Certified Peer Recovery Advocate (CRPA)

Primary Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Demonstrate understanding of the peer role. Utilize "lived experience" to engage people from various settings into treatment. Provide support, encouragement and guidance in linking individuals to appropriate services.
  • Maintain confidentiality and appropriate boundaries with individuals.
  • Follow-up on treatment recommendations and referrals made by clinical staff and assist with adherence to treatment appointments. Provide warm handoffs to treatment providers and/or recovery support services and other community resources as indicated in the treatment plan.
  • Provide outreach, advocacy, mentoring and recovery support services to those seeking or sustaining recovery.
  • Collect any necessary data to assist in reporting to program, agency, and/or funding sources. Document services in program EHR following requirements set by OASAS and Medicaid.
  • Assume other responsibilities and tasks as assigned.

Qualifications and Requirements include:

· H.S Diploma or Equivalent plus Completion of 30 hours CCAR- Recovery Coach Academy plus 16 hours peer ethics training

  • CRPA, CRPA-P, or CRPA-P eligible

· Valid NYS driver's license with a safe and responsible driving history


Full Time, 35 hours per week. Some evening and nights.

Benefits include:

· Medical, dental, life/, STD/LTD insurance, (403b) with generous employer match. Accessibility to other voluntary benefits such as supplemental life, TDA, flexible spending account, AFLAC cancer care and personal accident insurance.

· 10 vacation days, 12 sick days, 4 personal days, 12 holidays and 2 floating holidays per year.

All positions at FCA are filled without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, HIV/AIDS status, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law. All are encouraged to apply.