Recovery Support Specialist


OP Recovery Program.120.26079

Per diem (A4)

Varied shift ( Rotating Shift)

per diem

Certification Preferred
Licensure Required
1-2 years experience is required
Customer service skills are required
Experience is required
Recent experience in the specialty area is required


Educating survivors on how to appropriately navigate treatment, social service and recovery support systems;  Being a positive role model to survivors and their families by sharing experiential knowledge, hope, and skills; Maintaining professional relationships with survivors and families in order to assist individuals in the treatment engagement and retention process;  Reinforcing, guiding, and assuring patients and their families that recovery is possible, and is built on multiple strengths, coping abilities, and resources of each individual; Assisting survivors with gaining skills and resources needed to initiate and maintain recovery; Assisting in establishing and sustaining a social and physical environment supportive of recovery;  Assisting with the identification of and participation in the recovery community;  Advocating for appropriate and effective community treatment and recovery;  Empowering individuals to make self-determined and self-directed choices about their recovery pathway;  Providing on-call coverage and coming to the ER to support the overdose victim when an alert is received; and  Providing post-emergency department telephone follow-up for at least 60 days to help the survivor navigate the early stages a successful path towards recovery.  Educates patients, families and staff on substance abuse issues.



A.  Education:  High school diploma or equivalency required; Associates Degree preferred.  Certified

Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC), Certified Peer Recovery Specialist or peer specialist certification

required. Bi-lingual in Spanish preferred.


B.  Experience: Previous experience working with substance use disorders preferred. Successful work

experience as verified by reference check.


C.  Certification/Licensure: Crisis Prevention Institute certification (completed within 60 days of hire),

CADC, Certified Peer Recovery Specialist or peer specialist certification required and LCADC preferred  

Valid NJ Driver's license, proof of insurance and have a reliable means of transportation as described in Fleet

Policy # A 291 required Safe driving record