Peer Support Specialist

Peer Support Specialist Job Description Template

Our company is looking for a Peer Support Specialist to join our team.


  • Motivation and self-direction; ability to prioritize competing responsibilities;
  • Other additional duties that are assigned by management not outlined above;
  • Possess SMART Recovery training or complete in one year;
  • Assist residents in identifying, setting and accomplishing personal goals for recovery through the use of individual and group activities;
  • Flexibility with client’s priorities, evolving needs, and goals;
  • Ability to meet deadlines;
  • Actively participate in conflict resolution and problem solving with residents as needed;
  • Computer competency, including the ability to enter and access data relevant to program, required;
  • Maintain thorough records of all services delivered. Submit data in a timely manner and in the format provided;
  • Ensure confidentiality of verbal and written client information, in accordance with HIPPA standards and agency policy;
  • Work with Program Staff to enhance recovery experience for those with SUD;
  • Possess CCAR training or complete in one year;
  • Ability to work autonomously and as a member of a diverse team;
  • Assist residents in developing Activities of Daily Living skills (ADL), such as cooking, housekeeping, personal hygiene, budgeting or shopping;
  • Ability to work with other community-based youth services organizations.


  • High school diploma or equivalent;
  • Minimum one year in recovery;
  • Experience with navigating a behavioral health system and other community support programs is preferred;
  • Valid driver’s license may be required for Peer Support Specialists providing transportation to clients;
  • Ability to network within the community and work with diverse populations;
  • A commitment to recovery, choice, empowerment, and peer support;
  • Fluency in a second language helpful;
  • Able to demonstrate clear, professional boundaries;
  • Basic computer skills and the ability to learn current electronic record management system;
  • Capable of creating and facilitating a variety of group activities that support and strengthen recovery;
  • Able to interact sensitively and effectively with people with disabilities and from different cultural backgrounds;
  • To have an understanding, appreciation and commitment to the mission and philosophy of National Church Residences;
  • Fluency in a second language helpful, Nepali or Arabic preferred;
  • Effective verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills;
  • Knowledge of community based resources is preferred.