Transformation Center


Voicing lived experience...Generating mental health wellness through community, policy, training and peer support

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 6-27-17

The Transformation Center is hiring!

Networking Coordinator PDF – The Transformation Center – Roxbury, MA – Full-time

This new position provides leadership in relaying The Transformation Center’s vision, message and values to our community and allies. The Coordinator promotes positive relationships with a wide variety of stakeholders in both outgoing and incoming communications.  Responsibilities include replying to requests for speakers, trainings, and other information, and coordinating these requests with The Transformation Center worker team.

CPS Program Director or PDF – The Transformation Center – Roxbury, MA – Full-time

We are seeking a dynamic leader to guide our Certified Peer Specialist (CPS) training team. As a leader in building recovery-focused peer support, the CPS Training Program Director must have substantial experience giving and receiving peer-to-peer support. The CPS Training Program Director leads all aspects of the training team.   Link below for full posting

Northeastern MA

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

North Shore & Lynn Hub Manager – Northeast Recovery Learning Community – Lynn & North Shore, MA – Full-time

Essex North & Greater Lowell Hub Manager – Northeast Recovery Learning Community – Merrimack Valley – Full-time

Community Bridger – Northeast Recovery Learning Community – Tewksbury, MA – Half-time

TAY Specialist – Northeast Recovery Learning Community – Northeast Area – Half-time

Older Adult Peer Specialist – Northeast Recovery Learning Community – Northeast Area – Half-time

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

Peer Mentor – Centerboard – Lynn, MA – Part-time

Peer Specialist Respite – Eliot Human Services – Lynn, MA

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

Boston MA and Surroundings

Networking Coordinator PDF – The Transformation Center – Roxbury, MA – Full-time

Certified Peer Specialist Program (CSP) Director or PDF – The Transformation Center – Roxbury, MA – Full-time

Peer Counselor – Waverly Place/McClean Hospital – Waltham, MA – 20-40 hrs

Peer Facilitator – North Suffolk – Boston, MA – Part-time

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

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

Peer Support Specialist – North Suffolk – Chelsea, MA – Full-time

Program Mentor – EMPath – Brighton, MA – Full-time

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 Worker/Recovery Coordinator – Vinfen – Somerville, MA – Full-time

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

Executive Director – Disability Law Center of Massachusetts – Boston, MA – Full-time

BEST Criminal Justice Diversion Peer Specialist – Boston Medical – Boston, MA – Per-diem

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

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

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

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

Substance Abuse Residential Counselor – North Suffolk – East Boston, MA – Full-time

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

South of Boston & Rhode Island

Peer Specialist PACT  Community Counseling of Bristol Co. – Taunton, MA – Part-time

Peer Specialist  AdCare – North Dartmouth, MA – Full-time

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

Recovery Coach, Outpatient – Bay State Community Services – Plymouth, MA – Full-time

Recovery Coach, On-call – Bay State Community Services – Quincy, 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

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 Specialist, Day Treatment – South Shore Mental Health – Quincy, MA – Full-time

“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 – Full-time [“New Bedford” tab scroll toward bottom]

Central MA

Engagement Peer Specialist – Eliot Community Human Services – Worcester, MA – Part-time

Peer Recovery Specialist – Alternatives – Milford, MA

Young Adult Peer Residential Counselor – The Bridge – Marlborough, MA – Part-time

Recovery Coach – Advocates – Framingham, MA – Full-time

Peer Mentor – UMass – Worcester, MA – Part-time

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

Western MA

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

Peer Specialist CBFS – Behavioral Health Network – Westfield, MA – Part-time

Recovery Specialist – Behavioral Health Network – Greenfield, MA – Full-time

Mobile Crisis Intervention Recovery Advocate – Clinical Support Options – Northampton, MA – Full-time

Mobile Crisis Intervention Recovery Advocate – Clinical Support Options – Athol, MA – Full-time

Peer Bridger – Clinical Support Options – Florence, MA – Part-time

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

Intensive Care Coordination Peer Mentor – Clinical Support Options – Greenfield, 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

Intensive Peer Specialist – Fellowship Health Resources – Lincoln, RI – Full-time

Intensive Peer Specialist – Fellowship Health Resources – Lincoln, RI – Part-time

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

“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

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 +

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 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) 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”  “recovery”  “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”

Miracle Workers



Third Sector New England

Voices4Hope jobs for young adults