The Peer Recovery Support Specialist reports to Prevention & Advocacy as part of the Independence Blue Cross Grant to fund Collegiate Recovery Communities in PA. The successful candidate will provide support services to students in recovery and work to decrease the stigma of behavioral health conditions across campus.
This position is grant-funded, and the hours are roughly 15-25+ hours a week for 6+ months with no more than 720 hours throughout the course of the position. The hours are flexible to work with the collegiate recovery program schedule and needs and will include some nights and weekends. The hourly rate is $20 per hour with a max total of $14,400 for the time of the grant which is currently set for January 2023 through June 2023 but will most likely be extended through December 2023.
There are two main areas of responsibility for this position, each with specific tasks:
Collegiate Recovery Community (CRC):
Meet individually with students in recovery to provide personalized coaching and support; refer and connect to additional resources on and off campus
Create social, educational, and supportive programming efforts with and for students in recovery to build community including but not limited to weekly support groups, dinners, outings, awareness events, retreats, conferences, and more
Be an active member in Association of Recovery in Higher Education (ARHE) to learn from other institutions and be able to utilize best practices for CRC creation
Create a CRC brochure for admissions, manage the website and social media
Collaborations Across Campus:
Assist with the implementation of the Student Wellness and Support Services (SWISS) campus-wide survey; review data and use it to assess and promote the work of the growing CRC
Network and build relationships and collaborations that will benefit the CRC
Assist with Allies of Recovery Training for campus to help promote ally-ship and reduce stigma
Collaborate with Student Engagement staff to promote and implement sober social events on nights and weekends
Serve on Community Standards for Alcohol and other Substances (CSAS) Committee, specifically the Recovery-Friendly subgroup
Additionally, the Peer Recovery Support Specialist will:
Meet weekly with supervisor
Attend various weekly departmental meetings when possible
Peer Recovery Support Specialist Certification
Demonstrated initiative to solve problems and create and implement new ideas or programs
Strong written and oral communication skills
Ability to present to small and large groups
Ability to work independently and as part of a team
Interested candidates should apply here. Once you create an applicant account, you will be prompted to upload your cover letter, resume, and a list with contact information for three references to the applicant database.
Ursinus is an EO/AA employer. Ursinus College does not discriminate on grounds of race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, age, creed, ancestry, veteran status, marital status, disability, or other classification protected by applicable law in the administration of any of its educational programs or activities or with respect to employment.
Ursinus College is a highly selective, independent, co-educational, residential liberal arts college of approximately 1500 students located about 25 miles northwest of center city Philadelphia. With a diverse community of students, it is an expectation of all faculty to contribute to the inclusion, engagement, and success of all students.