Certified Peer Recovery Specialist

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Position Summary:

Center for Family Services is seeking an experienced individual for the Certified Peer Recovery Specialist Positions within its STAR II Program II.  The Certified Peer Recovery Specialist works with individuals to support and strengthen their capacity to engage in their personal recovery.  This individual has a working knowledge of wellness and health that comes along with recovery support, educates individuals on how to appropriately navigate treatment, social service, and recovery support systems.  Also providing recovery support services based on the individual's preference for his or her assessed needs.  The Certified Peer Recovery Specialist is a key member of the program's team and provides support with face to face sessions and/or telephone support. We have 3 Positions available, 1 Full Time 1 Part Time and 1 Relief.

Location: Gloucester County, NJ 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  •  Displays professional demeanor in all interactions with children, adults, families served, as well as colleagues, and/or community members. 
  • Provides outstanding customer service in all Agency interactions. 
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills including, but not limited to, advanced knowledge of English and any other required languages (i.e. meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar)
  • Educating consumers, with Evidence Based Practices (EBP's), on how to appropriately navigate treatment, social services and recovery support systems
  • Serving as a positive role model to consumers by sharing experiential knowledge, hope, and skills
  • Maintaining relationships and follow up with consumers for up to one year
  • Reinforcing, guiding, and ensuring recovery is possible and is built on multiple strengths and coping abilities of each individual
  • Assisting survivors with gaining skills and accessing resources needed to initiate and maintain recovery
  • Advocating for appropriate and effective community treatment and recovery
  • Working as a team with the Case Manager to appropriately link to treatment of the consumer's choosing
  • Referring and linking the client's families to the Reconnections Program


  • High School Diploma or GED required (Associate's Degree Preferred)
  • Peer Recovery Specialist Certification (CPRS) or a Recovery Specialist Certification (CRS) required
  • At least 2 years of experience in the guiding principles of recovery
  • Basic computer skills and experience using email as a tool of communication
  • Current driver's license and good driving record of 3 years
  • Vehicle with current insurance and registration

About Employment at Center For Family Services:

Apply and get hired at Center For Family Services, a leader in the non-profit sector and named as a top workplace in the region since 2010. As part of our team, you will be recognized as our most valuable resource. Our staff balance best practices with personalized care. Together our team makes a positive difference in the lives of people in need. If you're interested in a rewarding career, Center For Family Services is a great place to grow as a professional. For more information about our top workplace, please visit Center For Family Services website at www.centerffs.org.

Disclaimer: All positions require pre-employment drug screening and criminal record checks. Many positions require motor vehicle record evaluations and medical clearances. Center For Family Services is an equal opportunity employer offering competitive salaries and excellent benefits packages. For more information, please visit our website at www.centerffs.org.