Recovery Coach for Women with Substance Use Disorders

Job scope.
As a key member of the Comprehensive Continuum of Care (CCC) Program, the recovery coach helps guide pregnant and/or parenting women on the road to recovery from substance use, with the skills and the support necessary for lasting recovery.
The Recovery Coach focuses on non-clinical issues such as housing, employment, dealing with drug court and probation officers, and locating treatment resources. Through a one-on-one relationship, the Recovery Coach helps engage people with the recovery community, including Twelve Step meetings and other support groups.
Responsibilities.
  • The Recovery Coach is enthusiastic about providing support and recovery to patients in early recovery from substance use disorders.
  • Demonstrates thorough understanding of stressors that can impact recovery from substance use disorders.
  • Maintains patient confidentiality.
  • Maintains knowledge about the Center's goals, supports peer values, and follows relevant ethical codes, guidelines or standards.
  • Documents services in the appropriate electronic medical record.
Education / Licensure.
  • Required: High school diploma or equivalent
  • Current valid driver's license
  • Completion of training as Recovery Coach within six months of hire
Experience / Knowledge.
  • At least two (2) years of recovery from a substance use disorder.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with a wide range of individuals.
  • Demonstrates proficiency communicating both orally and in writing in English.
  • Ability and willingness to follow job-related instructions and accepts supervision.
  • Displays ability to maintain appropriate personal boundaries.
Physical Requirements that are bona fide occupational qualifications essential to the performance of the job.
  • Must be able to adequately complete the following courses: SAMA, First Aid and CPR.
  • Work endurance sufficient to work an 8-hour day.