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Peer Recovery Coach

Organization: Communities for Recovery

Posted by Jessica Falscroft - Apr 26, 2019

Posted in Nonprofit Job

Address: 4110 Guadalupe, Bldg. 635, Austin, TX, 78751

Start Date: Apr 29, 2019

Application Due Date: Jun 30, 2019

Position Details:

The Peer Recovery Coach (PRC) will provide Resource Navigation and Recovery Support Services acting as a mentor and guide for those seeking or sustaining recovery. They will also be responsible for Operational Support for the community center.

Through the process of coaching, the PRC promotes recovery by helping peer remove barriers, connect to the recovery community and engage in supportive services. Coaching offers a unique opportunity to build relationships of equality, trust and confidence in which a PRC values each peer's individual beliefs and supports them in mapping out a self-directed journey towards recovery.

This position will not have a set peer circle. They will engage individuals coming to the center seeking support and resources to sustain their recovery. This position will complete daily operational duties as assigned and uphold the values and community agreements of the center. The PRC will maintain accurate documentation of coaching sessions, referrals, evaluations, and wellness recovery plans.


* Serve as a role model who shares personal strengths and skills as well as the hope that recovery is possible for everyone
* Support the values of Communities for Recovery
* Model, advocate, and promote recovery goals and philosophy within the community
* Assist peers in identifying immediate needs and support them in developing a plan that will address those needs that utilizes their personal strengths, interests, social relationships, hopes, and sources of well-being, as well as knowledge and skills supporting their recovery journey
* Educate peers on accessing community opportunities and resources, matching their interests and hopes for the future and linking them to these resources
* Provide recovery services in the areas of emotional, instrumental, instructional, and affiliational support at a dosage and frequency comparable to peer needs
* Maintain accurate documentation of coaching sessions, referrals, evaluations, and wellness recovery plans
* Ensure Reception coverage and provide direct coverage when volunteer and/or intern receptionist is unavailable
* Be the warm and welcoming face of CforR, greeting everyone with a smile and providing great customer service
* Receive clothing donations, sort, and prepare for display or donation to alternate business, maintain the career closet area, and oversee volunteers who assist with the Career Closet


* Must be a person with lived experience and currently in recovery for a minimum of two years
* Background check free of arrests/convictions related to assault and/or endangering the safety of others (arrests/convictions older than two years will be considered on an individual basis)


* Successful completion of the 46 hours of the Peer Recovery Coach Institute including 16 hours of Ethics (Communities for Recovery will arrange for you to complete training if needed)
* One year of experience working with people in recovery
* Experience with opioid recovery
* Proficiency with Spanish preferred


* Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid Texas driver's license
* Must be a Certified Peer Support Specialist or have the ability to obtain the Peer Support Specialist Certification within three months of employment


* Be flexible and open to multiple, personally chosen pathways forward in recovery and living in the community (comfortable knowing that no one way forward in recovery and community living fits everyone)
* Be strong in their belief that all people can move forward in life in recovery - and have the ability to convey this perspective to others
* Be open to learning how to work as a team member, bringing special skills and experience to help recoverees in their recovery journey
* Have excellent people skills that build rapport and put others at ease
* Exhibit the ability to work with individuals supporting their person-centered wellness recovery plans
* Be able to communicate in a friendly and informative manner with people from a wide variety of cultural and ethnic backgrounds and lifestyles
* Have the ability to express themselves in both written and verbal communication
* Be able to use and/or learn to use computers and program related software proficiently

To Apply: To apply, go to this link: https://recruiting.paylocity.com/recruiting/jobs/List/4540/Communities-for-Recovery

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