Careers

Anchor is hiring! We’re looking for motivated individuals in recovery from alcohol/and or drug addiction to join a dynamic workplace and help people in our community find their own way in recovery.

 

We are primarily hiring Peer Recovery Specialists – A Peer Recovery Specialist is a trained individual who has lived experience with addiction recovery, and who provides recovery coaching for peers, empowering them to create a lifestyle free from the ravages of addiction.  Required training will be provided through Anchor, for eligible candidates.

 

 Duties include, but not limited to:

  • Build a trusting recovery coaching relationship with members
  • Provide onsite recovery services in both group and individual settings, with a focus on helping people build their recovery capital
  • Advocate for the needs of each individual and teach self-advocacy skills
  • Caseload management, including all necessary documentation
  • Participate as an active member of the team and contribute towards the daily operations of the Center

 

General Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Candidate must have a minimum of 2 years of personal recovery experience from addiction
  • Previous work experience that indicates positive communication skills and interest in learning
  • Must be computer literate, with experience in Excel and Word
  • High school diploma or GED, Associates/Bachelor’s degree a plus
  • Valid driver’s license and vehicle
  • Certificate of completion for Recovery Coach Academy and willingness to work towards becoming a State Certified Peer Recovery Specialist

 

 

Position Openings:

 

Outreach Peer Recovery Specialist / MORE Part-time, 15 hours/week

The Outreach Peer Recovery Support Specialist works with people in RI communities who are in need of recovery support. Peer Recovery Specialists provide individual and group support in multiple settings, and provide referrals for resources like detox, housing, outpatient treatment, clothing/food and overdose prevention/Narcan training. This staff member also provides educational outreach to providers and community groups.

Position Qualifications:

  • Candidate must demonstrate an understanding of, and belief in, the addiction recovery process
  • Must be a person with lived recovery experience, with minimum 2 years of continuous recovery
  • Positive communication skills
  • Must be 21 years old or olderEducation and/or Experience: High School diploma or GED required. Associates Degree or higher preferred. RI State certified Recovery Coach or plan to complete this within first year. Understanding of community resources and recovery oriented systems of care model.Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: MUST have a valid driver’s license, registration and properauto insurance. (Provide a copy to your manager).Other Skills and Abilities: Knowledge of basic crisis intervention, motivational interviewing, and some case management techniques required. Ability to act as an advocate for the needs of the participant is required.

 

 

Peer Recovery Specialist / ED Part-time, weekends 8am – 4pm

Anchor ED Peer Recovery Specialist provides on call recovery coaching support services to patients and family members in the emergency departments of all RI hospitals. This staff member is housed in either Anchor’s Pawtucket or Warwick Recovery Community Center, and also supports a caseload of members as a recovery coach.

Position Qualifications:

  • Candidate must demonstrate an understanding and belief in the recovery process
  • Must be a person with lived recovery experience, with minimum 2 years of continuous recovery
  • Positive communication skills
  • Must be 21 years old or older

Education and/or Experience: Associates Degree or higher preferred. High School diploma or GED required. RI State certified Recovery Coach or plan to complete this within first year. Understanding of community resources and recovery oriented systems of care model.Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: MUST have a valid driver’s license, registration and properauto insurance. (Provide a copy to your manager).

Other Skills and Abilities: Knowledge of basic crisis intervention, motivational interviewing, and some case management techniques required. Ability to act as an advocate for the needs of the participant is required.


 

 

Peer Recovery Specialist / Pawtucket Recovery Community Center Full-time, Tues-Sat position -or- Mon-Fri position

The Peer Recovery Support Specialist works with people who participate in Anchor Recovery Community Center services, providing individual and group recovery coaching, and helping with activities. This staff member is responsible to help maintain a positive community environment, in which Anchor members are able to develop recovery capital and learn about the recovery process. The Peer Recovery Support Specialist will provide skills training and will assist with resource development.

Position Qualifications:

  • Candidate must demonstrate an understanding of, and belief in, the addiction recovery process
  • Must be a person with lived recovery experience, with minimum 2 years of continuous recovery
  • Positive communication skills
  • Must be 21 years old or olderEducation and/or Experience: High School diploma or GED required. Associates Degree or higher preferred. RI State certified Recovery Coach or plan to complete this within first year. Understanding of community resources and recovery oriented systems of care model.Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: MUST have a valid driver’s license, registration and proper auto insurance. (Provide a copy to your manager).Other Skills and Abilities: Knowledge of basic crisis intervention, motivational interviewing, and some case management techniques required. Ability to act as an advocate for the needs of the participant is required.

 

To apply for one of these jobs, please send cover letter and resume to info@anchorrecovery.org and please list the position for which you are applying.

 

Anchor Recovery Community Centers is proud to provide Equal Employment Opportunities to all qualified applicants and employees irrespective of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, age, disability or veteran status.