Reentry Peer Support Specialist (Contract / Temporary) - $20/Hour Flexible
(Based in Delaware/Columbus, with travel to institutions in Marysville)

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ARCH is making the world a more welcoming place to returning citizen’s one business, organization, and faith community at a time. We exist to meet returning citizens where they are and assist them in reintegrating into the community. We are partnering with Safe Habor Peer Support to pilot a reentry peer support program focused on supporting mental health and trauma for individuals returning from incarceration. 

ARCH is looking for (4) Re-Entry Peer Support Specialists to provide services to individuals preparing for reentry from County and state correctional facilities. In addition to providing trauma-informed, psychoeducational group sessions in carceral settings, the RPSS will assist in connecting clients to resources in the community post-release and will serve as a subject-matter expert in the application of skills as clients move from reentry to reintegration. Certification in Reentry Peer Support with Via Hope will be provided to those selected - a $950 value.

Re-Entry Peer Specialist Minimum Qualifications

  • Be at least 18 years of age;
  • Possess a valid State-Issued ID
  • Have lived experience with incarceration;

Self-attestation that you have lived experience with incarceration, demonstrate current self-directed reintegration, and be willing to appropriately share your own recovery story with participants. The attestation can be found on the application page.

  • Have a high school diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (GED);
  • Be willing to appropriately share his/her own reentry story with participants;
  • Be able to demonstrate current self-directed reintegration;
  • Be at least six (6) months post-release/discharge from incarceration and/or supervision;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills;
  • Reliable transportation;
  • Complete required training(s) before providing services.

Must include a copy of the completion certificate for one or more recognized trainings provided by Safe Harbor, and approval from the correctional facility to enter partnering institutions.

Scope of Work

Re-Entry Peer Support Specialists shall provide peer specialist services as described below:

  • All peer specialist services must be reentry-oriented, person-centered, relationship-focused, and trauma-informed. Peer specialist services may include:

a. Welcome and orient new members to the group and provide information on both the operation of the group and the function of the reentry peer support services.

b. Encourage participation and provide focus and guidance for discussions within the

c. Resource and wellness support, which includes providing information on and support with planning for reentry and recovery (as applicable);

d. Direct instruction and group facilitation;

e. Accommodation and modification of instructional materials as needed to adapt to participants learning styles and abilities;

f. Mentoring, which includes serving as a role model and providing assistance in finding needed community resources and services;

g. Advocacy, which includes providing support in stressful or urgent situations, and helping to ensure that the participant's rights are respected.

2. Services may be provided individually or in a group. Participation in peer specialist services is Voluntary.

3. The RPSS is responsible for documentation of participant progress, completion of assessments, and planning, and shall work as part of a team to assist with reentry support and linkage to reentry and mental health resources upon the participant’s release.

4. The RPSS shall inform site staff of any issues as they arise which may violate or jeopardize the functioning of the group or facility. At all times the RPSS shall follow the guidelines, policies, and procedures of both the partner institution and Safe Harbor Peer Support Services, the administration partner.

Position Requirements

  • A minimum bachelor’s degree in social work, a related field, or an equivalent combination of field experience. MSWs are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • A valid Ohio driver’s license
  • An up-to-date COVID 19 vaccination passport
  • Computer skills such as Word, SureImpact, Google Drive, etc and a willingness to learn new programs
  • Knowledge of mediation, mental health first aid, and crisis intervention methodologies
  • State licensure or professional registration with a government body is preferred

Job Types: Temporary, Contract

Pay: $20.00 per hour