Job Summary: A USARA Peer Recovery Coach is a non-clinical, Certified Peer Support Specialist (CPSS), working under Clinical Supervision from the Director of Recovery Support Services. PRC’s work together with other PRC team members to further USARA’s mission and provide direct Recovery Support Services for individuals with Substance Use Disorder (SUD), at any stage within the Recovery Continuum of Care. The primary role of the PRC is to utilize their knowledge, skills & own lived-experience in recovery to promote a shared understanding & engage individuals seeking Recovery Support Services. Additionally, PRC’s are responsible for engaging Participants in the Recovery Community Center, encouraging involvement in Recovery Leadership development, Mutual Aid Recovery groups, & recovery community activities and events.
Primary Responsibilities: Core responsibilities include recovery coaching, advocacy, & facilitation of the following: Mutual Aid Recovery groups, Recovery Community activities & events (weekly, quarterly, annually).

Establish regular weekly contact with participants, either in person or by phone to establish rapport by using Evidenced-Based Recovery Practices, Active Listening skills & shared lived-experience.

Adhere to Utah Peer Support Specialist Code of Ethics & CPSS Core Competencies.

Understanding of, & ability to maintain appropriate boundaries.

Respects & advocates all Pathways to Recovery.

Link participants & family members to appropriate community resources.

Utilize Evidence-Based Recovery Practices, such as the Recovery Management Plan with participants & accurately log data in a timely manner.

Assist participants in identifying barriers to critical & essential needs. This includes but is not limited to the following barriers: financial, housing, transportation, hygiene necessities, employment, nutrition.
Desired Qualifications: Minimum 2 years active recovery & comfortable sharing recovery experience

Strong preference given to candidates with a CPSS (Certified Peer Support Specialist) certification

Bilingual English/Spanish highly preferred

Ability to keep and maintain a flexible work schedule

Must be a self-starter and internally motivated to achieve team &/or individual objectives

Efficiency at prioritizing tasks to ensure compliance with reporting requirements, data entry accuracy

Understanding of, & ability to maintain appropriate boundaries

Ability to work in a professional manner within a healthcare setting

Collaborate with USARA colleagues to build & establish community connections

Equal Opportunity Statement: USARA is committed to the principles of equal employment. We are committed to complying with all federal, state, and local laws providing equal employment opportunities, and all other employment laws and regulations. It is our intent to maintain a work environment that is free of harassment, discrimination, or retaliation because of age (40 and older), race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex (including sexual orientation and gender identity), pregnancy (including childbirth, lactation, and related medical conditions), physical or mental disability, genetic information (including testing and characteristics), veteran status, uniformed servicemember status, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local laws. The Organization is dedicated to the fulfillment of this policy in regard to all aspects of employment, including but not limited to recruiting, hiring, placement, transfer, training, promotion, rates of pay, and other compensation, termination, and all other terms, conditions, and privileges of employment.
How to Apply: Email USARA job application (found at, resume, cover letter, and 3 professional references to
Compensation Type: Hourly wages
Hourly Wage Minimum: $15/hour
Hourly Wage Maximum: $17/hour
Salary Minimum: This is an hourly wage position.
Salary Maximum: This is an hourly wage position.
Status: Full Time
Location: 180 E 2100 S, Suite 100, Salt Lake City, UT 84115


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Contact Name: Teresa Kim