Recovery Coach

Full-time - Senior
Crandon, WI

Forest County Potawatomi

Posted On: Oct-16-2019
Status: This Job is Closed
Recovery Coaches provide an array of non-clinical activities within the FCP community that requires the use of independent judgement to engage, educate and support individuals and their families to successfully connect to relevant cultural, community, and health services including prevention, timely treatment , recovery management, education, transportation, and follow up. They contribute to the efficient coordination of patient care through collaborative practice with the providers and care team.
Duties and Responsibilities:
  1. This person must be able to demonstrate and share their own personal recovery experiences and to develop real (authentic) peer-to-peer relationships.
  2. Provides a model for people in recovery and staff by demonstrating recovery is possible, as well as sharing suggestions of positive steps toward recovery including accepting responsibility of personal change
  3. Works within the care team and assists clients with their treatment plans as directed by the Behavioral Health providers/care team. 
  4. Assists recovering community members with identifying their own personal interests and goals in relationship to recovery and health
  5. Conducts active outreach efforts to encourage attendance and participation in recovery-oriented, self-help, and pro-social groups
  6. Supports connections and develops relationships with community based, mutual self-help groups by attending AA/ALANON/NA meetings as appropriate
  7. Coaches recovering community members with visits to community resources in an effort to assist them in becoming familiar with potential opportunities
  8. Meets clients/guests with Substance Use Disorders prior to discharge from facilities and facilitates clients/guests access to next stage of treatment
  9. Negotiates, creates opportunities for access to treatment and social services for clients/guests; advocates on behalf of clients/guests to help decrease barriers to care
  10. May facilitate and/or co-facilitate weekly recovery support group(s)
  11. Teaches real life hands on skills that an individual may need to successfully use community resources.
  12. Maintains contact either by phone, email, face-to-face visit after the recovery person is on their own and successfully maintaining continuous sobriety, and to help provide re-engagement support in partnership with others in the agency(s) if so needed.
Requirements (Education, Experience, Knowledge, Skills, Abilities):
  • Certified Peer Support Specialist or willingness to achieve Certification within 18 months of hire.
  • Some education in prevention desired but will train.
  • Must be in recovery for a minimum of one year and actively engaged in recovery activities.
  • FCP Community Member preferred or someone that is tribally affiliated and familiar with our community.
  • Demonstrates understanding of role and professional boundaries
  • Willingness to attend trainings and ability to demonstrate competencies expected of the role
  • Must possess a working knowledge of the drug and alcohol treatment system, a good understanding and respect for each individuals journey of recovery and involvement in the Forest County Potawatomi Community to demonstrate commitment to the recovery community
  • Must have the ability to work with others across the tribal community and to work closely with mental health and other agencies that could be involved during a client entry into services 
  • Ability to work evening and weekend hours’, ensures flexibility with schedule and willingness to accept assignments with little or no previous notice, and shares the role of staffing after hours hotline for community members in need of AODA support
  • Must have and maintain a valid driver’s license, as the position will be driving tribal vehicles, taking people to 12-step meeting(s) and or other various community events or meetings
  • Must possess proof of applicable health department testing and vaccinations or testing/vaccination will be provided by FCP Employee Health
Physical Demands
Not Applicable
Carry 25#
Carry 10#
Hear / See
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Not Applicable
Enclosed Space
Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Operate Heavy Equipment
Not Applicable