Peer Recovery Support Specialist -SUD (4612)

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Location: Camden, NJ

Job Type/Status: Full-Time


The Peer Recovery Specialist is responsible for providing coverage at the Living Proof Recovery Center and/or Camden County Metro Police Department, both located in Camden, New Jersey. The role includes engaging and providing non-clinical assistance and recovery supports for individuals experiencing active substance use and/or reversed from an opioid overdose. The Peer Recovery Specialist will maintain relationships with survivors by contact to reinforce, guide, and ensure survivors that recovery is possible. The Peer Recovery Specialist will assist the survivor to gain skills and access necessary resources needed to initiate and maintain their recovery. 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Compliant with funding source, contract and or program's Annex A
  • Complete required documentation within established timeframes per Federal, State, County, and agency regulations, policy and procedure
  • Core Responsibilities for Job Role/Sector:
  • Educates participants on multiple pathways of recovery, on how to appropriately navigate treatment, social service, and recovery support systems
  • Be a role model to by sharing knowledge, hope, and skills
  • Maintain relationships in order to assist individuals in the treatment engagement and retention process
  • Reinforces, guides, and ensures that recovery is possible, and is built on multiple strengths, coping abilities, and resources of each individual
  • Assists with gaining skills and resources needed to initiate and maintain recovery
  • Assists in establishing and sustaining a social and physical environment supportive of recovery
  • Link and refer individuals from the hospital at bedside to treatment using a client centered approach
  • Provide recovery support services based on the individual's preference and his/her needs 
  • Peer Recovery Specialists are scheduled to staff the Living Proof Recovery Center located on Benson Street in Camden, New Jersey and/or the Camden County Metro Police Department. 
  • Responsible for responding to law enforcement calls within 15-30 minutes to ensure prompt services are provided
  • Peer Recovery Specialist explains the program and their role, he/she engages the survivor in a non-clinical supportive relationship
  • Peer Recovery Specialist obtains all signed consents and releases before making any calls or referrals on behalf of the participant
  • Peer Recovery Specialist and Navigator discuss cases within 48 hours on LPRC/CCPD interaction and Navigator documents case review in AWARDS (Documenting the initial case plan in the individual's case file, as well as document how the warm hand-off was conducted, and all referrals made)
  • Working as a team with Navigator to link individuals to resources that address specialized social service needs to build their recovery capital
  • Provides supportive outreach and engagement, in LPRC/CCPD setting, for the purpose of furthering recovery including but not limited to; phone calls, text messages, and letters.
  • Develops a Recovery Plan which should include culturally competent and relevant services that identifies goals with measurable objectives, assesses strengths, can be used to work toward those goals, identifies barriers that can inhibit goal attainment, and monitors the progress made attaining those goals
  • Documenting an accurate shift log after each shift
  • Documenting each new case into the Electronic Health Record System (AWARDS) and following up with each participant in a 3-2-1 format as shown in the program manual 


  • High school diploma or GED, Associate Degree preferred
  • At least 2 continuous years of recovery or 2 years of practicing the principles of recovery as a family member affected by substance use.
  • Must have a valid driver's license per vendor agency requirements

Benefits: At theCenter for Family Services, our employees are our greatest resource, and we are committed to investing in our staff. We offer a competitive benefits package as well as ongoing resources that will support staff on their personal and professional journey.*

  • Excellent paid time off (PTO) program, including vacation, sick, personal, and holiday
  • 401k Plan
  • Medical insurance plan options
  • Dental & Vision Insurance
  • Prescription Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Health & Wellness Activities
  • Ongoing Training & Professional Development Opportunities
  • Opportunity for advancement

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