InterCare Careers

Peer Recovery Coach

  • Job Tracking ID: 512210-683664
  • Job Location: Bangor, MI
  • Job Level: Entry Level (less than 2 years)
  • Level of Education: High School/GED
  • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
  • Date Updated: May 14, 2019
  • Years of Experience: Less Than 1 Year
  • Starting Date: May 14, 2019



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Job Description:

Become part of a Migrant and Community Health Center, where you will have:

  • A passionate purpose
  • Do worthwhile work
  • Make a difference in people’s lives

InterCare is searching for a Peer Recovery Coach to join our team!

This position engages, inspires and facilitates meaningful conversations with Patients who are a part of the MAT (Medication Assisted Treatment) program, and assists the patients with exploring, creating and meeting their own Recovery goals.

This is a full-time position working in our Bangor and Eau Claire health centers.

At InterCare Community Health Network, we believe all people have the right to equal access to quality health care.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide consultation to MAT team to promote a Recovery Culture, as defined by SAMHSA (Recovery is defined as a process of change through which individuals improve their health and wellness, live a self-directed life and strive to reach their fullest potential).
  • Must be willing to share his or her recovery experience while being aware that each person’s road to recovery is unique.
  • Provide education on the recovery process.
  • Facilitate groups as needed.
  • Assist with substance use disorder treatment and provide supportive services.
  • Link to community resources as needed.
  • Have the ability to instill hope that it is possible for a person with substance use disorder to live a meaningful life and encourage others.
  • Respond to critical situations with high level engagement and de-escalation skills to support patients who may experience mental health and substance use disorder challenges.
  • Help develop and practice skills which are needed to achieve goals outlined in the treatment plan for maintaining personal wellness.
  • Teach self-advocacy skills.

Experience and Skills:

  • High School diploma or general education degree (GED).
  • Must have personal experience with a substance use disorder and have used substance use disorder services.
  • Knowledge and skills sufficient for establishing effective relationships with individuals who have substance use disorders.
  • Willing to understand Patient’s unique circumstances, personal preferences and goals along with the ability to incorporate them into daily work.
  • Possesses a professional level of written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to communicate information in a clear effective manner.
  • Possesses excellent cross cultural communication skills and the ability to communicate to patients and co-workers at all levels.
  • Must be willing to travel between Bangor and Eau Claire sites.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience supporting patients with substance use disorders preferred.
  • Bilingual in English/Spanish optional.

ABOUT US:

InterCare Community Health Network is a not-for-profit organization headquartered in Bangor, Michigan. We employ 400 medical and dental health professionals and support personnel at multiple locations. InterCare is a federally qualified health center dedicated to improving individual health and reducing health issues in communities that we serve. We pursue our vision through the delivery of a broad range of primary care services and by promoting open access for all. InterCare's main focus is on disease prevention, wellness, and regular and timely treatment of chronic conditions. We pride ourselves on excellent communications with our patients, and on a strong health education focus that helps our patients and their families become involved in their own health care.

InterCare participates in E-Verify and once you have accepted a job offer and completed your I-9, we will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S.