Team: Transitional Reentry Services

Reports to: Transitional Reentry Services Program Director

Pay Rate: Established in offer letter

Service Area: Statewide; mostly New Castle County

Travel Required: Regular, Statewide

Position Type: Full-time, exempt

Role and Responsibilities

The duties listed below are intended as examples of the types of work that may be performed by a Peer Support Specialist but are not all necessarily performed and do not include all specific functions and responsibilities that the Peer Support Specialist may be expected to perform.

  • Partner with Case Managers to support the provision of reentry services.
  • Maintain regular contact with Case Managers regarding service coordination and attend regular Case Conference meetings to discuss client needs or concerns.
  • Provide needed transportation to reentrants using DCJ vehicles. The transportation destinations may include, but are not limited to: providing transport upon release to predetermined residence or inpatient treatment; transport to Probation & Parole as needed; mental health and medical appointments; job interviews; Delaware Treatment Access Center (TASC); sex offender treatment; Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) appointments (on the day of release and follow-up).
  • Establish a peer relationship with participants that support client’s hope for the future and successful participation in the reentry transition.
  • Serves as a role model and promotes participant self-advocacy.
  • Complete thorough documentation of services provided using Time and Effort Log.
  • Maintain regular contact with program participants to support engagement in services.
  • Guide reentrants through a successful reentry transition by providing direct social support; attend activities as requested such as AA/NA meetings or community appointments.
  • Assist participants with Workforce Development by providing hands-on life skills building, such as tools to navigate the job market with a criminal background and interview preparation.
  • Adhere to flexible schedule to allow for evening/weekend hours to support client needs. Participate in rotating 24/7 “On-Call” schedule to support unplanned/unexpected releases and needs.
  • Provide emotional support and assist participants with navigating the challenges and successes of their reentry transition.
  • Collaborate with participants to create long-term reentry plans and personal goals, such as gaining employment, enrolling in education, financial freedom, long-term housing, and family reunification.
  • Maintain safe driving record and attend Defensive Driving training as requested.
  • Assist with policy, communications, and development as they relate to the staff member’s assigned program.
  • Accept and perform other work as assigned.

Qualifications and Education Requirements

  • Staff serving in this capacity will have lived experience with justice involvement or behavioral health challenges. Candidates should have 2 years of sobriety or be 2 years removed from the Criminal Justice System.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability to multi-task and effectively manage work at different sites (in-office and off-site).
  • Must have a valid Delaware Driver’s License.
  • Basic computer skills, including but not limited to the use of Microsoft Office, as well as Zoom/Skype and other distance meeting resources.
  • Ability to multitask and work both independently and with supervision, on-site and remotely.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Embrace an understanding of justice involvement that acknowledges the impact of institutional racism and the systemic oppression of BIPOC, women, and LGBTQ+ people; must share the belief that people can change in positive ways.
  • Must embrace teamwork, have a strong work ethic, be a self-starter with a positive attitude, with a good sense of humor.
  • Strong team building, organizing, writing, and other communication skills are essential.


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