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Substance Abuse Peer Counselor


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We are looking for a compassionate, understanding, and dedicated Substance Abuse Peer Counselor to join our team. In this role, you will provide support to individuals who are struggling with substance abuse and addiction. You will use your own experiences with recovery to relate to, inspire, and motivate these individuals. You will work closely with a team of healthcare professionals to develop and implement treatment plans. You will also facilitate group therapy sessions, provide one-on-one counseling, and educate individuals and their families about the recovery process. This role requires a strong commitment to helping others, excellent communication skills, and the ability to maintain confidentiality at all times.


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  • Provide emotional support to individuals in recovery
  • Facilitate group therapy sessions
  • Work with healthcare professionals to develop treatment plans
  • Educate individuals and families about the recovery process
  • Maintain confidentiality of all patient information
  • Monitor patient progress and adjust treatment plans as necessary
  • Provide one-on-one counseling
  • Help individuals develop coping strategies
  • Assist with crisis intervention
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date patient records


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  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Certification as a Peer Recovery Specialist or similar
  • Personal experience with recovery
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Compassionate and understanding
  • Knowledge of substance abuse and the recovery process
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Ability to handle stressful situations

Potential interview questions

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  • Can you describe your own recovery journey?
  • How would you handle a crisis situation?
  • How do you maintain confidentiality?
  • What strategies do you use to help individuals cope with cravings?
  • How do you handle stress?