Job PositionRecovery Coach
Job ID: #536
Program: Peer to Peer
Location: Fall River, MA
The Recovery Coach works as an integral part of the program team. Recovery Coach will perform, but is not limited to, the following duties: administration of program record-keeping, conducting interviews, intakes, developing, implementing and monitoring individualized wellness plans, peer reviews, and advocacy. When necessary perform CPR and administer Narcan. This position may require a flexible schedule including 1st and 2nd shifts. The agency has the right to change your shifts based on the needs of the organization.
- Participate in developing and implementing community activities that support and promote recovery.
- Demonstrate competency in relapse prevention strategies.
- Provide consumer program orientation services and requirements.
- Conduct confidential, quality supports that are gender and culturally responsive and trauma informed.
- Assist with the Development of individualized recovery plan with each assigned recoveree using collaborative information from all sources to develop short and long term goals.
- Meet, collaborate, coordinate support services and attend appointments with recoverees for probation, parole, employment and educational agencies, Department of Children and Families (DCF), human services providers, medical and primary care, clinical mental/behavioral health, family support, etc.
- Link recoverees to services provided by community-based organizations such as peer support groups, legal services, nutritional counseling, and HIV rapid retesting and Hepatitis B and C testing.
- Provide recoveree education in finances, housing stability, behavioral and primary health, life skills and all aspects of addiction and related life domains.
- Provide crisis intervention by assessing severity of the episode, de-escalating the recoveree, referring to emergency response team as needed, and developing a safety plan to assist in resolving the crisis.
- Exemplify recovery principles and set an example that recovery is attainable.
- Ability to climb at least three flights of stairs.
- Ability to respond to emergency situations by placing calls to Fire, Rescue, Police, and Medical, etc.
The Peer Specialist/Recovery Coach must perform each essential function satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. The qualifications listed below are representative of the knowledge/skill and/or ability required.
- High school diploma or equivalent required.
- Requires certification (CARC) as a Recovery Coach and understand and support the Recovery Coach Model.
- Lived experience with substance abuse disorder with a sustained recovery is required.
- Requires Narcan training annually and CPR certification preferred every two years.
- Requires valid driver’s license due to business-related travel at least 50% of the time.
- Good working knowledge of computers and data collection.