Peer Recovery Coach – USARA

Peer Recovery Coach

Salary: DOE
Status: Full-time
Direct Supervisor:  Team Lead

This is a time-limited position based on grant funding. 

Organization mission

USARA’s mission is to celebrate, advocate, support and empower people in all stages of addiction recovery through connecting to resources, building community, and raising awareness that long term recovery is possible.


A USARA ARCHES 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.


  • 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


  • Minimum 2 years active recovery & comfortable sharing recovery experience
  • 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   

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