• Recovery Coach (Certified Addiction Recovery Coach)

    Job Locations US-MA-Brockton
    Posted Date 1 month ago(6/13/2019 10:00 AM)
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Peer Support
    Minimum Pay Rate
    USD $15.00/Hr.
    Maximum Pay Rate
    USD $15.00/Hr.
    Postal Code
  • Overview




    Here at BAMSI, we recognize that our employees are our greatest resource! Are you ready to make a difference? Become a BAMSI believer!


    The Recovery Coach at BAMSI will engage persons in non-directive and supportive relationships that promote empowerment and self-learning.


    The Adult Community Clinical Services (ACCS) Program Director Provides administrative and clinical leadership, supervision and direction to the ACCS Integrated Team/Supervised Group Living Environments (GLE’s).


    The ACCS is DMH's reconfigured service model set to strengthen and improve behavioral health care for DMH adults who live in or are transitioning to the community. The ACCS will replace Community Based Flexible Supports (CBFS) and will deliver evidence based interventions within the context of a standardized, clinically focused model.


    Must have a high school diploma or GED. Must be a Certified Addiction Recovery Coach and have a personal history of recovery and a sound understanding of and commitment to the consumer-led recovery movement. Must have a valid driver's license in state of residence and own means of transportation.


    BAMSI is a private, non-profit culturally diverse human services organization providing services to adults and children with developmental disabilities, mental illness, behavioral health, and public health needs. We at BAMSI believe that those we serve are capable of amazing things and deserve our best.  We support them in their journeys and celebrate their accomplishments along the way.

    We strive to offer valuable benefits that promote a healthy work/life balance and add value to our employees’ lives. Our comprehensive benefits include:

    • Generous Time Off Package
      • up to 4 weeks combined vacation, personal and cultural holiday
      • 11 paid holidays
      • up to 2 weeks Sick Time
    • Highly Specialized Paid Trainings including opportunity to earn CEUs
    • Health and Dental Insurance
    • Life, Short Term and Long Term Disability Insurance
    • 403B plan with discretionary match
    • Wellness Activities
    • Employee Assistance Program
    • Career Development Opportunities

    *Available benefits are based on position and scheduled hours.


    General Statement of Duties: Engage Persons in non-directive and supportive relationships that promote empowerment and self-learning.




    1. Utilize recovery principals in partnership with Persons and members of the Integrated Teams to improve Persons’ health and wellness; achieve symptom stabilization and self-management; develop and/or restore skills impacted by their mental illness; live a self-directed life; and strive to reach their full potential.
    2. Provide peer counseling and support to validate persons’ served life experiences and serve as a role model in which the individual’s experience with the mental health service system and current goals and desires are explored. Engage in non-judgmental, empathetic, active listening.
    3. Assist in the implementation of treatment plan interventions.
    4. Lead skill-building and support groups, as needed.
    5. Act as an interpreter to help non-mental health consumer team members better understand and respect each individual’s unique life experience. Collaborate with Integrated Team staff and agency leadership to ensure that recovery values are endorsed and sustained.
    6. Collaborate with the program team to promote a “team culture” in which each individual’s point of view, experiences and preferences are recognized and respected and in which self-determination in treatment planning, is maximized.
    7. Help persons served identify, understand and combat mental health and addiction related stigma and discrimination and help develop strategies to reduce self (or internalized) stigma.
    8. Collaborate with the team to ensure the protection of individuals’ rights and help them learn more about their rights, grievance procedures and providing support to file, mediate, and resolve complaints.
    9. Assist persons served to cope with internal and external stresses. Assist the Person to develop and use individualized recovery tools and connect to resources of their choice.
    10. Assist the team in providing treatment that is non-confrontational and has individualized determined goals.
    11. Provide on-going teaching and modeling to staff and provide direct interventions and supports to Persons at different Stages of Change, addressing consequences of use, supporting readiness, relapse prevention and long term recovery.
    12. Obtain and maintain skill set in using Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral for Treatment (SBIRT), Stages of Change model, Motivational Interviewing and Harm Reduction.
    13. Coordinate with Care Coordination Entity to ensure Persons Served have access to clinical, self-help, peer, and medication assisted treatment in the community to address addiction treatment and related issues as identified in the Persons treatment plan.
    14. As a representative of BAMSI, communicate in a professional and respectful manner at all times.
    15. Execute duties to reflect safety standards. Universal precautions must be utilized at all times.
    16. Obtain required trainings within allotted time frames.


    • High school diploma or equivalency, Associate’s or Bachelor’s Degree preferred.
    • Must be a Certified Addition Recovery Coach.
    • A personal history of recovery and a sound understanding of and commitment to the consumer-led recovery movement.
    • Good listening and communication skills.
    • Knowledge of mental health system, including comfort in dealing with both traditional and non-traditional providers
    • Must have valid driver’s license in sate of residence and have own means of transportation.
    • Preference given to candidates with fluency in languages prevalent in Southeastern MA.


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