Peer Recovery Specialist

Space Coast Health Center

Varies; Full Time

Standard Hours/Week:

General Description:
The Peer Recovery Specialist is a dedicated member of the substance use response team, who utilizes personal recovery experience to provide support and guidance to individuals with substance use disorders at Parrish Medical Center, Space Coast Health Centers, and the community. The role is central to the ER Diversion Program, focusing on reducing reliance on emergency services and facilitating access to appropriate outpatient and community-based resources and treatment

Key Responsibilities:
  • Building rapport with patients and providing empathetic support through a peer perspective.
  • Utilizing personal experiences to inspire hope and promote sustainable engagement in recovery.
  • Assisting individuals in identifying strengths and applying them to overcome substance use challenges.
  • Collaborating with a multidisciplinary team to develop comprehensive, individualized care plans.
  • Providing supportive transitions from acute care settings to outpatient services or community recovery resources.
  • Advocating for patients' rights and preferences, promoting autonomy and resilience.
  • Linking individuals to primary care providers, behavioral health resources, and services such as Medication for Opiate Use Disorder (MOUD).


Formal Education:
  • High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • Specialized training in Peer Recovery within the first 6 months of employment.

Work Experience:
  • Personal lived experience with substance use recovery with two years of recovery experience..
  • Knowledge of community resources and the local healthcare system are desirable.

Required Licenses, Certifications, Registrations:
  • Valid driver's license is required.
  • Must pass Level II background or be eligible for waiver from State of Florida

Parrish Healthcare is a caring community of healthcare professionals passionate about excellence and fulfilling our mission of providing Healing Experiences For Everyone All The Time®.

Parrish Healthcare has a Culture of Choice®. This means a we have a healing work environment that empowers people to aspire to be their very best. We partner passionate, talented and skilled people in the right role with the right resources. We provide a clear and strategic direction to achieve superior results on behalf of the communities we serve.