MA Peer Support Careers

Peer Recovery Specialist

Aware Recovery Care
Cambridge, MA
$40,000 – $42,000 a year
 

A CRA is an exclusive position available within Aware Recovery Care. CRAs are a part of a multidisciplinary Addiction Care team guiding and directing clients through an intensive In-Home Addiction Treatment program which provides services for up to a full year. The CRA serves as a personal guide in helping clients to identify and develop the skills and daily habits that are necessary to achieve sustained, long-term recovery and other subjective goals.

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Peer Specialist

North Suffolk Mental Health Association
Boston, MA
$29,000 – $37,000
 

We are seeking Peer Support Specialist for our Adult Community Clinical Services Program (ACCS)!
As a Peer Specialist for North Suffolk Mental Health, you’ll build supportive relationships that promote empowerment and self-learning. The Peer Support Specialist position is designated for a person who has lived experience and wants to help guide others through the recovery process.

The ACCS Program uses clinical and evidence-based practices to uncover motivation while working with people to establish meaningful treatment plans and cultivate recovery. Each individual in the program is assigned a primary clinician and works with an integrated team composed of licensed clinicians, peer/recovery specialists, and others to meet their individual needs. This position requires excellent communication, writing, and organizational skills and the ability to work independently in the community. Extensive training is provided and ongoing training is available and encouraged.

We have full and part-time, positions available in Boston, East Boston, and Chelsea. Please indicate the preferred shift in the application.

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Peer Supports Coordinator

Bay Cove Human Services
Boston, MA

As a member of Adult Community Clinical Services (ACCS), the Peer Supports Coordinator facilitates the implementation of recovery-oriented practices within ACCS and provides peer supervision, training, and consultation to Peer Support Staff on the Integrated Teams along with direct support to individuals who use ACCS services.The Peer Supports Coordinator contributes to Bay Cove’s mission by ensuring that ACCS services are robustly recovery-oriented and that Peer Support Staff are competent in their partnering with Persons to reach their personal goals. This is a non-exempt position.

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Peer Supports Coordinator

Bay Cove Human Services
Boston, MA

As a member of Adult Community Clinical Services (ACCS), the Peer Supports Coordinator facilitates the implementation of recovery-oriented practices within ACCS and provides peer supervision, training, and consultation to Peer Support Staff on the Integrated Teams along with direct support to individuals who use ACCS services.The Peer Supports Coordinator contributes to Bay Cove’s mission by ensuring that ACCS services are robustly recovery-oriented and that Peer Support Staff are competent in their partnering with Persons to reach their personal goals. This is a non-exempt position.

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Peer Supports Coordinator

Bay Cove Human Services
Boston, MA

As a member of Adult Community Clinical Services (ACCS), the Peer Supports Coordinator facilitates the implementation of recovery-oriented practices within ACCS and provides peer supervision, training, and consultation to Peer Support Staff on the Integrated Teams along with direct support to individuals who use ACCS services.The Peer Supports Coordinator contributes to Bay Cove’s mission by ensuring that ACCS services are robustly recovery-oriented and that Peer Support Staff are competent in their partnering with Persons to reach their personal goals. This is a non-exempt position.

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Recovery Support Specialist

Recovery Centers of America
Westminster, MA

The Recovery Support Specialist assists individuals with substance abuse and mental health diagnoses, working under the direction of clinical, nursing, and medical staff. This includes assisting individuals with daily schedules, leading in educational and recreational activities, and accompanying individuals to and from examinations and treatments. Supports the delivery of individual care.

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Recovery Coach

Center for Human Development (Massachusetts)
West Springfield, MA
Recovery Coaches are individuals who are in personal recovery from addiction. They provide direct supports to individuals who identify as having issues with addiction and substance use in a new and innovative program. Working with one individual at a time, establish and support the person’s Recovery Plan by helping to set short-term goals and motivate the person toward recovery. Develop a helpful, confidential, and supportive relationship with people and provide informal guidance, act as a sounding board, and build peoples’ confidence and hope.
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Multiple Positions

Aspire Health Alliance
Quincy, MA

The Peer-to-Peer mission is to provide a safe and supportive environment where peers can connect with others whose shared experiences help them work through various stages of their recovery. Dedicated to the belief that recovery is real, the program operates within a living room model where peers can relax and feel comfortable. The program is staffed by a diverse group of individuals who are Certified Peer Specialists (CPS). It functions as a drop-in center where peers can participate in a wide variety of activities. For some, this means enjoying a cup of coffee or watching television in a restful, home-like atmosphere. Others choose to join in peer-led activities, including guided meditation, arts and crafts, and “recovery is real” group discussions. However they spend their time, all are certain to be met with respect, understanding, and ongoing encouragement designed to renew hope and strengthen determination to stay on track with their own journeys of recovery.

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Youth Life Coach

New England Community Services, Incorporated
Boston, MA
 
 

To provide mentoring, support, and outreach services to youth and parents involved with the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families (DCF). Must have a vehicle with a valid driver’s license and registration. Additionally, must be willing to work in several different cities throughout Massachusetts (areas include Boston, Lawrence. Lowell, and Haverhill), some weekends and nights expected. 

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Peer Specialist II

Boston Medical Center
Boston, MA
The Peer Specialist II will perform various coaching, mentoring, and supervisory duties to support Recovery Learning Community (RLC) programs and staff. Peer Specialists II will work to develop, plan, facilitate and promote activities, programs, and resources that support peers in achieving their goals. Peer Specialists II will coach, mentor, and supervise interns, volunteers, and Peer Specialists I. Peer Specialists II will maintain and ensure a warm and welcoming environment and communicate, represent and promote the peer perspective within the RLC. Peer Specialists II will develop and lead peer-run groups and activities.
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Deaf Peer Support Specialist

(ASL Required)
North Suffolk Mental Health
Bryantville, MA

Engage in non-judgmental, compassionate, active listening to build one-on-one connections with persons served that support a person’s preferences and emphasize the tenets of recovery.Support persons to access groups and activities in ASL or have adequate interpretation services to fully promote inclusion and access. Provide direct support through the benefit of mutuality to people in the community and GLE settings in the areas of community inclusion, relationship building, housing, risk mitigation, transportation, skill-building, money management, medication needs/preferences, and other areas based on the person-centered treatment plan. Support other Deaf and Hard of Hearing persons to live a life of their choosing by accessing resources, community, adaptive accommodations and equipment, and education that will allow them to live a life of their choosing. Actively participate in North Suffolk peer team membership through recovery events, RLC bridging opportunities, peer mentorship, and peer team meetings to actively promote community and to model that community to other staff and persons served as a necessary component of Recovery. Develop and implement Safety Plans and Crisis Prevention and Response Plans in order to best mitigate risk and support the self-determination of the person.

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Community Health Worker II

Massachusetts General Hospital
Anywhere
 
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The goal of the Community Health Worker is to facilitate the most high-risk and underserved patients, identified by nurses, doctors and social workers to adhere to key components of their health care. The community health worker will engage patients, create a trusting relationship, navigate patients to important appointments, make follow-up home visits (or “porch” visits during the COVID-19 pandemic) and closely communicate with the provider team based on clear goals set out through the referral process. The community health worker will engage patients in setting their own short-term goals and will track the benchmarks along the way toward the achievement of these goals. The CHW will aid patients in the coordination and completion of appointments inside and outside of MGH. In addition, the community health worker will work with patients to help decrease barriers to timely follow-up care. While the community health worker is not a clinical position, it requires a good knowledge (ability to learn) of basic clinical concepts and an understanding of when a referral to a licensed clinician is appropriate.

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Peer Support Specialist

Center for Human Development (CHD)
Springfield, MA

The Peer Support Specialist uses their own unique lived experience in order to support and advocate for those who have had similar life-disrupting challenges, such as psychiatric diagnoses, trauma histories, homelessness, or problems with substance use.

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SEAC Peer Mentor

VinFen
Lawrence, MA
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The Young Adult Peer Mentor is a young adult (YA) who has personal experience living with and recovering from mental health needs, substance misuse, and/or traumatic life concerns. He/she/their has experienced challenges in one or more areas that interfered significantly with his/her/their everyday life. The Young Adult Peer Mentor is essential in welcoming new Youth and Young Adults (YYA) to services and to the activities offered at the SEAC. The Young Adult Peer Mentor is key in supporting Youth and Young Adults as they drive their High-Fidelity Wraparound Team using Achieve My Plan (AMP).

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Peer Specialist

Bay Cove Human Services
Boston, MA

As a member of the ACCS multidisciplinary team, the Peer Specialist utilizes their own lived experience to support Persons in their recovery journey, serving as a mentor to Persons in their journeys to recovery and self-sufficiency. The Peer Specialist contributes to Bay Cove’s mission by partnering with Persons in a relationship based on mutuality that promotes empowerment and self-learning.

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Family Partner

Brockton Area Multi-Services Inc.
Brockton, MA

The Family Partner is part of BAMSI’s Community Service Agency (CSA). This position requires the ability to manage complex and competing demands in the office and in the field on a daily basis and provides daily support and advocacy to parents and caregivers (up to 18 families), in a fast pace and changing environment ensuring the families’ voice is heard. The Community Service Agency (CSA) of the Brockton Area is designed to support families of children with serious emotional disturbance (SED) and assist them to gain a sense of competency in parenting youth with serious emotional challenges. The CSA seeks to reduce the use of inpatient services and long-term residential care, as well as involvement with the juvenile justice system.

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Awake Overnight Peer Specialist

Advocates
Massachusetts

Advocates is seeking talented, open-minded, and empathetic Peer Support professionals to help others in their journeys. Advocates promote a healthy work-life balance and offer many generous perks of employment and room for advancement. We are a strong-knit community that values the ideas and contributions of our staff. Peer Specialists are fully integrated team members who provide individualized services to people receiving services from Advocates Mental Health Division. Peer specialists promote client self-determination and decision-making through the use of their own recovery stories and lived experiences. Peer specialists provide expertise and consultation to the entire team to help create a culture in which each client’s point of view and preferences are recognized, understood, respected, honored, validated, and integrated into treatment, rehabilitation and community self help activities.

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Mental Health Coordinator I, Peer Specialist

General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Tewksbury, MA

The Department of Mental Health (DMH) is seeking a dynamic human services candidate who will provide Peer Specialist services to the Hathorne Inpatient Units of Tewksbury Hospital for adults who have a psychiatric diagnosis in a manner that focuses on peer support and accompaniment in the process of developing of life goals. The selected candidate uses personal experiences of recovery in a professional capacity to promote hope for a life outside of the framework of mental health services and to support learning about the process of recovery. The Peer Specialist fosters a person-centered approach when providing services and supports the development and implementation of a person-centered treatment plan. In this role, the selected candidate will champion and support recovery and resiliency guided by established and emerging principles in the field, such as those found in Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administrations (SAMHSA) ten (10) fundamental components of recovery and the Massachusetts Certified Peer Specialist Code of Ethics.

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Certified Peer Specialist

Open Sky Community Services
Leominster, MA

Cultivate mutual, non-directive, supportive relationships that promote empowerment and self-learning while maintaining appropriate boundaries. • Provide direct peer support to Persons and families. Share personal experiences with the purpose and intent to build trust and collaboration with people served. Assist Persons in developing, implementing, and monitoring personal recovery goals using a self-directed recovery and wellness planning process. Provide support to Persons through Life and Care Transitions. Facilitate Peer skill-building and support groups. Assist peers in identifying and using strengths and interests to develop, implement, and monitor interventions and personal recovery goals.

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Certified Older Adult Peer Specialist (Per Diem)

The Northeast Independent Living Program, Inc.
Lawrence, MA

Under the general direction of the Older Adult Peer Services (OAPS) Manager, the per diem Certified Older Adult Peer Specialist (COAPS) provides support and assistance to individuals aged 55+in various community-based living arrangements. He/she supports the development of self-determination, self-advocacy skills, and other strategies that promote recovery to persons served by teaching and modeling these skills. He/she serves as a mentor to promote hope, resiliency, and empowerment and are willing to share their own recovery story. He/she provides advocacy, education, support, information, and training in recovery tools and techniques to promote the well-being of older adults.

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Recovery Coach

Marigold Health
Massachusetts

We’re looking for an adaptable + innovative recovery coach to cultivate wellness and reduced substance use in clients through a new model for technology-enabled peer support. Note: This is a part-time role with the opportunity to become full-time after 90 days. This person is someone we can count on to: ENGAGE Marigold members in navigating the healthcare system and their social environment in a non-directive and supportive manner that promotes informed decision making and self-learning INFORM non-peer Marigold Health team members and others, who are unfamiliar with the peer framework, on peer values and ethics as well as on the history and importance of recovery coaches and peer specialist support LEARN new innovative peer-support interventions Marigold Health exists to give every person with a mental health or substance use condition a place to feel heard. Our work is focused on providing evidence-based, virtual/digital peer support to persons interested in recovery and/or in reducing harm from substance use. We’ve designed a novel program that augments the efforts of peer workers with technology tools that facilitate community linkages and automate interactive outreach with persons served (“members”). Marigold’s mobile app provides multiple avenues for people in recovery to expand their community networks, including via anonymous support groups. Marigold Health is an early-stage, rapidly growing startup providing services for a range of community-based mental health and substance use treatment providers as well as for managed care organizations. We collaborate with eminent investigators at Brown and Johns Hopkins and have been publicly recognized by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and the American Psychiatric Association. Our core values are authenticity, candor, and ambition.

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Peer Specialist ACCS

Eliot Community Human Services
Saugus, MA

Eliot is seeking an experienced Peer Specialist with outstanding support skills, experience with mental health and treatment. The chosen person will be empathetic, and motivated to improve the lives of adult with mental illnesses. Our ideal candidate will be driven and able to develop lasting relationships with both the people we serve and with ACCS Team Members.

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Peer Specialist

Riverside Community Care
Milford, MA

As a member of the ACCS team, the Peer Specialist will work as a member of Persons’ Served Primary Teams to inspire hope that recovery is possible through individual and group conversations, guiding Persons through their own recovery process and assisting person’s served with learning about and accessing recovery resources and communities.

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Recovery Coach

TSNE
Boston, MA

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The Recovery Coach will provide recovery coach services to individuals enrolled in the Massachusetts Organization for Addiction Recovery (MOAR) Access to Recovery (ATR) program. The coach will interact with participants individually to assist them in services such as housing and employment search in order to build a plan for life in recovery.

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Peer Program Supervisor

Clinical & Support Options
Greenfield, MA
Clinical & Support Options (CSO) — Behavioral Health in Western MA

The Peer Program Supervisor is responsible for coordinating peer staff support at CSO, promoting peer values across the agency, and overseeing the operation of the peer staffed Living Room program. The Peer Program Supervisor also provides Peer support service to clients providing hope, mutual peer support, purposeful sharing of lived experience, and education to individuals receiving services.

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Community Health Worker

Vinfen
Anywhere
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The Community Health Worker (CHW) will provide care coordination and care management for MassHealth Members who are enrolled in an Accountable Care Organization (ACO) or Managed Care Organization (MCO) plan. The CHW works in collaboration with the Community Partner Care team and the clinical staff of each Enrollee’s ACO/MCO’s plan to minimize duplicative efforts, promote integrated care, and to ensure quality and continuity of care. The CHW is at the helm of organizing and coordinating resources and services in response to the Enrollee’s healthcare needs across multiple settings. This role drives outreach and engagement, assessment and care planning, care transitions well as health and wellness coaching.

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Certified Peer Specialist

Behavorial Health Network, Inc
Springfield, MA
Behavioral Health Network Inc My Sisters House in Springfield, MA - Fight Addiction

Join our team of competent and compassionate professionals as a Certified Peer Specialist in the Crisis Program at Behavioral Health Network! The pursuit of our individuals’ development of autonomy, self-esteem, and involvement in their own care is highly supported and encouraged. Peer Specialists assist to empower those we serve to be in the ‘driver’s seat’ of their lives, and to clearly define their needs, wants, hopes and dreams….and we help make that happen.

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ACCS Lead Peer Specialist

Vinfen
Anywhere

Vinfen Health and Wellness App for Young Adults - Providers' Council

The ACCS Lead Peer Specialist provides leadership to team members with lived experience in order to promote the functioning and full integration of adults receiving psychiatric rehabilitation services into their communities. As an ACCS Lead Peer Specialist you ensure that each Persons Served will receive relevant and well suited services that they need by acting a liaison between team Peer Specialists and other clinical team members. In this role you will also provide leadership through new staff orientation, training and supervision to ensure that quality of services is maintained. In this role you will draw upon your own personal experiences with recovery in order to successfully build skills needed for independency.

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