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Peer Recovery Support Specialist - Bilingual (Spanish)

Youturn Health
From $21 an hour - Full-time



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  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance

Full job description

Who we are:

Youturn Health is dedicated to changing the face of behavioral healthcare by supporting people wherever they are on their journey through virtual education, coaching, and family support.

Youturn Health has a fast-paced, collaborative, and flexible work environment with employees across the United States who are passionate about the mission because they’ve seen firsthand the impact behavioral health and substance abuse can have on a person and their family.

What we do:

We serve employers, treatment centers, first responders, veterans, and incarcerated individuals to address issues like stress management, anxiety, depression, substance use, and suicidal ideation before they reach a crisis point.

Youturn Health is seeking a dynamic and results-driven Peer Coach to join our growing team.

Job Type:

● Full-Time (virtual/remote)

Essential Functions:

● Emotional Support: Draw on training and lived experience, offer empathetic, non- judgmental support. Build a connection and create a safe and trusting environment for individuals to share their concerns.

● Goal Setting and Skill Building: Leverage motivational interviewing to help participants identify goals related to his/her well-being. Assist in the development of essential skills and coping strategies to manage challenges, problem solve, and create a plan of action.

● Advocacy and Navigation: Help participants and families navigate the complex behavioral health system by providing information and resources.

● Crisis Intervention: Be prepared to respond to individuals experiencing a crisis by providing immediate support and implementing appropriate crisis intervention techniques and connecting people to emergency services, as needed.

● Documentation and Reporting: Maintain accurate and confidential records of interactions and progress made by participants. Document important information, interventions provided, goals set, and outcomes achieved.

● Manage a Caseload: Provide consistent and individualized care, supporting and contributing to the overall improvement of your participants’ wellbeing through consistent engagement and coaching best practices.

● Professional Development: Engage in continuous learning opportunities to enhance your knowledge and skills as a peer coach. Seek supervision and support from experienced professionals to ensure your own well-being and professional growth.

● Performs other duties as required or assigned


● Training and Certification: Peer Recovery Support Specialist certification issued by a state (or alternate credentialing authority if state does not have a recognized certifying body) and ability to obtain a National Certification through NAADAC within 90 days (about 3 months) of employment.

● Two years of recovery from lived-experience in substance use and/or co-occurring mental health disorders (self-attested).

● Education: High School diploma / GED required. BS / BA preferred.

● Lived Experience: Draw upon personal experiences to establish credibility, foster trust and empathize with individuals seeking support. (Construction work, justice system re-entry, veteran, SUD, and first responder lived experience a plus!)

● Alignment and Fidelity: Agreement with Assertive Community Engagement philosophy and a commitment to the Youturn Health mission and values.

● Self-awareness and Self-care: A strong sense of self-awareness of one’s own emotions, triggers, and well-being. A consistent and diligent self-care practice.

● Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment and manage multiple priorities effectively.

● Excellent verbal communication skills required in both English and Spanish


● Compensation commensurate with experience / bilingual differential pay

Feel free to visit our website at for more information. We look forward to hearing from you!

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: From $21.00 per hour

Expected hours: No less than 40 per week


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance


  • 8 hour shift

People with a criminal record are encouraged to apply

Application Question(s):

  • Do you have training and lived experience that would qualify you to support individuals on their recovery journey as a Peer Coach? (Please see the National Certified Peer Recovery Support Specialist certification at for further details about lived experience.)


  • High school or equivalent (Required)


  • National or State PEER Recovery Support Certification (Required)

Work Location: Remote