Peer Recovery Specialist I (Certified & Uncertified)

Are you searching for a fulfilling place to develop your career and an opportunity to impact someone’s life? At Integrity, we believe that a vibrant company culture that supports and nurtures our employees is important because it is the key to our success.  With our team culture, we listen to your ideas and invest in your career growth!  Our purpose and passion are to empower clients, their loved ones, and our communities by helping individuals achieve recovery and optimal wellness of the mind, body, and spirit.  Be a part of our team whose mission is to help individuals and families through an effective and measurable system of comprehensive Therapeutic Community addictions treatment, mental health treatment, and recovery support in a way that brings about positive, long-term lifestyle change.

We are excited to announce our Peer Recovery Specialist I opening!

The Peer Recovery Specialist (Peer) leverages their lived experience with substance use disorder to engage, support, and coach community members with substance use challenges. This position operates within the Integrity House residential programs in Newark and Secaucus.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities of a Peer Recovery Specialist

  • Develop a measurable recovery plan with the client. 
  • Provide care coordination services
  • Provide coaching and support to retain clients in treatment and assist them in meeting their treatment goals.
  • Delivery recovery services that are culturally informed and personalized to meet the individualized needs of clients. 
  • Model healthy and positive behaviors for clients. 
  • Assist individuals in identifying and sustaining healthy community, family, and social connections to support the recovery process. 
  • Facilitate groups on the recovery process and available resources.
  • Facilitate groups with families. 
  • Coordinate sober recreational activities. 
  • Convene monthly alumni meetings at different program locations and/or off-site. 
  • Coordinate visits from alumni who can share their treatment and recovery experience with current clients. 
  • Perform wellness assessments/screenings.
  • Collect and enter data/services into electronic health record (EHR).
  • Function as a member of the multi-disciplinary team that collaboratively addresses client care. 
  • Conduct regular follow-up following client discharge.

Preferred Qualifications for a Peer Recovery Specialist


  • High School Diploma or GED.
  • Applicants must have a minimum of two (2) years of abstinence from substance use.

Required Licensing or Certifications:

  • The Peer Recovery Specialist I must actively pursue the CPRS from the point of hire and obtain this credential within the first year of hire.

Specialized skills, abilities, and knowledge:

  • Experience working with individuals with substance use challenges and/or mental illness.
  • Familiarity with the social services system.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to effectively collaborate with team members.
  • Preference for candidates who are bilingual in Spanish.

Work Schedule

This is a full-time, non-exempt position, and typical work hours are 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Although infrequent, schedule changes may occur to accommodate department/project needs.

Why Work for Integrity?

We believe that work is more than a place you go every day.  It is about being inspired and motivated to achieve extraordinary things.  We believe that workplace diversity and the inclusion of various views, perspectives, and backgrounds are integral parts of our company’s success and provide you with the best co-workers you could ask for.  Our employee benefits play an essential role in making Integrity a great workplace.

Our Exceptional Benefits Package Includes:

  • Low Cost and Generous Medical and Prescription Coverage (ask us for our benefits summary, we are proud of it!)
  • Employer Paid Dental
  • Employer Paid Vision
  • Employer Paid Life and AD&D
  • Employer Paid Long Term Disability
  • Employer Paid Health Reimbursement Account
  • Generous Vacation, Sick, Personal, and Holiday Time
  • 403(b) Plan with a Dollar for Dollar Match up to 3% of Compensation
  • Employee Assistance Plan
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Commuter Benefit Plan
  • Tuition Reimbursement – up to $3,000 annual
  • Recognition Rewards
  • Professional Development Assistance

Who We Are

Since 1968, Integrity House has provided comprehensive and compassionate addiction treatment services for individuals with substance use disorders. Integrity is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), an independent, nonprofit accreditor of health and human services. At its highest level, Integrity House is recognized statewide as a treatment leader.  Integrity House is committed to best practice and has expanded its program and services throughout the years to remain a practical resource for those who need help.  We currently offer inpatient, residential, and outpatient levels of addiction treatment, including medication-assisted treatment; treatment for co-occurring disorders; outpatient mental health services; recovery programs; education and workforce readiness opportunities; and supportive housing.

Integrity is committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and teammates.  Integrity House openly supports and fully commits to recruitment, selection, placement, promotion, and compensation of individuals without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), genetic information, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

Physical/Medical Requirements: Before hire, candidates shall be required to show  a negative TB skin test and positive titers for the MMR. Candidates will also be required to undergo SUD pre-boarding requirements, including drug testing, fingerprinting, and a physical exam.