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Fostering a safe space for recovery

Program Coordinator, Peer Recovery Support Center

**Interested applicants should email a resume & cover letter to Program Director Kristen Esson** at

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

Required Qualification: Personal lived experience with recovery from substance use disorder with a minimum of 3 years continuous recovery.

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: Using a peer participatory model and ongoing needs assessments, the Program Coordinator leads the Weymouth Peer Recovery Support Center efforts to build and supervise programs with an emphasis on peer-led practices. The Program Coordinator assures quality peer support is provided through Center programs by recruiting, developing, supervising, and supporting peers. The PC will play an important role in program data collection and reporting. The PC will serve as a role model, mentor, advocate, and motivator to staff and peer community members with substance use disorder to help them initiate and/or maintain recovery while promoting overall wellness.

Essential Responsibilities and Duties: The Program Coordinator reports to the Program Director and will be responsible for developing, managing, and evaluating a diverse portfolio of programs that help individuals sustain recovery from substance use disorder and adhere to organizational guidelines. PC assures that all contractual data and reporting obligations are met in an accurate and timely manner. Duties include:

Oversees the day-to-day operation of the Center in lieu of Program Director, supporting the functions of the PD role as necessary.

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.

Recruit, train, and supervise all peers and staff engaged in peer-to-peer support opportunities including program facilitators. This includes skills development, documentation, data collection systems, ethical standards, professional boundaries, and community resources.

Work with team to evaluate SSPR programs based on organizational goals, data (including participation, cost, and outcomes when available), and peer feedback/satisfaction.

Support and supervise program facilitators, providing support and training where needed, assuring that facilitators operate programs that are consistent with SSPR mission and adhere to the Code of Ethics, policies, and procedures.

Manage program schedule and related marketing materials for SSPR – program calendar and descriptions for newsletter, social media, and other formats.

Act as a representative on BSAS, State, Federal and regional coalition meetings.

Oversee the collection and reporting of peer membership data using Virtual Gateway.

Conduct semi-annual BSAS center participant survey.

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:

personal lived experience with substance use disorder with a minimum of 3 years continuous recovery and a demonstrated active participation in one’s pathway of recovery.

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).

a minimum of 2 years of related work experience.

a minimum of 2 years of supervisory experience in the human service/recovery field.

a clearly articulated connection to and passion for community based 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 Program Coordinator works as part of a collaborative team, reporting to the Weymouth Program 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.

Benefits/Compensation: 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 evening and weekend shifts required. Competitive salary offered. Benefits package includes health insurance reimbursement, paid holidays, and sick/personal time.