Peer Support Specialist - Lawrence

Position requires 2 years demonstrated recovery experience.  

Please detail recovery experience on application or attach a cover letter.  

Position Overview:

  • Provides information and support to individuals in the hospital Emergency Department who are assessed as medically stable and in need of detox services
  • Encourages individuals to participate in social detox and facilitates admission in contracted regional providers
  • Engages family members and other supports as appropriate
  • Facilitates transportation to the social detox resource using an agency provided vehicle
  • Uses electronic clinical record to complete required documentation
  • One full time and one part time position work within the Emergency Department during scheduled shift
  • Additional part time positions remain available during scheduled shift to respond to the hospital within one hour of being called

Requirements include:

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • 21 years of age or older
  • Minimum 2 years demonstrated personal recovery experience
  • Completion of Kansas Department of Aging and Disability Services 15 hour approved Peer to Peer Mentor education program within six months of employment
  • Valid driver's license with a good driving record
  • Must pass pre-employment background checks and drug screening
  • Requires both the flu and COVID-19 vaccinations