Recovery Support - SHE (3898)

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Position Summary:

The role of the Peer Recovery Coach is to provide non-clinical services intended to aid individuals in establishing and maintaining individual recovery from addiction and mental illness. The Peer Recovery Coach must demonstrate an ability to share personal recovery experiences and to develop authentic peer-to-peer relationships. The PRC will help people in recovery to improve their quality of life through connecting them to social, spiritual, and peer supports.

Location: Washington, NJ

Job Type/Status: Full Time

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Help clients navigate recovery support systems and access resources including health and wellness, housing, employment, and other professional and non-professional services
  • Assist clients in developing an Individual Recovery Action Plan
  • Facilitate peer support groups
  • Provide recovery education to service recipients for every phase of the recovery journey from pre-recovery engagement, recovery initiation, recovery stabilization and sustained recovery maintenance
  • Assist clients with applying for health insurance
  • Provide transportation assistance to and from aftercare treatment and support services
  • Assist clients in feeling connected to a Community of Recovery through pro-social, recreational and cultural activities in a sober environment
  • 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 recovering person's goals and interests. This will involve a collaborative effort including the recovering person, agency staff and other relevant stakeholders
  • Share personal recovery experiences and demonstrates and models effective coping techniques and self-help strategies
  • Help clients to modify attitudes and patterns of behavior by increasing understanding of self, personal problems, and client's part in creating them
  • Support connections to community based, mutual self-help groups. Link individuals to appropriate professional resources when needed. Provide vision-driven hope and encouragement for opportunities at varying levels of involvement in community based activities (e.g. work, school, relationships, physical activity, self-directed hobbies, etc)
  • Provide clients with ongoing access to education regarding substance abuse, mental health, HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis, tobacco, nutrition and exercise and other health and wellness information
  • Educate and support clients in implementing a range of relapse prevention and harm-reduction strategies
  • Work closely with the multidisciplinary team to ensure client needs are met
  • Actively participate in weekly supervision with Supervisor
  • Serve as a liaison between administration, staff, clients, and volunteers; and
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Minimum High School Diploma or equivalent required
  • Minimum 2 years demonstrated personal recovery experience
  • 12 months experience, within past 3 years, either paid or volunteer as Peer Recovery Coach
  • Bilingual Spanish/English desirable
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills in English
  • Knowledge of community/recovery resources
  • Ability to work both as a team member and independently
  • Understanding of relapse prevention and harm reduction techniques
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Crisis management skills
  • Computer skills, minimum Microsoft Word
  • Valid Driver's License
  • Ability to meet the physical and training requirements of the position.

At the Center for Family Services our employees are our greatest resource and we are committed to investing in our staff. We offer a competitive benefits package as well as ongoing resources that will support staff on their personal and professional journey.*

  • Excellent paid time off (PTO) program, including vacation, sick, personal, and holiday
  • 401k Plan
  • Medical insurance plan options
  • Dental & Vision Insurance
  • Prescription Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Health & Wellness Activities
  • Ongoing Training & Professional Development Opportunities
  • Opportunity for advancement

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