Support Coach

Full Time
Rockland County, Valley Cottage
Posted 6 months ago

Job Features

Job CategoryBiomedical
Program:Housing, Outreach Mobile Engagement (HOME)
Responsibilities:Provide support to individuals who have been referred by Rockland County DSS and are identified as disengaged from traditional treatment settings and lacking housing stability. This will include but is not limited to making referrals, meeting with individuals in the community, accompanying individuals to appointments ( e.g., medical or treatment appointments, self-help meetings, etc.) and providing Narcan training. Providing referrals to referents (e.g., medical personnel, law enforcement) and to family members and significant others. Shaping their own personal recovery information as appropriate to role model and inspire hope. Participating in team, county and marketing meetings. Assisting individuals in planning next steps. Maintaining records of all contacts and completing all required paperwork. Other duties are assigned.
Requirements:High School diploma or equivalent. Peer certification required, or must obtain within 6 months of employment. Good organizational, writing and engagement skills required. Self-identify as a person who has first-hand experience with substance disorder issues and/or related behavioral health challenges. Be able to use this lived experience to support individuals in their recovery. Good computer skills (Microsoft Word). Experience working with a diverse population preferred. Valid driver's license. Vaccination against COVID-19 preferred.

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