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Recovery Specialist/Veteran Peer Coach, NeuroMusculoskeletal Institute (Full-Time, Temporary)

Apply now Job no: 498173
Work type: Temporary Full-Time
Location: Stratford, New Jersey
Categories: Clinical, Professional

Job Title:                  Recovery Specialist/Veteran Peer Coach (Full-Time, Temporary)

Department:            NeuroMusculoskeletal Institute

Facility:                    VA Suicide Prevention Grant

Reports To:              Program Director, Administrator



The Veteran Recovery Specialist provides peer support using their own unique, life-altering experience in order to guide and support other veterans who are in recovery.


  • Work with individuals to support and strengthen their capacity to engage in their personal recovery.
  • Collaborate with the client in the development of the client’s recovery plan which will be one component of the overall care plan.
  • Provide recovery support services based on the individual’s preference and his or hers assessed needs and support individuals as they move through the stages of change.
  • Assist individuals with accessing recovery support services in the community.
  • Be a positive role model by sharing experience, knowledge, hope, and skills.
  • Maintain relationships with the individual in order to assist him/her in the treatment engagement and retention process.
  • Reinforce, guide, and assure the individual that recovery is possible and is built on multiple strengths, coping abilities, and the resources of each individual.
  • Assist the individual in gaining skills and resources needed to initiate and maintain recovery.
  • Assist in in creating and sustaining a social and physical environment that is supportive of recovery.
  • Enhance identification with and participation in the recovery community and empower individuals to make self-determined and self-directed choices about their recovery pathway.
  • Provide support in face-to-face meetings and/or telephone support based on the individual’s preference.
  • Help individuals maintain healthy community, family and social connections.
  • Provide training to individuals on recognizing relapse triggers and strategies to deal with avoiding a relapse.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Must demonstrate peer support having a minimum of 2 years of recovery. Must be a veteran. Must be able to travel. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Must complete Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services training program and have Peer Recovery Specialist Certification. Must have two years minimum recovery. Must be a veteran. May be required to follow a varied schedule which may include evenings, weekends and holidays.  May be required to possess a valid driver’s license. 

This is a Full-Time Temporary Grant Funded position.


  • Only completed, online applications submitted on or before the deadline will be considered.
  • Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the US, and the university will not sponsor an applicant for a work visa for this position.

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Recovery Specialist/Veteran Peer Coach, NeuroMusculoskeletal Institute (Full-Time, Temporary) Stratford, New Jersey