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Recovery Coach – Recovery Support Team
North Suffolk is looking for a Recovery Coach to join our Recovery Support Services team! The Recovery Coach is a person who is grounded in peer-assisted recovery. Because of their life experience with substance use and/ or other addictions, the Recovery Coach provides expertise that clinical training cannot replicate. Recovery coaches are fully integrated team members who provide psycho-educational groups and recovery coaching for Meridian House, Intensive Outpatient Programs, Adolescent Intensive Outpatient Programs, Teen Team and NIMSA outpatient Rapid Access Team. 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.
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 Rapid Access Team with brief interventions to engage individuals presenting for treatment.
- 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).
- When appropriate, assist persons served in identifying and accessing sponsorship
- Develop and enhance peer driven educational services.
- Participate in upkeep and maintenance of program.
- Work a flexible schedule to meet the needs of persons served and program.
- Document client progress to maintain a permanent record of client 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: GED or High School Diploma with work experience with adults diagnosed with substance use and/or dependency OR a Bachelor’s degree in a related field
- Experience: Knowledge and experience of the addiction treatment service system, recovery coaching and other related human services
- Skills: Certified Addictions Recovery Coach (CARC) certification preferred
Competitive & Comprehensive Benefits:
- Paid Time Off Two weeks’ Vacation per year (three weeks after 2 years of service), 12 Sick Days per year, and 10 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)
- Employee Referral Bonus Program
- Discounted Movie Tickets
- Comprehensive Training Program
- Internal Advancement Opportunities