Certified Peer Recovery Support Specialist

Peer Support · Whitehall, Ohio
Department Peer Support
Employment Type Part-Time or Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced
Compensation $40,000 annually

Job Description

Lighthouse Behavioral Health Solutions (Lighthouse) provides individual, outpatient, intensive outpatient, partial hospitalization, residential, psychiatric services, and medication assisted treatment for mental health and substance abuse treatment needs.


We are a treatment facility that prides itself in a welcoming and compassionate approach to substance use and mental health treatment. We believe our clients can achieve recovery and be valued community members through positive engagement and meaningful participation in treatment. 


Treatment plans are individualized, and there is great attention to client needs and preferences to achieve the maximum self-actualization that can be derived from treatment.


We apply evidence-based, best practice models reflective of the behavioral healthcare redesign to promote efficient and effective treatment operation and service outcomes.


We believe in achieving quality service through workforce development.  Lighthouse invests in training and education to promote professional growth. 


Our programs and services are dedicated to adults struggling to cope with alcohol and/or drug addiction and mental health challenges brought about by difficult life experiences on an outpatient basis.

Job Description/Duties

  • Proactively seek to support individuals in recovery from a substance use disorder. Services can be provided in the community, client’s home or treatment facility office. CPRS expresses understanding, support and respect the many paths of recovery an individual client may wish to pursue. Services can be provided in-person or over the phone but not through text. CPRS must be able to drive and occasionally transport clients.
  • Peer Recovery Specialist must have a working knowledge of the drug and alcohol treatment system and willing to assist the peer in accessing appropriate levels of care in consultation with licensed behavioral health clinicians
  • Peer Recovery Specialist must live a life in recovery and demonstrate a commitment to the recovery community
  • Maintaining confidentiality of communication between peer and peer recovery supporter. The confidential nature of this relationship does not extend to areas covered by mandated reporting. Peer Recovery Specialists are considered mandated reporters in the State of Ohio
  • The Recovery Specialist will serve as a role model, act as a mentor, advocate and motivator
  • Serve as group facilitator for various peer led support groups
  • The Recovery Specialist must demonstrate an ability to share personal recovery experiences and to develop authentic peer to peer relationships
  • Maintain electronic health record, billing sheets, group-sign in and other records as required
  • Assist recovering persons to identify their personal interests, goals, strengths and weaknesses regarding recovery
  • Support connections to community based, mutual self-help groups
  • Participate and contribute to weekly staffing discussions with clinical and case management


  • Must have certification as a Certified Peer Recovery Supporter
  • Minimum high school diploma/ G.E.D.
  • Must have lived experience in addiction recovery or addiction or addiction and mental health
  • Must possess OMHAS or other designated accrediting body in the State of Ohio Peer Recovery Support certification and be in good standing
  • Must have a valid Ohio driver’s license
  • Must be able to read and write


Sunday- Thursday 12:00 noon - 8:00pm or 

Tuesday- Saturday 12:00 noon - 8:00pm 


  • Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance
  • Group Life Insurance
  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • 401(k)
  • 9 paid holidays

Lighthouse is certified by the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (for Mental Health & Substance Abuse).

Lighthouse is an an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability status, genetics, gender identity and/or expression, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

Lighthouse is committed to modeling diversity and inclusion within and outside our organization and to maintaining an inclusive environment with equitable treatment for all.

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  • Location
    Whitehall, Ohio
  • Department
    Peer Support
  • Employment Type
    Part-Time or Full-Time
  • Minimum Experience
  • Compensation
    $40,000 annually