A Peer Recovery Coach is someone with lived experience in mental health and/or addictions. The Recovery Coach provides recovery support, education, resource and guidance to individuals who are currently experiencing issues with addictions.
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Position serves a member of an Addiction Services team serving adults with a history of addictions/substance abuse.
Provide resource, treatment & sober support information to individuals interested in recovery.
Provide recovery education and support to persons in recovery for substance use disorder.
Participate in outreach to community partners to help coordinate services with clients.
Assist clients in accessing community resources ie: housing; Medicaid applications, job placement, etc. as determined by client assessment.
Participating in staff and integrated treatment team meetings.
Assisting with implementation of individual client recovery plans.
May facilitate support / peer groups
Assisting in data collection.
Peer Recovery Specialist Certificate required.
Personal experience of substance use disorder and active in maintaining recovery for a minimum of 12 months.
Possesses understanding of therapeutic “boundaries” and able to process issues with program support network.
Willing and able to communicate with individuals in recovery, counselors, agency providers, court system, law enforcement, and others as determined by Supervisor.
Must possess a strong personal commitment to serving the recovery community.
Able to communicate with both the service population and community resource staff.
Must have own transportation. Local travel is required.
Ability to be flexible and collaborate on program with community partners.
Must pass a drug test.
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