Certified Peer Recovery Specialist for Mercer County Opioid Overdose Recovery Program (OORP)

Position Title:

Certified Peer Recovery Specialist for Mercer County Opioid Overdose Recovery Program (OORP)


History of this position: 

MCADA has successfully held the DMHAS grant to execute the Mercer County Opioid Overdose Recovery Program (OORP) since 2017, providing services to over 1200 individuals suffering from Opioid related challenges.

Salary Range:

PER-DIEM

Other Perks:

Great position as a supplemental income or for an entry level person to gain experience in the field.  Great administrative and clinical supervision provided, access to training and/or support to get scholarships due to the nonprofit status, stipend for maintaining peer certification.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Ability to cover 12-hour phone shifts several times per week
  • Ability to respond to dispatches IN-PERSON within 20-30 minutes at the four served Mercer County Hospitals and other community/treatment provider locations throughout Mercer County.
  • For each client dispatch, the RS is responsible for conducting and documenting follow up phone calls for a minimum of 8 weeks after initial bedside intervention.
  • Regular weekly or bi-weekly “supervisions” and case reviews with the OORP Patient Navigator.
  • Monthly Clinical Supervision with OORP Program Supervisor.
  • Participation (as required) in outside events and community outreach efforts

Essential Qualifications:

Current CPRS or NCPRSS certification and ability to maintain the certification.

Preferred Qualifications: 

Bilingual candidates will be preferred (Spanish, Polish, Hindi, Urdu, Arabic, French).  Bicultural and all gender candidates are encouraged to apply.

Application Process:

For more details or to submit a resume and short cover letter, please send an email with attachments to our OORP Patient Navigator David DeCamp at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or our MCADA Executive Director/OORP Program Supervisor Margarita Leahy This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Mercer Council on Alcoholism & Drug Addiction
1931 Brunswick Avenue
Lawrence Township, NJ  08648

Tel - (609) 396-5874
Email - mcada@mercercouncil.org
Hours - Mon - Fri 8am - 4pm

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