Peer Recovery Coach
Porter-Starke Main Office
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Porter-Starke Services, Inc. is seeking a Peer Recovery Coach to provide support services to clients involved in substance use disorder treatment. The Recovery Coach uses a strength-based approach to assist clients in building resources and community support networks.

The position is full-time at our Valparaiso location.

Porter-Starke Services, Inc. is a Community Mental Health Center (CMHC) based in Valparaiso and serves northwest Indiana with additional offices in Portage, Knox, and LaPorte.  Porter-Starke also operates Marram Health Center, a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) with two offices in Gary and Hebron. 

COVID-19 considerations: Per Federal CMS COVID-19 vaccine requirements, all Porter-Starke Services employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or request and be approved for a valid religious or medical exemption before they can begin employment. 



  • 401K w/ 20% company matching
  • 11 paid holidays
  • Competitive wages
  • Generous PTO
  • Employee discounts (cell phone service & YMCA)
  • Employee referral program
  • HSA/FSA accounts
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • Tuition assistance and loan repayments
  • Casual Fridays 
  • Company paid life insurance policy
  • Company paid long term disability
  • Optional insurances (short term disability)
  • Employee recognition events
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Free health screenings




The staff member must demonstrate knowledge of:

  • Signs and symptoms of substance use disorder.
  • Formal and informal supports available in the community
  • Current policies and procedures of the agency and professional standards.

The staff member must demonstrate skills in:

  • Establishing trust between clients and treatment team members.
  • Assisting in implementation of goals and objectives identified in treatment plans
  • Interacting with clients as peers by sharing common experiences.
  • Assisting clients in understanding and managing their disorder and symptoms.
  • Assisting clients in connecting with self-help groups when appropriate.
  • Assisting clients in acquiring and practicing skills of daily living.
  • Assisting clients in gaining access to local programs and services.
  • Clarifying clients’ understanding of their rights and responsibilities as a recipient of substance use disorder services.
  • Completing all necessary documentation within appropriate time limits.
  • Maintaining strict confidentiality at all times.
  • Typing and basic computer usage.

Essential Functions:

Essential functions include the following.  Other duties may be assigned.

  • Develop and maintain close working relationship with management staff, co-workers and peers.
  • Act as informant and advocate to clients regarding consumer rights and responsibilities.
  • Assist with the orientation process for clients new to the program by providing introduction to the programs, welcoming materials and a tour of the facility.
  • Maintaining contact with peers and clients to assist with conflict resolution or advocacy needs.
  • Participate in team staffings to provide client and peer insight.
  • Assist all client treatment team members as needed in the areas of Case Management, transportation, clerical or other tasks as designated.
  • Completes electronic medical record documentation as required.
  • Connects clients to available community resources and acts as an advocate for clients.


  • Must be in long-term recovery for a minimum of three years and have documentation to support this.
  • High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • Completion of a Peer Recovery Coach Certification course required.
  • One year of peer coaching or related experience preferred.
  • Successful completion of a background check.


Learn more about Porter-Starke Services, Inc. by visiting our website-




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701 Wall St, Valparaiso, IN 46383, USA
industry: Healthcare



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