Bonus: $3,000, $1,500 at 3 months, $1,500 at 6 months
The Recovery Coach (RC) position will provide recovery coaching to clients at the treatment center with a specific focus on clients who are currently incarcerated or otherwise involved with the justice system. The RC will provide peer recovery support services to clients at any point on the recovery continuum. The RC will support clients throughout their care and work with them and their care teams to develop short- and long-term treatment goals. This position will maintain ongoing patient support regardless of relapse and will serve as a motivator, ally, role model, and advocate for patients with substance use disorders. The RC should possess thorough understanding of community culture to address the barriers to successful recovery, use human experience language and provide links to community resources and treatment options. This is a non-exempt position.
Essential Functions of Position:
The RC must provide emotional and social support.
The RC must share recovery experience and use coaching and mentoring techniques to support a client's awareness and understanding that he or she possesses his or her own recovery capital to help sustain his or her recovery.
The RC must support clients in making positive life changes and developing skills to facilitate their recovery
The RC must help clients to discuss and try new strategies for developing recovery-supportive friendships, reconnecting or improving family relationships, and identifying and using recovery-community networks
The RC must assist clients in creating personally meaningful links to treatment, peer recovery support services, and mutual aid and support clients in their efforts to build their capacity to move between and among these services and supports as needed
The RC must act in an open and transparent way as a role model and living example of a person in recovery
When appropriate, the RC must use the peer relationship to assist with motivation and facilitate connections to primary and specialty medical, dental, and mental health services as well as social services
The RC must act as a recovery liaison and support the client in preparing for or accompanying the client to meetings with, for example, probation officers, social workers, etc.
The RC must serve as an advocate for clients and assist clients in learning self-advocacy skills
The RC must provide Recovery Coaching services in a person-centered and strength-based manner
Write brief non-clinical notes in the client's medical record in support of effective and collaborative medical care and social services.
Systematically review the progress and challenges of each client with a peer supervisor, to understand the most effective ways to support and encourage patient success.
Assists with data collection for quality assurance and program evaluation
Perform other duties as needed.
Requirements for the position:
High school diploma or GED required.
Successful completion of a CCAR approved Recovery Coach Academy before hire, or the successful completion of a CCAR approved Recovery Coach Academy within 4 months of hire.
Certified Addiction Recovery Coach (CARC) certification required within first 12 months of employment.
Strong advocacy skills along with knowledge of community-based services, resources, and local recovery community.
Effective use of the Internet and Microsoft Office programs such as Word and Excel
Lived experience with 2 years of sustained and uninterrupted recovery preferred
Experience working with incarcerated clients preferred.
Familiarity with the Department of Corrections and other justice systems preferred.
Demonstrated understanding of the multiple pathways approach to recovery from SUD and willingness to embrace a client-centered, client-driven approach that recognizes an individual's preferences and autonomy. Recovery by any means possible.
Bilingual candidates encouraged to apply.
A COVID-19 vaccination is a requirement of the position. One COVID-19 shot is acceptable, contingent on the individual receiving the second shot within the allotted time frame.
Demonstrated understanding of the efficacy of Medication for Addiction Treatment (MAT) as one of the multiple pathways to recovery.
Excels at problem-solving, time management with the ability to multitask; organized, efficient and process directed.
Ability to maintain effective working relationships to include effective boundaries with clients and staff.
Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills.
According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment in community and social service occupations is projected to grow 12 percent from 2019 to 2029, much faster than the average for all occupations, adding about 348,600 jobs. Most projected new jobs in this occupational group are in counselor and social worker occupations, as their services will continue to be needed in areas such as drug abuse counseling and rehabilitation counseling, and also for school and career counseling. In addition to counselors and social workers, this group includes religious workers.
According to BLS, the median annual wage for community and social service occupations was $47,520 in May 2020, which was higher than the median annual wage for all occupations of $41,950.
Occupations within community services may include:
Health educators and community health workers
Marriage and Family Therapists
Medical and Health Services Managers
School and Career Counselors
Mental Health Counselors
As stated above, it is expected that employment will continue to grow in this area as it is a people occupation.