TITLE: Peer Recovery Advocate

DEPARTMENT: MMTP (Methadone Maintenance Treatment Program) and Chemical Dependency Program (CDP) REPORTS TO: Program Director at CDP

JOB LOCATION: 190 Mercer Street/122 W 27th Street

JOB STATUS: 35 hours a week, 1-year assignment

HOURS: Mon-Fri 7-3 pm; or Mon-Thur 12-8 pm and Fri 9-5 pm

FLSA: Non-Exempt



Founded in 1902 as a settlement house to help New York’s increasing immigrant population adjust to life in a new country, Greenwich House today offers a variety of programs and approaches that continue to provide thousands of New Yorkers with health and wellness supports, education and personal enrichment, and skills building and cultural experiences.


We offer a competitive compensation package, which includes medical insurance, life insurance, disability insurance, 403b, commuter benefit, flexible spending account, and generous paid leave.


Please submit the application through ADP in the link is below. Questions can be directed to HR@GreenwichHouse.org.


Position Summary

The Peer Recovery Advocate uses lived experience to provide outreach for engaging and retaining an individual to consider entering treatment, reinforcing current patients’ engagement in treatment and connecting patients to community based recovery supports consistent with treatment/recovery and discharge plans.” The CRPA will work as a fully integrated team member providing peer recovery support to individuals in the outpatient clinic setting and in the community.


High School or Equivalency Diploma, with 2 years’ work or volunteer experience in a recovery-oriented setting.
NYS Certified Recovery Peer Advocate. Or trainee.
Firsthand knowledge of Substance Use Disorder recovery process.
Experience working with persons with Substance Use disorders and/or Mental Health issues and documenting services rendered.
Knowledge with data based systems such as the SMART system.
Previous experience working as a Certified Recovery Peer Advocate.
Comfortable using lived experience in recovery to help others.
Computer competent; Windows, Microsoft Word, etc.

Essential Functions

To perform this job successfully, a successful candidate must be able to perform satisfactorily each essential duty. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified candidates with disabilities to perform these duties.

Assist individuals in the development of a personal self-directed recovery plan.
Work with individuals to identify strengths.
Link individuals to formal recovery supports.
Provide individuals with information on existing community supports and services.
Model coping skills.
Accompany individuals to appointments when necessary.
Educate individuals about various pathways to recovery.
Identify and support linkages to community resources that support the individual’s goals and interests.
Engage with an individual that is considering entering treatment.
Engage an individual to attend treatment or other healthcare services.
Engage an individual in continuing care services post-discharge;
Raise awareness of existing social and other support services;
Help individuals develop and practice new skills;
Help individuals self-monitor their progress;
Model effective coping skills;
Attend court and other system meetings as a support;
Facilitate non-clinical peer support groups; and
Support individuals in advocating for themselves to obtain effective services.
Must be able to establish rapport with patients
Must be able to effectively communicate with medical providers and with program treatment staff
Must have clarity in oral and written communication when interacting with multidisciplinary treatment team and completing plans and case conference input
Interacts with all levels of personnel within the organization and maintains external business relationships with in the social services community.
Perform other tasks and special projects as assigned by direct supervisor.
Receives, screens, reviews and process a variety of documents and materials.
Receives incoming mail, date stamps and routes to appropriate individual or location for action.
Prepares client folders, files guides, indexes and labels within the framework of the existing classification scheme.
Sorts and arranges files usually alphabetically or numerically or by other established program classification and/or coding system.
Greets clients to the program and answers telephone referring the caller in each case to the appropriate staff member. Takes messages for the staff member in the latter’s absence or gives factual information to the caller when it is known and there is no question about the propriety of its release.
Log clients in attendance roster.
Files records in cabinets in accordance with code to insure proper storage and convenient retrieval.
Monitors patient accounts; verifies client income/work verification annually; notifies clients about non-payment of fees; prepares non-payment notices and presents the notice to the clients who are in arrears; monitors and enforces compliance with negotiated arrears payment schedule contract with client.
If client is unable to comply with terms of negotiated contract, has discretion to accept alternate payment terms subject to review and approval by Program Administration.
Collects client fees; prepares end of the day collected fee report; prepares weekly fee report for Fiscal Department; verifies patients’ accounts weekly through spot check comparison of client account cards to computer.
Keep Vocational Coordinator and Director of Clinical Services informed of progress and problems.
Perform other tasks and special projects as assigned by the direct supervisor.


We are an equal opportunity employer, and we actively cultivate a diverse workplace. All employment decisions are made without regard to actual or perceived age, race, sex, religion, creed, color, citizenship, sexual orientation, ethnicity, familial status, liability for military service, genetic pre-disposition or carrier status, national origin or ancestry, disability, veteran status, marital status, gender identity or expression, status as a victim of domestic violence, or any other bases protected under federal, state and local laws, regulations or ordinance.