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This full-time remote position supporting Lancaster General Health (LGH) is for a Certified Recovery Specialist (CRS) who will be a core member of a collaborative care team. The team includes the patient's primary care provider, a social worker who provides mental health care, and a psychiatrist who consults to the team remotely. The CRS will be part of a research study evaluating collaborative care models for integrating low-threshold medication for opioid use disorder (MOUD) and mental health care in primary care for patients. The CRS position is remote with local travel in the LGH catchment area and will work with the Philadelphia research team.


This position is contingent upon grant funding.

University of Pennsylvania
Lancaster, PA

The CRS will travel to meet patients at various LGH practices and in the community as needed. They will provide LGH patients with recovery education for every phase of the recovery journey from pre-recovery engagement to recovery stabilization and sustained recovery maintenance. The CRS will assist patients with identifying their own plan for advancing their recovery on the path that is right for them. The CRS will liaise and link study participants with community resources and social services supporting the patient’s goals and interests. This will involve a collaborative effort including the individual served, LGH care team, and other relevant stakeholders. The CRS will identify barriers and develop strategies to overcome them. The CRS will maintain contact either in-person, by phone, video, text or e-mail with patients upon study enrollment and throughout the intervention to ensure ongoing success and to provide re-engagement support in partnership with others in the care team if needed. The CRS will also assist with patient recruitment. The target population is individuals with opioid use disorders and mental health conditions.


High School Diploma/GED and 1-2 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience required; an Associate’s Degree in behavioral health, nursing, or related field is preferred. Must have prior behavioral health experience and knowledge of behavioral health resources. Must be a Certified Recovery Specialist (CRS). Must maintain a valid CRS certification and remain in good standing during employment.

Other qualifications:

Ability to work independently with remote supervision

Ability to work in the Lancaster, PA area and have a vehicle to meet patients at primary care clinics and in the community as assigned by manager

Demonstrated ability to collaborate effectively in a team setting

Ability to work with patients virtually, telephonically, and in-person

Ability to quickly assimilate new information in a fast-paced work environment with enthusiasm

Well organized and demonstrates skill in prioritizing competing job duties

Ability to utilize computer software (Word, Outlook, Excel)

MUST have stable high-speed Internet capable of supporting two VPNs and virtual meeting platforms.

Experience with EPIC preferred but not required.


Special interest in those who have previous experience working in community-based research or in under-resourced settings.