Peer Recovery Coach – St George – USARA

Peer Recovery Coach – St George

Peer Recovery Coach (Full-time)

JOB TITLE:   PEER RECOVERY COACH

DIRECT SUPERVISOR: PROJECT COORDINATOR/MANAGER

GENERAL OVERVIEW OF ROLE

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
  • Provide awareness & education on critical SUD topics, such as; harm reduction, Naloxone training, syringe exchange, & disease prevention
  • 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 & potential supports to critical/essential needs. This includes but is not limited to:

 

    • Financial
    • Housing
    • Transportation
    • Hygiene Necessities
    • Employment
    • Nutrition

 

QUALIFICATIONS

 

  • Certification as a Certified Peer Support Specialist/ Peer Recovery Coach from an approved curriculum
  • Familiar with Motivational Interviewing techniques (will train if needed)

 

    • 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

 

  • Valid Driver’s license and private licensed & registered vehicle
  • Strong Internet & Computer Navigation skills with a moderate proficiency in MS Office Suite
  • Experience utilizing cloud-based HIPAA compliant database software (preferred)
  • Familiarity with & ability to use USARA Social Media Platforms
  • Excellent Interpersonal skills, including verbal & written communication
  • Strong values based in work ethic and recovery-oriented principles
  • Event planning experience in social/community events & service projects (preferred)
  • Current knowledge of, and ability to navigate community resources

 

  • Minimum 2 years active recovery, & comfortable sharing recovery experience
  • 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 jobs@myusara.com.

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