Nationwide Children's Hospital

  • Peer Recovery Supporter- Adolescent Med Clinic

    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(11/6/2018 3:16 PM)
    Requisition ID
    Allied Health
  • Overview

    Full Time; Benefits Eligible

    Must be a Certified Ohio Peer Recovery Supporter (OhioMHAS Certification) or willing to acquire that Certification within 6 months of employment. 


    Responsible for initiating and maintaining regular contact with individuals in recovery in order to assist in improving access to and retention in care. Assists individuals in identifying and engaging with natural supports. This position requires an ability to uphold the principles of confidentiality. Modeling effective coping techniques and self-help strategies.


    The moment you walk through our doors, you can feel it. When you meet one of our patient families, you believe it. And when you talk with anyone who works here, you want to be part of it, too. Welcome to Nationwide Children’s Hospital, where Passion Meets Purpose.

    Here, Everyone Matters. We’re 12,000 strong. And it takes every single one of us to improve the lives of the kids we care for, and the kids from around the world we’ll never even meet. Kids who are living healthier, fuller lives because of the knowledge we share. We know it takes a Collaborative Culture to deliver on our promise to provide the very best, innovative care and to foster new discoveries, made possible by the most groundbreaking research. Anywhere.

    Ask anyone with a Nationwide Children’s badge what they do for a living. They’ll tell you it’s More Than a Job. It’s a calling. It’s a chance to use and grow your talent to make an impact that truly matters. Because here, we exist simply to help children everywhere.

    Nationwide Children’s Hospital. A Place to Be Proud.


    The Peer Recovery Supporter implements and supports the philosophy, mission, values, standards, policies and procedures of Nationwide Children's Hospital and the Patient Care Service Division.

    1. Assess client needs and link clients to effective prevention and essential support services including housing, nutrition assistance, mental health and substance abuse treatment, employment services, and other needs as identified by the client Assist clients in recovery to navigate the community and recovery support services.

    2. Assess potential barriers to care and work with patients to reduce obstacles resulting from lack of transportation, mental illness, substance abuse, etc.

    3. Assists Supervisor, Project Director and organizational partners in the decision-making process for improving service delivery for people in recovery.

    4. Provide onsite support for clients in recovery.

    5. Provides appropriate documentation of patient interactions

    6. Provides brief education on the recovery process while supporting the client's treatment and recovery goals.

    7. Review and recommend potential resources that are culturally sensitive to the targeted community.

    8. Provide input and support to the program.

    9. Other duties as assigned




    High School Graduate or equivalent required

    Must be a Certified Ohio Peer Recovery Supporter (OhioMHAS Certification) or willing to acquire that Certification within 6 months of employment. 

    Effective customer services, communications, and interpersonal skills required for interaction with consumers.

    Stay informed about current recovery trends, developments, as well as state of the art prevention efforts and strategies and general information regarding recovery.

    A valid driver's license, reliable transportation and liability insurance that can be upgraded to business class required.

    Passion for working with individuals in recovery.

    Knowledgeable about community and recovery support services in Franklin County and surrounding counties.




    Typing on computer Constantly (67-100%) Using phone Frequently (34-66%) Sitting Frequently (34-66%) Standing Occasionally (0-33%) Lifting Occasionally (0-33%) Walking Frequently (34-66%)


    Must be able to independently lift up to 25 lbs.


    The above list of duties is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by individuals assigned to this classification. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of duties performed by the individual so classified, nor is it intended to limit or modify the right of any supervisor to assign, direct, and control the work of employees under his/her supervision.


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