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Peer Recovery Specialist

Philadelphia, PA, USA Req #394
Thursday, August 13, 2020


The mission of the Project HOME community is to empower adults, children, and families to break the cycle of homelessness and poverty, to alleviate the underlying causes of poverty, and to enable all of us to attain our fullest potential as individuals and as members of the broader society. We strive to create a safe and respectful environment where we support each other in our struggles for self-esteem, recovery, and the confidence to move toward self-actualization.

Project HOME achieves its mission through a continuum of services comprised of street outreach, a range of supportive housing, and comprehensive services. We address the root causes of homelessness through neighborhood-based affordable housing, economic development, and environmental enhancement programs, as well as through providing access to employment opportunities; adult and youth education; and health care.

Project HOME is committed to social and political advocacy. An integral part of our work is education about the realities of homelessness and poverty and vigorous advocacy on behalf of and with homeless and low-income persons for more just and humane public policies.

Project HOME is committed to nurturing a spirit of community among persons from all walks of life, all of whom have a role to play in making this a more just and compassionate society.



The work of Project HOME is rooted in our strong spiritual conviction of the dignity of each person.

We believe that all persons are entitled to decent, affordable housing and access to quality education, employment, and health care.

We believe in the transformational power of building relationships and community as the ultimate answer to the degradation of homelessness and poverty.

We believe that working to end homelessness and poverty enhances the quality of life for everyone in our community.

We believe that the critical resources entrusted to us to achieve our mission must be managed honorably and professionally.



Job Summary   The Peer Recovery Specialist provides integral substance use recovery supports for patients enrolled in Project HOME Health Services medication assisted treatment (MAT) services.  Supports patients in identifying needs and overcoming barriers to recovery including but not limited to integration of physical and behavioral health needs, social support, occupational and educational challenges, housing, and income stability. Because this position has potential for extended patient contact, employees will be provided with appropriate personal protective equipment.

Hours will be Monday - Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities


Specifically the Peer Recovery Specialist will:

·       Collaborate with Project HOME Healthcare Services staff and patients to support patient health and well being

·       Support patients in development of individual recovery, relapse prevention, and harm reduction plans as appropriate

·       Develop and encourage patient attainment of measurable action steps related to individual plans

·       Provide recovery education and support along the continuum from pre-treatment engagement to recovery engagement, stabilization, and maintenance

·       Report care management activities and complete documentation in a timely manner

·       Regularly participate in MAT program and care coordination meetings

·       Accompany patients/clients to critical health care or social service appointments

·       Promote the utilization of resources within the community

·       Teach and support acquisition and utilization of skills needed for recovery

·       Help to facilitate the development of a sense of wellness and self-worth

·       Engage in continuing professional development and training as identified and agreed upon with supervisor

·       Other duties as assigned


Minimum Qualifications

·       High school graduate or GED required.

·       Lived experience identifying as a person in recovery

·       Demonstrate understanding and respect for each individual’s unique path to recovery

·       Completion of Certified Peer Specialist or Certified Recovery Specialist curriculum (or completed within 6 months of hire)

Preferred Qualifications

·       Certified Peer Specialist or Certified Recovery Specialist


Project HOME is an Equal Opportunity Employer


Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Philadelphia, PA, USA