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


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


We are seeking peer recovery specialists to work in the following environments:

  • Anchor’s Centers in Pawtucket and Warwick
  • Anchor’s new Youth Recovery Center in Providence
  • Emergency Rooms across the state
  • Butler Hospital
  • Rhode Island Department of Corrections


Other Openings:


Volunteer Coordinator:  This new staff member will actively recruit and support volunteers in our recovery community centers. He /she will provide orientation and other training sessions, and schedule and support volunteers in specified service roles. The volunteer workforce will include community members who wish to give back through service, in addition to members who are interested in volunteering as a route to employment. This Coordinator will also supervise college interns and community service volunteers. *While this staff member must have direct experience with addiction recovery, as a recovery ally, personal recovery experience is not required.


Warwick Recovery Community Center Manager / Staff Trainer: This staff member will manage the daily operations of the Warwick site, and supervise the onsite peer recovery specialists. Manager will oversee scheduling for daily recovery support activities, and will promote these services through community outreach and educational forums. Other duties include coordination of staff training and conducting training presentations.


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To apply, please send your resume to, and indicate in the subject line which position you’re interested in.


We are 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.