Open position: Certified Recovery Peer Advocate (CRPA)

Job Type: Full Time (F/T)

Date posted: February 11, 2021

Location: Brooklyn, NY

Reports to: Director of Patient Care/Clinical Supervisor

# of positions: 13

Hourly rate: $17.00

Job Description:

The primary function of the Certified Recovery Peer Advocate is facilitating outreach with individuals currently in our new OASAS Inpatient detox and rehabilitation program under the supervision of a qualified healthcare professional. Utilizing their recovery expertise, professional training, and lived experience, peers boost individuals’ engagement in treatment and commitment to recovery. CRPAs also connect patients to community-based recovery supports consistent with treatment, recovery, and discharge plans. Certified Peer Recovery Advocates duties will include, but are not limited to:

  • Non-clinical crisis support for our patients in our detox and rehab units ensuring they remain in treatment
  • Educating ACI patients on various modes of recovery/next level of care
  • Raising awareness of existing social and other support services
  • Linking ACI patients to formal recovery supports
  • Assist in the review and discussion of the peer’s personal self-directed recovery plan
  • Educate program participants about various pathways of recovery
  • Model coping skills
  • Attend Supervision/Staff meetings as appropriate

Job Requirements:

  • High School Diploma/GED
  • NYS Certified Recovery Peer Advocate (CRPA)
  • Knowledge of the substance use disorder recovery process
  • Computer competent
  • Cultural and Trauma Sensitive

The following are considered a plus:

  • Prior experience working as a Certified Recovery Peer Advocate
  • Experience working with persons with co-occurring mental health issues
  • Experience with Electronic Health Records (EHR, i.e. InSync)
  • Experience in documenting Wellness/Recovery Plans
  • Foreign language fluency

ACI Inpatient Detox and Rehab is a 180-bed facility that is an OASAS Certified 816 Medically Supervised Withdrawal Service (MSWS) and OASAS Certified part 818 Inpatient Rehabilitation program located in a new state of the art facility located in the heart of Brooklyn, NY.

Please send your resume to HR Director, Dolores Lopresti, at &

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