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Employment Specialist (Part Time/Full Time) (Multiple Positions)

The University of Arizona
Job Location:
Tucson, Arizona
Admissions and Enrollment

Posting Number: req7092

Department: Family and Community Medicine

Location: UAHS - Tucson

Address: 1030 N Alvernon Way, Tucson, AZ 85711 USA

Position Highlights

The purpose of this position is to provide recovery-oriented peer support and skills training services for individuals with serious mental illnesses, substance use disorders, and/or general mental health conditions in preparation for certification and employment as Recovery Support Specialists and/or Parent & Family Support Specialists. The Employment Specialist will assist with recruitment, selection, and orientation of participants, delivery of online and in-person training, including the Parent and Family Support Institute, the Recovery Support Specialist Institute, the Integrated Health Institute, Family Wellness Planning, Advocacy, and other curricula, working within protocols to inspire hope and foster a safe, welcoming, recovery-oriented environment.

The University of Arizona RISE Workforce Development Program is a nationally recognized training program that prepares the behavioral health workforce to provide holistic, strengths-based, recovery-oriented services in behavioral health and integrated health settings.

Occasional evenings, weekends, and overnight travel may be required.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities

  • Implement recovery-oriented didactic and experiential trainings for individuals seeking certification and ongoing professional development as Recovery Support Specialists and Parent and Family Support Specialists, including the Integrated Health Recovery Support Specialist Institute, the Parent and Family Support Specialist Institute, Family Wellness Planning, Advocacy, and other curricula.
  • Implement candidate recruitment, selection, orientation, assessment, evaluation, ongoing support, and follow-up processes.
  • Complete required documentation in compliance with CSA certification, RBHA, AHCCCS, ACC and HRSA requirements and other regulatory agencies, such as progress notes, monthly summaries, assessments, incident reports, etc., maintaining CSA certification requirements including required trainings, TB clearance, etc.
  • Collaborate with teammates, colleagues, and other agencies in the areas of service delivery, marketing, outreach recruitment, program development, continuous quality improvement, and providing a safe, welcoming, recovery-oriented environment that fosters inclusion, support, empowerment, and community integration.
  • Develop and maintain collaborative relationships with community partners and stakeholders.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Minimum of 3 years of relevant experience required.
  • High school diploma or equivalent, or equivalent learning attained through experience required.
  • Certification as Recovery Support Specialist or Peer Support Specialist eligible to provide peer support services in the state of Arizona.
  • Valid Driver's License.

FLSA: Non-Exempt

Full Time/Part Time: To be Determined

Number of Hours Worked per Week: 20 - 40

Job FTE: .50 - 1.0

Work Calendar: Fiscal

Job Category: Health Care and Wellness

Benefits Eligible: To be Determined

Rate of Pay: $16.35

Compensation Type: hourly rate



Career Stream and Level


Job Family

Behavioral Health

Job Function

Health Care & Wellness

Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Number of Vacancies: 3

Contact Information for Candidates

Pamela Wagner |

Open Until Filled: Yes

Documents Needed to Apply: Resume, Cover Letter, and One Additional Document

Special Instructions to Applicant

*Please include minimum of 3 references, maximum of 5.

Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution and a Native American/Alaska Native-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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