SUBSTANCE USE SERVICES – Recovery Coach
The Recovery Coach assists and mentors’ people in early recovery or seeking recovery from a substance use disorder. Recovery Coaches meet participants at whatever stage they are in, while assisting them in their recovery journey. The candidate must be open to a “multiple pathways” philosophy of recovery. This is a per diem position which requires flexibility in schedule to meet the needs of the participant.
• The incumbent connects with new participants to develop a wellness plan and identify the needs of the participant.
• The incumbent assists in developing natural supports and community living by partnering with each participant to strengthen valued roles (friend, spouse, employee, student, etc.) so a greater sense of identity is established.
• The incumbent will match the client’s needs with appropriate resources.
• The incumbent provides peer support to engage participants in a recovery partnership based on the principles of mutuality and “being with, not fixing”.
• The incumbent will provide services at times coordinated with participants and in publicly accessible locations such as Peer Recovery Centers, Restaurants, Coffee Shops, Transportation Hubs etc.
• The incumbent will be responsible for all participant related record keeping and reports.
• The incumbent will turn in timesheet (regardless of hours worked) along with time accountability sheet and mileage weekly.
• The incumbent will adhere to applicable laws, regulations and agency policies
governing the disclosure of client identifying data and confidentiality.
• The incumbent will attend all mandatory meetings, trainings, monthly group supervisions, and bi-monthly individual supervisions.
• The incumbent will network and represent GAAMHA in the community and will conduct themselves in a manner that reflects the values and professional standards of the agency.
• Other tasks as may be deemed necessary.
Qualifications: A high school diploma or GED is required for this position. The ideal candidate will have completed the CCAR Recovery Coach Academy along with Ethics for Recovery Coaches or have equivalent training in peer recovery coaching. Recovery Coaches who are in recovery should be in long term recovery and have the ability to maintain their own personal recovery while performing the role of Recovery Coach. Incumbent must hold a valid driver’s license, have reliable personal transportation and mobile phone.
Supervision Received: The Recovery Coach receives supervision from the Recovery Coach Supervisor.