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.
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.