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Corrections Peer Recovery Specialist

Baltimore County
34 per week Baltimore County Department of Corrections, 720 Bosley Ave, Towson, MD 21204, United States


Regular Schedule: 34 hours per week.

A Grant Funded, Non-Merit vacancy exists in the Department of Corrections.

Non-Merit positions are not classified within the Baltimore County Government Classification and Compensation Plan.

A list of eligible applicants will be established based on the examination as outlined below.

Current and future vacancies occurring in any office or department of Baltimore County General Government may be filled from the list of eligible applicants.

List all


and changes in job duties due to


as separate work experiences on your application.  Applicants must include the dates of the promotions and reclassifications.


  Failure to complete all fields of the "Work Experience" section of the application will result in your application not being considered. A resume will not be considered in determining your qualifications for a position. Applicants selected for an interview may provide a resume at that time.

You must attach your transcript(s)/degree(s) and license(s)/certification(s) to your application. Unofficial copies are acceptable. 

Failure to submit proof of

Licenses, Certifications, and Education

will result in your application not being considered.  Proof of licenses, certifications, and/or education must be submitted with each application.

Examples of Duties

Under general supervision, conducts outreach to offenders in the Baltimore County Detention Center with a substance use disorder with the goal of increasing engagement in recovery services, treatment program enrollment and participation.  

Examples of Essential Job Duties
  • Meets with peers to provide peer mentoring, linkages to resources, and facilitation of contacts with the recovery community.  Assists peers with applications for services.
  • Serves as a role model for wellness and life in recovery.  Instills hope.  Promotes recovery.
  • Distributes literature, brochures, and other related materials.
  • Collects outreach statistics.  
Examples of Other Duties
May transport peers. May be assigned to community locations in collaboration with Bureau partners. Performs other duties as required.

(NOTE: The duties and responsibilities listed above are for the purpose of determining a common set of minimum qualifications for all positions in this class. They may not include all of the essential job functions of each position in the class. Each position may not be required to perform all of the essential job functions listed.)

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of treatment programs and community resources that support recovery from addictive disease and co-occurring disorders.  Knowledge of English grammar.  Knowledge of and sensitivity to cultural influences. Skill in communicating with peers, their families and professional service providers.  Skill in time management and self-care.  Ability to work effectively with individuals in need, and the professional staff of service provider agencies, courts, hospitals, and residential and correctional facilities.  Ability to accept multiple pathways to recovery, including medication-assisted treatments, and the appropriate use of psycho pharmacological treatments for mental health diagnoses.  Ability to work in a variety of environments.
Required Qualifications

Possession of a high school diploma or appropriate equivalent.


A minimum of two years' of continuous recovery from a substance use disorder.

Certification as a Peer Recovery Specialist certified through the Maryland Addiction and Behavioral Health Professionals Certification Board (MABPCB).

Licenses and Certificates

Certification as a Peer Recovery Specialist is required at the time of application. Possession of a valid driver's license equivalent to a non-commercial, class C Maryland driver license is required at the time of application.

Proof of Certifications

Applicants are required to submit proof of Peer Recovery Specialist Certifications for this position.

Failure to submit proof of Certifications


result in your application not being considered.  

Mail or deliver documents to:
ATTN: Corrections Peer Recovery Specialist - Non-Merit
Office of Human Resources
Baltimore County Government
308 Allegheny Ave.
Towson, MD 21204

You must attach your transcript(s)/degree(s) and license(s)/certification(s) to your application. Unofficial copies are acceptable. 

Preferred Qualifications
Certified Peer Recovery Specialist Certification
Experience working with criminal justice population

Applicants will be qualified based on an evaluation of their training and experience, as stated on their application, which includes answers to the supplemental questions.  Be sure to state the dates, duties and responsibilities of past and present experience clearly and completely for evaluation purposes. 

Conditions of Employment
Employees hired after July 1, 2022 are required to participate in the Baltimore County Employees’ Retirement System, with very limited exceptions. 

Persons cannot have current criminal justice involvement.  Must be able to obtain security clearance to enter the Baltimore County Detention Center.

Physical and Environmental Conditions

The work of this classification is generally sedentary, but requires traveling throughout the County and some lifting and carrying in the set-up of educational displays and presentations.

Medical Examination and Employment Background InvestigationApplicants selected for employment with Baltimore County must successfully complete a physical examination, drug screening and employment investigation, including, but not limited to criminal background, education certification and fingerprinting checks.

Please Note:  This position is Grant-Funded.