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Peer Recovery Mentor for Peer Recovery Centers

The Institute for Health & Recovery (IHR) is a nationally-renowned, award-winning agency that specializes in innovative services, training and evaluation focused on addressing the unique needs of underserved families, women and youth. IHR’s CARF accredited treatment programs provide holistic interventions for hard to reach and high-risk individuals and families. Our mission is to develop a comprehensive continuum of care for individuals, youth, and families affected by alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use, violence/trauma, mental health challenges, and other health issues.

Summary Statement

The Peer Recovery Mentor (PRM) for Peer Recovery Centers will support IHR’s mission to develop a comprehensive continuum of care for families, children, adolescents, and adults who are affected by alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use, mental health problems, and violence/trauma by providing Peer Support services for pregnant and parenting women at 3 Peer Recovery Centers, in partnership with a Family Recovery Support Services Specialist /Clinician.

IHR will be hiring two (2) teams, each consisting of one FRSS and one Peer Recovery Mentor. One team will be sited in Western Mass. and will serve Peer Recovery Centers in Greenfield, Holyoke, and South Boston. One team will be sited in Southeastern Mass. and will serve centers in Quincy, Brockton, and Hyannis.

Reports to

Family Recovery Support Services Specialist (FRSS)

Essential Functions

  • Work closely with identified Peer Recovery Centers, FRSS and IHR Program director to identify elements needed in curriculum
  • Develop and deliver curriculum elements with FRSS
  • Provide peer-assisted support, care and coaching to pregnant and parenting women in home and community settings, and at Peer Recovery Centers.
  • Support pregnant and parenting women in developing and maintain recovery support plans, and in identifying goals for attaining and maintaining recovery, including identifying a recovery support network
  • With FRSS, offer psychoeducation and technical assistance to identified Peer Recovery Centers as needed.
  • Attend all project and agency meetings; meet regularly with Clinical Supervisor (FRSS) and Program Director
  • Become familiar with elements of relevant evidence-based practices, including Seeking Safety, Nurturing Program, Child–Parent Psychotherapy
  • Identify and link participating women to other recovery supports such as care management, transportation and child care, etc.
  • Maintain timely and complete records of all patient encounters in electronic medical records and ESM system in accordance with state and federal confidentiality laws
  • Participate in data collection and reporting as directed
  • Collects feedback from participating women related to satisfaction and service delivery improvement
  • Other related duties
  • Regular attendance and punctuality is required


  • Communication
  • Team Work
  • Development and Continual Learning
  • Valuing Diversity


  • Experience working with families affected by Substance Use Disorders strongly preferred
  • Lived experience in recovery, and evidence of recovery quality
  • Training in peer recovery support role;
  • Experience working in a position of responsibility; willing to have a flexible schedule to meet the needs of project participants; willing and able to travel to designated locations.
  • Knowledge of Peer Recovery Centers, agencies and services a plus
  • Experience working within a multidisciplinary team
  • Must have regular access to reliable vehicle and valid Mass. Drivers’ License

Other Requirements (if applicable)

  • Valid driver’s license, good driving record, and regular access to a reliable vehicle;
  • Business Class Rider on Motor Vehicle Insurance, if transporting clients (within one month of start of job)

Physical Requirements

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.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to sit: stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. This position requires the ability to occasionally products and supplies weighing up to 10 pounds.

Reasonable accommodation will be made for otherwise qualified individuals with a disability.

Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time. This job description is subject to change at any time.

IHR offers a rewarding work environment with competitive salary, generous benefits and a strong commitment to diversity. IHR is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, seeking to create and welcoming a diverse environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

Peer Recovery Mentor
Fall River, Mass.
Springfield, Mass.
40 hours
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