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Peer Worker 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 3-6-18

Northeastern MA

Director of Peer Support Services – DMH Tewksbury Hospital – Tewksbury – Full-time

Recovery Coach, Emergency Services Program – Lahey Health – Salem – Part-Time

Therapeutic Training & Support/Therapeutic Mentor – Lahey Health – Lawrence – Part-Time

Therapeutic Training & Support/Therapeutic Mentor – Lahey Health – Lawrence – Full-Time

Therapeutic Training & Support/Therapeutic Mentor – Lahey Health – Lynn – Part-Time

Therapeutic Training & Support/Therapeutic Mentor – Lahey Health – Beverly – Part-Time

Peer Specialist Respite – Eliot Community Human Services – Danvers – Part-time

Program Manager, Personal Care Management Agency – Northeast Independent Living Center (NILP) – Lawrence

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

Boston MA and Surroundings

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

Young Adult Peer Coordinator – DMH – Boston – Full-time

Peer Mentor, DCF – Wayside – Somerville – Part-time

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

Peer Support Coordinator – Advocates – Framingham – Full-time

Peer Specialist – awake overnight – Advocates – Framingham – Full-time (10)

Peer Specialist – awake overnight – Advocates – Framingham – Full-time (09)

Peer Specialist – Advocates – Framingham – Full-time (5 positions)

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

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

CBFS Recovery Coordinator II – Vinfen – Somerville – Full-time

Peer Facilitator – Hope Center RLC, North Suffolk – Boston

Substance Abuse Specialist ($1000 sign-on bonus)- North Suffolk – Chelsea – Full-time

Peer Support Specialist Conexions – North Suffolk – East Boston – Part-time

South of Boston & Rhode Island

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

Certified Peer Specialist, Respite– Brockton Area Multi-Services – Brockton

Certified Peer Specialist, Respite– Brockton Area Multi-Services – Brockton – Part-time

Peer Facilitator, Recovery Learning Community– Brockton Area Multi-Services – Brockton – Part-time

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

Recovery Youth Facilitator [search “peer”]- Vinfen – Quincy – Part-time

Recovery Youth Leader [search “peer”]- Vinfen – Quincy – Part-time

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

Therapeutic Mentor/Therapeutic Training & Support – Lamour Community Health Institute & Clinic – Randolph

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

Certified Peer Specialist – Fellowship Health Resources – Fall River – Part-time [“Fall River” tab scroll down]

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

Peer to Peer Specialist, CBFS – South Shore Mental Health – Quincy – Full-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

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

Youth Peer Specialist – Parent/Professional Advocacy League – Worcester – 24 hrs

Peer Specialist, Respite & Stabilization Program – Riverside Community Care – Milford – Part-time

Peer Recovery Specialist – Alternatives Unlimited – Leominster

Regional Coordinator – MA Organization for Addiction Recovery (MOAR) – Central & West MA – Full-time

Peer Outreach Counselor, Respite – The Bridge – Gardner – Part-time

Young Adult Peer Outreach Counselor – The Bridge – Marlborough – Full-time

Residential Counselor/Addiction Recovery Specialist – Community Healthlink – Worcester – Full-time

Framingham jobs listed under “Boston MA and Surroundings”

Western MA

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

Regional Coordinator – MA Organization for Addiction Recovery (MOAR) – Western & Central MA – 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

Recovery Coach – Behavioral Health Network – Springfield – Full-time

Peer Specialist – Respite – Behavioral Health Network – Springfield – 5 positions


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

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

iNAPS Executive Director  or PDF – International Association of Peer Supporters – Full-time or Part-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 Enterprises 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 +

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

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)



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


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)



Voices4Hope jobs for young adults