Certified Peer Recovery Specialist

Published June 26th, 2024

Certified Peer Recovery Specialist – Non-profit
*temp to hire

Location: Midtown Manhattan, New York
Pay: $22 -$24/hr  ($45k salary perm)
Schedule: Monday to Friday, 9-5pm
* Hybrid Schedule available after 60 days – 3 days onsite 2 days remote


  • 1 Year experience required. 
  • Experience working with pregnant or post-partum women highly preferred.
  • License Required: CRPA – NYS
  • Certificate Required: CRPA – NYS
  • Bachelor’s Degree in human services, social work, or related field


  • Associate’s degree with 1 year of case management experience


  • High School Diploma with 2 years of case management experience
  • Excellent organizational, communication and computer skills
  • Bilingual Spanish speaker required
    • will still take non Spanish speaking but bilingual is highly preferred!

Position Summary
The Peer Recovery Specialist  will provide strengths-based guidance and substance use recovery supports to clients to motivate and assist them with making a decision to engage in treatment. The Peer Recovery Specialist will help clients resolve barriers to achieving self-sufficiency. The Peer Recovery Specialist will work with women in the community to support our Maternal Health Program by providing recovery supports to pregnant and postpartum women with substance use disorder (SUD).

  • Accompany clients to appointment, on transportation, and assist in reducing barriers to accessing care.
  • Assist clients to identify goals, strengths, and personal interests helpful in recovery by providing didactic information.
  • Motivate clients to attend treatment programs; find ways to help clients consider stopping/reducing using substances or reducing the risk associated with addictive behaviors.
  • Utilize a trauma-informed approach to promote clients right to self-determination and provide services in a manner that emphasizes the women’s safety, respect and dignity. 
  • Participate in outreach to clients who are ambivalent about the assessment process, and discuss the process with them.
  • Facilitate recovery oriented discussions with clients in the community.
  • Become a Narcan responder and dispenser by attending training and becoming certified in dispensation of Narcan; train clients on the use of Narcan and provide kits and guidance on proper procedures of its use.
  • Promote self-advocacy and identify community resources that support clients’ goals and interests and share them with clients under the supervision of M-WRAP Social Worker.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
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