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Doors of Hope

Certified Peer Recovery Specialist

Doors of Hope


Job Summary

The Certified Peer Recovery Specialist (CPRS) will assist clients in the Doors of Hope Treatment Center and Housing program by helping to solve a variety of life-skill challenges, specifically relating to recovery from substance abuse. This position will require facilitating recovery classes, group and individual meetings, as well as setting individualized goals and objectives to help clients with substance abuse disorders avoid relapse and build life skills.

Job Responsibilities

Certified Peer Recovery Specialists will work in close connection with clients and the Doors of Hope staff members to ensure the safety and forward progress of Doors of Hope treatment Center and Program clients. CPRS will meet with clients on a regular basis and duties may include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Establish and maintain a peer relationship rather than a hierarchical relationship with clients
  • Conduct intakes and new client orientations as it pertains to recovery
  • Meet with clients on a regular basis and document encounters
  • Monitor client progress, document and share notes with team members
  • Conduct random drug/alcohol screenings as assigned.
  • Assist in providing education and motivation for clients successful step-work/recovery work through recovery led groups and/or individual encounters
  • Teach, model, and coach clients in recovery skills needed to maintain a healthy life in recovery (employment, housing, self-care, relationships)
  • Teach, model and coach clients in skills needed for self-management of SUD/mental health symptoms and prevention of relapse
  • Share unique perspective on recovery from mental illness or SUD by sharing from personal experience, strength and hope, when appropriate
  • Assist in identifying triggers and ways to cope with triggers/urges
  • Assist in setting goals and developing a personal relapse prevention/recovery plan.
  • Provide accountability/coaching for clients, relating to step-work, obtaining a sponsor, attending meetings, assignments, service work, etc.
  • Meet with Clinical Supervisor, CPRS Supervisor and Recovery Team weekly
  • Assist with client corrective action plan, as needed
  • Provide recovery-related programming/classes to clients
  • Assist clients in completing an Autopsy of Relapse, as needed
  • Perform shift tasks related to maintaining a recovery center.
  • Participate in continuing education classes and supervision as required to maintain certification
  • Perform other duties as assigned.



The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • Maintained minimum of three years of sobriety in recovery
  • Certified as a Peer Recovery Specialist; Documentation required
  • Minimum 1-2 years of experience as a Certified Peer Recovery Specialist
  • Must have a valid Drivers License


  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
  • Proficient computer skills
  • Ability to demonstrate understanding of a variety of 12-Step/Recovery programs
  • Ability to document encounters with clients in a professional manner
  • Ability to respectfully engage with diverse populations
  • Excellent organization skills
  • Ability to prioritize workload and work independently
  • Must comply with drug-free workplace guidelines
  • Must have CPR and Narcan training within 2 weeks of start date
  • Must be TB tested yearly


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 accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to stand, walk, sit, use hands to feel objects with tools or controls, reach with hands and arms, talk, and hear. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Additional Information


  • Four day work week
  • PTO
  • Health Insurance Reimbursement

How to Apply

Please email resumes to csudberry@opendoorsofhope.org


  • Date Posted: April 6, 2023
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Other
  • Service Area: Social / Human Services
  • Start Date: 04/24/2023
  • Salary Range: $37,000-$39,000
  • Working Hours: 36hrs