Peer Recovery Coach


Peer Recovery Coach

Job Details
Job LocationSan Antonio – 7414 Clint Ln – San Antonio , TX
Position TypeFull Time
Education LevelHigh School
Salary Range$19.00 – $20.00 Hourly
Job ShiftAny
Job CategoryAdmin – Clerical

Position Summary:

Peer recovery services are a process of giving and receiving support and education from individuals with shared life experiences. Peer services are provided by individuals in recovery from substance use, mental health and co-occurring disorders who use their lived experience as a tool to assist others by sharing their personal journeys and knowledge gained. Individuals engaged in peer services play a vital role in laying the foundation for sustained recovery.


Peer recovery coaches provide strength-based support for persons in or seeking recovery from behavioral health-related issues. The service offers a type of partnership where the person in or seeking recovery self directs their care while the Peer Recovery Coach provides expertise in supporting successful change. The Peer Recovery Coach focuses on achieving any goals important to the individual and asks questions and offers suggestions to help the person begin to take the lead in addressing their own needs. The practice focuses on honoring values and making principle-based decisions, creating a clear plan of action, and using current strengths to reach future goals. The Peer Recovery Coach serves as an accountability partner to help the person sustain their recovery and helps to access the systems needed to support the individual, such as disability benefits, health care, housing, etc.


Essential Job Functions:

Encourages, inspires and empowers to reach treatment goals
Coordinates and facilitates psychoeducational peer groups related to removing environmental obstacles and improving healthy life skills and social connectedness including teaching relaxation and mindfulness strategies
Works as part of a collaborative health team and participate in care team meetings
Assists individuals in developing strategies to communicate with and advocate for themselves to adopt a proactive role in their own behavioral and physical health
Instructs about services provided to help them (e.g., availability of peer services, benefits, advanced directives, living will opportunities, clients rights process)
Mentors in the recovery process (e.g., reassures to the reality of recovery, assists with increasing personal empowerment, helps set & achieve goals)
Provides information and assists with applying for supplemental programs such as housing
Assists persons with completing forms; develops services and supports to identify service and support gaps for individuals with mental health or co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders; participates on treatment teams with person’s consent;
Collaborates to assist with intake/discharge planning (e.g., conducts intake and discharge surveys, facilitates exit interviews)
Monitors satisfaction
Completes and submits documentation as determined by the Program Director
Provides support and encouragement to family members
Meet individuals where they are in the community and transport individuals to appointments as needed
Embraces and embody the mission, vision, guiding principles, clinical vision and goals of WestCare Foundation; and
Performs all other duties as assigned.
Essential Qualifications:


Possession of a valid Driver’s License and able to quality for WC vehicle insurance
Peer Certification must be obtained within 6 months of hire

High School diploma or equivalent
Experience and Competencies:

Must have personal experience or a family member with behavioral health issues.
Must be 18 Years of age or older
Strong reading comprehension, written and oral communication skills
Demonstrated experience with leadership advocacy or governance
Bilingual would be an asset
A minimum of one year without receiving inpatient and/or intensive treatment services
A minimum of one year without involvement with law enforcement
A minimum of 6 months in stable and safe housing
A minimum of 6 months of stable employment or active enrollment in educational setting
Continues to participate in support groups and/or behavioral health networks
Must provide 3 letters of references
Working Conditions:

Work is performed at outreach and treatment locations, in the field and in-home
Transportation of clients in company vehicle; and
Some outdoor activities may be required
Essential Physical and Mental Demands of the Job

The employee must be able to perform the following essential duties and activities with or

without accommodation:


Physical Demands:

Tasks that involve no exposure to human blood, body fluids, or tissues but employment may require performing unplanned Category I tasks. The normal work routine involves no exposure to blood, body fluids, or tissues, BUT exposure or potential exposure may be required as a condition of employment. Appropriate personal protective equipment will be readily available to every employee engaged in Category II tasks
Occasional lifting of more than 25 pounds;
Occasional risk of intensive physical activity with clients; and
Sitting, standing, walking, reaching are performed in the normal course of the position

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