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Family Recovery Clinician, 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 Family Recovery Clinician 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 clinical and psychoeducational services for pregnant and parenting women at 3 Peer Recovery Centers, in partnership with a Peer Recovery Mentor.

IHR will be hiring two (2) teams, each consisting of one Family Recovery Clinician (FRC) and one Peer Recovery Mentor (PRM). 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

Director of Family & Children’s Services

Essential Functions

  • Work closely with identified Peer Recovery Centers to identify elements needed in curriculum
  • Design curriculum for Pregnant and Parenting Women to be delivered at Peer Recovery Centers.
  • Integrate evidence-based practices into curriculum and treatment with families, including Motivational Interviewing (MI), Attachment Self-Regulation and Competence (ARC), Child Parent Psychotherapy (CPP), Nurturing Program (NP), and Seeking Safety (SS)
  • Work closely with IHR’s Parenting/Child Development Team, Trauma Integration Team, and Parenting/Trauma Trainers for Peer Recovery Centers to ensure all needed elements are addressed within curriculum
  • Provide psychoeducational group services at Peer Recovery Centers as needed
  • Provide clinical consultation and Technical Assistance to Peer Recovery Centers as needed
  • Engage families in trauma-informed substance use and co-occurring disorders treatment, providing counseling and therapeutic services at homes and community locations.
  • Maintain timely clinical records utilizing IHR’s Electronic Health record and MSDP forms, as well as DPH ESM forms.
  • Maintain updated license and required certifications
  • Supervise project Peer Recovery Mom
  • Attend all project and agency meetings, meet regularly with Clinical Supervisor
  • Other related duties
  • Regular attendance and punctuality is required


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


  • Master’s degree in social work, psychology, or related field, required.
  • Experience in curriculum development preferred.
  • Experience with families affected by Substance Use Disorders strongly preferred
  • Experience in family-centered substance-use and mental health treatment, children’s
  • developmental and mental health services
  • Skills in Motivational Interviewing, strengths-based, trauma-informed service delivery preferred
  • Knowledge of Peer Recovery Centers, agencies and services a plus
  • Experience working with 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.

Family Recovery Clinician
Fall River, Mass.
Springfield, Mass.
40 hours
Position Closed