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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 11-8-17


Northeastern MA

Employment Advocate – Mass. Advocates Standing Strong – Northeast MA – Part-time

Regional Coordinator – Mass. Organization for Addiction Recovery – Northeast MA and Boston, MA – Full-time

Peer Specialist – Northeast Recovery Learning Community – Lawrence, MA – Part-time

Metro North Hub Manager RLC – Northeast Recovery Learning Community – Malden, MA – Part-time

Community Bridger RLC – Northeast Recovery Learning Community – Tewksbury, MA – Part-time

Veteran Peer Support Specialist – Community Teamwork, Inc. – Lowell, MA – Part-time

PACT Peer Specialist – Eliot Community Human Services – Lowell, MA – Part-time

All openings encourage persons with disabilities to apply – Northeast Independent Living Center – Lawrence, MA

Boston MA and Surroundings

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

Behavioral Health Program and Policy Research (Internship) – Human Services Research Institute (HSRI) – Cambridge, MA – Part-time

Behavioral Health Research Assistant – Human Services Research Institute – Cambridge, MA – Full-time

Criminal Justice Diversion Peer Specialist II – Boston Emergency Services Team – Boston – Per Diem

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

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

Peer Counselor – Waverly Place – Belmont, MA – 32 hrs

Mental Health Coordinator II, Fuller Inpatient – Dept of Mental Health – Boston, MA – Full-time

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

Administrative Assistant – MA Organization for Addiction Recovery (MOAR) – Boston, MA – Full-time

Regional Coordinator – MA Organization for Addiction Recovery (MOAR) – Boston & Northeast, MA – Full-time

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

Peer Specialist, PACT – Bay Cove – Jamaica Plain, MA – Full-time

Peer Specialist, CBFS – Bay Cove – Jamaica Plain, MA – Full-time

Peer Support Worker – Bay Cove – Jamaica Plain, MA – 15 hrs

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

Peer Therapeutic Mentor – The Home for Little Wanderers – Dorchester, MA – Full-time

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

CBFS Outreach Coordinator – Vinfen – Somerville, MA – Full-time

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

Program Director – STEPRox Recovery Support Center, North Suffolk – Roxbury, MA – Full-time

Outreach Worker – STEPRox Recovery Support Center, North Suffolk – Roxbury, MA – Full-time

Peer Facilitator – Hope Center RLC, North Suffolk – Boston, MA – Part-time

Volunteer Coordinator Substance Abuse Services – North Suffolk – Roxbury, MA

Peer Support Specialist, Conexions IOP  – North Suffolk – East Boston, MA

Substance Abuse Specialist – North Suffolk – Chelsea, MA – Full-time

Recovery Coach – North Suffolk – Chelsea & East Boston, MA – Full-time

Peer Support Specialist CBFS – North Suffolk – East Boston, MA – Full-time

South of Boston & Rhode Island

Regional Coordinator – MA Organization for Addiction Recovery (MOAR) – Southeast & MetroWest, MA – Full-time

Mental Health Coordinator II-Peer Support Specialist – Corrigan Mental Health Center, DMH – Fall River, MA – Full-time

Peer Specialist – Respite – Riverside Community Care – Norwood – Part-time

Senior Family Partner – Bay State Community Services – Braintree – Full-time

Family Partner – Bay State Community Services – Plymouth – Full-time

Peer Mentor – Riverside – Norwood – Part-time

Peer Specialist – Bay Cove – Jamaica Plain – Full-time

PACT Peer Specialist [search “peer”]- Vinfen – Plymouth, MA – Full-time

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

Recovery Learning Community Program Director [search “peer”] – Vinfen – Hyannis, MA – Part-time

Youth Recovery Leader [search “peer”]- Vinfen – Hyannis, MA – Part-time

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

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

Respite Certified Peer Specialist – BAMSI – Brockton, MA – Full-time

RLC Peer Youth Leader – BAMSI – Taunton, MA – Part-time

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

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

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

Peer Specialist – Fellowship Health Resources – New Bedford, MA – Full-time [“New Bedford” tab scroll down]

Peer Specialist – Fellowship Health Resources – Wareham, MA – Part-time [“New Bedford” tab scroll toward bottom]

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

Central MA

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

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

Peer Specialist – Emergency Services – Riverside Community Care – Northbridge – Full-time

Peer Recovery Specialist – Alternatives Unlimited – Leominster

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

Peer Recovery Specialist – Alternatives – Milford, MA

Peer Support Worker, Young Adults – The Bridge – Worcester, MA – Part-time

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

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

Peer Specialist/Case Manager PACT – Community Healthlink – Leominster, MA

Western MA

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

Director of Recovery – Dept of Mental Health – Northampton, MA – Full-time

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

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

Wellness Mentor – ServiceNet – Florence, MA – Part-time

Peer Mentor – ServiceNet – Northampton, MA – Part-time

Fitness Mentor – ServiceNet – Hampshire County, MA – Part-time

Defensor que hable español para trabajar (Spanish-speaking Advocate) – Western Mass Recovery Learning Community – Springfield and Holyoke, MA – Part-time

Defensor para casa de reposo de pares (Peer Respite Advocate, Spanish-speaking strongly preferred) – Afiya Peer Respite, Western MA RLC – Northampton, MA – Part-time [scroll down]

Volunteer Opportunities – Afiya Peer Respite, Western MA RLC

Peer Support Worker – Community Enterprises – Springfield, MA – Part-time

Recovery Coach, Bilingual (Spanish/English) – Behavioral Health Network – Springfield, MA – Full-time

Certified Peer Specialist, The Living Room – Behavioral Health Network – Springfield, MA – Full-time

Peer Recovery Advocate – Clinical Support Options – Athol, MA – Part-time


Community Support Specialist [scroll down] – Handz-On – Hartford, CT – 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

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

“Open Jobs” iNAPS Google Group (International Association of Peer Supporters) A list of peer support provider (and related) job openings submitted by employers.

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

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

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