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Recovery Coach

Substance Use & Recovery

Springfield, MA
ID: 365-379

Recovery Coach

We are looking for people in recovery to support individuals in the early stages of recovery by helping to remove barriers and obstacles for those new to the system of care. This is a non-clinical, strength based peer-to-peer support service in which you will provide people with linkages to the recovery community. As a Recovery Coach you will serve as a personal guide and mentor and help individuals understand the system of care and how to navigate it.


  • Works with the client to develop a Wellness Plan
  • Provides emotional and social support and uses coaching and mentoring techniques to support a client’s awareness and understanding that he or she possesses his or her own recovery capital to help sustain his or her recovery.
  • Supports clients in making positive life changes and developing skills to facilitate their recovery.
  • Helps clients to discuss and try new strategies for developing recovery-supportive friendships, reconnecting or improving family relationships, and identifying and using recovery-community networks.
  • Assists clients in creating personally meaningful links to treatment, peer recovery support services, and mutual aid and support them in their efforts to build their capacity.
  • Serves as an advocate for clients and assist clients in learning self-advocacy skills.
  • Provides temporary assistance with transportation to essential self-help, peer support, and medical & behavioral health appointments while transitioning to community-based transportation resources.
  • Delivers services on a mobile basis to clients in any setting that is safe for the client and staff.
  • Ensures that clients progress notes, wellness plans, and other required documentation is completed professionally, accurately and timely.
  • Ensures that consultation on the client’s behalf is conducted and billed as needed.
  • Attends trainings and supervision as required by Supervisor.


Required Skills

Job Requirements

    • High School Diploma or GED, reasonable exceptions may be made in certain situations.
    • Must have lived experience and 2 years acknowledged continuous sobriety
    • Experience and knowledge regarding the addiction treatment service system.
    • Must have successfully participated in trainings and/or coursework [CCAR Recovery Coach Training Academy] that is designed to prepare individuals to serve as recovery coaches.
    • Must have valid Driver's License & reliable transportation
    • Bilingual in Spanish and English-preferred.


  • Retirement Plan 403(b)
  • Health, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance
  • Paid vacations
  • Paid holidays
  • 8 discretionary days a year

The Gandara Mental Health Center provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Gándara Center provides residential, mental health, substance abuse and preventive services for children, adults and families across the Pioneer Valley and eastern parts of Massachusetts. Founded in the Hispanic community, we value cultural diversity and strive to provide culturally competent, innovative services to a diverse community.


This position is located in Springfield, MA. View the Google Map in full screen.

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