Certified Peer Support Specialist Supervisor

The Certified Peer Specialist Supervisor engages and encourages peers in recovery. They provide support, supervision, and oversight of Certified Peer Support Specialists. The Peer Specialist Supervisor will function as a role model to peers by demonstrating competency in personal recovery and the use of coping/recovery skills. The goal is to promote engagement, self-direction, and recovery skills so the peers can gain independent mastery over their own recovery. The Peer Specialist Supervisor works with peers as equals who are a diverse group of high-risk, high-need, justice-involved individuals. This position requires that the applicant have a history of a diagnosed substance use disorder and be willing to share their recovery story.

This is not a general case management or social work position. It is specifically for individuals who have or are seeking Peer Specialist certification, have a history of diagnosed mental health and/or SUD needs, and are willing to openly share their recovery story. You must understand and articulate the role and duties of a Peer Specialist.


  • Provide direct supervision, oversight, support to certified Peer Support Specialists.
  • Be mindful of the ethics, boundaries, power, and control issues unique to the peer support role
  • Provide trauma-informed, culturally sensitive, and age-appropriate services specific to each peer
  • Maintain accurate, timely, and appropriate records and protect the privacy of those records
  • Engage peers individually or in groups using evidence-based tools and curricula to teach social skills, problem-solving, coping and recovery skills, and mindfulness or grounding skills
  • Model, and be willing to role-play, social and recovery skills as necessary to promote self-empowerment of peers
  • Share their personal experiences and the skills, strengths, and supports they use for recovery
  • Encourage peers to become self-directed, focus on their strengths, exercise use of natural supports, develop their own recovery goals and strengthen valued roles within their community
  • Research, locate, and engage resources that are beneficial to peers needs and desires
  • Maintain a working knowledge of trends and developments in the mental health, social work, and SUD fields by reading relevant materials and/or by attending training opportunities
  • Ability to work well with individuals from diverse economic, racial, and ethnic backgrounds and LGBTQ+ identities


  • Certified Peer Support Specialist Supervisor through the State of Minnesota
  • Experience in facilitating curriculum-based group programming preferred
  • Personal experience with successful sobriety and/or recovery
  • Valid driver’s license and automobile with insurance
  • Ascribe to & champion The Difference Principles
Until filled
Peer Support
Minneapolis, MN
Full-time; salary w/benefits; Monday-Friday