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Peer Recovery Support Specialist – Bilingual (Spanish)

Youturn Health

Full-Time | Remote

$21 - $0/yr.

Youturn Health

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/Peer Specialist to join our growing team.

Job Type:

● Full-Time (salary)

● Expected hours: 40 hours per week / 5 days / 8 hour shifts

● Work Location: 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, 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 within 90 days (about 3 months) of employment. National Certification is Youturn sponsored and/or a reimbursable expense. 

● Excellent verbal communication skills required in both English and Spanish

● 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.

Salary & Benefits:

Pay: Starting at $21.00 per hour (for those newer to the field)

Note: Compensation commensurate with experience / bilingual differential pay


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Health Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Short Term Disability
  • Long Term Disability
  • Employee Assistance Program(s)
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Paid Time Off
  • Paid Holidays


  • High school or equivalent (Required)


  • State Peer Recovery Support Certification (Required)
  • National Peer Recovery Support Certification (Preferred)


Youturn Health is a Fair Chance employer. People with a criminal record are encouraged to apply. Please visit our website at to learn more! We look forward to hearing from you!

Posted On: May 16, 2024

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