Transformation Center


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

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.
Links are added and confirmed regularly, however this is not a comprehensive list of openings .   Go to “AGENCIES” for most the most current openings at specific organizations.

Listings confirmed 12-14-18

The Transformation Center is hiring a new Executive Director

Download job posting for guidelines to apply, applications received by 1-11-19 will be prioritized.

Employment Resources

Massachusetts Job Quest employment resources from the Office of Labor and Workforce Development

The Red Book – A Guide To Work Incentives from Social Security

Northeastern MA

Recovery Coach – Lahey Health – Salem – Full-time

Recovery Coach – Lahey Health – Beverly – Full-time

Recovery Coach – Lahey Health – Beverly – Full- or Part-time

Recovery Coach – Lahey Health – Gloucester – Full-time

Peer Specialist, Emergency Services – Lahey Health – Lawrence – Full-time

Certified Recovery Specialist Bilingual – “CleanSlate” posting – Lawrence – Full-time

Peer Specialist, Behavioral Health Community Partner – Lowell Community Health Center – Lowell – Full-time

Peer Wellness/Recovery Coach – Lynn Community Health Center – Lynn – Full-time

Recovery Coach – Family Continuity – Peabody – Part-time

Recovery Coach – Family Continuity – Lawrence – Part-time

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

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

ACCS Peer Specialist – Eliot – Danvers – Full-time

Peer Specialist, Continuum – NFI Massachusetts – Danvers – Full-time

Youth Services Skills Specialist – Northeast Independent Living Center (NILP) – Lawrence

MVCP Program Navigator – Northeast Independent Living Center (NILP) -Merrimack Valley

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

Boston MA and Surroundings

Executive Director– The Transformation Center – Boston – Full-time

Director of Recovery – MA Dept. of Mental Health – Metro Boston – Full-time

COMPASS Peer/Family Navigator – NAMI Mass – Boston – Part-time

Recovery Coach – Advocates – Waltham – Full-time

Peer/Family Navigator – NAMI – Boston – 20 Hrs

Peer Support Specialist Homeless Services – Boston Public Health Commission – Boston – 21 Hrs

Peer Support Specialist Bureau of Homeless Services – Boston Public Health Commission – Boston – Full-time

Recovery Coach – St. Francis House – Boston

Community Health Worker [search “Community Health Worker”]– Partners Healthcare, Chelsea Health Center – Chelsea – Full-time

Recovery Coach [search “Recovery Coach”] – Partners Healthcare, Mass General Hospital – Boston – Part-time

Recovery Coach [search “Recovery Coach”] – Partners Healthcare, MGH Everett/West End Clinic – Boston – Full-time

Recovery Coach, Emergency on-call – Bay State – Quincy – Part-time

Peer Support Specialist and/or Recovery Coach, ACCS – North Suffolk Mental Health – East Boston – Full or Part-time

Co-Investigator with Lived Experience – Massachusetts General Hospital – Boston – Part-time

Guest Speakers, Quit Smoking – Massachusetts General Hospital – Boston – Part-time

Peer Support Counselor [search “peer”] – Whittier Street Health Center – Boston – Full-time

Peer Recovery Coach, Bilingual Spanish/English – Casa Esperanza – Boston – Full-time

Peer Recovery Coach – Casa Myrna – Boston – Full-time

Peer Support Specialist HIV, Bilingual Spanish/English – Casa Esperanza – Boston – Full-time

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

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

Community Advocacy & Outreach Specialist – Boston Center for Independent Living – Boston – Full-time

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

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

Recovery Coach, RECOVER – Metro Boston Recovery Learning Community – Boston – Full-time

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

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

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

Recovery Bridger [search “peer”] – Vinfen – Quincy – Full-time

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

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

Recovery Learning Center Facilitator [search “facilitator”] – Vinfen – Quincy – Part-time

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

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

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

Peer Specialist  – Riverside – Somerville – Part-time

Peer Specialist  – Bay Cove – Dorchester – Part-time

South of Boston & Rhode Island

Recovery Coach – Family Continuity – Hyannis – Part-time

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

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

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

ACCS Certified Peer Specialist & Family Specialist [“Massachusetts” scroll down] – Fellowship Health Resources – Hyannis – Full-time

Peer Specialist Homeless Outreach – Eliot Community Health Services – SE MA – Part-time

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

Recovery Specialist for Substance Use – Gandara – Brockton – 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

Peer Mentor, Youth IRTP – NFI Massachusetts – Worcester – Full-time

Peer Mentor, Continuum – Luk, Inc. – Worcester – Full-time

Certified Addiction Recovery Coach ACCS – The Bridge – Gardner

Recovery Coach – Riverside Community Care – Milford – Part-time

Peer Recovery Specialist – Institute for Health and Recovery – Worcester – Full-time

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

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

Peer Specialist, Awake Overnight – Advocates – Framingham – Full-time

Peer Specialist, Homeless Supports – Advocates – Framingham – Full-time

Western MA

Community Health Worker [search “Community Heath Worker”] – Cooley Dickinson – Florence – Full-time

Certified Recovery Specialist – CleanSlate – Holyoke – Full-time

Peer Support Specialist – Behavioral Health Network – Greenfield – Full-time

Recovery Coach – Clinical Support Options (CSO) – Northampton

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

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

Peer Specialist CCBHC – Clinical & Support Options (CSO) – Greenfield

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

Certified Peer Specialists– ServiceNet – Holyoke – Full and Part-time

Peer and Family Specialists– ServiceNet – Greenfield – Part-time

Peer Mentor – ServiceNet – Northampton – Part-time

Fitness Mentor – ServiceNet – Hampshire County – Part-time


Peer Specialist – Brattleboro Retreat – Brattleboro, VT – Part-time

Executive Director – Vermont Psychiatric Survivors, Inc. – Rutland, VT – 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

Affect Boston +

AIDS Project Worcester  Central

Alternatives Central

The Arc Central

Arbour – Statewide

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 Center for Independent Living Boston +

Boston Medical Center (BMC) Boston +

Boston Public Health Commission Boston +

Brattleboro Retreat Vermont

The Bridge Central

The Brien Center West

Brockton Neighborhood Health Center  Southeast

Casa Esperanza Boston +

Catholic Charities Northeast, 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

Cooley Dickinson – West

Correct Care Solutions (Massachusetts) and nationally

Department of Mental Health (MA DMH) Statewide

Duffy Health Center – Southeast

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 +

Family Continuity Central, Southeast, Northeast

Fellowship Health Resources Southeast

Gandara Center West +

Gavin Foundation Boston +

Hearth 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

Lowell Community Health Center – Northeast

Lowell House – Northeast

Luk, Inc. Central

Manet Community Health Center – Southeast

Massachusetts (State of) Statewide

Mass Advocates Standing Strong Boston +

Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers Statewide

Massachusetts General Hospital Boston +

McClean Hospital/Waverly Place Boston +

Memoir Health Boston +

MOAR (Massachusetts Organization for Addiction Recovery) Statewide

More Than Words (youth employment training) Boston +

NAMI Massachusetts (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Statewide

NFI Northeast, Central, Boston +

Northeast Independent Living Center (NILP) Northeast

North Suffolk Mental Health Association Boston +

Parent/Professional Advocacy League (PPAL) Boston & Central

Partners Healthcare System Northeast, Boston +

Peer Recovery Support Centers (Regional organizations across the state) (Peers Envisioning and Engaging in Recovery Services) Oakland, CA Online

Pine Street Inn Boston +

Recovery Centers of America Central, Northeast

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

SSTAR – Southeast

St. Francis House – Boston +

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)



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