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Bay Cove Human Services Inc Recovery Coach - Addiction Services in Boston, Massachusetts

Bay Cove Human Services has been recognized by the Boston Globe as one of the Top Places to Work in 2021. This is the sixth year that Bay Cove has been acknowledged for this distinction. Bay Cove Human Services partners with people to overcome challenges and realize personal potential. Job Summary: Serving as a member of the program?s multidisciplinary team, the Recovery Coach (RC) works to provide peer recovery support to clients receiving services at Bay Cove?s Mirasol Center for Healing (MCH). This position will maintain ongoing client support regardless of relapse and will serve as a motivator, ally, role model, sounding board, and advocate for individuals who identify as female with substance use disorders. The RC works to maintain a safe, welcoming, and supportive trauma informed space that is conducive to the client?s treatment and recovery. The Recovery Coach adheres to harm reduction and trauma responsive principles by partnering with clients to facilitate their stabilization and care. This is a non-exempt position. Essential Functions of Position: Engage with clients receiving services at the MCH program Serves as a liaison between the recovery community, the substance use treatment continuum, the medical treatment system, and the client's community, family, and social context to facilitate connections across systems of care Works collaboratively with treatment team in support of evidence-based services to clients with SUD Addresses barriers to successful recovery and serves as role model and advocate Conducts active outreach efforts to encourage attendance and participation in recovery-oriented, self-help, and pro-social groups Meet with clients in clinical and community settings to understand their needs and personal goals, support the exploration of potential positive and negative consequences associated with personal goals and work collaboratively with the client to remove obstacles that might interfere with goal attainment. Together with input from the clients, join with clinical staff, to facilitate referrals to appropriate transition options. Help clients navigate the healthcare system and social service system; accompany clients to appointments and meetings based on the preference of the client. Negotiate and create opportunities for access to treatment and social services with client?s participation; advocate on behalf of clients to help decrease barriers to care Educate clients about addiction safe use practices, multiple pathways of recovery and utilize motivational enhancement techniques to explore ambivalence and client discrepancy and tip the scales towards healthy decision-making Offer peer coaching and support clients to identify and develop their own personal wellness goals and to achieve and maintain the highest level of health to include sustained long-term recovery Support the development of individualized wellness plans with each client who wishes to do so Advocate and support the client?s voice during the care team?s consideration and development of a comprehensive treatment plan Be available to provide support to clients in immediate risk of using substances or for other time-sensitive matters during regular business hours and to develop with the client interwoven local, natural and clinical supports and resources outside of business hours. Be available and accessible to clients over time, regardless of where they are in their recovery. Clearly and effectively offer to facilitate communication between the patient, PCP, and any external providers maintaining appropriate confidentiality procedures and boundaries Write brief non-clinical notes in the client?s medical record in support of effective and collaborative medical care and social services. Systematically review the progress and challenges of each client with a peer supervisor, to understand the most effective ways to support and encourage client success. Assists with data collection for quality