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Requisition Number: 8105
Position Title: ACCS Recovery Coach
Division: Mental Health Services
Program Name: ACCS
Location: Boston
Hours: 40 hours per week
Schedule: Monday - Friday 9a-5pm
Date Posted: 09/27/2018
Responsibilities: Ability to share one’s own personal experiences and recovery story with the purpose and intent to build trust and collaboration with Persons. Demonstrate competency in their recovery from addiction and utilizes their own lived experience and use of successful coping skills to support Persons in their recovery journey Connect with Persons early in the orientation/intake process to offer an introduction to program services and to promote recovery by providing support, engagement, and hope to Persons contemplating recovery from addictions. Participate on the Engagement Team of assigned persons as directed by the ACCS Integrated Team Director Provide support and advocacy to Persons for issues related to crisis recovery, psychiatric and medical hospitalizations, medical issues and appointments, housing issues, legal proceedings, employment, community integration, in addition to any other life and care transitions as they occur. Assist Persons to build skills that help promote their own recovery and self-sufficiency by providing them education about how to take an active role in their own treatment. Organize and attend with Persons alcohol and drug-free social and recreational activities. Lead the team in efforts to implement wellness management and recovery strategies, such as Illness Management and Recovery (IMR), Wellness Recovery Action Planning (WRAP), psychiatric advance directives, stress management techniques, etc. Model behaviors and attitudes consistent with a recovery-oriented culture in which each Person's point of view, experiences, and preferences are recognized, understood, and respected, and in which Persons self-determination and decision-making in treatment planning are maximized and supported. Provide ongoing as needed advice and/or assistance with specific clinical cases and provide formal training in recovery principles and strategies to other team members as needed. Establish and maintain relationships with peer self-help and advocacy networks to assist Persons in gaining access to these resources. Support Persons to build their own support networks outside of the service system and collaborate with natural supports, families and extended support networks as requested by Persons. Help Persons and team members to identify, understand, and combat stigma and discrimination associated with mental illness. Develop strategies to reduce self-stigma, and eliminate stigma from the within the team, including actively and assertively promoting a culture of respect and dignity for Persons.
Qualifications: A Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, Social Work, or a related area preferred; High School diploma or GED required. Lived experience with addiction and/or mental health issues and willingness to serve as a mentor to others in the process of recovery by sharing own recovery experience required. Minimum of 2 years in sustained recovery at time of application. Certified Addictions Recovery Coach preferred or willingness to obtain Certified Addictions Recovery Coach status within 6 months of hire date. At least two years of experience working with individuals diagnosed with co-occurring disorders or similar human service needs. Knowledge of harm reduction strategies, trauma informed approaches and motivational interviewing techniques preferred. Knowledge of local addictions/recovery resources and networks. Strong commitment to the right of each Person with mental health challenges to live in community residences, to work in market jobs, and to have access to helpful, adequate, competent, and continuous supports and services of their own choosing. Professional writing and oral communications skills. High degree of personal organization, attention to detail, and time management skills. Proficiency in word processing and other computer functions using Windows, Word, and Google Email and Apps. Use of personal cellular telephone for work communication. Ability to go up and down stairs to monitor clients on multiple floors and physical capacity to assist people with mobility impairments as needed. Bilingual candidates encouraged to apply.
Driver's License Required? Yes

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