Recovery Peer
Job Details
LIC - Long Island City, NY

Title:                           Recovery Peer

Unit:                           Admissions/N.E.S.T. Recovery Center

Reports to:                 Program Coordinator

Status:            Full Time; Regular, Non-Exempt

Location:                    Long Island City and throughout the 5 boroughs of NYC

Date Prepared:          June 1, 2021


Position Summary:

Reporting to the NEST Program Coordinator, the Recovery Specialist will function as a role model, exhibiting competency in personal recovery and use of coping skills, serve as an advocate providing peer support and resources for clients served. 


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Community navigation and advocacy to increase access to physical health care, social services and other support systems, including training on using public transportation and accompaniment on initial visits to provide emotional support.
  • Wellness and recovery planning.
  • Peer mentoring, role modeling and assistance in developing coping skills.
  • Education on and support with accessing telehealth services.
  • Education on pathways to recovery and how to access services/supports.
  • Assistance with reentry from the criminal justice system.
  • Applicants can be a fully-certified or provisional Certified Recovery Peer Advocate (CRPA) or be highly motivated to train as a CRPA.
  • High school diploma or equivalency required.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team.
  • Experience and/or desire to work with a culturally diverse population in an addiction service setting.
  • We seek talented, dedicated individuals from all walks of life who possess a strong commitment to this mission.  Relevant personal experience is a plus.


Travel Requirements: Travel throughout the Bronx, Manhattan, and Queens is required.


Physical Demands:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The responsibilities and requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skills, minimum education, training, licensing, experience and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.


The Fortune Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All qualified applicants will be afforded equal employment opportunities without discrimination because of conviction history, race, religion/creed, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, military status, predisposing genetic characteristics, victim of domestic violence status or marital status.