Open Position: Director of Peer Support Services
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South Shore Peer Recovery, a recovery community center based in Scituate, Massachusetts, announced a new, full-time position. South Shore Peer Recovery organizes 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.
The Director of Peer Support Services will be responsible for managing a portfolio of services that help individuals sustain recovery from substance use disorder through assertive linkage to recovery supports, as well as support services for families. A diverse mix of recovery support services are offered by our organization, with a focus on programs that are evidenced-based or promising practices. The Director will be charged with developing and evaluating a portfolio of peer support services over time, using a peer participatory process and ongoing needs assessment.
Some programs will be delivered by peers; as such the Director will be responsible for the recruitment, training and supervision of all peers engaged in peer-to-peer support opportunities. The Director will be responsible for the training, education, and mentoring of peer volunteers, including: skills development, documentation, data collection systems, ethical standards, professional boundaries, community resources, applicable laws, and client rights.
In addition to the general duties described, the Director of Peer Support Services will partner with treatment providers, local court, social service agencies, and other community collaborators to implement the following new programs as part of a three-year project funded by the federal Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA):
1. “Telephone Recovery Support Program” at our Scituate office
2. Two new groups: Sober Parenting Journey & CRAFT Skills Group for family members
4. CRAFT-Based “Parent Coaching” pilot program
5. Data collection and program evaluation of each of these new programs
The Director of Peer Support Services will 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.
Ideal candidate will:
- Identify as an individual in long-term recovery from substance use disorder
- Have a minimum of 5 years of professional experience working in the treatment or recovery field
- Have a minimum of 2 years supervisory experience
- Have excellent written and verbal communication skills including proven experience with public speaking
- Have valid Driver’s License, insurance, and dependable personal vehicle for transportation
The Director of Peer Support Services reports to a designee of the Board of Directors of South Shore Peer Recovery. This position is
40-hours per week, based in the Scituate office, with some regional travel required. Occasional night and weekend work is expected. 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.