Position type: Volunteer
Time commitment: Minimum 3 hours per week, maximum 15 hours per week
Reports to: Peer Support Program Manager
An ARCNH Peer Recovery Coach’s role is to support individuals in recovery from Substance Use Disorder. A Peer Recovery Coach will serve as a role model, mentor, advocate and motivator to recovering individuals in order to help prevent set-backs and promote long-term recovery.
- 18 years of age or older
- Resides in one of the 11 towns within the Souhegan Valley
- Has completed the following courses and can provide documentation (or is working to complete):
- Recovery Coach Academy – 30 hours
- Ethical Considerations for Recovery Coaches – 16 hours
- Suicide Prevention – 6 hours
- HIV Prevention – 6 hours
- Motivational Interviewing – 6 hours
- Psychological First Aid – 6 hours
- First-Aid & CPR
- Identifies as in recovery from Substance Use Disorder and is willing to share details of personal recovery experience (preferred but not required).
- Has a working knowledge of a well known program of recovery such as a 12 step program, SMART Recovery, etc.
- Provide one-on-one Recovery Coaching services in person or by phone for up to 5 program participants.
- Assist program participants to identify their personal interests, goals, strengths and weaknesses regarding recovery
- Assist program participants develop their own plan for advancing their recovery
- Actively identify and support linkages to community resources (communities of recovery, educational, vocational, social, cultural, spiritual resources, mutual self-help groups, professional services, etc.) that support the program participants’ plan for recovery
- Identify barriers (internal and external) to full participation in community resources and develop strategies to overcome those barriers
- Encourage program participants to proactively request support on a regular basis, make efforts to re-engage participants if they begin to distance themselves from the program
- Maintain thorough documentation of services provided to all program participants
- Participate in weekly Recovery Coach Program team meetings
- Maintain a current knowledge of community resources and pathways to recovery, research new resources and pathways when necessary
- Attend ARCNH events whenever possible
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