Employment - USARA


Salary: $14 – $16/hr, DOE
Job Description: 2 full-time Peer Recovery Coach positions available
Program: Recovery Support Services (RSS)

Organization mission:
USARA is Utah’s statewide peer-run Recovery Community Organization (RCO). Our mission is to celebrate, advocate, support and empower individuals at all stages of addiction recovery connecting them to resources, building communities and raising public awareness that recovery is possible.

Program description:
The Recovery Support Services (RSS) program provides non-clinical peer-facilitated and delivered recovery support to individuals, families and family members dealing with a substance use disorder. Services and activities offered at USARA include: 1) Addiction Recovery Management (ARM) for Individuals and families dealing with substance use disorders, 2) Family Support for family members with a loved one dealing with a substance use disorder, 3) and, Telephone Recovery Support and Recovery Leadership Training for individuals looking to engage and sustain long-term recovery.

Essential Duties:
 Provide peer recovery support services to program participants, individually and in a group setting
 Work with participants to determine the best use of services and available resources according to their individual recovery plan
 Collaborate with counselors, caseworkers, and outside agencies to deliver the appropriate services
 Maintain regular communications with participants
 Engage in regular outreach and engagement efforts in the community
 Assist program supervisor, and team members, in the development, implementation, and maintenance of program services, activities, and calendar

 Must have strong interpersonal skills. This includes the ability to listen, give direction and guidance and work collaboratively with participants and volunteers
 Ability to work successfully with minimal supervision
 Ability to manage multiple time and scheduling needs
 Displays integrity, trust and follow through in all interactions
 Must have excellent organizational skills to ensure efficiency in program delivery and evaluation
 Familiarity with treatment programs and services, drug court, and multiple pathways to recovery
 Personal recovery experience required (minimum of 2 years in recovery)
 Must be a Certified Recovery Support Specialist (CPSS), or be qualified to become certified by the state of Utah, Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health Department
 Must have a valid Utah Driver’s License and current auto insurance
 Must demonstrate proficient computer skills, including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and data collection and evaluation desired but not required

Other requirements:
 Ability to work evenings and some weekends required

Location: Salt Lake City
Status: Full-time


How to Apply: Email USARA job application, resume, cover letter, and three professional references to Javier Alegre at javier@myusara.com
Closing Date: Open until filled