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Peer Support Consultant


Peer Support Consultant
The Academy for Professional Excellence-Responsive Integrated Health Solutions (RIHS)
San Diego, CA 92120

Salary: $20.00/per hour
Job Type: Part-time temporary (about 18 hours per month, end date 08/31/2022)
Number of hires for this role: 3


Peer Support Consultants will advise RIHS and the team responsible for the County Medically Assisted Treatment (MAT) in Criminal Justice Settings project by participating in a Peer Advisory Committee. Members of the Peer Advisory Committee will give input to the County MAT in Criminal Justice Settings team to ensure all efforts are person-focused, trauma-informed, and resiliency oriented.


The committee will help by highlighting the needs of people with justice involvement receiving MAT services across the continuum of justice involvement from arrest through incarceration/detention or community supervision, and release/re-entry to reduce recidivism. Consultants will advise on ways to address gaps in order to foster development of providing input on person-centered solutions in the delivery of MAT services to reduce recidivism.


Specifically, the Peer Support Advisory Committee members will:

  • Review the results of the gap analyses and provide input
  • Review the county team’s recommendations to determine current access and barriers to SUD screening, assessment, and treatment, in county jails, drug courts and transition to community-based treatment upon release, and will suggest revisions as needed
  • Review results of key informant interviews and share feedback with the County MAT in Criminal Justice team
  • Recommend culturally responsive interventions to address the needs identified by the San Diego County MAT in Criminal Justice Settings team



  • Prepare for and participate in Peer Advisory Consultants meetings for the San Diego County Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) in Criminal Justice Settings project
  • Share information and feedback about gaps in access to MAT services in the community and at all stages of justice involvement
  • Track time and report on work completed according to Academy protocol and systems, no more than 5 hours/day



  • Peer Core Training Certification (i.e. PET, IPS, etc.)
  • Previous experience working/interacting with people in recovery
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office, Google Docs, and Zoom
  • Ability to participate actively in group discussions and interact effectively with groups and individuals
  • Ability to share lived experience of resilience; communicate/demonstrate recovery concepts
  • Ability to manage & utilize time and prioritize duties effectively, both independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to independently adhere to assigned work schedule
  • Ability to complete assigned tasks & activities within established deadlines
  • Ability to understand and follow established instructions, rules, and procedures in a changing environment
  • Ability to demonstrate and practice a high level of cross-cultural responsiveness
  • Ability to interact in a trauma-informed, recovery-oriented, and professional manner with team members/staff, partners, stakeholders, and people in recovery


Lived experience is a requirement of the position. Because of this, a commitment to maintaining recovery is an essential expectation of the job.


To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter to Donovan Ackley III, Ph.D. at

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