Peer Recovery Mom

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Location: Beverly, MA
Job ID: 169418-1A
Date Posted: Aug 24, 2022
Category: Clinical Support

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Job Description

Welcome To

Welcome to Beverly Hospital, part of Beth Israel Lahey Health. Beverly Hospital is a full service, community hospital providing leading-edge, patient-centered care to North Shore and Cape Ann residents. The hospital provides a full-range of state-of-the-art care and services including primary care, cardiovascular care, surgery, orthopedics, emergency care, maternity, pediatrics, as well as many other specialties. Beverly Hospital is nationally recognized for patient safety as it is one of only 42 hospitals in the United States to be awarded an “A” grade from The Leapfrog Group – the nation’s leading nonprofit watchdog on hospital quality and safety.


Beverly Hospital promotes the culture and philosophy which enables employees to give and receive the best of care. You can become a part of the team that achieves this success through our CREATE values of Community, Respect, Excellence, Accountability, Teamwork and Empathy.


About the Job

Position Summary:              

Funded under a grant from the Dept of Public Health, the Compass Moms Do Care Program, part of the High Risk Intervention Team, was created to address the complex social and medical needs of substance-exposed neonates and their mothers. The outpatient Compass Moms Do Care program will provide prenatal care and substance use treatment to pregnant women during pregnancy and up to one year post-partum as well as women parenting a child up to three years old.


A Peer Recovery Mom is a support paraprofessional and part of an integrated program who promotes recovery to women with substance use disorder (SUD) by encouraging, mentoring, educating and linking women with SUD to the resources in the recovery community. Reports to the Program Manager of the High Risk Intervention Team.


Essential Role Responsibilities

  • Provide supportive coaching via home visits, program group meetings, hospital visits or phone/text messaging at scheduled intervals determined by  the need of the client
  • Be knowledgeable about the substance use disorder service system and link the individual to treatment and recovery resources including but not limited to Acute Treatment Services, sober housing, benefits, and Narcan education.
  • Act as an advocate for the needs of the individual
  • Demonstrate an understanding and belief in the recovery process and Recovery Oriented Systems of Care Model
  • Knowledge of basic crisis intervention, Motivational interviewing, and case management techniques
  • Demonstrate good boundaries regarding confidentiality and personal relationships, while at the same time be able to share personal knowledge about recovering from a substance use disorder.
  • Demonstrate the ability to evaluate what is needed by each individual and adjust approach accordingly.
  • Provide care coordination amongst providers
  • Link women to peer network/natural supports when able/appropriate
  • Facilitate and coordinate referrals to community social service and medical providers as requested and as needed by clinician or care provider including: assisting clients in accessing further treatment, self-help groups, housing and services related to physical/behavioral health and other activities of daily living
  • Connect patient with emergency housing, shelter or residential programs as needed
  • Arrange transportation for patient when necessary
  • Attend peer recovery, trauma informed care, seeking safety and other applicable training classes
  • Attend and assist with gender-specific, trauma-informed therapeutic groups
  • Attend weekly program staff meeting, weekly individual supervision and conferences/workshops as appropriate
  • Other program related duties as assigned

Scheduled Hours

40 hours per week

About Us

Beth Israel Lahey Health is dedicated to improving health and wellness and making a difference in the lives of our patients, their families and all members of the communities we serve.  Formed in March 2019, Beth Israel Lahey Health is a patient-centered, integrated care delivery system providing a continuum of services spanning academic, tertiary and community hospitals, dedicated orthopedic and psychiatric hospitals, primary and specialty care, community acute care, ambulatory care, behavioral services and home health.  Beth Israel Lahey Health Performance Network is a unified joint contracting and population health management organization, jointly governed by participating physicians and hospitals.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans.



  • 18 years or older and high school diploma required; bachelor degree preferred.
  • Recovery Coach Certification plus two years of experience working in the recovery community
  • Driver’s license and car required
  • Have  lived experience with pregnancy and addiction
  • Have at least two years of current, sustained recovery without relapse