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Available Positions

For more information about the jobs listed below or our application process, please contact our Human Resource Recruiters at 801-359-8862 and ask for Jessica Constantino ext. 2209 or Courtney Deshotel ext. 2223.

Mental Health - Certified Peer Support Specialist
Full Time (19.00 - Hourly)
Salt Lake City, Utah, United States - 84111

First Step House is hiring a full time Certified Peer Support Specialist!!

At First Step House, "We help people build lives of meaning, purpose, and recovery," and we are dedicated to this mission.

  • Pay is $19 per hour
  • Must have a valid Peer Support Certification

Our fantastic full time benefits include:

  • Generous paid time off allowance 18 days starting in year one
  • Generous holiday policy 15 observed holidays a year including your birthday
  • 401k employer matching
  • Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Medical insurance
  • Opportunity for an annual merit increase

Job Duties will include and are not limited to:

  • Performs initial and ongoing wellness planning in collaboration with the resident and the treatment team.
  • Provides peer-based support and motivation to residents and outpatient program participants.
  • Mediation/ Conflict Resolution skills/ Crisis Management skills MI, de-escalation tactics, etc.
  • Problem-solving and critical thinking skills.
  • Uses the Utah Web Infrastructure for Treatment Services UWITS database to enter clinical notes, case-management notes, treatment plans, client information updates, billing information and other relevant client information.
  • Knowledge of community and recovery resources
  • Population specific knowledge
  • Must meet all requirements for auto insurance guidelines


  • High School diploma or equivalent.
  • Peer Support Specialist Certification is required.

For more information about our non-profit organization, you can visit our website at www.firststephouse.org

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or status as a protected veteran.

Welcome to Your Next Adventure

Do you love helping others? Are you excited to work for an organization that is continuously voted as a Top Work Place by the staff? First Step House is looking to hire individuals who are driven to provide the best client experience possible. If you are a results-driven, passionate person, who enjoys challenges and the rewards that come from them, we’d love to hear from you.


Making a Difference

Underlying all that we do at First Step House is a deep regard for the person. Many of our clients arrive at our doorstep with very little resources, lack of family support, and numerous barriers to overcome. They are individuals who have been stigmatized and marginalized by our society. Our task is to afford our clients respect, opportunity, and hope. It is our belief that the roles of our employees and the organization are to exercise every resource possible to empower those we serve to build healthy and resilient lives. To that end, we will make every effort to provide you with the tools and the training that you need to meet the diverse needs of our clients. 


Competitive Benefits

  • Competitive non-profit pay
  • 15 paid holidays per year
  • 18 days of paid time off during the first year
  • 401(k) and vested matching (put in 10%, we will match 5%)
  • 70% coverage for health benefits for full-time positions (Select Health)
  • 80% coverage for dental and vision benefits for full-time positions
  • Employee assistance program
  • Annual training allowance
  • Annual merit increases
  • Annual performance bonuses
  • Challenging and supportive work environment
  • Room to grow
Take The First Step

Help is Waiting for You at First Step House

Contact an admissions specialist today to learn more about our treatment and housing programs. We provide comprehensive and client-centered services to help people build productive, meaningful, and healthy lives.