Peer Recovery Specialist

The overall goal of this position is to provide Peer Recovery Support to individuals participating in the SAARA of Virginia programs and to connect individuals seeking recovery to a larger community of care and available resources.


Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Facilitate recovery support groups.

  • Individual will keep organized records of participants.

  • Provide one-on-one Peer Support to assist individuals in recovery goal setting.

  • Refer peers to resources for medical, housing, and detox facilities.

  • Engage individuals interested in seeking addiction recovery and applying a person-centered approach to Peer Recovery Support.

  • Offer resources and recovery tools to assist individuals in their recovery process.

  • Individual works directly with treatment team to assist in meetings with clients including interventions.

  • Participates in ongoing recovery coach training.

  • Knowledge of national and local substance use and prevention statistics and demonstrates ability to apply current trends in practice to coaching.

  • Assist in Outreach Activities.

  • Other duties as assigned.




Passionate individual who is in recovery from a Substance Use Disorder for 4 or more years. Must demonstrate in practice that there are multiple pathways to recovery.  Must be a Certified Peer Recovery Specialist.



This position is part-time non-exempt (15 hours per week) at a rate of $15.00 per hour. No benefits package is offered.

Please send all resumes to Lindsey Jefferson at No phone calls please.



SAARA is an equal opportunity employer. We will not discriminate, and we will take affirmative action to ensure against discrimination in employment, recruitment, advertisements for employment, compensation, termination, upgrading, promotions and other conditions of employment against any employee or job applicant on the basis of race, color, gender, nation or origin, age, religion, creed, disability, recovery status, veteran’s status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.