience

Prior job title or occupational experience: N/A

Prior specific functional responsibilities: N/A

Preferred experience: N/A

Other experience requirements: Must be a person with a lived experience of substance use disorder or co-occurring mental health & substance use disorder. Must be able to attest to a minimum of 2 years of sobriety

Essential Duties & Functions:

Provide Peer Support services to coordinate clinical care in the form of face-to-face, telephone calls, telehealth visits and case conference meetings.

Assist individuals with identifying their personal interests, goals, strengths and weaknesses regarding recovery and promote self-advocacy by assisting individuals in expressing their voice, needs, goals and objectives.

Assist individuals with identifying barriers to full participation in community resources and using creative problem-solving to develop strategies to overcome those barriers.

Actively identify and support linkages to community resources (communities of recovery, educational, vocational, social, cultural, spiritual resources, mutual self- help groups, professional services, etc.) that support the individual’s goals and interests. Collaborate with internal team members from other disciplines when in doubt of appropriate linkage to services.

Provide vision-driven hope and encouragement for opportunities at varying levels of involvement in community based activities (e.g., work, school, relationships, physical activity, self-directed hobbies, etc.).

Provide recovery education to individuals for every phase of the recovery journey from pre-recovery engagement, recovery initiation, recovery stabilization, and sustained recovery maintenance

In conjunction with assigned therapist, assist individuals in developing their own plan for advancing their recovery.

Perform urine drug screens as requested.

Complete all documentation in the required time frames.

Coordinate caseload with guidance of assigned care coordinator and transport clients as appropriate.