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Open Sky Community Services ACCS Certified Peer Recovery Coach - Worcester Integrated Team A in Worcester, Massachusetts


USD $18.75/Hr.

Description and Responsibilities

Adult Community Clinical Services is a Department of Mental Health funded service that is designed to deliver evidence-based interventions within a clinically focused model. Individuals served are diagnosed with mental illness or dual diagnosis and reside in their own homes, apartments, or in group living environments. Our services focus on helping people transition to a more independent environment while maximizing their natural supports by building skills and achieving personal goals. The teams are tight knit, supportive and multidisciplinary. Open Sky’s talented clinicians, substance use counselors, nurses, peer staff, housing counselors, outreach counselors, and direct care staff provide quality, compassionate care to individuals served.

The Certified Peer Recovery Specialist p rovides direct peer support to individuals and families by sharing their lived and personal experiences with substance use with the purpose and intent to build trust and collaboration with people served. They work with individuals to support the development and maintenance of key skills including stress management, relapse prevention, self-determination, self-advocacy, decision making, and goal planning through the use of recovery tools, including Wellness Recovery Action Plans.

Other Key responsibilities:

  • Assist Persons in developing, implementing, and monitoring personal recovery goals using a self-directed recovery and wellness planning process and provide support to Persons through Life and Care Transitions.

  • Conduct 1:1 and group activities geared toward increasing people’s readiness to engage in rehabilitation. Facilitate Peer skill building and support groups.

  • Facilitate the development of valued community roles including group memberships, employment, or volunteer experiences.

  • Maintain a working knowledge of consumer-operated programs and activities in the mental health field, such as Recovery Learning Communities.


  • High School Diploma, GED or equivalent, required.

  • Driver’s License, acceptable driving record and reliable transportation, required.

  • Must have lived experience with Substance Use Disorder and have the ability to forge mutually beneficial relationships with people served while maintaining strong boundaries/ethics.

  • Must be a Certified Addiction Recovery Coach (CARC) or be willing to obtain CARC within one year of employment. Open Sky pays for your certification!

About Us

At Open Sky Community Services, we open our doors, hearts, and minds to the belief that every individual, regardless of perceived limitations, deserves the chance to live a productive and fulfilling life.

Open Sky is on an anti-racist journey, committed to learning, living, and breathing inclusion, opportunity, diversity, racial equity, and justice for ALL.

At Open Sky, you’ll join over 1,300 compassionate and highly trained professionals who put innovative, evidence-based practices to work in ways that positively impact our communities across Central Massachusetts and beyond.

As a trauma-informed organization, Open Sky strives for transparency and sensitivity to the experiences of those we interact with. Self-care is encouraged, and we are committed to providing a positive work culture that is focused on continuous learning and the value of diverse perspectives.

Open Sky is proud to be an industry leader in pay and benefits. Open the Door to Possibility and begin your career with Open Sky today!

Benefits of Working for Open Sky Include:
  • Excellent Supervision (Individual and Group), Professional Development, and Training Opportunities

  • Generous paid time off plan – you start with 29 days (almost 6 weeks!) in your first year, including 12 paid holidays. Increases to 32 days in your 2nd year, and the current maximum is 43 days (OVER 8 WEEKS!)

  • We pay for your higher education! Ask about our Tuition Reimbursement Program, and reimbursement for a variety of Human Services certifications.

  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance with Prescription Plan

  • 403b Retirement Plan with Employer Match

  • Life Insurance (100% Employer-Paid)

  • Eligible employer for the Public Student Loan Forgiveness Program

  • And more!

    Open Sky celebrates diversity and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with federal and state employment opportunity laws, qualified applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, gender, national origin, religion, age, sexual orientation, disability, veteran, or disabled Veteran status.

Job ID2024-9050