STEPS Peer Support Specialist

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STEPS Peer Support Specialist

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Lexington, KY

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Physical Requirements:

Occasional lifting/pulling objects up to 25 lbs. Sitting for long periods of time.


Monday-Friday, 8-4:30

Job Summary:

The UK PATHways Prenatal program is especially designed to bring multispecialty services to pregnant women who require assistance with opioid use and other substance use disorders. Our goal is to provide an effective, transdisciplinary team to focus on each patient in a non-judgmental, non-stigmatizing environment. Through a PCORI grant, we will be conducting a three year research study, that expands elements of the PATHways program into Eastern Kentucky clinical sites. Under the direction of clinical staff, the Peer Support Specialist will mentor perinatal women enrolled in prenatal clinics and receiving substance abuse treatment. Needs to demonstrate understanding of peers’ experiences and feelings. Relates their own recovery stories to inspire hope, courage and strength. Travel to remote clinical sites in eastern Kentucky and travel to University of Kentucky’s main campus, along with phone and multi-media communication with patients is required.

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Certified as a Kentucky Certified Peer Support Specialist

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University Community of Inclusion:

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.




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Job No:
Posted: 1/9/2021
Application Due: 2/1/2021
Work Type: Full Time