Certified Recovery Peer Specialist


Remote position available

Job Description

We are seeking a candidate who will work remotely and lives in either Pasco County or Pinellas County, Florida.

The Peer Specialist provides non-clinical, evidence-based peer support services, serves as a member advocate, shares coping skills, and provides recovery information for members. This position performs a wide range of tasks to assist with care coordination designed to assist members in regaining control over their own lives through individual recovery planning, wellness self-management, and strengthening resilience to improve personal health outcomes. This position will role model competency in recovery, resiliency, and wellness practices.

  • Assist members in identifying person-centered goals to realize improved personal health outcomes through shared decision making and health literacy/education activities.
  • Provides information and support to assist members in effectively developing Wellness Recovery Action Plans (WRAP) as needed based on member’s choice.
  • Models and collaborates to develop problem solving techniques with members.
  • Shares resiliency and recovery-oriented educational materials.
  • Employs strategies to engage members who do not keep appointments to identify barriers and obstacles and collaborate to find solutions.
  • Meets members in inpatient settings and assist in identifying what lead to the crisis and in implementing relapse prevention strategies and assist in transitions from different treatment settings.
  • Promotes community participation/inclusion as a strategy to prevent avoidable hospital admissions.
  • Links members to community-based peer, parent, and family support services.
  • Serves as champion and a resource for resiliency and recovery principles, strategies and tools.
  • Documents all interactions according to company standards.
  • Travels to meet members within a 50 mile radius

General Job Information


Certified Recovery Peer Specialist



Job Family

Clinical Services Group


United States of America

FLSA Status

United States of America (Non-Exempt)

Recruiting Start Date


Date Requisition Created


Work Experience

Lived Experience With Mental Health/Substance Abuse Recovery



License and Certifications - Required

CPRS/CPS/CPSS/CRPS/PRSS, Peer Specialist, State Requirements - Care Mgmt

License and Certifications - Preferred

Other Job Requirements


  • Must be a self-identified current or former user of mental health/substance abuse or co-occurring services who can relate to others who are now using those services.
  • Must have a vehicle in good, working condition with the ability to travel within the field regularly.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Product Suite.
  • Knowledge of local system of services, resiliency and recovery principles and tools, such as wellness recovery action plans, wraparound process, and community-based peer, family and parent support organizations and services.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to represent strengths and needs of individuals served in clinical settings; must be able to draw from your own experiences.
  • Ability to summarize and document findings in electronic health records.
  • Must be able to work effectively and prioritize in a fast-paced environment in order to meet the demands of the organization.
  • Understanding of wellness strategies, coping skills and collaborative process.

Magellan Health Services is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Tobacco-free workplace. EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled. Every employee must understand, comply and attest to the security responsibilities and security controls unique to their position.

“I receive a high level of support from our Senior Management Team to execute on our vision. They are always accessible and approachable, something I’ve found to be very unique to Magellan.”

Haita Makanji VP of Clinical Strategy and Programs at Magellan MRx