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Recovery Coach

North Suffolk is looking for a Recovery Coach to join our new MAT-PDOA program!   The Recovery Coach is a fully integrated team member who provides expertise and consultation to promote a culture where recoverees’ points of view and preferences are recognized, understood, respected and integrated into support, treatment, rehabilitation, and community-based recovery-oriented systems of care. Because of their life experience with substance use and/or other addictions, the Recovery Coach provides expertise that clinical training cannot replicate.

What you’ll do: 

  • Supervise and/or coach recoverees based on their needs in recovery-oriented skills, activities of daily living, socialization, and community integration.
  • Implement, teach, assist and/or coach individuals with their IAP or recoverees who have developed their own wellness plan to review goals and objectives on a consistent basis.
  • Interface with all collateral contacts working with the persons served or recoverees coached (i.e. Probation Officers, therapists, self-help sponsors); assist individuals with identifying and accessing sponsorship when appropriate.
  • Develop, enhance and lead peer-driven educational services.
  • Attend all required trainings within prescribed timelines; participate in daily staff organizational and/or treatment planning meetings.
  • Work a flexible schedule to meet the needs of persons served and program, and be on-call to staff the Recovery Support Hotline as assigned.
  • When appropriate, document client progress to maintain a permanent record of client activity according to established methods and procedures.
  • Co-facilitate groups (in conjunction with professional staff) to provide support for increased stability in individuals’ lives through recovery through a better understanding of their symptoms of relapse as well as symptoms of mental illness.
  • Provide ongoing assessment, problem solving, side-by-side services, skill training, supervision and environmental adaptations to assist individuals with activities of daily living (i.e. identifying and attending self-help meetings, support with sponsorship).

What you’ll need:

  • Education:  High School Diploma/GED with prior work experience with adults diagnosed with SUD and/or dependency OR a degree in a related field (human services, psychology, etc).
  • Experience:   Personal life experience with substance use and/or other addictions.  Knowledge of mental health and SUD; principles and techniques of recovery coaching; process of recovery; health and social service systems, resources; person-centered & wellness planning.
  • Skills/Certifications:  Recovery Coach Academy certificate preferred. Able to establish supportive trusting relationships with persons with addictions and respect for client rights. Understanding of personal preferences in treatment and peer-assisted recovery methods is essential.

Competitive & Comprehensive Benefits:

  • Paid Time Off Two weeks’ Vacation per year (three weeks after 2 years of service), 12 Sick Days per year, and 11 Paid Holidays per year
  • Health & Dental Insurance, with generous employer contribution
  • Employer Paid Life Insurance
  • 403 (b) Retirement Plan with employer matching
  • Voluntary Short and Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Medical & Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Access to Credit Union Banking
  • Access to State Tuition Remission Program (Worksite Specific)
  • Eligibility for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
  • Employee Referral Bonus Program
  • Discounted Movie Tickets
  • Comprehensive Training Program
  • Internal Advancement Opportunities

Tagged as: Addictions, Adults, Community-Based, Human Services, Mental Health, Outreach, Recovery, Substance Use Disorder

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