Recovery Coach (Located in Middletown, CT)

August 20, 2019

Columbus House, Inc.
Job Posting: Full Time, FLSA Non-Exempt
Recovery Coach-Middletown 

VEVRAA Federal Contractor: Priority Referrals of Protected Veterans Requested 

Under the direction of the Middlesex Program Manager, the Recovery Coach (RC) provides support services to clients from the Outreach & Engagement programs.  The RC role performs a wide range of tasks to mutually support clients in gaining an understanding of recovery and wellness principles, practices and pathways, including: Hope, Choice, Empowerment, Recovery Culture and Spirituality; and the Trauma Informed Care Values: SAFETY, TRUSTWORTHINESS, CHOICE, COLLABORATION,  and EMPOWERMENT.  

Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
High School graduate or equivalent; lived experience with serious mental illness or substance abuse with stability in their own recovery and a willingness to self-identify as a person in recovery. In-depth understanding of Trauma Informed Care services. Organized yet flexible while able to employ recovery language as appropriate. Basic computer skills or willingness to learn. RC's acknowledge that they are only the experts on themselves and recognize the same for the people they serve. Must be respectful, non-judgmental, compassionate, and empathetic towards others while developing partnerships with team members and community resources. Intimately familiar with mental health, substance abuse and dual diagnosis issues and group dynamics. Able to meet all documentation requirements. Knowledgeable about crisis intervention, boundaries, confidentiality, universal precautions, harm reduction, trauma informed care and motivational interviewing. Valid drivers' license with a good driving history. Certification from an accredited provider of Recovery centered education.

Duties and Responsibilities
Performs outreach duties with other Outreach workers from Columbus House focused in Middletown in an effort to identify and assist individuals suffering from an opioid use disorder. Provide referrals to clients for treatment programs, shelters and the Columbus House Recovery Intervention Support Team. Provide transportation to appointments for clients as appropriate. Assist clients in articulating and determining the steps they decide to take in order to reach their recovery goals. Assists clients in building relationships that will further enrich their daily life. Lead peer support groups for clients and families. Conduct educational workshops on opioid use disorders for agency staff. Role model good self-care, coping skills, self-help strategies and the regular use of wellness tools. Participates in required recovery support team meetings, staff meetings, workshops and trainings as determined by supervisor. Monitor all cases assigned and complete all documentation/charting required by Columbus House and its relevant funders. Maintains regular contact with supervisor and actively seeks input from supervisor, co-workers, and persons in recovery. Other related duties as assigned.

Supervised by:  Middlesex Program Manager
Pay:  $15.50 to $17.00 per hour plus excellent benefits  
Schedule: Monday through Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm 

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*Send your resume and a cover letter to Human Resources Specialist, Columbus House Inc., P.O. Box 7093, New Haven CT 06519

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Equal Opportunity Employer: Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity 

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