Peer Recovery Support Specialist, CPSAI (3113)

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Position Summary:

The Peer Recovery Support Specialist draws upon their lived experience to carry a message of hope and recovery to individuals who are experiencing a substance use disorder. By offering encouragement, support, outreach, service linkages, and advocacy, the Peer Recovery Support Specialist cultivates and secures a connection with the parent/caregiver while coaching the parent/caregiver to achieve recovery goals and modeling personal responsibility. As part of their job duties, the Peer Recovery Support Specialist may be asked to provide direct services to individuals such as outreach and engagement, personal assistance in the completion of daily living skills, linkage to community supports, transportation, in-home services and advocacy.

Location: Cape May Rio Grande

Job Type/Status: Full Time

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Educates parent/caregiver on how to appropriately navigate treatment, social service and recovery support systems;
  • Is a positive role model to parent/caregiver and their families by sharing knowledge, hope, and skills; Maintains relationships with parent/caregiver and families in order to assist individuals in the treatment engagement and retention process; Reinforces, guides, and ensures parents/caregivers and their families that recovery is possible, and is built on multiple strengths, coping abilities, and resources of each individual;
  • Provides supportive outreach and engagement, in-office and out of office, for the purpose of furthering recovery in coordination with staff members including but not limited to phone calls, letters, and home visits; Assists parents/caregivers with gaining skills and resources needed to initiate and maintain recovery;
  • Assists in establishing and sustaining a social and physical environment supportive of recovery; Enhances identification and participation in the recovery community; Empowers parents/caregivers to make self-determined and self -directed choices about their recovery pathway; In collaboration with the parent/caregiver, 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; Attend all Family Team Meetings and Focus on Supervision, as requested , participates in case consultation with parent/caregiver and CP&P case worker, attend consortia (if parent/caregiver is presented), attend agency staff meetings.
  • Completes mandatory orientation and training, demonstrates ability to perform basic computer functions as required by job function, follows policies and procedures outlined in employee handbook, demonstrates familiarity with organization and program specific policies, and all other duties as assigned;
  • Helps to create a safe environment for the parent/consumer through encouragement and the modeling of recovery principles, including self-determination, empowerment and personal responsibility; Provides direct client services not less than 75% of work time; Maintains appropriate service record according to agency and program guidelines; Completes all documentation of parent/caregiver contact within 24 hours


  • At least 2 continuous years of sustained recovery or 2 years of practicing the principles of recovery as a family member affected by substance use
  • High school diploma or GED, Bachelor's Degree is preferred Communication Skills: written and verbal
  • Basic Computer skills
  • Must be at least 21 years of age
  • Must have a valid driver's license per vendor agency requirements

At the Center 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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