Advocates

  • Recovery Coach for Homeless Supports

    Job Locations US-MA-Waltham
    Job ID
    2018-4671
    Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Number of Hours Per Week
    40
  • Overview

    Advocates promotes a healthy work-life balance and offers many generous perks of employment and room for advancement.  We are a strong-knit community that values the ideas and contributions of our staff.

     

    Recovery Coaches are fully integrated team members who identify as a former recipient of recovery services and now use that experience to provide individual and group support to people receiving services from Advocates’ Behavioral Health Services.   Recovery Coaches approach their work with hope, promote self-determination, and assist in connecting people to resources, supports and opportunities in the larger community outside of the mental health system. Recovery Coaches provide expertise and consultation to the entire Division to help create a culture in which the point of view and preferences of each person we support are recognized, understood, respected, honored, validated and integrated into all services, support, treatment, rehabilitation and community recovery activities.  

     

     

    Are you ready to make a difference?

    Responsibilities

    • Provide individual and group peer support services to people receiving services from Advocates’ Behavioral Health Services.
    • Advocate for programs, environments, policies, procedures and attitudes that support personal autonomy wherever possible and promote recovery and the idea of life.
    • Develop, maintain and share current information on community resources related to the interests of those they support.
    • Coordinate and lead informal groups related to peer support, recovery, resiliency, and resources.
    • Advocate for the people with whom they work, promoting their autonomy, protecting their rights, and providing access to resources, information, skills and supports.
    • Connect and network with the larger community and other area peer support providers for the purposes of developing best practices, gathering community resources and mutual support.

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s Degree in related field; or High School Diploma/GED and 1 year related experience.
    • Must currently be or have previously been a recipient of the Addiction Recovery Services.
    • Strongly prefer that a candidate will have a demonstrated understanding of and competence in serving culturally diverse populations.
    • Must have excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work as part of a team.
    • Must hold a valid driver’s license, access to an operational and insured vehicle and be willing to use it to transport clients.

     

    Advocates is an EOE/D/F/M/V.

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