Substance Abuse Peer Specialist


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If you are passionate about making a difference, this is the job for you!

For more than 60 years PRS, now HopeLink Behavioral Health (formerly PRS), has provided comprehensive and specialized support to individuals and families living with behavioral health challenges or facing a life crisis. We envision a society where hope is universal. Through access to quality behavioral health, crisis intervention, and suicide intervention services we foster an inclusive community in which everyone can attain wellness and a genuine sense of belonging.

Are you passionate about helping others overcome addiction and build a brighter future?

About the Role:

As a Substance Abuse Peer Recovery Specialist, you’ll play a vital role in supporting individuals on their journey to recovery. You’ll provide outreach, facilitate support groups, share your lived experience to inspire others, and connect clients with valuable resources.

What You’ll Do:

  • Offer support and encouragement to clients struggling with substance abuse or co-occurring disorders.
  • Facilitate recovery-oriented groups and individual wellness plans.
  • Assist clients with community integration, including housing, employment, and transportation resources.
  • Educate clients on the recovery process, drawing on your own experience when appropriate.
  • Maintain accurate documentation of client interactions.
  • Promote self-advocacy skills to empower clients to access the services they need.

What We’re Looking For:

  • High school diploma or GED (some college preferred).
  • Certified Peer Recovery Specialist (CPRS) or APPR/WRAP facilitator a plus.
  • Lived experience with substance abuse or co-occurring mental health disorder.
  • Valid driver’s license with good driving record and access to a vehicle.
  • Strong communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills.
  • Self-starter with a passion for helping others.
  • Ability to work occasional evenings.

Compensation and Benefits:

  • Part-time position (20 hours/week).
  • Schedule: Variable- 20 hours per week Monday-Friday, between 8:30 am – 8:00 pm.
  • Location: Loudoun County Mental Health, Substance use and Developmental Service.
  • Estimated salary of $20.00 per hour based on experience.

If this sounds like a job for you, please complete an application now!

Equal Opportunity Employer. Committed to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

‘Where Hope Meets Help.’

HopeLink is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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