Job Description: Peer Support Program Manager

Organizational Profile: South Shore Peer Recovery is a recovery community center based in Scituate, Massachusetts, offering individual and group support for people in recovery from substance use disorder and their families. South Shore Peer Recovery’s mission is to organize people in recovery from all addictions, their family members, friends and allies, to put a positive face on recovery. SSPR provides peer support, education, and advocacy opportunities; working to remove barriers to recovery; treating all with dignity and respect regardless of the pathway of recovery.

South Shore Peer Recovery offers a diverse mix of recovery support services, utilizing the wisdom and skills of people in recovery to provide support to each other, thereby building a vibrant recovery community on the South Shore. 

Job Summary: Using a peer participatory model and ongoing needs assessment, the Program Manager leads agency efforts to build and supervise programs with an emphasis on evidence-based and promising practices.  S/he assures quality peer supports are provided through BCOR grant programs and center programs by recruiting, developing, supervising and supporting peer specialists.

Essential Job Functions: The Director of Peer Support Services will be responsible for developing, managing, and evaluating a portfolio of services that help individuals sustain recovery from substance use disorder through assertive linkage to recovery supports and services for individuals and families. Duties include:

·         Recruitment, training and supervision of all peers engaged in peer-to-peer support opportunities including program facilitators. This includes:
         o   skills development, documentation, data collection systems, ethical standards, professional boundaries, community resources, applicable laws, and client          rights.

·         Partner with treatment providers, local court, social service agencies, and other community collaborators to implement and meet performance objectives for the          following programs as part of a three-year Building Communities of Recovery (BCOR) project funded by the federal Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act          (CARA):
         o   “Telephone Recovery Support Program” at our Scituate office
         o   Sober Parenting Journey &
         o   CRAFT Skills Group for family members and Parent Coaching pilot program
         o   Data collection and program evaluation of each of these new program
         o   Help to facilitate systems change throughout Massachusetts by sharing these new projects with other recovery community centers; and through ongoing          collaboration with our statewide recovery community organization, MOAR; and by offering educational opportunities to the community at-large.

·          Work with Program Committee and Center Director to build and launch new program offerings based on researched best practices, strategic direction and peer          input including new  state and federally funded programs assuring that these programs meet all contractual requirements.

·         Build relationships with contractors, referral sources and collaborators to raise the profile of South Shore Peer Recovery and assure full utilization of all                   programs.

·          Assure programs operate within budget guidelines and have all necessary materials, space, staff and volunteer support.

·          Evaluate SSPR programs based on organizational goals, data (including participation, cost, and outcomes when available), and peer feedback/satisfaction

·         Develop and supervise program facilitators, providing support and training where needed, assuring that facilitators operate programs that are consistent with          SSPR mission and adhere to the Code of Ethics, policies and procedures. ` 

·         Set up communication systems for peer support volunteers and facilitators

·         Manage Program Schedule and related marketing materials for SSPR - program calendar and descriptions for newsletter, social media and other formats

Required Qualifications and Skills:  The ideal candidate will identify as a person in long term recovery and have:

·         a Bachelor’s Degree

·         a minimum of 5 years of professional experience working in the treatment or recovery field

·         a minimum of 2 years supervisory experience

·         excellent written and verbal communication skills including proven experience with public speaking

·         a valid Driver’s License, insurance, and dependable personal vehicle for transportation

·         grants management experience (preferred)

This position is a full time (40-hours per week) salaried position, based in the Scituate office, with some regional travel required. Schedule is generally Tuesday – Saturday days with occasional night and weekend work as needed. Competitive salary offered.  Benefits package includes health insurance (50%); paid holidays, and sick/personal time.  Although this position is grant-funded, we anticipate continuation beyond the grant period.

For interest and information, please contact Mark Mulhern at South Shore Peer Recovery at 781-378-0453,

South Shore Peer Recovery