Peer Recovery Coach in Healthcare & Emergency Settings – USARA

Peer Recovery Coach in Healthcare & Emergency Settings

Peer Recovery Coach in Healthcare & Emergency Settings (Full-time)

Project Title:     Addiction Recovery Coach in Healthcare and Emergency Settings
Job Title: ARCHES Recovery Coach
Supervisor: Team Lead

Utah Support Advocates for Recovery Awareness (USARA) operates Utah’s first Recovery Community Center (RCC) in Salt Lake County.

Our RCC is managed by a small staff and many volunteers. It is the hub for all our work with peers and our efforts within the community. It is an open place where individuals ranging from new to long term recovery and their families can have access to resources, socialization, support, and skill-building. The RCC also provides a setting to become a peer volunteer and assist those who are seeking recovery. The RCC creates an atmosphere of hope, wellness, and care for better living in recovery.

General Job Description

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. Link participants to recovery resources and treatment. Provide education on overdose, prevention, and naloxone administration. Provide naloxone kits. Provide additional resources to participant and family members. Follow up contact with individuals after discharging from facility. Complete recovery management plan with individuals to assist in goal setting and steps to achieve success. Accurately documenting each encounter to meet grant requirements.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

  • Meet with participants in person or on the phone regularly to establish a trusting working relationship by using your shared personal experience
  • Respects and advocates all pathways to recovery
  • Link participants and family members to resources
  • Educate on harm reduction. I.e. Naloxone, needle exchange
  • Complete a recovery management plan and accurately log data for monthly reports

Qualifications for the Job


  • Certification as a Certified Peer Support Specialist/ Peer Recovery Coach from an approved curriculum
  • Understanding of HIPAA and 42 CFR part 2 protecting the participants’ confidentiality
  • Familiar with motivational interviewing techniques (will train if needed)
  • Current knowledge of community resources


  • Minimum 3-5 years active recovery, comfortable sharing brief recovery experience if needed
  • Knowledgeable and accepting of all recovery pathways


  • Understanding of, and ability to maintain appropriate boundaries
  • Driver license and vehicle
  • Maintain accurate documentation
  • Ability to work independently and with a team
  • Ability to work in a professional manner within a healthcare setting

How to apply: Email USARA job application, resume, cover letter, and three professional references to