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We're Hiring: Certified Peer Recovery Specialists

JOB DESCRIPTION - Certified Peer Recovery Specialist


About the Organization: Will Work Will Work for Recovery is a 501 (C3) Nonprofit Recovery

Community Organization Charitable Organization. Our mission is to restore hope and

encourage individuals in recovery from substance abuse disorders and co-occurring mental

health disorders one step at a time, one day at a time, one life at a time. recovery. We serve

the North Minneapolis recovery community and surrounding cities. All of our services and

activities are peer-led and peer-driven. Will Work for Recovery’s mission is to restore hope one step at a time, one day at a time, and one life at a time.


About the Position:

  • Work Hours: 30 - 40 hours per week.

  • Location: 2520 N 2nd St. Minneapolis, MN 55411

  • Reports to: Executive Director

Job Description:

The Peer Recovery Support Specialist is a non-clinical position that provides recovery support

services by someone with lived experience. This position acts as a liaison to grant partners and is managed by the Project Director. Responsibilities include providing individual peer support, helping participants manage and implement recovery plans, organizing and facilitating sober social activities, and attending required meetings. The Peer Support Specialist oversees peer support services, including sharing personal stories to teach through experience, serving as a role model, helping clients enhance relationships with community agencies, and conducting individual/group meetings. The Peer Support Specialist should have a minimum of 2 years in long-term, continuous recovery from SUD and experience working with the target population. The qualified person will serve as a role model, coach, advocate, and motivator to program participants, as well as linking participants to job training and opportunities and providing coaching through recovery plans to ensure success in the workforce. Developing an authentic peer relationship through emotional, instrumental, information, and affiliations support is the essence of the position.


Qualifications:

  • Background in recovery support services and working with the target population preferred

  • State certification as a Certified Peer Recovery Specialist or ability to obtain certification

  • High school diploma

  • Two years of continuous recovery from drug and/or alcohol addiction

Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate and assist participants in resource planning, e.g., housing, transportation, etc., and other needed recovery supports

  • Assist participants in managing their recovery by ensuring all needs are in place

  • Promote continuity of care available to the community at large

  • Understand and adhere to all state and federal confidentiality laws and regulations

  • Complete all necessary program paperwork

  • Develop and review recovery plans with participants and provide linkages to job trainings and workforce activities and job coaching through recovery plans

  • Facilitate peer support groups

  • Prepare monthly reports as required

  • Work on special projects as needed

  • Develop and adhere to a personal recovery plan

  • Other duties as assigned

To apply for this position, please email your resume and cover letter to Carolyn Niesche at




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