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Program Director, Peer Recovery Support Center

**Interested applicants should email a resume & cover letter to Executive Director Mark Mulhern at***

Applicants without a cover letter will not be considered for the position.

Organizational Profile: South Shore Peer Recovery is a recovery community organization with locations in Scituate and a new Peer Recovery Support Center opening in Weymouth, Massachusetts, offering individual and group support for people in recovery from substance use disorder and their families.

Job Summary: The Program Director is responsible for all aspects of operations at South Shore Peer Recovery’s NEW Weymouth Peer Recovery Support Center.  This role works with the organization leadership and the peer community to develop and implement strategic plans, assuring adherence to the peer participatory model, agency mission and best practices. The Program Director will manage a small team of staff with lived experience in recovery, serving as a role model, mentor, advocate, and motivator to staff and community members with substance use disorder to help them initiate and/or maintain recovery while promoting overall wellness.

Essential Job Functions:

The Program Director is responsible for assuring that programs are developed, and maintained according to organization guidelines, and that staff and peers are developed, supported and recognized for their contributions to the mission of the organization.  PD assures that all fiduciary and contractual obligations are met and the reporting for all functions is accurate and timely.  Duties include:

  • Oversees the day-to-day operations of the Center including the development of programs, and assuring that staff and peers are developed, supported and recognized for their contributions to the mission of the organization.
  • Acts as a passionate champion for peer-based recovery support services, ensuring the existence of a vibrant recovery community that welcomes and supports all pathways of recovery.
  • Work with SSPR leadership, Board of Directors and community committees to develop and implement strategic goals and objectives while supporting the autonomy of the PRSC.
  • Responsible for oversight of data collection, reporting, and budget.
  • Oversee development and launch of new program offerings assuring adherence to mission, quality programming  and peer participatory process.
  • Assure adherence to policies and procedures, advising and facilitating change as needed through the proper channels.
  • Assure all contractual obligations are met and requirements are adhered to for state, federal and private grant funded programs and activities.
  • Build relationships with other recovery resource providers, community and state leaders and actively participate in community outreach events.
  • Oversee evaluation of programs based on organizational goals, data (including participation, cost, and outcomes when available), and peer feedback/satisfaction.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications and Skills:  The ideal candidate will identify as a person in long term recovery with a strong connection to the addiction/recovery field and have:

  • Minimum: High School diploma or equivalent with documented training and certifications in areas relevant to peer support, recovery coaching, and substance use disorder.
  • Strongly Preferred: Associate’s degree or higher in relevant field, Recovery Coach (CARC) and/or NCPRSS Certification, Recovery Coach Supervisor Certification (required within 1 year).
  • personal lived experience with substance use disorder with a minimum of 5 years continuous recovery and a demonstrated active participation in one’s pathway of recovery.
  • a minimum of 4 years of related work experience.
  • a minimum of 3 years of progressive management experience in the human service/recovery field.
  • a clearly articulated connection to and passion for community recovery.
  • excellent written and verbal communication skills including proven experience with public speaking.
  • a valid Driver’s License, insurance, and dependable personal vehicle for transportation.

Reporting Relationship: The PD works as part of a collaborative team, reporting to the Executive Director.

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to move about the office and community using own transportation.
  • Ability to communicate clearly verbally by phone and in person.
  • Flow of work and character of duties require normal mental and visual attention along with manual coordination in duties much of the time. 
  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand with some sitting; reaching with hands and arms; using hands to finger objects or controls; push and pull with force. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close, distance and/or peripheral vision.

Working Conditions: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job, with work occurring at the center and in the community. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

This position is a full time (40-hours per week) salaried position, based in the Weymouth office, with some travel required. Schedule is generally Monday – Friday with occasional night and weekend work required. Competitive salary offered.  Benefits package includes health insurance reimbursement, paid holidays, and sick/personal time.