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.
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
- 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 treatment
- 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 location
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.