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The Institute for Health and Recovery (IHR) is a statewide service, research, policy, program development and capacity building agency. IHR designs its services based on an understanding of the impact of trauma. IHR’s CARF accredited treatment programs provide holistic interventions for hard to reach and high-risk individuals and families. IHR’s mission, since our founding in 1989, has been to develop and support a comprehensive continuum of care for families, individuals, youth, and pregnant and parenting women affected by alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use, violence/trauma, mental health challenges and other health issues, while advancing principles of health equity and social justice. Our work is focused on addressing and eradicating inequities in our health care, economic, and justice systems, especially as they disproportionately affect women and people of color. We are committed to providing services and creating communities that mitigate the effects of substance use, mental illness, and trauma.

Summary Statement

ATR funds recovery support services for individuals who have or are at risk of having opioid use problems, and who are in need of services to assist them with re-entry into the community. ATR is one component of the Opioid State Targeted Response (STR) grant. Opioid STR grants are administered through the Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). The program aims to address the opioid crisis by increasing access to treatment, reducing unmet treatment needs, and reducing opioid overdose related deaths through the provision of prevention, treatment, and recovery activities for opioid use disorder (OUD). IHR coordinates the ATR Program in Boston, Lowell, and Springfield. This position is for the Boston office. All COVID-19 safety precautions are required.

This is a part time 8 hours/week position and is based in IHR’s Boston office. This is an hourly position, $17/hour.

Reports To

Director of Operations and ATR Supervisor, Boston

Essential Functions

Boston ATR shopping takes place weekly at the Boston Walmart on a specified, consistent day.

  • Receive shopping requests and written voucher agreements from ATR Springfield coordinators.
  • Ensure all pertinent information is included on each personal shopping voucher and within the comments. Communicate with ATR Coordinators to gather any missing information before shopping.
  • All participant information should be kept in a locked box.
  • Meet participants at Walmart, oversee and pay for appropriate purchases with agency credit card, and obtain necessary copies of receipts


  • Strong organizational and time management skills and ability to multi-task
  • Ability to establish and maintain professional relationships with participants, staff and community agencies.
  • Ability to express ideas concisely and clearly, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to adhere to strict confidentiality rules
  • Ability to solve problems creatively and maintain high degree of flexibility and composure
  • Bi-lingual (English/Spanish) applicants are strongly encouraged to apply

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 equity and diversity. IHR is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, seeking to create an inclusive and diverse environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

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ATR Shopper
8 hrs/wk
Boston, Mass.
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