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Bilingual Peer Recovery Specialist at Public Health Management Corporation

Bilingual Peer Recovery Specialist

Public Health Management Corporation Philadelphia, PA Part Time

PHMC is proud to be a leader in public health. PHMC requires that all employees have received the first Covid-19 vaccination dose by the first day of employment. We will offer the Covid-19 vaccination at no cost, via our Health Centers.

PHMC’s Substance Abuse Partial Hospitalization Program is looking for a Peer Recovery Specialist to provide peer recovery support to program participants. Must be able to work evenings and Saturdays, and rotate coverage with other Peer Recovery Specialists.


  • Attend daily staff meetings and inform staff of any important participant information.
  • Implement recovery process for participants as defined PHMC’s Substance Abuse Partial Hospitalization program goals and philosophy.
  • Provide continuity of care as defined by treatment plan for each participant.
  • Lead psycho-educational and self-help groups.
  • Engage participant population by sharing personal story of recovery.
  • Provide outreach at treatment facilities, on the streets and participant homes in order to ensure engagement during and prior to entering treatment.
  • Transport participants to initial intake, to and from program and for all necessary appointments.
  • Take participants to community based self-help meetings, such as AA, NA.
  • Sit in with participants during recovery planning meetings as his/her advocate and resource.
  • Assist with discharge planning and maintain contact with participants at least 2 weeks post discharge.
  • Re-engage participants on the streets and bring them back into treatment.
  • Alert clinical team to any current or potential behavioral or health related problems of
  • Meet or exceed program productivity requirements, including ensuring a daily census requirements and new participant enrollment.

Treatment Plan:

  • Provide input to clinical team.

Progress Report:

  • Maintain continuous record of all contacts, events, and progress toward accomplishment of goals as stated in Treatment Plan.
  • Record individual and group progress notes in the DAP format after each therapeutic activity.
  • Complete reviews in compliance with state licensing and other program guidelines.
  • Maintain charts that meet all standards.

Continuing Care Plan:

  • Assist treatment team and participants with the information of continuing care plans
  • Other Duties as assigned


  • Certified Peer Specialist (CPS)
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • At least 1 year of experience working or volunteering with people with addiction and mental illness.
  • Ability to establish trusting and therapeutic relationships.
  • Commitment to recovery, choice, empowerment and the ability of people with co-occurring disorders to find meaningful lives in the community
  • Have a valid driver’s license in good standing.
  • Able to drive a large van
  • Bilingual in Spanish Preferred

FLSA Classification: Non-Exempt

  • This position is classified as salaried non-exempt in accordance to FLSA standards.


Recommended Skills

  • Intake
  • Progress Note
  • Substance Abuse
  • Spanish Language
  • Mental Diseases
  • Multilingualism
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