Employment Opportunity: Certified Recovery Specialist

Punxsutawney, Clearfield, & DuBois, PA

Are you looking for a part-time job that pays well and is flexible? Have you been in recovery for 2 years or more? CenClear is looking for a Certified Recovery Specialist to provide recovery support and mentoring to individuals in all stages of recovery. Contact CenClear today!


General Description of Duties
Certified Recovery Specialists provides supportive services to enhance clients’ recovery, to include but not limited to services within the following areas: outreach, peer based recovery support, and mentoring in all stages of recovery. Certified Recovery Specialists assist participants in gaining access to needed resources in the community, by assisting them in overcoming barriers, and helping bridge gaps between their needs and available resources. Such services shall be made available to individuals at all stages of the recover process, including to those not yet engaged in treatment or other services. These services will enhance the service continuum by offering ongoing supports and assistance promoting and encouraging long-term recovery. Certified Recovery Specialists work closely with program participants before, during and after their treatment experiences to support and assist them in their recovery, in understanding and navigating the system of care, as well as encouraging any necessary connections with other service systems.

Specific Description of Duties
• Facilitates assistance in accessing various community resources (education, housing, transportation, recovery supports, etc.).
• Offers referrals to treatment services when necessary.
• Provides guidance on the recovery process and recovery education.
• Helps client with developing a Personal Recovery Plan.
• Offers support and advocacy related to obstacles that are often encountered during the early stages of recovery.
• Assists participants in acquiring self-care skills such as budgeting, shopping, cooking, housekeeping, interview skills, etc.
• Provides telephone recovery support when applicable (i.e. Recovery Checkups).
• Monitors participants’ recovery stability.
• Introduces and engages participants in the recovery community.
• Provides support before, during, and after treatment.
• Provides outreach and advocacy for those in the early stages of recovery (i.e. Meeting with landlord and client).
• Assists case managers and drug and alcohol staff with outreach activities to engage new participants in the recovery process.
• Performs follow-up activities with participants who have completed programs, or are in need of re-admission.
• Attends trainings as identified for the position, target population and individual need for professional growth.


• High School Diploma or GED
• Minimum of two (2) years in recovery
• Certification as a Certified Recovery Specialist or receipt of certification within 12 months of hire (We may provide training.)
• Access to transportation
• Computer skills

Must obtain the following Clearances:
• PA Criminal Record (State Police)- https://epatch.state.pa.us
• Child Abuse History Check- www.compass.state.pa.us/cwis
• FBI Clearance- PA Department of Human Services – https://uenroll.identogo.com
• Mandated Reporting Certificate-free-www.reportabusepa.pitt.edu.

Physical Requirements
• Ability to reach overhead.
• Lift and carry objects over thirty (30) pounds.
• Bend to reach objects from the floor.
• Climb stairs.
• Stand for extended periods of time with reasonable breaks.
• Sit for extended period of time with reasonable breaks.
• Operate office machines.
• Vision and hearing within normal limits.

Contact Info: 

If interested please submit resume or apply online through our website www.cenclear.org employment, Please provide a direct email address and phone number.

Position will remain open until filled.

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