Peer Specialist (EBCAP0244)

East Bay Center a division of East Bay Community Action Program (EBCAP) is looking for a Peer Specialist for our expanding community treatment team. This Peer Specialist is a full time (40 hours/52 weeks) position at our location in Barrington, RI.  

The Peer Specialist is to utilize training and personal knowledge/experience of recovery, serve as a role-model for new and existing clients within the Health Home treatment environment, as well as assisting peers in making behavioral and/or physical changes leading to positive lifestyle improvement. 

  • Selectively utilize self-disclosure, as well as role model positive behaviors to inspire hope, share life experiences, and lessons learned as a person in recovery.
  • Assist in the orientation process for new and/or existing peers/consumers requiring mental health and/or co-occurring disorder services.  
  • Introduce and link wellness and healthy lifestyle resources to assist peers/consumers achieve goals, promote personal progress and accountability, and promote community integration.    (individual and family support services)
  • Assist individuals in developing and practicing skills selected and defined on their treatment plans.


The Peer Specialist must have own transportation and a vaild driver's license/insurance. Must also be able to work independently.

The Peer Specialist must have a Peer Specailist and/or Wellness Coach Certification through the State of RI. 

EBCAP also provides a comprehensive compensation and benefits package that includes BCBSRI medical and dental, Vision, FSA, up to 3% company matching retirement plan, life insurance, generous paid time off, opportunities for training, holidays, and so much more.  

Thank you for your interest in employment opportunities at East Bay Community Action Program. Our new and enhanced applicant tracking system is currently under construction. Until our system has been fully updated, we are asking all applicants to submit a cover letter, resume, salary expectations, position title and position number to

We are an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a diverse work environment.