Build client confidence and hope
Establish and support client Recovery Plans by helping to set short term goals and motivate the person toward recovery
A short commute from both Boston and Providence
Description of Position
Lead Recovery Coach provides administrative supervision to LADAC substance abuse counselor staff. Provide services in ACCS to adults with Substance Use Disorders. Working with one individual at a time, establish and support the client's Recovery Plan by helping to set short term goals and motivate the person toward recovery. Develop a helpful, confidential and supportive relationship with clients and provide informal guidance, act as a sounding board, and build client's confidence and hope.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Complete daily administrative supervision duties with the LADC’s;
- Assists in engaging with clients identified with SUD, addressing barriers to successful recovery and serving as role model, ally, and advocate;
- With team members, conducts initial needs assessment, reviews client’s SUD history, develops a wellness plan, and identifies the patient’s goals and expectations;
- Works collaboratively with treatment team to implement evidence-based services to clients with SUD
- Conducts active outreach efforts to encourage community activities and participation in recovery-oriented, self-help, and DRA groups;
- Educates clients and staff about addiction and utilizes motivational enhancement techniques to explore ambiguity and tip the scales toward treatment;
- Provides peer coaching and supports clients in establishing treatment goals and achieving and maintaining recovery via multiple pathways;
- Is available to provide support to clients in immediate risk of relapse or for other time-sensitive matters during and outside of regular business hours;
- Helps clients and the LADCs to navigate the healthcare system and social service system;
- Assists with access to treatment for SUD and co-occurring conditions, creating systems and procedures to rapidly identify treatment needs and determine appropriate level of care;
- Assists with data collection for quality assurance and program evaluation;
- Meets clients with SUD prior to discharge from facilities and facilitates client access to next stage of treatment;
- Serves as a liaison between the LADCs, Program Director, integrated teams, recovery community, the addiction treatment system, the medical treatment system, and the client’s community, family, and social context to facilitate connections across systems of care;
- May facilitate and/or co-facilitate weekly recovery support group(s).
This position requires a bachelor's degree in human services, a Certification as a Recovery Coach, and three (3) years relevant experience. Addictions/Substance Abuse Certification preferred or must be working towards such.
In addition to education/training requirements, must have at least three years experience working with the adult mentally ill population; Lived experience and ability to use that experience to serve others, preferred; Experience assessing substance abuse and mental health disorders; Knowledge of recovery resources; Experience with diverse populations; Experience facilitating groups and recovery-based activities; Must possess good organizational skills, effective written, verbal and computer skills.
Must have a valid driver's license in the state of residence and submit a copy of satisfactory record of driving from the state of residence of registry of motor vehicles; Must complete MA and ADP Criminal Offense Record Information (CORI) process; Must have computer literacy as related to the requirements of the position. Flexibility with scheduling required to serve needs of program clients.
Date posted: 5/30/2018
For more information about this position, or to send your resume:
Community Counseling of Bristol County
1 Washington St. Taunton, MA 02780
The ACCS program will deliver evidence based interventions within the context of a standardized, clinically focused model to promote:
- Active engagement and assertive outreach to prevent homelessness;
- Clinical coverage 24/7/365 days a year
- Consistent assessment and treatment planning
- Risk assessment, crisis planning and prevention
- Skill building and symptom management,
- Behavioral and physical health monitoring and support
- Addiction treatment support;
- Family engagement;
- Peer support and recovery coaching
- Reduced reliance on emergency departments, hospitals and other institutional levels of care.