• Horizon Health
  • $60,680.00 -83,990.00/year*
  • Buffalo , NY
  • Healthcare - Allied Health
  • Full-Time
  • 130 Rapin Pl

Horizon Health Services is a not-for-profit corporation in Western New York that provides hope and healing for individuals and their families dealing with substance use and/or mental health disorders. Horizon is committed to its community and its staff in the knowledge that a team of highly contented, highly trained, and dedicated caregivers are required to provide the highest quality, most effective, and empathetic treatment and recovery services to those in need. For more than 40 years, Horizon has remained constant in its commitment to being progressive and independent, and to seeking out the best clinical and operational practices, emerging technologies, and new strategies to help patients and their families. For 11 consecutive years, Horizon has been named one of the 50 Best Companies to Work for in New York State. Our sincerest appreciation to our employees, patients, families, and community members who have the continued strength to work alongside our mission:
Together for Recovery. Changing Lives. Saving Lives.
Job Summary:
A Recovery Coach is a form of strength-based support for individuals actively engaged in outpatient treatment at Horizon Health Services. A Recovery Coach will help the patient access and engage in recovery, as well as access systems needed to support recovery such as benefits, health care, wellness, employment, etc.
Duties and Responsibilities:
+ Educates patients about various methods of recovery including harm reduction, detox, treatment (including medication assisted treatment), family support, and education/employment, local or online support groups; or helps a patient create a change plan to recover on their own, raising awareness of existing social and other support services
+ Engages patients in continuing care services post-discharge from bedded programs through stabilization into recovery maintenance
+ Ability to focus on recovery outcomes including improved health and wellness, increase sense of self efficacy or empowerment and increased success and satisfaction in personal and social life
+ Accompanies patients to court appearances and medical/other appointments as needed
+ Provides non-clinical crisis support, especially after periods of hospitalization or incarceration
+ Helps to initiate and sustain an individual/family in recovery from behavioral health and promote recovery by removing barriers and obstacles to recovery
+ Participates in the developing of treatment/recovery plans
+ Works with patients to identify strengths
+ Assists patients with using public transportation independently
+ Attends case conference with the clinical team to be an integrated part of the care team
+ Ability to meet patients in the community as appropriate
+ Monitors outcomes for treatment, and social accomplishments
+ Assesses career goals, interest, and vocational readiness as well as linkage to pre-vocational resources in the community
+ Any other requirements as outlined by CCBHC, OMH, and OASAS
+ Experience with the behavioral health population and high risk populations preferred
+ Person-centered, relationship-oriented, and designed to garner trust, confidence, authenticity and efficacy, based on shared experience
+ Engages patients in a timely and expeditious manner, and at critical points of recovery vulnerability and the recovery process
+ Supports timely re-engaging of patients with appropriate supports and services in the event of relapse
+ Strong verbal and written communication necessary
+ Strong computer skills
+ Reliable transportation required
+ Ability to become a Certified Recovery Peer Advocate (CRPA) as defined by OASAS
+ 2 years of experience working as a Recovery Coach or similar role
+ Associate's degree in Counseling, Mental Health, or other related field along with 1 year of experience working as a Recovery Coach, Engagement Coordinator, or similar role
+ High school diploma with 4 years of experience working as a Recovery Coach or similar role
+ A Certified Recovery Peer Advocate (CRPA) or agreeable to becoming a CRPA within 6 months of employment through completion of certification through OASAS
+ Must have professional, personal, or lived experience in recovery
291 Elm St., Buffalo, NY 14203
Position Hours:
Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Why work at Horizon?
+ Summer Hours
+ Anniversary and Life Event Bonuses
+ Benefits and Wellness Program
+ Employee Appreciation Events
+ Growth and Educational Training Opportunities
+ 401k Match and Profit Sharing Programs
+ Employee Referral Bonuses
Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor s legal duty to furnish information.
Associated topics: field, lmsw, mental, mental health, npho, sickle, social worker, violence, women, youth

* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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