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Recovery Coach - Merrimack Country Drug Court

Riverbend Community Mental Health

Founded in 1963, Riverbend Community Mental Health is a private, nonprofit organization providing specialized behavioral health services in central New Hampshire. Core services include 24/7 emergency mobile crisis services; counseling services for children, adults, and families; and community support, vocational services, and residential programs for adults and seniors. Evidence-based models of treatment guide all our work, and we strongly believe in the power of self-directed growth and recovery.

Riverbend Community Mental Health, Inc., one of the largest providers of community-based behavioral health services in New Hampshire, is seeking a Recovery Coach to join the team in our new and exciting project working with clients who are receiving treatment in the CHOICESAddiction Recovery program, through Merrimack County Drug Court Program.
Merrimack County Drug Court is based on a post adjudication model after which the individual enters into treatment for 18 – 24 months. The Recovery Coach will be a member of a multidisciplinary team who provide psycho-education and recovery coaching to clients of the program.  Recovery coaches provide essential expertise and consultation to the entire team to promote a culture in which clients’ points of view and preferences are recognized, understood, respected and integrated into support, treatment, rehabilitation, and community-based recovery-oriented systems of care.

  • High school diploma or equivalent required
  • Current Certification as Recovery Support Worker, current enrollment or willingness to enroll in training required.
  • Experience as recovery support staff and/or knowledge of the criminal justice system a plus
  • Lived experience and a willingness to disclose information about personal recovery and successful management of behavioral health challenges required
  • Excellent communication, problem-solving, time management and organizational skills.
  • A valid driver’s license, personal vehicle, and auto insurance or access to a reasonable alternative preferred.
  • Provide support to enrolled clients with recovery-oriented skills, activities of daily living, socialization, and community integration.
  • Teach, assist and/ or coach clients to review their goals and objectives on a consistent basis.
  • Document client progress to maintain a permanent record of client activity according to established methods and procedures, when appropriate.
  • Participate in the provision of services by co-facilitating groups (in conjunction with professional staff) to provide support for increased stability in their lives through recovery and a better understanding of their symptoms of relapse as well as symptoms of mental illness.
  • Provide ongoing assessment, problem solving, side-by-side services, skill training, supervision and environmental adaptations to assist clients with activities of daily living (i.e. identifying and attending self-help meetings, support with sponsorship), socialization and community integration.
  • Interface with collateral contacts as needed (probation officers, counselors, sponsors).
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Date Added: September 7, 2017

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