Community Healthlink

  • Recovery Coach

    Location US-MA-Worcester
    PCN#
    6165
    # Positions
    1
  • Overview

    Come join a friendly and diverse clinical team that provides quality care! Community Healthlink (CHL) is looking for a Full-Time (37.5 hrs/wk) Case Manager/Recovery Coach at our Worcester site.

     

    The MISSION Medication Assisted Treatment (MMAT) program offers buprenorphine and naltrexone medication assisted treatment and wraparound MISSION services provided by a multidisciplinary team. The MMAT Team will serve 60 individuals each year recovering from opioid addiction. 

     

    The Recovery Coach supports peers with a similar experience to gain hope, explore recovery, and achieve life goals. The Recovery Coach’s primary responsibility is to support the voices and choices of individuals they support, creating a relationship between equals that is non-clinical and focused on removing obstacles to recovery, linking individuals to a recovery community, and serving as a personal guide and mentor.

     

    Benefits:

    Compensation based on education and related work experience, licensure and other qualifications

    Health and Dental insurance (available upon starting)

    Generous paid sick, personal, holiday, and vacation time

    Work related travel reimbursement

    Life and Disability insurance

    401k with agency contribution

    Flexible Spending Accounts available

    Wellness activity discounts

    Responsibilities

    • Peer/recovery support and community outreach with individuals with co-occurring substance use and mental health disorders who are homeless and/or at risk for homelessness
    • Attend all MISSION trainings
    • Participate in workshops, conferences and training to keep current with emerging evidence-based recovery-oriented practices
    • Carry a caseload of 15-20 clients at any given time
    • Assist, encourage, and empower clients using mental health, substance addiction, vocational rehabilitation, medical and other services pertinent to rehabilitation and recovery
    • Facilitate clients’ participation in mutual support and self-help groups
    • Guide clients in developing and achieving treatment plan goals
    • Work with and support clients to prepare for meetings with treatment providers and employment services
    • Build working relationships with agencies and organizations in support of clients’ recovery
    • Document service delivery activities according to the MMAT program’s standards
    • Work closely with MMAT clinical team (Clinician, Psychiatrist, Nurse Practitioner) to coordinate services
    • Facilitate group and individual meetings with clients consistent with the MISSION model
    • Conduct in-reach, home, and community visits to engage clients
    • Transport MISSION clients to in-community meetings, events, and appointments
    • Utilize telehealth and technology in service delivery

    Qualifications

    Education/Experience:

    • Grade 5: Case Manager I- HSD/HiSet/GED or Associates degree required
    • Grade 6: Case Manager II-Bachelors degree required; degree in psychology, social work, human services or related field preferred
    • Knowledge of how/when to use self-disclosure appropriately in treatment
    • Willingness to share his/her own recovery and/or re-entry experience with clients.

    Competencies:

    • Strong commitment to recovery and to supporting and engaging others in recovery
    • Ability and interest to learn and implement evidence-based models of treatment for opioid addiction
    • Willingness to work in the community
    • Values working within a treatment team
    • Openness to feedback from multiple sources
    • Displays culturally competent/culturally informed approach to working with clients.
    • Demonstrates ability to be dynamic, assertive, and engaging with clients (especially difficult to engage clients)
    • Bilingual (English/Spanish) speakers are encouraged to apply
    • Current valid US-issued driver’s license and ability to provide registered, inspected and insured automobile for work-related purposes including transporting clients in your own vehicle
    • Must be able to pass a CORI background check

    Community Healthlink is an Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate in employment and personnel practices on the basis of race, sex, gender identity, age, ancestry, disability, religion, national origin, marital status, sexual preference, political affiliation or any other basis prohibited by applicable law. Hiring, transferring and promotion practices are performed without regard to the above listed items.
    If applicable, Community Healthlink shall also abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-300.5(a) and 41 CFR 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified protected veterans and qualified individuals on the basis of disability. These regulations require affirmative action by Community Healthlink to employ and advance in employment qualified protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

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