Peer Recovery Coach - Moms Do Care Grant

SUMMARY:

*Please note this position is funded by the Moms Do Care Grant* 

The Peer Recovery Coach for the Moms Do Care Grant is responsible for providing support to pregnant and postpartum women in finding and maintaining a personalized pathway to recovery from substance use disorders. The Peer Recovery Coach will facilitate patient access to Medication Assisted Treatment options, recovery-oriented substance use disorder treatment, and the recovery community. This individual will serve a unique role on the integrated team to support mothers through a perspective of lived experience and specialized training.

CORE RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Respect and maintain patient confidentiality in all aspects of care including use of electronic information   
  • Treat all patients and fellow staff in a welcoming and professional manner
  • Demonstrate professionalism by appropriate attire, attendance, attitude, and behavior within the department setting.
  • Contribute to the team effort by supporting all team members and maintaining an open and positive attitude.
  • Welcome new employees and students to the team by assisting with their orientation to the team and mentoring them, as requested.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide peer-assisted support, care and coaching to pregnant and parenting women affected by substance use in programmatic, home and community settings.
  • Provide peer supports and peer activities, including Recovery Coaching, Recovery Plans and Telephone Support 
  • Completes all tracking and reporting requirements for outcomes and evaluation.
  • Maintains appropriate professional standards and provides appropriate follow-up for consumers
  • Promotes consumer engagement in therapy with clinicians, engagement with psychiatric appointments, involvement and engagement with wellness services and engagement with primary care.
  • Develop relationships with community groups/agencies in partnership with others in the agency.
  • Provides self-help recovery services and other peer wellness services
  • Demonstrates ways to become empowered and self-responsible
  • Provides support to pregnant and parenting women in the office setting, at home, and in community settings
  • Work with hospital and community partners to identify pregnant and parenting women in need of SUD treatment.
  • Demonstrates ability to work with consumers with diverse backgrounds.
  • Respects each woman by keeping her information strictly confidential.
  • Maintain accurate and complete client charts and client recovery plans in accordance with LCHC policy and state and federal confidentiality laws
  • Attends program staff meetings and conferences/workshops as appropriate.
  • Participate in data collection and reporting as directed
  • May assist staff in promoting recovery through special projects and duties as assigned.
  • Systematically reviews the caseload with the supervisor

Customer Service:

  • Demonstrates an understanding of customer service principles by successfully completing on-line Customer Service training and ACES Training
  • Utilizes the principles of customer service when interacting with patients/clients, team members and staff from other departments.
  • Appropriately handles or seeks support when customer service breakdowns occur.

Cultural Competence:

  • Demonstrates knowledge of culture by successfully completing the on-line training on Cultural Competence.
  • Utilizes an appreciation of and respect for diversity when interacting with patients/clients, team members and staff from other departments.
  • Responds appropriately or seeks support when confronted with cultural biases or conflicts.

Emergency Situations:

  • In order to respond promptly and appropriately to emergency situations, any staff member may be assigned temporary duties which differ from those in the job description, or may be assigned temporarily to a different location or schedule.

Requirements

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Lived experience related to substance use disorder, recovery in addition to pregnancy and motherhood.
  • Experience with pregnant and parenting women impacted by SUD
  • Knowledge of medication assisted treatmen
  • Recovery Coach certification preferred, or willingness to complete Recovery Coach training which consists of a 5-day training and other trainings as directed
  • Able to effectively communicate and work as a contributing member of the treatment team
  • Willingness to work with individuals in any stage of their recovery
  • Experience working in a professional setting
  • A valid Driver License and able to travel to designated locations

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Annual BBP Training is required. 
  • Up to date immunizations and annual TB testing is required. 
  • Annual flu immunization is strongly recommended. 
  • All necessary vaccines are available at no charge at the health center.
  • Results of inquiry to Criminal Offender Record Investigation (CORI) must be acceptable under health center standards.

Lynn Community Health Center (LCHC) provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, LCHC complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, and transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. LCHC expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of LCHC’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge. 

Job Posting ID#  19-006

Hours

Full-Time