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Services over Sentences Recovery Coach

  • East Boston, MA
  • Experience
  • Full Time (40 Hours)
  • Location
  • East Boston, MA

NSMHA is looking for a Services over Sentences (SOS) Recovery Coach to join the team! The SOS Recovery Coach is a person who is grounded in peer-assisted recovery. Because of his/her life experience with substance use and/ or other addictions, the recovery coach provides expertise that clinical training cannot replicate.  Recovery coaches report to Director of Recovery Support Services and are fully integrated team members who provide psycho-educational groups and recovery coaching for Suffolk County District Attorney’s Services over Sentences (SOS) initiative. Recovery Coaches also provide essential expertise and consultation to the District Attorney’s office and trial court staff 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.

Three positions are available.

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.
  • Assist the Suffolk County DA’s Office with interventions to engage high risk high need individuals presenting in court with substance use disorder.
  • 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 treatment providers).
  • When appropriate, assist persons served in identifying and accessing resources in the community and assist with removing barriers
  • Develop and enhance peer driven educational services.
  • Participate in daily staff organizational meetings and treatment planning or wellness planning review meetings.
  • Work a flexible schedule to meet the needs of persons served and program.
  • When appropriate document progress to maintain a permanent record of recoveree activity according to established methods and procedures.
  • Participate in the provision of services to persons served by co-facilitating groups (in conjunction with professional staff) to provide support for increased stability in their lives through recovery and 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 (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.

What You’ll Need:

  • Education: Bachelor’s degree in a field other than behavioral sciences or have a high school degree, or GED. A certificate from the Recovery Coach Academy required, CARC preferred.
  • Experience: Previous work experience with adults diagnosed with substance abuse and or dependency. Should have experience and knowledge regarding the addiction treatment service system, recovery coaching and other related human services.
  • Vaccination: At least one shot of the COVID-19 vaccination is required prior to hire and complete the full vaccination schedule in the appropriate timeline as documented by the CDC requirements for vaccination.

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, Bachelor's Degree, Human Services, Recovery, Social Work, Substance Use Disorder

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