Peer Recovery Support Specialist (679)


In exchange for your skill and experience, Hillsides offers an excellent benefits package, which includes:

  • This role is eligible for Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF)
  • Competitive salary 
  • Medical insurance with a $20 premium per paycheck for employee only coverage plan 
  • Dental insurance 100% employer paid for HMO employee only coverage plan 
  • Life and AD&D insurance 100% employer paid up to two times the annual salary
  • Flexible Spending Account with $500 roll-over limit 
  • 401(k) 
  • 12 paid holidays per year and generous paid time off policy accruing up to 22 days off annually 
  • Bilingual stipend of $2,000 or $4,000 for applicable positions 
  • Robust training opportunities: Shared Core Practice Model & Trauma Informed Care


The Essential Functions Include:

  •  Conducts street outreach to transition-aged youth in a team approach
  •  Provides peer support services to homeless youth with substance abuse disorders
  •  Assists clients in articulating personal goals for recovery through the use of one-to-one and group sessions
  •  Assists clients in determining the steps he/she needs to take in order to achieve goals and self-directed recovery
  •  Provide information and referrals for social service and financial assistance programs, community resources, recovery supports and treatment providers
  •  Assist with linkage tasks, advocacy and accompaniment within the community on an as needed basis
  •  The PRSS will promote community socialization, recovery, self-advocacy, self-help, and development of natural supports.
  •  Completes tracking tools and enters data into agency database
  •  Participate in weekly staff meetings


  •  Lived experience with homelessness, mental health, and/or substance abuse
  •  Peer Recovery Specialist Certification, or at least 3 years experience in lieu of certification
  •  High School Diploma/GED preferred, but not required
  •  Must have demonstrated the ability to establish and maintain effective person-to-person relationships, skill in oral and written communication, ability to inspire confidence and motivate individuals, and capacity for leadership

Driving is an essential function of this position:

  • Must have valid CA Driver's License
  • Must provide proof of personal vehicle insurance

This position performs tasks that may involve exposure to blood, body fluids, or tissues.  All Hillsides employees are offered the opportunity to receive the Hepatitis B vaccination series.

Hillsides is an Equal Opportunity Employer