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Hours Full-time, Part-time
Location South Shore, Kentucky

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Job Description

Peer Support Specialist

We offer competitive salary, full benefits package, Paid Time Off, and opportunities for professional growth.

Pinnacle Treatment Centers is a growing leader in addiction treatment services. We provide care across the nation, touching the lives of over more than 30,000 patients daily.

Our mission is to remove all barriers to recovery and transform individuals, families, and communities with treatment that works.

Our employees believe we are creating a better world where lives and communities are made whole again through comprehensive treatment.

As a Peer Support Specialist, you are responsible for supporting others in recovery from substance use disorder. You will serve as a role model, mentor, advocate, and motivator to recovering individuals to help prevent relapse and promote long-term recovery. You will also represent Pinnacle Treatment Services in a positive and professional manner. As a Peer Support Specialist, you will demonstrate an ability to share personal recovery experiences and develop appropriate and authentic peer-to-peer relationships. This role must understand, and respect everyone’s unique path to recovery


  • High school diploma or equivalent, with a minimum of 2 years of stable recovery.
  • Successfully complete adult peer support specialist training approved by the *department or receive a training waiver for this requirement in accordance with Section 5 of this administrative regulation
  • Successfully complete, maintain, and submit to the department documentation of a minimum of six (6) hours of related training or education in each subsequent year
  • Valid driver license in state of employment
  • Up to 10% travel as needed

Preferred education and experience:

  • Associate or bachelor’s degree in one of the behavioral science disciplines from an accredited college or university.
  • 1+ years of experience working in a behavioral health setting.


  • Assist clients/patients in overcoming barriers to treatment and meeting basic needs to promote self-sufficiency.
  • Assist clients/patients with building social skills that will empower and enhance integration opportunities and teach self-advocacy skills that support success within the community.
  • Provide education to client/patients on how to identify and work through negative self-talk and ways to overcome fears.
  • Provide education to clients/patients around wellness management and recovery skills.
  • Educate clients/patients around community and natural support, and how to utilize these in the recovery process.
  • Provide goal-planning sessions, access to resources, care navigation, and one-to-one support to clients/patients and their families when appropriate.
  • Listen attentively with respect, acceptance, and encouragement.
  • Uphold the confidentiality requirements of all client/patient information and manage all daily tasks and activities consistent with HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability), the 42 CFR part 2, and state and federal laws and regulations regarding confidentiality and security.
  • Lend unique insight into substance use disorders and what makes recovery possible.
  • Work cooperatively and respectfully with all teammates, clients/patients, visitors, etc.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • 18 days PTO (Paid Time Off)
  • 401k with company match
  • Company sponsored ongoing training and certification opportunities.
  • Full comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, short term disability, long term disability and accident insurance.
  • Substance Use Disorder Treatment and Recovery Loan Repayment Program (STAR LRP)
  • Discounted tuition and scholarships through Capella University.

Join our team. Join our mission.