Job Opportunities at CAPE

Peer Recovery Advocate

Supervisor:    Agency Site Director
Job Status:     Hourly/Non-Exempt                             
Pay Range:     $40,000 – $45,000                            

This is a full-time Peer Engagement Specialist position, as outlined by NYS OASAS. It is a grant-funded position that includes a competitive salary and benefits such as PTO, paid holidays, and mileage reimbursement. Professional training and certifications are available through the organization. This position is subject to background screening, fingerprinting, and random drug testing.

Job Duties & Requirements:
  • CRPA/CARC credentials with both professional and lived recovery experience (personal and/or family) are preferred
  • Must have excellent communication skills: verbal, written, and digital
  • Travel is required (area of focus will include Dutchess and Putnam County)
  • Must be comfortable being inside of a hospital and navigating the hospital system
  • Knowledge and experience with re-entry populations (jail/rehab)
  • Ability to maintain documentation for program reporting (logic model/outcome)
  • Recoveree files should document each visit, the duration of the visit, the purpose of the service, the development of a recovery plan, and follow up
  • Ability to engage systems, individuals, and families in pathways to sustainable recovery
  • Function independently and judiciously in the development of an emerging field of recovery
  • Assist with development of a strong recovery community where individuals and families have access to multiple pathways of recovery
  • Must act as an ambassador for the agency, with enthusiasm to establish and grow a new initiative
  • Able to provide an array of services (including by not limited to): develop of recovery plans, raise awareness of support services, model coping skills, assist with application for benefits, provide non-clinical support, help recoveree identify strengths, link them to formal recovery supports, educate recoveree on mode of recovery, assist with the supports necessary to lead individuals and families to their path of recovery and health and wellness
Other Requirements:

Valid driver’s license and reliable vehicle

Successful experiences with individuals/families in recovery

Professionalism – maintaining a professional image, punctuality, positive attitude

Excellent organization skills

Demonstrated skills in successful navigation of systems

Knowledge of Dutchess County human services network

Demonstrated initiative in program implementation

Knowledge of ATOD-G hazards

Proficiency with technology (skill using Microsoft programs and Apple iPhones is preferred)

Comfortable with moderate activity levels (walking or standing for long periods of time)

Ability to lift and carry items up to 25 pounds

Bilingual preferred (but not required)

Other responsibilities/duties as assigned by the supervisor, in the best interest of the agency

If interested, send a cover letter, resume, 3 references, and a writing sample to

Our CAPE employees work hard to make a difference in our community.

Our staff supports the prevention of and recovery from substance use disorder (addiction). Through our programs and services, they provide educational presentations to local youth and adults, counseling services to students in local school districts, and free recovery services to anyone looking for help.
If you are interested in joining our team, please send your resume to for future consideration, along with a cover letter indicating what type of position you are looking for.
The Council on Addiction Prevention and Education of Dutchess County, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or veteran/disability status.
Our agency offers grant-funded positions with competitive salaries and benefits (including paid time off, paid holidays, mileage reimbursement, etc).