The library is currently seeking applicants for the following position:


Chillicothe & Ross County Public Library (CRCPL) is seeking a Peer Support Specialist. This is a full-time grant-funded appointment. The Peer Support Specialist serves as a role model, mentor, advocate and motivator to recovering individuals within Ross County.

The successful candidate will assist peers in gaining independence within the community as they maintain or transition into a successful recovery process. The position will help library users build social skills that enhance job acquisition and will connect them to local resources that support their needs and goals.

Minimum qualifications:  a high school diploma or GED required. Some college experience desirable. Successful completion of the Peer Recovery Support Training program. The ability to communicate effectively with peers and library staff while practicing empathic and kind customer service. The ability to pass a background check. The ability to work flexible hours and reliable transportation to travel throughout Ross County (mileage reimbursement is available).

Desired skills:  Familiarity with MS Office products, keyboarding and Windows. Ability to operate a personal computer and other job-related equipment.

Salary and benefits:  $16.00/hour (40 hour week); paid holidays, vacation, sick leave, and personal leave; health, dental and vision insurances; participation in the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System.

To apply: send a resume, references, and a meaningful cover letter to, Attn: James Hill, Director.

Deadline:  for full consideration, please apply by Sunday, November 1, 2020.

Click here for a full job description:  Peer Support Specialist

As positions become available, we post them here and at  Applications will only be accepted for a specific position when posted, and unsolicited applications will be destroyed on receipt.

The Chillicothe and Ross County Public Library is an equal opportunity employer providing employment opportunities for all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, national origin, veteran/military status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

CRCPL job descriptions are listed here.

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Volunteers bring energy, enthusiasm, special skills, and a new perspective to the library. The Chillicothe & Ross County Public Library welcomes volunteers and uses them in a support role to supplement the efforts of paid library staff for various special projects and programs.  Your help and your time are greatly appreciated.

It is essential that volunteers make a real commitment to the library, and they are expected to act in accordance with library policies and to reflect positive customer service attitudes to all library patrons.

Volunteers are individuals, 12 years of age or older, who contribute time, energy, and talents directly to or on behalf of the Chillicothe & Ross County Public Library and are not paid by library funds.  All volunteers must apply and be accepted by the library prior to performance of library tasks.

We have two volunteer programs at the library:

Adult Volunteers and VolunTeens.