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Peer Support Jobs

Job openings in and around Massachusetts that require (or prefer) candidates who share a similar lived experience with people they work with, including challenges related to mental health, substance use and/or trauma recovery.
Jobs that do not specify a preference for lived experience are not included unless they have a significant direct impact on peer support.

Listings confirmed 6-27-18

As of July 1, 2018, DMH is funding ACCS (Adult Community Clinical Services) to replace CBFS (Community Based Flexible Supports)

Northeastern MA

Lead Peer Specialist ACCS [search “peer”] – Vinfen – Lawerence – Full-time

Peer Specialist ACCS [search “peer”] – Vinfen – Lawerence – Full-time

Peer Specialist ACCS [search “peer”] – Vinfen – Haverhill – Full-time

Lead Peer Specialist ACCS [search “peer”] – Vinfen – Lowell – Full-time

Peer Specialist ACCS [search “peer”] – Vinfen – Lowell – Full-time

ACCS Peer Specialist – Eliot – Danvers – Full-time

Peer Specialist Respite – Eliot – Danvers – Part-time

Peer Specialist Respite – Eliot – Danvers – Part-time

Community Support Specialist – Northeast Independent Living Center (NILP) – Lawrence

Options Counselor – Northeast Independent Living Center (NILP) – Lawrence – Part-time

PCA Skills Specialist, Bi-lingual English/Spanish – Northeast Independent Living Center (NILP) – Lawrence – Part-time

All openings encourage persons with disabilities to apply – Northeast Independent Living Center (NILP)

Boston MA and Surroundings

Lead Peer Specialist ACCS – Hearth (Vinfen) – South End of Boston – Part-time

Peer Support Specialist– Hearth (Vinfen) – South End of Boston – Part-time

Disability Services Program Manager – Boston Center for Independent Living – Boston – Full-time

Transition Internship Program Job Coach – Boston Center for Independent Living – Boston – Part-time

Bilingual Disability Peer Advocate – Boston Center for Independent Living – Boston – Full-time

Disability Peer Advocate – Boston Center for Independent Living – Boston – Full-time

Bilingual Disability Peer Advocate – Boston Center for Independent Living – Boston – Full-time

Transition Pathway Services (TPS) Advocate – Boston Center for Independent Living – Boston – Full-time

ACCS Peer Specialist – Eliot – Saugus – Full-time

Recovery Coach Supervisor – Memoir Health – Boston

Recovery Coach – Memoir Health – Boston

Peer Support Specialist – Memoir Health – Boston

Peer Specialist I – Metro Boston Recovery Learning Community – Boston – Per Diem

Mature Workers Skills Program – Urban League of Eastern MA – Roxbury

Certified Peer Specialist – St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center – Brighton – Part-Time

AREAS & Recovery Coach Supervisor – MA Organization for Addiction Recovery (MOAR) – Boston – Part-time

Recovery Coach – MA Organization for Addiction Recovery (MOAR) – Boston

Advisory Board Member or PDF – Carney Hospital – Dorchester – Volunteer

Paid Employment Training for Youth – More Than Words Bookstore & Cafe – Boston & Waltham

Lead Peer Specialist ACCS [search “peer”] – Vinfen – Allston – Full-time

Peer Specialist ACCS [search “peer”] – Vinfen – Allston – Full-time

Lead Peer Specialist ACCS [search “peer”] – Vinfen – Somerville – Full-time

Peer Specialist ACCS [search “peer”] – Vinfen – Somerville – Full-time

Certified Peer Specialist – Faulkner Hospital, Brigham and Women’s – Boston – Per Diem

South of Boston & Rhode Island

Peer Support Specialist, Bridgewater State Hospital – Correct Care Solutions – Bridgwater – Full-time

Peer Specialist – MA Department of Mental Health – Canton – Full-time

PACT Peer Specialist [search “peer”] – Vinfen – Quincy – Full-time

Certified Peer Specialist/Peer Educator ACCS – CCBC – Taunton/Attleboro

Lead Recovery Coach ACCS – CCBC – Taunton/Attelboro

Certified Peer Specialist ACCS – CCBC – Taunton/Attleboro

Behavioral Health Community Partner Recovery Support Navigator – CCBC – Taunton

Behavioral Health Community Partner Certified Peer Specialist – CCBC – Taunton

Certified Peer Specialist ACCS – CCBC – Fall River

Lead Certified Peer Specialist ACCS – CCBC – Fall River

Recovery Coach ACCS – Riverside Community Care – Dedham – Full or Part-time

Peer Specialist, ACCS – Riverside Community Care – Dedham – Full-time

ACCS Certified Peer Specialist & Family Specialist [“New Bedford” link, scroll down] – Fellowship Health Resources – New Bedford – Full-time

ACCS Certified Recovery Coach [“New Bedford” link, scroll down] – Fellowship Health Resources – New Bedford – Full-time

Peer Youth Leader – Brockton Area Multi-Services – Brockton – Part-time

Peer Specialist – Lamour Community Health Institute & Clinic – Randolph – Part-time

Recovery Specialist for Substance Use – Gandara – Brockton – Full-time

Peer Specialist, Day Program – South Shore Mental Health – Quincy – Part-time

Peer Specialist ACCS – South Shore Mental Health – Quincy – Full-time

Respite Peer Specialist – South Shore Mental Health – Quincy – Part-time

Peer to Peer Specialist – South Shore Mental Health – Quincy – Per Diem

“Peer Specialists & Family Partners” job openings by category at South Shore Mental Health

Central MA

Community Bridger (Overview) (Job Description) (Application) – Kiva Center – Worcester – Full-time

Residential Counselor/Peer Specialist, Crisis Stabilization – Community Healthlink (CHL) – Leominster – Part-time

Peer Specialist/Case Manager ACCS – Community Healthlink (CHL) – Worcester – Full-time

Peer Specialist/Case Manager ACCS – Community Healthlink (CHL) – Worcester – Full-time

Peer Specialist/Case Manager ACCS – Community Healthlink (CHL) – Worcester – Part-time

Peer Specialist – MA Department of Mental Health – Westborough – Full-time

Peer Specialist ACCS – Riverside Community Care – Milford – Full-time

Recovery Coach, ACCS – Riverside Community Care – Milford – Full or Part-time

Youth Coordinator – Parent/Professional Advocacy League – Worcester – Full-time

Youth Peer Specialist – Parent/Professional Advocacy League – Worcester – Part-time

Western MA

Recovery Coach – CHD – Springfield & Holyoke –  Part and Full-time

Recovery Coach – CHD – Greenfield –  Part-time

Recovery Advocate, Mobile Crisis Intervention – Clinical & Support Options (CSO) – Greenfield

Peer Bridger, Respite – Clinical & Support Options (CSO) – Florence

Recovery Advocate, Emergency Services – Clinical & Support Options (CSO) – Florence

Peer Partner, Community Partner Program – Clinical & Support Options (CSO) – Greenfield

Peer Mentor, Youth [scroll down] – Brien Center – Pittsfield – Part-time

Peer Specialist, Youth [scroll down] – Brien Center – Pittsfield – Full-time

Peer Support Worker [scroll down] – Brien Center – North Adams – Full-time

Peer Support [scroll down]  PDF – Handz-On – Springfield – Full-time

Warm-line Specialist [scroll down] PDF– Handz-On – Springfield – Full-time

Wellness Mentor – ServiceNet – Florence – Part-time

Peer Mentor – ServiceNet – Northampton – Part-time

Fitness Mentor – ServiceNet – Hampshire County – Part-time

Peer Specialist, Respite – Behavioral Health Network – Springfield – Part-time

Out-of-State

Certified Peer Specialist/Peer Case Manager – Fellowship Health Resources – Lincoln, RI – Part-time

Executive Director – Vermont Psychiatric Survivors, Inc. – Rutland, VT – Full-time

Young Adult Mentoring Specialist – Center for Employment Opportunities – New York, NY – Full-time

Center for Employment Opportunities – employment services for people with recent criminal convictions (multiple locations outside of Massachusetts)

National Empowerment Center nation-wide jobs for peers/persons with lived experience/persons dedicated to the recovery movement

AGENCIES that have posted peer positions in the past

search “peer” and “recovery” and “recovery coach”

Adcare MA and RI

Advocates, Inc.  Central

AIDS Project Worcester  Central

Alternatives Central

BAMSI Southeast

Bay Cove Human Services Boston +

Bay State Community Services Southeast, Boston +

Beacon Health Options Statewide

Behavioral Health Network (BHN) West

Berkshire Children & Families West

Boston Medical Center (BMC) Boston +

Boston Public Health Commission Boston +

The Bridge Central

The Brien Center West

Brockton Neighborhood Health Center  Southeast

Casa Esperanza Boston +

CCBC (Community Counseling of Bristol County) Southeast

Centerboard Northeast

Center for Human Development (CHD) West

Center for Employment Opportunities  Outside MA

Child and Family Connections PA & Online

Child and Family Services Southeast

Children’s Friend Northeast

Children’s League of Massachusetts Statewide

Citizens’ Housing and Planning Association (CHAPA) Boston + including “Housing Jobs Board” with openings across the state.

Clinical and Support Options (CSO) West

Community Healthlink (CHL) Central

Community Teamwork, Inc  Northeast

Correct Care Solutions (Massachusetts) and nationally

Department of Mental Health (MA DMH) Statewide

Edinburg Center Northeast, Boston +

Elliot Community Human Services Boston +

EMPath (Economic Mobility Pathways) Boston +

EVA (Education, Vision, Advocacy) Center  Boston +

Families for Depression Awareness Boston +

Fellowship Health Resources Southeast

Gandara Center West +

Gavin Foundation Boston +

HSRI (Human Services Research Institute) Boston +

The Home for Little Wanderers Boston +

iNAPS (International Association of Peer Supporters) National

Jewish Family and Children’s Service (JF & CS) Boston +

Lahey/Northeast Behavioral Health Northeast

Lamour Community Health Institute & Clinic – Boston & SE

Massachusetts (State of) Statewide

Mass Advocates Standing Strong Boston +

Memoir Health Boston +

MOAR (Massachusetts Organization for Addiction Recovery) Statewide

Massachusetts General Hospital Boston +

McClean Hospital/Waverly Place Boston +

More Than Words (youth employment training) Boston +

NAMI Massachusetts (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Statewide

Northeast Independent Living Center (NILP) Northeast

North Suffolk Mental Health Association Boston +

Parent/Professional Advocacy League (PPAL) Boston & Central

Peer Recovery Support Centers (Regional organizations across the state)

PEERSnet.org (Peers Envisioning and Engaging in Recovery Services) Oakland, CA

Peersupportsolutions.com Online

Pine Street Inn Boston +

Recovery Learning Communities (Regional organizations across the state)

Riverside Community Care Northeast & Central

Roxbury Youth Works Boston +

Service Net West

Southend Community Health Center Boston +

South Shore Mental Health “Peer Specialists & Family Partners” Southeast

USAJobs/VA  Federal

Viability West

Vinfen Northeast, Southeast, Boston +

Wayside Central, Northeast, Boston +

JOB SITES that have posted Peer Worker positions in the past

Search suggestions:  “peer”  “mentor”  “recovery coach”  “bridger”

Active Minds “Empowers students to change the perception about mental health on college campuses” internships, scholarships and job openings

America’s Job Exchange

Children’s League of Massachusetts (News feed of  job openings)

Glassdoor

Idealist

iNAPS Open Jobs Google Group managed by International Association of Peer Supporters

Indeed

Jobs Without Limits – job board “for job seekers with disabilities to connect with employers in Massachusetts”

Massachusetts JobQuest

Miracle Workers

MissionWorks (formerly Third Sector New England)

Monster

SimplyHired

Voices4Hope jobs for young adults

ZipRecruiter