Certified Recovery Peer Advocate (CRPA)

Primary Responsibilities include:

  • Identify needs and skills of individuals in recovery
  • Assist in the development of person-centered recovery plans and monitor progress.
  • Provide mentoring and identification of strengths and obstacles with individual.
  • Provide non-clinical peer support services and match individuals with available skills and resources. 
  • Educate program participants about multiple pathways of recovery, existing social and other support services
  • In conjunction with Program Manager, implement specific programs, groups and activities to meet participant needs.
  • In conjunction with Program Manager, recruit and train volunteers.
  • Promote and assist in facilitation of community outreach and special events.
  • Foster environment of cooperation, teamwork and mutual respect.

Qualifications and Requirements include:

  • High school diploma or GED.
  • Completion of Recovery Coach Training Academy (46 hours).
  • NYS Certified Recovery Peer Advocate (CRPA or CRPA-Provisional) certification required.
  • Knowledge of recovery and community resources.
  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • Computer proficient in MS Word and database systems.
  • Social media experience preferred.
  • Ability to work well with others.
  • Experience in delivery of peer recovery services and supports preferred.
  • Training experience preferred.
  • Valid NYS driver's license with a safe and responsible driving history and a vehicle that is properly registered and insured in accordance with NYS DMV regulations


  • 35 hours per week.
  • Some evenings and weekends may be required.

Benefits include:

  • Medical, Dental, Life STD/LTD Insurance. Employer contributed Pension (403b).  Accessibility to other voluntary benefits (Cancer Care, TDA, etc.)
  • 10 vacation days, 12 sick days, 4 personal days, 11 Agency holidays and 2 floating holidays per year.