The Recovery Coach (RC) are individuals currently in recovery who have lived experience with addition and/or co-occurring mental health disorders and have been trained to help their peers with similar experience to gain hope, explore recovery, and achieve life goals.
The Recovery Coach (RC) will provide peer recovery support services to patients with substance use disorder (SUD) and will assist patients in achieving sustained recovery. The primary responsibility of RCâ€™s is to support the voices and choices of the members they support, minimalizing the power differentials as much as possible. This position will facilitate patient access to recovery-oriented substance use disorder treatment, resources, and community recovery groups. This position will maintain ongoing patient support regardless of relapse and will serve as a motivator, ally, role model, problem-solver, and advocate for patients with substance use disorders. The RC should possess thorough understanding of community culture to address the barriers to successful recovery, better tailor health messages, and provide links to community resources and treatment options.