CRPA Certified Recovery Peer Advocate


Primary Responsibilities include:

  • Implement use of skills/needs assessment instrument with recoverees.
  • Identify needs and skills of recoverees; persons in recovery (PIR).
  • Assist in development of individual recovery plans with recoverees and monitor progress.
  • In conjunction with recoverees, provide mentoring and identification of obstacles.
  • Match recoverees with available skills and resources.
  • In conjunction with recoveree and Recovery Services Coordinator, implement specific programs, groups and activities to meet attendee needs.
  • In conjunction with Recovery Services Coordinator, recruit and train volunteers.
  • Promote and assist in facilitation of 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 (minimum 28 hours).

-  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.