Compensation Type: Hourly wages
Job Type:
Full Time

Pay Range: $17-$18
Organization's Mission: USARA's mission is to connect and inspire communities to advocate for addiction recovery. We envision a Utah where recovery community and connection are recognized as the most valuable assets for people to recover from addiction.
Organization's Race, Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion Statement and Work: 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.
Position Summary: An ARCHES Peer Recovery Coach is a non-clinical, Certified Peer Support Specialist (CPSS) working under the direct supervision of the ARCHES program manager. Their primary role is to provide peer recovery coaching to individuals who have made contact with a healthcare setting due to opioid overdose or are at high risk for opioid dependency. They use active listening to understand participants’ self-identified level of recovery, wellness and/or independence. Their role is to link participants to recovery resources and treatment, provide education on overdose, prevention, and naloxone administration along with providing naloxone kits. They provide any additional resources needed to best serve the participant and their family members. ARCHES PRC’s are responsible for following up with individuals after discharging from the facility where first contact was made, along with completing a recovery management plan with those individuals to assist in goal setting and steps to achieve success. It is the ARCHES PRC’s responsibility to accurately document each encounter to meet grant requirements.
Primary Responsibilities: - Deploy to various community partner emergency rooms to establish contact with potential participants struggling with a substance use disorder (SUD)
- Meet with participants in person or on the phone regularly to establish a trusting, working relationship and sharing personal experience with SUD
- Respects and advocates ALL pathways to recovery, including but not limited to: Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT), harm reduction, syringe exchange, etc.
- Link participants and family members to resources needed
- Educate on harm reduction, including but not limited to: Naloxone training, syringe exchange, Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT), etc.
- Complete a recovery management plan for participants and accurately log data for monthly reports
- One week of on-call (24/7) on a staff rotation
- Demonstrate the ability to document clearly, concisely, and accurately all interactions with participants
- Engage in regular supervision with ARCHES Supervisor to maintain role clarity, goal setting, and professional development
- Any other job duties as assigned
Desired Qualifications: - Minimum 3-5 years active recovery, comfortable sharing brief recovery experience appropriately
- Certification as a Certified Peer Support Specialist (CPSS) from an approved curriculum (will send to training if needed)
- Familiar with motivational interviewing techniques (will train if needed)
- Knowledgeable and accepting of all recovery pathways
- Understanding of, and ability to maintain appropriate boundaries
- Valid driver’s license and vehicle
- Ability to maintain accurate documentation
- Ability to work both independently and with a team
- Ability to work in a professional manner within healthcare settings
- Understanding of HIPAA and 42 CFR pt. 2: protecting participant confidentiality
- Current knowledge of community resources (housing, treatment, etc.)
Benefits / Why Work With Us: - Health insurance including medical, dental, and vision coverage, FSA, generous paid time off policy, 11 paid holidays per year and 1 paid day off during week of birthday, and life insurance available to all full-time employees
- Gain skills to obtain permanent position in recovery setting
- Become competent in recovery oriented systems of care
- Employment in a setting supportive of your personal recovery
- Networking and public speaking opportunities
How to Apply: Apply on Indeed.
Closing Date: 10/11/2023
Location: Salt Lake City


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Contact: Teresa Kim
Phone: 3852100320