Certified Recovery Peer Advocate (CRPA)

SHERPA is a specially trained team of peer recovery coaches offering guidance to individuals and families navigating the Substance Use Disorder (SUD) treatment system.? SHERPA provides recovery, harm-reduction, and crisis service linkage and emotional support based on the principles of hope, wellness, dignity, and choice.

Primary Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

SHERPA's Certified Recovery Peer Advocate (CRPA) engage people in strength-based, person centered, and trauma-informed peer support at the very beginning stages of their individual recovery plans, primarily in a hospital emergency room setting. They educate individuals and families about the process of recovery, including options for treatment, harm reduction, recovery support services, and safety. 

CRPAs provide systems advocacy and guidance to individuals as they navigate the Substance Use Disorder treatment system and provide family support navigation to assist with the substance use exposure education/treatment and connecting with support systems.

Qualifications and Requirements include:

·  High school diploma or GED required. Undergraduate degree a plus

·  Completion of Recovery Coach Training Academy (46 hours)

·  NYS Certified Recovery Peer Advocate (CRPA or CRPA-Provisional) certification required.

·  Computer proficient in MS Word and database systems

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


·  Full time, 35 hours per week, some evenings and weekends are required.

Benefits include:

·  Medical, Dental, Life STD/LTD Insurance, and (403)b with generous employer contribution. 

·  Accessibility to other voluntary benefits including tax deferred annuity and AFLAC personal accident insurance, cancer care, supplemental dental and supplemental life insurance.

·  20 vacation days, 12 sick days, 4 personal days, 12 Agency 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.