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

Certified Peer Recovery Specialist

Interested in working for a non-profit organization rooted in a tradition of care and compassion? Interested in making a difference?

For over 50 years CORA Services, a 2023 TOP WORKPLACE in Philadelphia, has been a fast-paced, growing organization whose goal is to help children and families experiencing emotional, academic, and social challenges which impede their development and productivity throughout the greater Philadelphia area.

We provide our employees with solid benefits, a positive atmosphere, meaningful work, and a culture of strong leadership, which in turn drives growth and innovation.

The Certified Peer Recovery Specialist will serve as a role model, mentor, advocate and motivator to recovering individuals in order to prevent relapse and promote long-term recovery. In addition, the Certified Peer Recovery Specialist will support the parents/family members of individuals who are experiencing challenges as a result of substance use and/or exposure.


· 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 recovery support to a case load of adults participating in substance use treatment.

· Assist in connecting clients/families to recovery oriented activities which may include accompanying client 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.

· 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.

· Provide transportation in a company vehicle for clients as needed.

· Input and maintain all documentation standards and data collection/entry processes.

· Participate in regularly scheduled individual and group supervisions.

· Serve in various committees and/or work teams as requested.

· Participate in professional development trainings/workshops as required by contract and departmental needs.

· 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

Please note: All new hires are expected to be fully vaccinated against COVID -19 prior to starting work with CORA Services.

CORA Services Inc. provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religious creed, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.

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