Reports To: Community Manager 

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Work Schedule: Full Time

Salary: Hourly 

Position Summary:

At Thrive Behavioral Health Center, we deliver industry leading peer support for those suffering from Mental Health and/or Substance Use Disorders. We are proud to set the industry standard and continue our growth. A Certified Peer Supporter is a trained individual who has lived experience with addiction to alcohol and/or drugs who provides one-to-one strengths-based support to peers in recovery, empowering them to make healthier choices on a day to day basis. Thrive connects Certified Peer Supporters with individuals receiving other forms of behavioral health care and links them with recovery support services. The Certified Peer Supporter will be an accountability partner to promote recovery by engaging in a personal and positive, supportive relationship, demonstrating and inspiring hope, trust, and a positive outlook and optimize client connection with a broad range of community based services and natural supports. The Family/Child Welfare Peer Supporter as a representative of Thrive will work in partnership with Children and Family Services as part of the clinical team.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Through identifying as a person in recovery and intentionally sharing their recovery story; use this as appropriate means to assist clients, provide hope, and help in changing patterns and behaviors
  • Help peers understand recovery, as well as identify and achieve their own recovery needs, wants and goals
  • Conduct outreach to peers to engage them in peer support services
  • Provide information and opportunities for individuals to direct their own recovery and advocacy processes - individualized recovery action plans will be utilized to assist and guide individuals toward their own personal goals
  • Assist clients in finding resources for harm reduction, detoxification treatment, family support, and support groups
  • Upon assignment, meet with client each week, and based upon need of client;
  • Attend meetings, child visitation, and court hearings with client as requested
  • Teach and support acquisition and utilization of skills needed to sustain recovery from substance use
  • Responsible for maintaining accurate records and notes, confidentiality, and compiling timely reports
  • Maintain records and provide assistance with appropriate documentation in files and computer database
  • Achieve all performance goals in regards to client outreach, engagement and services provided
  • Enter all peer notes in an accurate and timely manner including phone notes
  • Provide recovery resources to individuals and their family members
  • Advocate for the needs of each individual
  • Complete caseload management including all necessary documentation
  • Communicate with healthcare staff to build a rapport and coordinate care
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Identify as a person in recovery with at least two years of successful recovery
  • Certified Peer Supporter in the state of Ohio
  • Experience working with child welfare or have encountered child welfare system
  • Working knowledge of different pathways to recovery and social systems including evidence based practices
  • Understands problems analysis, decision-analysis, evaluate interventions, and contingency plans
  • Ability to be an active listener by asking questions and reflecting on what is being said
  • Knowledge of area resources that may aid client in ongoing recovery (i.e. transportation, treatment providers, sober support systems)
  • Proficient level of ability with computer; Microsoft Office Products
  • Effective written and oral communication skills; ability to articulate information clearly
  • Valid driver’s license and vehicle insurance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in peer recovery services, social service, customer service or non-profit environment
  • Experience with electronic health records or other industry related types of applications and software

Education: High School Diploma or GED equivalent

Behavioral Competencies:

  • Leadership
  • Empathy
  • Compassion
  • Positive Attitude
  • Mission driven
  • Accountability

Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that should be met by an individual to successfully perform the essential duties of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be available to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties. The position requires sitting and standing throughout the day, manual dexterity to type on a computer keyboard and operate general office equipment.

We are committed to creating a more diverse community. We encourage candidates from historically underrepresented groups to apply. EEO/M/F/H/V IND0

THRIVE BEHAVIORAL HEALTH CENTER is an EEO employer - M/F/Vets/Disabled

We are committed to creating a more diverse community. We encourage candidates from historically underrepresented groups to apply. EEO/M/F/H/V IND0

THRIVE BEHAVIORAL HEALTH CENTER is an EEO employer - M/F/Vets/Disabled
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