Peer Coach Job Description

Accepting applications; not currently hiring

Program Coordinator/Peer Recovery Coaching at CRA looks different than at other organizations. Program Coordinators are responsible for running meetings, managing the Center, supporting clients, providing individual coaching, planning and hosting events, and more. 

All position are based at the Community Center in Petoskey, with a Monday – Friday schedule. Periodic weekends for special events as scheduled. Shifts vary with the position. Periodic travel may be required to partner sites within the 5-county area as required. 

Coaches lead meetings, help clients during walk in hours, and provide recovery coaching by appointment and for walk-ins as available. Traveling is sometimes required for servicing our 5-county region for attending trainings, going to partner sites, etc. Access to reliable transportation and a valid driver’s license are required for positions. 

We are a small and growing organization experiencing lots of growth! We are looking for team members who are flexible, open-minded, curious, and trustworthy. 

Does this describe you?

  • Experienced Peer Recovery Coach. Preferred 1 year + as a professional coach, or equivalent experience.
  • Professional, yet relatable. 
  • Valid driver’s license and access to reliable transportation.
  • Have lived experience of recovery and are familiar with the recovery process and experiences.
  • Knowledgeable about the multiple pathways of recovery. 
  • Willing to work with many types of recoverees, respect the diversity of all recoverees, and honor all pathways to recovery.
  • Lead by example: share the hope and power of Recovery; treat everyone who comes in as a resource; see strengths rather than weaknesses in self and others.
  • An advocate for Recoverees, and an Advocate for the Recovery Community, both within the organization and in our communities.
  • Use clear, compelling, correct written communication.
  • Approach work with integrity, flexibility, and confidentiality.
  • Empathetic, patient, compassionate, and collaborative.
  • An active listener and experienced motivational interviewer.
  • Self-motivated, self-directed, follows through on commitments and yet able to be a part of a team.
  • Willing to reflect, learn, and grow under the guidance of supervisor and director- actively engage in being supported.
  • Can learn integrated software systems.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and Teams
  • Knowledge of the Recovery Community
  • Understanding or willingness to learn about the Ethics of being a Professional Peer
  • Willingness to learn more about diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice.

Then this might be the job for you!

Some of the activities, roles, and responsibilities that will be filled by this position include:

Coaches share responsibility for our Community Center and special programs. 

Greet and assist visitors with services such as using computers, signing up for MI-Bridges, connections/referrals in the community, walk-in coaching, etc. 

Coordinate the Center activities and resources such as managing our Recovery Library, overseeing client computer use, assisting clients with computer and phone use, etc.

Answering CRA phones and provide telephonic recovery support services as needed.

Data entry for meetings, programs, training sessions, and coaching.

Preparing the space for upcoming meetings and events.

Connecting and building relationships with other community resources through the 5-counties to better understand services available to our clients as well as sharing the resources CRA can offer with those connections.

Promoting and building awareness of all programs offered by CRA and connecting with interested community members to help grow CRA programs.

Each staff person will be responsible for organizing and hosting one recovery event a quarter. These can be in hosted at the Center, or in any of the communities we serve. The team will work together to host and coordinate events.

Each Recovery Coach will start at least one weekly mutual support group either at the Center or in their home community (The meeting will be the choice of the coach and may include family and friends meetings)

Benefits (available for full time, permeant staff only):

  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance

People with a criminal record are encouraged to apply.