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Job Position

Recovery Coach

Recovery Coach

Job ID: #472
Program: Recovery Coaching
Location: Fall River & New Bedford, MA
Posting Dates: September 7, 2018 through when position is filled

A Recovery Coach promotes recovery by serving as a guide and mentor for individuals with Substance Use Disorders. Recovery Coaches empower the recoveree in their personal journey towards recovery, by offering hope while providing advocacy, guidance, support, motivation, and knowledge.



  • Understands and fully supports the Recovery Coach Model.
  • Participate in developing and implementing community activities that support and promote recovery.
  • Work flexible schedule to meet the needs of the agency and individuals.
  • Meeting with Recoverees in a community or hospital setting
  • Maintaining strict confidentiality is a necessity in this position.
  • Assist recoverees in identifying their hopes, dreams, and solutions they’re seeking by using the Recovery Coach Process to develop and record an individualized recovery wellness plan.
  • Provides peer support to engage recoverees in a recovery partnership based on the principles of mutuality and “being with, not fixing”.
  • Possible travel throughout assigned areas is required.
  • On call responsibilities
  • Participates in agency meetings and supervisions.
  • Position requires good visual, hearing and speaking skills.
  • Able to communicate information effectively to others both verbally and in writing.
  • Respond to emergency situations appropriately.
  • Develop trusting relationships.
  • Respect and advocate for all pathways to recovery.
  • Demonstrates competencies in the following: recovery process, relapse, Narcan administration, Peer-to-Peer support services, outreach and engagement, conflict resolution, and community partnership.
  • High school graduate or the equivalent knowledge and experience required.
  • Completion of CCAR Recovery Academy and the Ethical Consideration training, working toward state certification.
  • Lived experience with sustained recovery is required.
  • Reliable transportation required.
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