Peer Recovery Specialist
Position Description


Position Summary:
Instill Mindfulness is seeking a compassionate and dedicated Peer Recovery Specialist to join our team in Pulaski, Virginia. As a Peer Recovery Specialist, you will provide support, guidance, and encouragement to individuals on their recovery journey from substance use disorders and mental health challenges. You will work collaboratively with clients, their families, and other professionals to promote wellness, resilience, and sustainable recovery.


  • Peer Support: Engage with clients in a nonjudgmental and empathetic manner, drawing upon your own lived experience to inspire hope and foster connection.
  • Individualized Care: Develop individualized recovery plans based on client needs, goals, and strengths.
  • Group Facilitation: Lead support groups, workshops, and educational sessions on topics related to recovery, mindfulness, and coping strategies.
  • Advocacy: Advocate for clients within the healthcare system, legal system, and community resources.
  • Crisis Intervention: Provide crisis intervention and de-escalation when necessary.
  • Documentation: Maintain accurate and confidential records of client interactions and progress.
  • Collaboration: Work closely with other team members, including counselors, therapists, and medical professionals.
  • Education and Outreach: Participate in community outreach events and educational programs to raise awareness about recovery resources.


  • Contemplative Practice: Demonstrated interest in contemplative practices such as mindfulness, meditation, or yoga, with a commitment to integrating these approaches into peer support services.
  • Community Connection: Strong ties to the Pulaski community, including knowledge of local resources, cultural nuances, and community dynamics, are highly desirable.
  • Lived Experience: Must have personal experience with substance use recovery and/or mental health challenges.
  • Certification: Certified Peer Recovery Specialist (CPRS) or willingness to obtain certification within 12 months of commencing the role.
  • Compassion: Demonstrated ability to connect with others, show empathy, and build trust.
  • Communication Skills: Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Team Player: Collaborative, adaptable, and willing to work as part of a multidisciplinary team.
  • Ethical Standards: Uphold ethical standards and maintain professional boundaries.

Pay & Benefits:
This role pays $18 per hour for up to 40 hours per week, with the objective of transitioning into a salaried position within the first six months of employment. The role includes paid allowances for personal devices and mileage, and an IRA. The salaried position will include paid annual leave plus public holidays.

Application Process:
Interested candidates should submit a resume, cover letter, and references to

By Published On: July 10, 2024Categories: News

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