Recovery Coach - Milford #8805

Posted: 03/01/2023

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Recovery Coach


Recovery Coaches (RCs) are individuals currently in recovery who have lived experience with substance use and/or co-occurring mental health challenges and have been trained to help individuals  with a similar experience to gain hope, explore their own recovery pathway, and achieve their life goals. 


The RC will be a part of a  multidisciplinary team including a recovery support navigator, medical staff, clinicians, and prescribers in the CBHC. Additionally the RC will potentially need to coordinate with external providers for cohesive care to ensure the persons goals are met. The RC will provide education to persons engaged in services, but may also utilize their own recovery experience and knowledge with the entire treatment team.


The RC will also be responsible for:

  • Provide care in individual and group formats
  • Maintain knowledge base of Medication Assisted Treatments (MATs), recovery pathways, common mental health diagnoses, and self-help supports, such as: AA, NA, SMART Recovery, Refuge Recovery, Moderation Management, and Dual Recovery Anonymous supports
  • Educate Persons engaged in services and treatment team about the individuals recovery values and recovery
  • Support the person served in creating and enacting  their Recovery Wellness Plan.


Schedule: Full- Time; while this role is predominantly in person, there are opportunities for some hybrid work and a flexible (or reduced) day work week. Weekend work is not required, but highly monetarily incentivized


Pay: $20.00-$22.00/hour; depending on experience


Why You'll Love Riverside
We make a true difference in people’s lives through rewarding work. Most of our jobs come with great benefits – including healthcare, numerous professional development opportunities, and generous time off - all in a respectful and inclusive environment, perhaps why Forbes named Riverside a best-in-state employer.


Benefits include:

  • Comprehensive, high-quality health, dental, and vision insurance options
  • Flexible Spending Accounts – both medical and dependent care
  • Eleven paid holidays
  • Separate accruals for vacation (increases with tenure), personal, and sick time
  • Tax-deferred 403(b) retirement savings plan
  • Employee Assistance Plan / Travel Assistance Plan
  • Employee bonus for referrals resulting in hiring
  • Discounts to movie theaters, sporting, and entertainment events
  • Employee YMCA discount: 10% off a YMCA monthly membership and 50% off the joiner’s fee


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Required Skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills (in the English language) required
  • Demonstrated ability to participate effectively in a team of staff required
  • Must have a valid driver's license, regular access to a reliable vehicle and be willing to provide transportation to persons served in personal vehicle, as needed


Required Experience
  • Lived experience of recovery in the context of substance use and mental health
  • Related work experience and ability to articulate wellness/recovery values and principles required
  • Must have either a college degree or a high school diploma/GED and at least 6 months relevant
  • Certification as a Recovery Coach highly preferred or commit to obtaining CRC within 12 months of hire


Riverside Community Care is dedicated to respect, integrity and engagement of all individuals. We are committed to building an inclusive and culturally competent organization and we value the richness of having a diverse applicant pool. As an employer committed to equal opportunity, all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, color, religion, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, military status, national origin, disability, or any other characteristic as established by law.