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Peer Recovery Support Specialist

NAMI New Hampshire

The National Alliance on Mental Illness New Hampshire (NAMI NH) is a statewide, grassroots non-profit comprised of a network of affiliate chapters and support groups, staff and volunteers that provide information, education and support to all families and communities affected by mental illness. NAMI NH’s public policy work includes advocacy for health insurance coverage and access to comprehensive, integrated health care and community-based supports without discrimination or stigma for all who are affected by mental illness.

Our Connect Program is designated as a National Best Practice Program that trains professionals and community members to prevent and respond effectively to suicide across the lifespan.   Our public health, socio-ecological model emphasizes collaboration between service providers.  Best practice protocols are provided for each service provider discipline. The training can be customized to meet the needs of a community or organization. 

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Job Description:

The Peer Recovery Support Specialist provides non-professional recovery support to individuals recovering from mental health disorders and possibly, co-occurring alcohol and drug problems. The Specialist works to help consumers in recovery connect with natural supports including family, faith-based supports, clean and sober community activities and women’s services.  The Peer Support Specialist should bring at least 5 years of lived-experience in mental health or co-occurring disorders recovery to this position.  This is a part-time, 16-20 hours per week.


Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Personal Characteristics:

  • 5 years minimum of lived-experience in recovery from mental health and/or co-occurring disorders.
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain ethics and boundaries in peer relationships.
  • Knowledge of the mental health system and peer supports.
  • Ability to work effectively within a team of counselors, linkage specialists and other project staff.
  • Familiarity with community resources that support addiction recovery and/or recovery from mental illness.
  • Unconditional respect for recovering people in Transitional Housing Services.
  • Understanding of the impact of trauma and mental health issues on recovering individuals.
  • Demonstrated written and oral communication skills.
  • Good time management skills, self-directed and self-motivated.
  • Demonstrated basic computer skills.
  • Transportation and auto insurance coverage required.
  • Flexibility to work some weekends and evenings.
  • Participate in the Recovery Coaching Academy Training and apply coaching principles
  • Participate in other training aimed at increasing group and individual mentoring skills and completing other job responsibilities
  • Participate in regular scheduled supervision with NAMI NH supervisor to focus on peer support boundaries and ethics and program operations
  • Work closely with program counselors, linkage specialists and other project staff
  • Work with consumers in recovery to map out an individualized recovery plan that connects them to family support and  community-based recovery resources
  • Provide day to day emotional and tangible support including rides, referrals and guidance
  • Complete paperwork and documentation in a timely and efficient manner
  • Knowledge of  community resources including 12 step meetings, mental health peer supports, clean and sober recreational activities and organizations, and learning opportunities for recovering people and their families
How to Apply:

To apply for this part-time (16-20 per week) Peer Recovery Support Specialist, please send your letter of interest, resume and salary requirements to:

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Date Added: November 13, 2019

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