Peer Coach Job Description

We are seeking a Peer Recovery Coach to join our team!

This position will be primarily responsible for managing our Recovery Community Center, walk-in coaching, and our Re-Entry Supports programs.

This position is based at the Community Center in Petoskey, where they will be the primary person providing on-site coaching services for our walk-in clients. Traveling is sometimes required for servicing our 21-county region, attending trainings, etc. so access to reliable transportation and a valid driver’s license are required for this position.

The hours will be primarily business hours of 9am – 5pm, with one Saturday a month and periodic nights for special events.

The coaches report to the Program Manager/Peer Recovery Coach Supervisor.

We are a small and growing organization with many changes and lots of growth planned for 2023! We are looking for someone who is flexible, open-minded, curious, and trustworthy to join our team!

Does this describe you?

  • Experienced Peer Recovery Coach. Preferred 1 year + as a professional coach, or equivalent experience.
  • Valid driver’s license and access to reliable transportation.
  • Have lived experience of recovery and are familiar with the recovery process and experiences.
  • Willing to work with many types of recoverees, respect the diversity of all recoverees, and honor all pathways to recovery.
  • Lead by example: share the hope and power of Recovery, treat everyone who comes in as a resource; see strengths rather than weaknesses in self and others.
  • An advocate for Recoverees, and an Advocate for the Recovery Community, both within the organization and in our communities.
  • Use clear, compelling, correct written communication.
  • Approach work with integrity, flexibility, and confidentiality.
  • Empathetic, patient, compassionate, and collaborative
  • An active listener and experienced motivational interviewer.
  • Self-motivated, self-directed, follows through on commitments and yet able to be a part of a team.
  • Willing to reflect, learn, and grow under the guidance of supervisor and director- actively engage in being supported.
  • Can learn integrated software systems.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and Teams
  • Knowledge of the Recovery Community
  • Understanding or willingness to learn about the Ethics of being a Professional Peer
  • Willingness to learn more about diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice.

Then this might be the job for you!

Some of the activities, roles, and responsibilities that will be filled by this position include:

Our two coaches share responsibility for our Community Center and Re-Entry programs. This position is based at the Community Center providing walk-in coaching.

Greet visitors to the Community Center for coaching, meeting, events, etc.

Assist visitors with basic coaching services, as well as assisting visitors with services such as using computers, signing up for MI-Bridges, connections/referrals in the community, etc.

Answering CRA phones and provide telephonic recovery support services as needed.

Data entry for meetings, programs, training sessions, and coaching.

Coordinate the Center activities and resources such as managing our Recovery Library, overseeing client computer use, assisting clients with computer and phone use, etc.

Preparing the space for upcoming meetings and events.

Connecting and building relationships with other community resources through the 21-counties to better understand services available to our clients as well as sharing the resources CRA can offer with those connections.

Promoting and building awareness of all programs offered by CRA and connecting with interested community members to help grow CRA programs.

Each staff person will be responsible for organizing and hosting one recovery event a quarter. These can be in hosted at the Center, or in any of the communities we serve. The team will work together to host and coordinate events.

Each Recovery Coach will start at least one weekly mutual support group either at the Center or in their home community (The meeting will be the choice of the coach and may include family and friends meetings)

Each staff is responsible for working one Saturday a month (day shift) to allow the Center to have some weekend hours.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $38,000.00 – $42,000.00 per year


  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance


  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday
  • Weekends as needed

People with a criminal record are encouraged to apply

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Petoskey, MI 49770: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)

Application Question(s):

  • Have you completed the CCAR Recovery Coach Academy program?
  • Are you a MDHHS Certified Peer Recovery Coach?
  • Do you meet the requirements to get the MDHHS CPRC Certification?
  • Why are you interested in this role as a Program Coordinator/Peer Recovery Coach?


  • Driver’s License (Required)

Work Location: In person