Substance Use & Recovery
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. The Recovery Coach supports the voices and choices of the clients they support, minimizing the power differentials as much as possible and create a relationship between equals that is non-clinical and focused on removing obstacles to recovery; linking clients to a recovery community and serving as a personal guide and mentor through a flexible and comprehensive service delivery model.
- Must be able to safely and effectively provide recovery support to others.
- Must be willing and able to share their path to recovery and their lived experience of recovery with clients.
- Works with the client to develop a Wellness Plan that orients the activities of the RC service.
- 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 and 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.
- Attend training and supervision as required by Supervisor
- RCs must have at least a high school diploma or a GED, except in cases where a reasonable exception can be made.
- RCs must have successfully participated in training and/or coursework that is designed to prepare individuals to serve as RCs.
- RCs must have lived experience, and have work experience with adults diagnosed with substance use and or dependency.
- RCs must have experience and knowledge regarding the addiction treatment service system, recovery coaching and other related human services.
- RCs must have two years of acknowledged continuous sobriety.
- Valid Driver’s License required.
- 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 at 142 Crescent Street, Brockton, MA. View the Google Map in full screen.