CORA Services
  • Philadelphia, PA, USA
  • 19.55 per hour Rate increases based on credentials and experience.
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Certified Peer Recovery Specialist & PAVE Coordinator


The Certified Peer Recovery Specialist & PAVE Coordinator (CPS/PC) will serve as a role model, mentor, advocate and motivator to recovering individuals in order to prevent relapse and promote long-term recovery. The CPS/PC will also support the parents/family members of individuals who are experiencing challenges as a result of substance use and/or exposure. In addition, the CPS/PC will coordinate anti-violence and trauma related programming for IPS PAVE program.


  • Uphold the mission, vision, and values of CORA Services, which includes valuing all individuals, supporting the individual's potential for growth, and enhancing a programmatic service system approach.
  • Provide individual and group recovery support to adults participating in substance use treatment.
  • Assist in connecting clients/families to recovery-oriented activities, which may include accompanying clients to recovery support meetings, assisting with life-skills-related tasks, accessing a higher level of care, accessing MAT, or connecting with other support services as requested.
  • Develop and implement strategies to increase engagement for clients/families receiving services, including client surveys, client/family engagement events, and focus groups.
  • Facilitate quarterly family orientation events to foster family-to-family peer support.
  • Identify emergency or crisis situations and facilitate access to appropriate resources, navigating systems to connect individuals.
  • Provide support and guidance to family members experiencing stress related to the impact of familial substance use.
  • Provide education about substance use and the recovery process to parents and family members of individuals receiving services at CORA.
  • Lead department efforts to capture satisfaction data from clients/families and to involve clients/families in making programmatic decisions.
  • Provide transportation in a company vehicle for clients as needed.
  • Input and maintain all documentation standards and data collection/entry processes into internal and external databases.
  • Plan and implement anti-violence and trauma-related programming for IPS PAVE program, including workshops, trips, and family engagement activities.
  • Will attend and/or help plan community engagement events with a focus on anti-violence.
  • Coordinate anti-violence-related trainings for IPS Program.
  • Participate in professional development trainings/workshops as required by contract and departmental needs.
  • Participate in regularly scheduled individual and group supervisions.
  • Serve in various committees and/or work teams as requested.
  • Comply with CORA Services policies and procedures.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor.


  • High School Diploma or equivalent; Bachelor's degree preferred


Current Certified Recovery Specialist certification through PA Certification Board

At least 2 years current, sustained recovery history

At least 1 year post internship experience working with/assisting clients

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, clients and visitors, utilizing compassion and patience.

Family Recovery experience highly desirable.

Valid driver's license

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