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Peer Recovery Mom, Promise

The Institute for Health & Recovery 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 Mom will support Project Promise, a new innovative substance use day treatment program and IHR’s mission to develop a comprehensive continuum of care for pregnant women and parenting women with children up to one year of age. The Peer Recovery Mom will work closely with SPARK and BMC staff on all family activities.

NOTE: This is full-time 40 hours position and is sited at BMC SPARK Center, Mattapan, Mass.

Reports to

Director of Project Promise

Essential Functions

  • Provide peer-assisted support, care and coaching to pregnant and parenting women affected by substance use in programmatic, home and community settings.
  • Collaborate with team members on an ongoing basis to discuss and coordinate client care and treatment.
  • Support project participants in developing a recovery plan and assists them in reaching their goals and objectives, identifying a recovery support network.
  • Work with hospital and community partners to identify pregnant and parenting women in need of SUD treatment.
  • Participate in all trainings and meetings required by BSAS, IHR and BMC.
  • Participate in BSAS Recovery coach academy.
  • Participate in required trainings and become knowledgeable in relevant evidence-based practices, Trauma Informed Care and Nurturing Program.
  • Work closely with collateral contacts and treatment providers (e.g. Nurse Managers, MAT clinical staff, Probation officers, individual therapists and self-help sponsors) to coordinate and implement services.
  • Identify and link participating women to other recovery supports such as care management, transportation and child care, etc.
  • Maintains timely records of all patient encounters in EHR system in accordance with state and federal confidentiality laws.
  • Ensure patients’ feedback related to service delivery improvements is reported to project coordinator and other project staff.
  • Participate in data collection and reporting as directed
  • Regular attendance and punctuality is required
  • Other duties as required


  • Communication
  • Team work
  • Problem Solving
  • Adaptability and Flexibility
  • Valuing Diversity
  • Customer Focus


  • Person with lived experience in recovery
  • Knowledge of medication assisted treatment; training in peer recovery support role preferred
  • Experience with pregnant and parenting women affected by SUD
  • Knowledge of provider systems; 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.

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 Mom, Promise
40 hours
Mattapan, Mass.
Position Closed