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Peer Support Specialist
Salt Lake City, Utah, United States - 84116

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

We are hiring for a full time Peer Support Specialist in Salt Lake City, Utah!!

The Peer Support Specialist provides a variety of targeted services for persons contacted through the First Step House Homeless Resource Center Program in the shelter. This individual is responsible for providing the highest possible care to every client served. For example, while client advocacy and rapport must be priorities, consideration must be given to the treatment implications of interventions prescribed by clinical staff. The Peer Support Specialist assists the Resource Center Program Manager in providing the highest care to all program participants The overall goals of this position are to a provide high-quality care for program participants, b provide a high level of customer service for funders, clients, and other stake holders, c provide support for the clinical and client advocate staff, d work to promote sobriety and safety in the shelter, and e increase client retention for those who enter First Step House from the emergency shelter setting.

Tired of working 40 hours per week?! Join our team and enjoy a standardized 36-hour work week!

  • Pay is $40,000 annually
  • Flexible schedule

Our full-time benefits include:

  • Generous paid time off allowance this increases with tenure
  • Generous holiday policy 15 observed holidays a year including your birthday
  • 401k employer matching up to 5%
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance
  • Opportunity for annual merit increase and annual bonus

Education and Experience

  • A high school diploma or Associates Degree and an active license in the State of Utah as a certified peer support specialist, is preferred.
  • Education in the Utah State Peer Support Specialist is highly preferred, but not required.
  • Experience in both substance abuse and mental health treatment field is preferred.
  • Mediation/ Conflict Resolution skills/ Crisis Management skills MI, de-escalation tactics, etc.

Duties include but not limited to:

  • Promotes security by doing daily security logs, coordinating with relevant staff for crisis matters, and where useful, filling out incident reports for the FSH quality assurance team.
  • Provides regular transport assistance to project participants for treatment, as well as occasionally for detox, hospitalization, shelter moveouts and assessment appointments, assisting the FSH Transportation manager with vehicle compliance.
  • Coordinates with case managers at First Step House, the shelter, and other agencies to coordinate medical care and to obtain necessary resources, obtaining proper information releases and protecting personal client information.
  • Attends all relevant employee training classes and clinical staff meetings, as well as coordination meetings with the partnering shelter.
  • Collaborates and consults with supervisors, treatment-team members, community partners, and other relevant parties concerning clinical issues.

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. 


Living Your Life

First Step House aims to help our staff help others while ensuring they have time to live life outside of work too. In 2022, First Step House moved to a 36-hour work week. By analyzing meeting and service schedules, improving internal processes, and streamlining daily staff routines, FSH was not only able to realize an improved work culture, but service improvements as well.


Competitive Benefits

  • Competitive non-profit pay
  • 36-Hour Workweek
  • 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

Visit our Admissions Department today to learn more about our treatment, case management, and housing programs. We provide comprehensive and client-centered services to help people build productive, meaningful, and healthy lives.