Job Details

Requisition Number 18-0959
Post Date 1/16/2019
Title ACCS Recovery Coach
City Lynn
State MA

Recovery Coach

Adult Community Clinical Services

Eliot’s Behavioral Health Division provides an integrated and comprehensive network of services to adults with psychiatric disabilities that are evidence based,  provide rehabilitation and  hope to those in services. Eliot is known for our innovative clinical approach, high quality clinical training and for having the most talented people in community behavioral health services. 

Eliot's Adult Community Clinical Services (ACCS) program is an innovative clinical model that focuses on meeting each individual where they are at as we develop creative clinical interventions to support individuals in achieving their life goals. Eliot is seeking an experienced recovery coach with outstanding support skills, experience with substance abuse counseling and advocacy. The chosen person will be scrappy, emapthetic, and motivated to improve the lives of adult with mental illnesses.  Our ideal candidate will be driven, with an interpersonal savvy that allows you to develop lasting relationships with both the people we serve and with ACCS Team Members.  



  • Empower Persons with substance abuse treatment needs to exercise autonomy in all aspects of their life.  Assist with identifying choices and developing skills in self-advocacy.
  • Collaborate with other staff to ensure that the Person’s perspective is always included, that    preferences are recognized and that choices are maximized.
  • Provide training and consultation to staff to facilitate the understanding of Person perspectives as needed.
  • Provide guidance to Person in recovery process. Provide advocacy, support, and education during orientation and throughout service delivery.  Assist Person with being able to identify personal methods of recovery from mental illness and/or substance use and to develop self-management plans to address their experiences.
  • Promote hope and empowerment through meetings and support with Persons. Collaborate with the staff to ensure that the Person’s perspective is always included, that preferences are recognized and that Person choices are maximized.
  • Participate in the development of Treatment Plans (TPs). Assist the Person and the staff in developing Person centered plans. Assist Persons with communicating their personal recovery goals.

Schedule: Monday-Friday 8a-4p

Salary: $18.26 p/hr



High school diploma/GED and at least one year of paid or volunteer experience working with adults with substance abuse disorder. May substitute six months of experience with a college degree in the human services field. Must be receiving substance use services or received services in the past and have self-knowledge to manage their illness with an established recovery process.  Must have a strong commitment to substance use recovery. Must have skills to establish supportive relationships with persons with mental illnesses/substance use and respect for their preferences for treatment.  Ability to provide flexible services that are community based and focused on team work. Must be a Certified Addiction Recovery Coach or must complete certification within six months of hire. Computer literacy and skill in the use of computers and related software applications. Ability to consistently meet all necessary background and credentialing requirements.  Must have valid driver’s license and reliable transportation. Must have reliable telephone notification system for emergency contact.

Must be proficient in English and have the ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing with persons, staff and other service providers.  Demonstrate sound judgment and effective, solution focused, problem solving skills. Ability to develop and maintain professional working relationships with persons, staff, co-workers and supervisor. Ability to work effectively with diverse populations and cultural groups.

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