Recovery Coach - Community Services

North Adams, MA

General Description:   

The Recovery Coach will use aspects of their personal journey and skills learned in formal Recovery Coach Training to support a peer relationship as an avenue to support self determination and decision making. The Recovery Coach will promote recovery, remove barriers and connect people with recovery supports and encourage hope, optimism and healthy living. The Recovery Coach will support people living in the community and in shared residences. The Recovery Coach will support multiple pathways to recovery to include harm reduction and prescribed medication supports as needed. The Recovery Coach will support a diversified community and commit to learning knowledge about equity, diversity and inclusion in all aspects for the persons we serve in our community and as employees working in a diverse workforce.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Certification from an approved Recovery Coach curriculum to include Recovery Coach Academy  within twelve months of eligibility. 
  • Continued BSAS and other accredited Trainings and Certifications as required for the Recovery Coach professional.
  • GED/ HS Diploma. 3-5 years of Human Service background preferred.
  • Open to medication assisted treatment and harm reduction concepts and goals.
  • Proficient Computer skills and knowledge of Microsoft Office.
  • Knowledge of Community Resources and support for links in the community.
  • Strong listening, oral and presentation (communication) skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work within a diverse community.
  • Ability to honor Recovery Coaching Ethics, skills and confidentiality/HIPAA.
  • Knowledge of Spanish language, Cultural Competency and ASL considered an asset.