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Peer Recovery Specialist

Ideal Option

Ideal Option

Snohomish County, WA, USA
Posted on Friday, June 7, 2024
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Location: Snohomish County Jail, Everett, Washington

Compensation: $22.00-$24.00 per hour

Schedule: Monday-Thursday, 40 hours a week

Ideal Option has been working on the front lines of the opioid epidemic since our first clinic opened in 2012. With more than 80 clinics across the United States, we continuously strive to be the nation’s leading provider of low-barrier evidence-based treatment for opioid use disorder. We are looking for a Peer Recovery Specialist to join our growing team and help us in our vision to give back lives, reunite families, and heal communities that are suffering from the devastating effects of substance use disorder.

We value our patients and our employees! We treat our employees like we would want to be treated ourselves: with respect and compassion. Below are some specifics on what Ideal Option offers and the role.


At Ideal Option, we offer our employees a competitive and comprehensive benefits program to recognize how important you are to the company. Current benefits include:

  • Medical, vision, and dental
  • Short-term and long-term disability options
  • Life insurance
  • Employee Assistance and Life Assistance programs
  • A 401K retirement program
  • Pet Insurance
  • Paid time off and paid holidays

The Role:

As a Peer Recovery Specialist much of your time will be spent in the field assisting patients as they start recovery, representing Ideal Option at community meetings, attending events, conducting outreach, and building awareness. Additional responsibilities include:

  • Performs outreach and education to eligible individuals
  • Performs individual patient screening to determine needs and resources and eligibility for services as needed
  • Tracks and enters demographic and related information for care coordination
  • Complete weekly and monthly reporting as needed
  • Facilitates ongoing coordination of follow-up care to treatment and recovery support services (e.g., transportation, housing, employment, in-patient facilities, detox, mental health and/or chemical dependency assessments, primary care, food and clothing resources)
  • Develops community partner relationships
  • Attends trainings and meetings as required
  • Complies with national Protected Health Information laws (including HIPAA and 42 CFR Part 2).
  • Other projects and duties as assigned.

Our ideal candidate:

Will have lived experience with substance use disorder and medication-assisted treatment and will feel confident educating others and assisting those who are just beginning their recovery process.


Minimum Requirements:

  • Certified Peer required.
  • Minimum of 2 years of self-attested recovery from a substance use or mental health disorder as well as 2 years of abstinence from illicit drugs and alcohol.
  • 1 year of working in community health or addiction treatment.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with patients and adapt to individual needs.
  • Ability to communicate effectively within the organization and community agency members.
  • Problem-solving and decision-making skills.
  • High degree of accuracy and detail orientation in data entry.
Salary Description
$22 - $24