Job: Mental Health Recovery Coach with Frontier Health – Lee and Scott Counties
Mental Health Recovery Coach – Frontier Health – Lee/Scott Counties.
Recovery coaches work with individuals in services to provide hope, encouragement, support, self-determination, and connection. Provide direct peer support services to persons in recovery under supervision of the services coordinator. Support the treatment planning and treatment implementation of persons in recovery through orientation, direct peer-to-peer services, and participation/leadership in wellness activities. Function as a role model to peers, exhibiting competency in recovery concepts and use of coping skills. Serve as an advocate providing recovery information and peer support for persons in outpatient and inpatient settings. Assist persons in recovery in regaining independence within the community and mastery over their own recovery process. Position covers Lee and Scott Counties, Virginia.
Must be a person with lived experience who has met the criteria for a diagnosed mental, behavioral, substance abuse or emotional disorder at some point in their adult life. A Recovery Coach must demonstrate stability in own recovery for a significant period of time and demonstrate a willingness to identify self as a person in recovery.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Education: High school graduate/GED.
Licensure: Valid driver’s license with “F” endorsement in TN. No endorsement is required in VA.
Certification: Certification as a Peer Support Recovery Specialist from the respective state department is required for Certified Peer Counselor.
Experience: Past/present utilization of mental health or SUD services required.
Knowledge/Skills: Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills. Ability to drive and has own transportation. Must have intermediate computer skills in Microsoft Office programs. Must possess excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to form meaningful relationships with individuals in recovery. Must have the ability to work as a team member and function well in social settings. Must have excellent reading comprehension and retention of information. Must have the ability and willingness to accept direction and adhere to appropriately established boundaries.