Posted 1 year ago


The Peer Recovery Specialist is an active member of the Passages Program and/or Outpatient Therapy Program and provides peer support services to clients with addiction and/or serious mental illness.  Under the supervision of the manager of the Passages Program and/or manager of Outpatient therapy services, the Peer Recovery Specialist will function as a role model to peers; exhibiting competency in personal recovery and use of coping skills; serve as a consumer advocate, providing consumer information and peer support for clients.  The primary focus of a Peer Recovery Specialist is maintained support in the recovery process.  The Peer Recovery Specialist performs a wide range of tasks to assist peers of all ages in gaining independence within the community and mastery over their own recovery process.


Candidates must have lived experience receiving mental health or substance use treatment.  Candidates must be in recovery for a minimum of one year, have a high school diploma or equivalent.  Prefer for candidates to be Certified Peer Support Specialists.  Prefer for candidates to have experience in working with multi-disciplinary teams.  Candidates must have strengths in the following areas: organizational skills, oral and written communication skills, and interpersonal skills in working with diverse populations.  Candidates must also support a commitment to public health approaches, community collaboration, and client empowerment.

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