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The Recovery Coach supports clients through stages of change and recovery. Because of his/her life experience with substance use and/ or other addictions, the recovery coach provides expertise that clinical training cannot replicate. This is a person who is grounded in peer-assisted recovery. Recovery coaches also provide essential expertise and consultation to the entire team to promote a culture in which recoverees’ points of view and preferences are recognized, understood, respected and integrated into support, treatment, rehabilitation, and community-based recovery-oriented systems of care.
- Assist the treatment team to develop an individual action plan or support the recoveree in developing a wellness plan.
- Implement, teach, assist and/ or coach persons served with their individual action plan or recoverees who have developed their own wellness plan to review their goals and objectives on a consistent basis.
- Interface with all collateral contacts working with the persons served or recoverees coached. (I.e. Probation Officers, individual therapists, and self-help sponsors).
- Develop and enhance peer driven educational services.
- Provide ongoing assessment, problem solving, side-by-side services, skill training, supervision (e.g. prompts, assignments, monitoring, encouragement), and environmental adaptations to assist persons served with activities of daily living (i.e. identifying and attending self-help meetings, support with sponsorship). Provide recovery coaching when recoverees have indicated that preference and responded well to that approach.
- Bachelor’s degree in a field other than behavioral sciences or have a high school degree or GED and have work experience with adults diagnosed with substance use and or dependency.
- Knowledge of the process of recovery
- Principles and techniques of recovery coaching
- This individual should have experience and knowledge regarding the addiction treatment service system, recovery coaching and other related human services.