H-1B Peer-to-Peer Recovery Specialist

$40,000 yearly
  • Clark State College
  • Springfield, OH, USA
  • Jul 01, 2022
Full time Student Affairs

Job Description


Clark State College serves more than 6,500 students throughout the College's four campus locations in Springfield, Beavercreek and Bellefontaine, and Xenia Ohio as well as our extensive offering of online classes. Clark State strives to facilitate a culture that recognizes, embraces, and reflects the diversity of the communities we serve. 


The H-1B Peer-to-Peer Recovery Specialist provides support services, based on personal experience, to students recovering from addiction and mental health issues in programs served by the H-1B One Workforce Grant.  This position develops peer-to-peer relationships and coordinates referrals to campus and community-based services as required while the student is enrolled at Clark State with a special emphasis on increasing student retention in the certificate and degree programs covered by the H-1B grant.  Key features are promoting support through advocacy and planning, coordinating follow-up to ensure students’ needs are being met, and work with recovering students who have been placed with employers via WBL to ensure their smooth transition into the work environment and their retention in that job.  The position reports to the H-1B Grant Manager and is provided support/training by Student Affairs.  This is a grant funded position that ends January 31, 2025. 


  • Assists recovering students to develop a plan for self-advocacy, including identifying personal goals, strengths and weaknesses.
  • Establishes and maintains relationships with students recovering from addiction and mental health issues proving individualized coaching and support. 
  • Provides trainings and workshops for faculty, staff and students related to addiction and the recovery process with a trauma-informed focus. Provides presentations about services offered
  • Meets with individual participants and employment site supervisors to determine progress and provide appropriate support and recommendations.
  • Tracks and maintains records on project participants’ outcomes.
  • Coordinates wrap-around services for students through college and community assistance programs.
  • Collaborates with offices and departments across the college as needed.
  • Prepares, maintains, and presents various records and reports as required.
  • All other duties assigned by supervisor.


  • Associate’s degree in social work, addiction studies, or a related field is required.
  • Past or present consumer of mental health or substance abuse services 
  • Experience in higher education preferred
  • Experience working with mentoring or community assistance programs is preferred


  • Ability to share personal recovery experiences
  • Experience working collaboratively in a group/team environment
  • Excellent customer service and listening skills
  • Commitment to multicultural awareness and strong cross-cultural communication skills 
  • Ability to work effectively with people (students, staff, faculty, college leaders, state and national agencies, etc.) from a wide array of backgrounds 
  • Ability to identify and solve problems; excellent oral and written communication skills including writing and presenting grant reports; ability to coordinate multiple activities and schedules and to meet deadlines 
  • Demonstrated ability to use Microsoft Office and ability to learn college academic information systems (Colleague, Blackboard, etc.) 
  • Positive can-do attitude to help motivate students to achieve short and long-term goals
  • Must be able to work independently, handle multiple tasks simultaneously and meet deadlines
  • Ability to work flexible hours to meet the needs of the students (work day and/or evenings)


Salary: $40,000 Annually   


Clark State College strives to provide our eligible employees with industry-leading benefits at a competitive cost. 

Benefits include:

  • Health, Dental & Vision Insurance
  • Health Spending Account (HSA)
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Short-Term Disability
  • Basic Life/AD&D-Group
  • Critical Illness
  • Accident
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Benefits Broker
  • State Teachers' Retirement System (STRS)
  • School Employees' Retirement System (SERS)
  • Ohio Public Employees Deferred Compensation
  • 403 (b) & 457 (b)
  • Tuition Reimbursement/Institutional Fee Benefit


Application Details

Application information:

To apply for this position, please submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae or resume, a one-page statement describing how the applicant will address diversity, equity and inclusion in their courses, and copies of transcripts formatted in PDF or Microsoft Word online at:

Reference the position title in the first line of the cover letter.
Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. EOE/AA


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