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Peer Recovery Specialist

David Lawrence Centers

Full-Time | On Location / In Office

$18 - $20/hr.

Peer Recovery Specialist: Crossroads Continuum/Hospital Bridge Program 

Headquartered in Naples, Florida, DLC is a respected leader in the behavioral health field, providing comprehensive and innovative mental health and substance use treatment services.

Our Crossroads Continuum Team provides substance use disorder services to Collier County adults with primary and co-occurring disorders.

The Hospital Bridge Program is a collaboration between DLC, Physicians Regional Medical Center and NCH Healthcare System. The program is designed to improve linking hospital systems with DLC’s substance use programs and provide treatment, transitional support, certified recovery housing and other wrap-around services to prevent readmissions.


– Providing recovery support, intervention and referrals to treatment whilst primarily stationed at local hospitals.

– Linking Peers with Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) options when appropriate for Opioid use disorders.

– Working collaboratively with hospital staff.

– Serving as a supporter, role model, mentor and advocate to assist in recovery planning and goal setting.

– Providing non-clinical, evidence-based Peer support services and working with Peers to implement self-management wellness plans.

– Creating Wellness Recovery Action Plans (WRAP®) to assist Peers in identifying relapse prevention strategies.

– Providing recovery and whole health education to help Peers identify their objectives in both 1:1 and group settings to address chronic diseases/co-morbid conditions.

– Helping Peers identify their interests/strengths and participating in all decisions related to establishing and achieving their recovery goals.

– Assisting Peers with developing problem-solving skills so that they can respond to challenges that may arise in their recovery process.

– Participating as a member of a Peer’s entire treatment/recovery support team and including family members’ input when Peer desires.

– Assisting Peers in organizing their time to keep appointments as well as other scheduled contacts with specific providers.

– Conveying hope to Peers about their own recovery and model that recovery is possible by demonstrating recovery-focused health and wellness behaviors.

– Promoting social learning, understanding and acceptance through shared experiences.

– Encouraging Peers to develop independent behavior that is based on choice rather than compliance.

– Describing personal recovery practices to help Peers discover which recovery practices work for them.

– Supporting successful community inclusion and participation.

– Transition and navigation assistance to Peers working with and through multiple recovery systems.

– Teaching life skills, including personal care and socially responsible actions.

– Coaching Peers to establish/reestablish/maintain healthy relationships with family members (of choice), significant others and friends.

– Participating in community and outside agency meetings related to creating a recovery-oriented system of care throughout Florida.


– High School Diploma or GED = Required

– Degree or certification in related field = Preferred

– Personally lived experience with Substance Use Disorders = Required

– Meeting Florida Certification Board requirements = Required

– Completing Peer Certification within 1 year of Start Date = Required

– Ability to share personal recovery experiences and to develop authentic Peer-to-Peer relationships = Required

– Respecting each individual Peer’s unique path to recovery = Required

– Confidence in knowing when to share and when to listen = Required

– Valid Florida Driver’s License and clean driving record = Required

– Working knowledge of Substance Use Treatment principles = Required

– Ability to recognize the need for, set, communicate and maintain Peer boundaries = Required

– Tried and true experience with immaculate documentation skills = Required

– Capacity to relate to a diverse group of Peers and co-workers = Required

– Microsoft Office 365 (Including Teams) & Electronic Medical Record Experience = Preferred

– Confidence to work with a combination of empathy, energy and efficiency = Required

– Ability to pass a Level II DCF Mental Health Fingerprinting, Drug Screen and Local Criminal Check = Required


– Full-Time Hourly/Non-Exempt position
~ Monday-Friday, target hours 8AM-5PM with some flexibility required and/or available
~ Daily local travel involved

– COMPREHENSIVE benefits outside of competitive salary include:
~ Exciting 401(k) w/Employer Match
~ Employer Paid Life/AD&D
~ Generous PTO & Paid Holidays
~ Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance
~ Diverse discounts with local businesses
~ DLC-sponsored Health & Wellness Initiatives Including EAP
~ Extensive Tuition/Licensure Reimbursement Plans

If you are interested in making a commitment to providing exceptionally compassionate care and making a powerful difference in the lives of our clients and their families, you may contact Recruiter Angie Wester directly via [email protected]

Posted On: February 18, 2024

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