The role of the Peer Recovery Coach is to provide non-clinical services intended to aid individuals in establishing and maintaining individual recovery from addiction and mental illness. The Peer Recovery Coach must demonstrate an ability to share personal recovery experiences and to develop authentic peer-to-peer relationships. The PRC will help people in recovery to improve their quality of life through connecting them to social, spiritual and peer supports.
1. High school diploma or equivalent required;
2. Minimum two years’ demonstrated personal recovery experience;
3. 12 months’ experience, within past three years, either paid or volunteer as Peer Recovery Coach;
4. Bilingual Spanish/English desirable;
4. Strong verbal and written communication skills in English;
5. Knowledge of community/recovery resources;
6. Ability to work both as a team member and independently;
7. Understanding of relapse prevention and harm reduction techniques;
8. Strong interpersonal skills;
9. Crisis management skills;
10. Computer skills, minimum Microsoft Word;
11. Valid driver’s license with clean driving record; and
12. Ability to meet the physical and training requirements of the position.
1. Help clients navigate recovery support systems and access resources, including health and wellness, housing, employment and other professional and non-professional services;
2. Assist clients in developing an Individual Recovery Action Plan;
3. Facilitate peer support groups;
4. Provide recovery education to service recipients for every phase of the recovery journey from pre-recovery engagement, recovery initiation, recovery stabilization and sustained recovery maintenance;
5. Assist clients with applying for health insurance;
6. Provide transportation assistance to and from aftercare treatment and support services;
7. Assist clients in feeling connected to a community of recovery through pro-social, recreational and cultural activities in a sober environment;
8. Actively identify and support linkages to community resources (communities of recovery, educational, vocational, social, cultural, spiritual resources, mutual self-help groups, professional services, etc.) that support the recovering person’s goals and interests. This will involve a collaborative effort including the recovering person, agency staff and other relevant stakeholders;
9. Share personal recovery experiences and demonstrate and model effective coping techniques and self-help strategies;
10. Help clients to modify attitudes and patterns of behavior by increasing understanding of self, personal problems and client’s part in creating them;
11. Support connections to community-based, mutual self-help groups; link individuals to appropriate professional resources when needed; provide vision-driven hope and encouragement for opportunities at varying levels of involvement in community based activities (e.g., work, school, relationships, physical activity, self-directed hobbies, etc.);
12. Provide clients with ongoing access to education regarding substance abuse, mental health, HIV/AIDS, hepatitis, tobacco, nutrition and exercise and other health and wellness information;
13. Educate and support clients in implementing a range of relapse prevention and harm-reduction strategies;
14. Work closely with the multidisciplinary team to ensure client needs are met;
15. Actively participate in weekly supervision with supervisor;
16. Serve as a liaison between administration, staff, clients, and volunteers; and
17. Other duties as assigned.
This full-time position includes generous paid time off, an offer of medical/dental/vision insurance and a 403(b) retirement plan with company match.
COVID-19 Advisory: All Family Guidance Center of Warren County staff must be vaccinated/boosted against Covid-19 or be willing to submit to weekly testing. All employees, clients and visitors must wear a face covering when on Family Guidance Center property at all times, regardless of immunization status.
Interested candidates may submit resumes to Nichola Lydon, Director of Recovery Services, by clicking on the “APPLY FOR JOB” button below. No phone calls, please.
Family Guidance Center of Warren County is an equal opportunity employer.
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