Peer Support Specialist (Grant Funded)

Peer Support Specialist (Grant Funded)


Fayetteville Technical Community College
2201 Hull Road
Fayetteville, NC 28303
Phone: 910-678-8400


This temporary position is funded through June 30, 2024. Compensation is based on qualifications and experience.



Job Category

  • Clerical

Application Period

Opens: Wednesday, April 19, 2023
Closes: Wednesday, May 31, 2023

Target Start Date

Thursday, June 1, 2023

Expected Work Hours

Meet department needs

Employment Type


Minimum Qualifications


At least one year of relevant professional experience.



Applicants must have a high school diploma, or equivalent, and be working toward an associate or bachelor’s degree in Public Health, Social Work, Higher Education Administration, Counseling, or a closely related field of study.


License or Certificate:

NC Certified Peer Support Specialist required

Preferred Qualifications

Certified Health Education Specialist preferred

Certified SMART Recovery Facilitator preferred

Basic knowledge of best practices in collegiate health promotion and public health

Experience implementing recovery coaching

Experience with oversight of recovery housing

Experience collaborating, volunteering, or working with recovery community organizations

Experience in a collegiate recovery community as a staff member, intern, or member


Position Description

Duties include but not limited to the following:


  • Develop, implement, monitor, and evaluate the initiatives within the Collegiate Recovery Program (CRP)
  • Use knowledge gained from outcomes to adjust approaches and initiatives
  • Provide direct support to students in recovery or considering recovery through the role of educator, group facilitator, coach, and mentor
  • Serve as a community resource for substance use disorder and recovery topics and provide referrals to both on- and off-campus resources
  • Work directly with communications and marketing professionals to assist in creation and dissemination of marketing and other publication materials to promote, strengthen, and grow the CRP
  • Ensure all initiatives and programming are positive, developmentally appropriate, empowering, and inclusive to a diverse community
  • Oversee work-study students/interns, including responsibility for approving time-sheets on a timely basis
  • Train, mentor, and evaluate paid and volunteer student staff and interns
  • Responsible for all purchasing for FTCC’s campus and the subsequent reimbursement procedures to Methodist University
  • Develop processes to track student progress/care management
  • Respond to recovery support inquiries
  • Develop collaborative relationships with campus partners (faculty, staff, departments, and counseling services) and local recovery resources to ensure coordination of support services for CRP members
  • Maintain relationships between the CRP and the greater Fayetteville community, along with state level resources such as Addiction Professionals of NC and national organizations such as HECAOD, ARHE, and SAFE
  • Perform related duties as assigned


Job Post Contact

Gail Davis