Peer Recovery Coach
Job Details
Hicks Family Ranch - Buda, TX
Full Time
High School

Austin Recovery is looking for a resilient and motivating full time male Peer Recovery Support Specialist for our Peer Recovery Support team.

The primary responsibility of the Peer Recovery Support Specialist (PRSS) is to assist clients affected by substance use disorders to achieve, sustain and in some cases re-establish sustainable long-term recovery to enhance quality of life, health, and wellness. The PRSS provides all services in a person-centered, trauma-informed care, and culturally and linguistically appropriate manner. The PRSS acts as a model of recovery by sharing their lived experience to bring hope and engages clients by providing education, advocacy, and/or outreach. The PS is advanced in their recovery and is willing and able to share their recovery story in a positive, motivational manner.

  • Promotes recovery, resiliency, and accountability to help individuals in early recovery achieve, sustain or reestablish long-term recovery to enhance quality of life, health, and wellness.
  • Conducts phone-based support sessions with individual clients or collaterals, as needed, to establish a safe, healthy relationship for learning, problem-solving, and participating in community activities; assists clients in building a network of support; makes referrals and coordinates client services, as appropriate.
  • Facilitates 12 Step education for in-patient and outpatient clients at Austin Recovery, and continues to support Austin Recovery’s 12 Step approach during coaching.
  • Facilitates participation in the Austin Recovery Alumni Association meeting and events.
  • Advocates for clients within the community as well as internally to ensure that client needs are being recognized, represented, and addressed.
  • Develops and maintains positive working relationships with agency staff and community contacts such as referral sources, recovery community organizations, and other service providers.
  • Maintains documentation of treatment plans and coaching activities to ensure compliance with contracts and agency billing requirements. Assesses and documents client progress toward recovery goals.
  • May come in contact with client Protected Health Information (PHI) on a daily basis.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Alumni & Recovery Manager
  • Maintains approved non-clinical supervision and continuing education.
  • Requires a GED or HS Diploma
  • Minimum or 2 years of continuous sobriety, including active participation in a recovery program.
  • Requires a certification as a qualified Peer Supporter. Certification can be achieved within 6 months of hire.
  • Must have a valid driver's license.
  • Must have a reliable personal vehicle to use for transportation during work hours.


Physical Demands/Work Environment:

  • Communicates orally with management, co-workers and the public in face-to face, one-to-one, and group settings.
  • Regularly uses a telephone for communication.
  • Uses office equipment such as computer terminals, copiers, and Fax machines.
  • Sits for extended time periods.
  • Hearing and vision within normal ranges.
  • Uses hands to finger, handle and feel and reach with hands and arms.
  • Occasionally required to stand and walk.
  • Required to drive between Austin Recovery locations and off site locations.


Reports To:

  • Alumni & Recovery Manager           


All qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, mental or physical disability, citizenship, military service, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other status protected by law. Austin Recovery works affirmatively to build a staff and board that includes people of many different races, classes, religions, genders, physical and mental abilities, ages and sexual orientations, including people who have been previously incarcerated.*

*Due to our work with children there are some convictions such as sex offenses that would prevent employment to offered to those applying for a positon in programing with children.