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Peer Recovery Support Worker – Drug Court

Riverbend Community Mental Health

Founded in 1963, Riverbend Community Mental Health is a private, nonprofit organization providing specialized behavioral health services in central New Hampshire. Core services include 24/7 emergency mobile crisis services; counseling services for children, adults, and families; addiction treatment; and community support, vocational services, and residential programs for adults and seniors. Evidence-based models of treatment guide all our work, and we strongly believe in the power of self-directed growth and recovery.

Riverbend Community Mental Health, Inc., one of the largest providers of community-based behavioral health services in New Hampshire, is seeking a Recovery Support Worker to join our staff.  This position supports clients through stages of change in the Choices Substance Use Services program. 

This position requires a person who is grounded in peer-assisted recovery because of his/her life experience with substance use and/or other addictions, as they provide expertise that clinical training cannot replicate. The Peer Recovery Support worker will report to the Drug Court Coordinator and/or Clinical Manager and are fully integrated team members.

COVID-19 Considerations

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact the world, it is our responsibility as healthcare providers to help keep our staff, clients and communities safe.  At Riverbend, we have implemented processes and precautions to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 as well as a mandatory vaccination policy.  Exceptions can be applied for under medical or religious reasons.  Additionally, weekly testing will be required for anyone who is in progress of the vaccine series or individuals with approved exceptions.   

About working at Riverbend 

This is a full-time position with a comprehensive benefit package including:

  • Medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance
  • Flexible spending accounts for medical and/or daycare expenses
  • 403(b) retirement plan with company match
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • 4 weeks of earned time accrued in year 1; higher accrual in future years
  • 8 holidays per year
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Ample opportunities for training and expanding knowledge and skills
  • Business casual attire
  • Wellness programming
  • Approved site for Federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program

You’ll be joining a team of focused, hard-working, creative people who are passionate about delivering high quality behavioral health services, developing innovative responses to meet critical needs, and doing work that is both challenging and rewarding. Riverbend is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to building a safe, inclusive working environment for people of all backgrounds.

  • High School diploma or equivalent is required.
  • Ability for flexible schedule: this position requires a person be able to work Monday through Friday with varying hours. (1st and 2nd shift availability required).
  • Lived experience with and knowledge of substance use treatment, recovery coaching and other related human services required.
  • Knowledge of the system of care for substance use and mental health treatment, as well as available resources in Merrimack County and surrounding areas preferred.
  • Certification as Recovery Support Worker preferred (or willingness to pursue a CRSW is required).
  • Excellent communication, problem-solving, time management and organizational skills required.
  • Valid driver’s license, personal vehicle, and auto insurance or access to a reasonable alternative is required.
  • Provide support to clients enrolled in Merrimack County Drug Court in recovery-oriented skills, activities of daily living, socialization, and community integration.
  • Engage clients by sharing personal experience, ensuring that self-disclosure is always in support of the client’s needs. Provide individual support as deemed appropriate by program supervisors.
  • Speak with clients’ prior to enrollment in program to educate and motivate for treatment.
  • Encourage hopefulness and motivation by sharing personal experiences of recovery.
  • Participate in the provision of services to people served by co-facilitating groups (in conjunction with clinical staff) to provide support for increased stability in the clients  lives through recovery and a better understanding of their symptoms of relapse as well as symptoms of mental illness. Facilitate alumni groups and other Peer lead groups.
  • Report behavioral changes and medication concerns to the treatment team.
  • Maintain healthy boundaries to ensure a high quality and safe therapeutic relationship with clients.
  • Assist case managers with urine toxicology screenings as needed.
How to Apply:

Visit our career page at:

or contact directly:

Christina Broyer,Talent Acquisition Specialist

603-226-7505 X3220

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Date Added: September 24, 2021

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