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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.
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 11-25-19

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

Peer Specialist – Tewksbury State Hospital – Tewksbury – Full-time

Peer Bridger – Northeast Recovery Learning Community – Lawrence – Per Diem

Young Adult Peer Mentor – North Suffolk Mental Health – Revere – Full-time

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

Peer Mentor – Centerboard – Lynn Area – Part-time

Recovery Coach – Family Continuity – Peabody – Part-time

Recovery Coach – Family Continuity – Lawrence – Part-time

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

Peer Specialist ACCS [search “peer”] – Vinfen – Lawrence – Part-time

Certified Peer Specialist – Edinburg Center – Bedford  (Look under ACCS)

Peer Specialist/Peer Bridger – Edinburg Center – Bedford – Full-time (Look under ICS)

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

Boston MA and Surroundings

Recovery Coach [search “coach] – Mass General Hospital – Boston – Part-time

Young Adult Peer Mentor – North Suffolk Mental Health – Revere – Full-time

First Episode Psychosis Peer Support – Eliot Comm. Health Services – Everett/Chelsea – Full-time

Peer Support Counselor, HIV [search “peer”] – Whittier Street Health Center – 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

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

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

Peer Specialist – Vinfen – Boston Fenway-Kenmore area – Full-time

Peer Support Specialist – Housing – Boston Public Health Comm. – Boston – Part-time

South of Boston & Rhode Island

Peer to Peer Specialist – Aspire Health Alliance [previously South Shore Mental Health] – Quincy – Per Diem

“Peer Specialists & Family Partners” job openings by category at Aspire Health Alliance [previously SSMH]

Recovery Coach – Family Continuity – Hyannis – Part-time

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

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

ACCS Certified Recovery Coach [“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

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

Certified Peer Specialist (Respite) – Brockton Area Multi-Services – Brockton

ACCS Peer Specialist – Riverside CC – Dedham – Part-time

Peer Support Specialist – Bay State Community Services – Walpole – Part-time

Peer Mentor – Bay State Community Services – Braintree – Part-time

Central MA

Case Manager/Peer Specialist ACCS – Community Healthlink – Worcester – 37.5 hrs

Case Manager/Peer Specialist PACT – Community Healthlink – Worcester – 20 hrs

Case Manager/Peer Specialist PACT – Community Healthlink – Worcester – 40 hrs

Certified Peer Specialist/Residential Counselor – Community Healthlink – North County – 15 hrs

Young Adult Peer Mentor – Luk, Inc. – Fitchburg

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

Young Adult Peer Mentor – Open Sky – Worcester

Peer Mentor, Young Adult Program – Open Sky – Northboro

Peer Specialist – Deaf Services – Advocates – Framingham – Full-time

Peer Program Coordinator – Advocates – Framingham – Full-time

Peer Specialist – Advocates – Framingham – Full-time

Western MA

Certified Peer Specialist – Behavioral Health Network – Springfield – Full-time

Peer Support Worker – Brien Center – North Adams – Part-time

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

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

Peer Specialist, Crisis Services – Clinical & Support Options (CSO) – Greenfield

Peer and Family Specialist – Service Net – Greenfield – Full-time

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

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

Certified Peer Specialists – ServiceNet – Hampshire County – Full-time


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


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

Aspire Health Alliance [previously South Shore Mental Health] Southeast

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 +

[previously SSMH] Aspire 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