Join Our Mission

At Maitri Path to Wellness, we are dedicated to transforming lives through compassionate behavioral health and substance use disorder services. Our team of experts is committed to fostering recovery, building resilience, and advocating for wellness in our community. We invite you to become part of this meaningful journey, contributing to a world where mental health and substance recovery are accessible and supported.

Certified Recovery Support Specialist (CRSS) Job Description

Who We Are:

Maitrī Path to Wellness is a haven of empathy and growth, committed to fostering the best environment for both our clients and our team. We specialize in supporting individuals battling addictions, PTSD, anxiety, depression, grief, and life transitions. We are a leading behavioral health care provider dedicated to empowering individuals in their recovery journey from substance use disorders. Our mission is to offer compassionate, innovative care, and we are committed to creating an inclusive environment that respects the dignity of every person we serve. Our ethos, rooted in the principles of benevolence and loving-kindness, drives us to tailor our services to each client’s unique journey. This includes Individual Psychotherapy, Accelerated Resolution Therapy, SAP Evaluations, and Substance Use Disorder Counseling. 

Our Founder’s Vision:

Kelly Jones, LCSW, CADC, envisions a community where individuals and families are empowered to overcome challenges and achieve beyond their expectations.

Position Overview:

As a Certified Recovery Support Specialist at Maitri Path to Wellness, you will play a pivotal role in empowering adults on their journey to recovery from substance use disorders. In this position, you will leverage your unique experiences and training to provide guidance, support, and advocacy for our clients. Your responsibilities will include ensuring the safety and adherence to recovery programs, coordinating clinical schedules, maintaining accurate documentation, and collaborating with a dedicated team to deliver comprehensive care. This role is instrumental in fostering an environment of respect, empowerment, and positive change, making a significant impact on the lives of those we serve.

Reporting Structure:

Directly reports to Kelly Jones, LCSW, CADC, SAP – Founder/Therapist, and Brenden Fasken – Chief Operating Officer.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work in a professional office environment, assisting with patient activities, safety checks, group facilitation, and therapeutic interactions.
  • Facilitate clinical schedules, patient flow, and assist in individual session attendance.
  • Perform admissions, discharges, and documentation tasks, including patient belongings search and documentation.
  • Monitor and participate in patient activities, ensuring their safety and well-being.
  • Utilize technology effectively for documentation and communication.
  • Understand and apply the principles of 12-Step Programs/other mutual support groups in the recovery process.
  • Carry out any other job-related duties as assigned.


  • High School diploma or equivalent.
  • Minimum of one year of experience in addiction services.
  • Basic understanding of how mental health impacts substance use disorders, cooccurring disorders.
  • Recovery Support Specialist Certification by the Illinois Certification Board (IAODAPCA), or a plan to obtain within the next 12-months.
  • Strong organizational skills and proficiency in MS Office applications.
  • Excellent communication, customer service, problem-solving, and time management abilities.
  • Flexibility and adaptability in a dynamic environment.

Recovery and Inclusion:

  • Maitrī Path to Wellness honors the recovery journeys of individuals and prefers hiring those in recovery for client-facing roles. A minimum of two years of recovery is required for such positions, if disclosed.

Work Environment:

  • This role operates in a professional office setting with standard equipment.
  • Local travel is expected, with occasional out-of-area and overnight travel.
  • Per diem work schedule, involving direct patient care and monitoring.

Compensation and Benefits:

  • Starting at $16 per hour
  • Comprehensive health insurance coverage

Who Should Apply:

Professionals passionate about contributing to the community’s well-being, eager to engage in meaningful work, and interested in promoting inclusivity and awareness. You are perfect for this position if you resonate with our mission and values, are passionate about community growth, and thrive in a creative, supportive environment. We offer a platform for impactful work, encouraging direct feedback and proactive problem-solving.

About Maitrī Path to Wellness:

We are committed to reconnecting individuals with essential life aspects and advocating for self-care. Our values focus on meeting needs, caring, respecting, empowering, and leading in community service. We invest in quality, promote inclusivity, and foster strong community relationships.

Maitrī Path to Wellness is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

Are you ready to join the team?