Peer Recovery Coach Specialist
Company: Recovery Services Unlimited, Inc
Location: Battle Creek
Posted on: November 17, 2021
Recovery CoachJob Description, Responsibilities, Standards and
QualificationsA Recovery Coach is a person who helps remove
personal and environmental obstacles to Recovery, links the newly
recovering person to the recovering community, and services as a
personal guide and mentor in the management of personal and family
Recovery. Such supports are generated by mobilizing volunteer
resources within the Recovery community or provided by the Recovery
Coach where such natural support networks are lacking.The
individual who fills this position demonstrates that he or she is
capable of carrying-out the following roles and
responsibilities:Core Functions - Duties and Responsibilities:Work
in partnership or assist with the following:
- Assist in identifying the Recoverees personal pathway to
Substance Use Disorder Recovery.
- With the individual served, formulate mutually agreed-upon,
measurable treatment goals and objectives and use as the basis for
the development of Individualized Recovery Plans.
- Assertively linking and advocating for customers to obtain
needed community resources and other recovery-based support
- Coordinate Substance Use Disorder and mental health and
community services to best meet the Recoveree's goals as developed
in the plan of service.
- Develop, implement and provide ongoing guidance for advocacy
and support groups.
- Facilitate Recoverees in acquiring and practicing all
activities of daily life.
- Maintain customer files and record activities in a professional
and appropriate manner.
- Attend team and supervisory meetings and receives assignments
- Works collaboratively with other team members.
- Maintains compliance with governmental regulations and industry
- Assumes all other appropriate duties as deemed necessary by the
Recovery Coach Program leadership and supervision teams.Core
- Maintain appropriate boundaries and respect Recoveree's
confidentiality at all times.
- Possess skills to engaged and establish effective personalized
relationships with recoverees diagnosed with substance use
disorders based on collaboration and caring.
- Share personal stories of Recovery and/or advocacy involvement
and initiative for the purpose of assisting Recovery and
- Possess knowledge about substance use disorders and/or mental
illness as it relates to creating aspecific and measurable Recovery
Plan and crisis planning.
- Provide flexible, creative services driven by the treatment
planning process, incorporating community inclusion and natural
- Educate Recoveree's on the Recovery process, to include:
- Encourage community inclusion into treatment.
- Assist Recoverees in accessing community resources.
- Educate Recoverees on self-determination options to
- Assist Recoverees in achieving independence.
- Instill hope to promote Recovery in Substance Use Disorders.
- Incorporate education on the importance of a strong natural
- Demonstrate adherence to accepted ethical and behavioral
standards of conduct.
- Ability to complete appropriate Suicide Screening of resident
applicants and make referrals foradditional services as required.
- Ability to complete appropriate screening for danger to self or
- Ability to complete appropriate screening for psychoactive
substance toxicity, intoxication, andwithdrawal symptoms.
- Ability to complete appropriate screening for co-occurring
mental health issues.
- Possess knowledge in computer skills including Microsoft
- Participates in staff and program meetings, staff training
activities and continuing educationopportunities.
- Ability to report and record information regarding recoveree
interactions and record activities in a professional and
- Work collaboratively with other team members including working
collaboratively with persons providing peer support.Minimum
Qualifications and Education Requirements:
- Must pass pre-employment drug testing and annually
- Must be 18 years of age or older.
- Must possess a high school diploma or equivalent.
- Must possess a valid driver's license.
- Must have reliable transportation and current vehicle
- Must undergo a Criminal Background Check and be eligible to
work under the SWMBH Criminal History Screening Policy or obtain a
Criminal Background Waiver.Additional Qualifications:
- Must have a lived experience with a substance use disorder and
be active in personal Recovery.
- Experience in working with persons who are actively using
and/or recovering from a substance use disorder.
- Must possess or be willing to obtain the CCAR Recovery Coach
Academy- Certificate of Achievement within the first 30 days of
- This position requires occasional nights, on-call and weekend
- This position requires a minimum of 10 hours per week.
- Annual driving record, drug testing and criminal record
- Undergo required trainings upon hire and additional training
annually for continuing professional development.Job Types:
Full-time, Part-time, ContractPay: Up to $25.00 per hourBenefits:
- Flexible schedule
- Professional development assistanceSchedule:
- Monday to Friday
- Weekend availabilityApplication Question(s):
- Do you possess either your CCAR- Recovery Coach Academy
Certification or State Peer Recovery Coach
- Substance Use Recovery: 2 years
- Michigan Drivers License (Required)Work Location:
- One locationWork Remotely:
- Temporarily due to COVID-19Work Location: One location
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