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Community Access, Inc.


The Self Direction Recovery Coach supports the recovery, wellness, and independence of program participants by activating self-determination and financial decision-making. Recovery Coachs achieve this by helping each participant to design and implement an individual Action Plan that matches recovery-oriented community goods and services with an individualized budget. The Recovery Coach manages the documentation and operationalization of the Action Plan, acting as a liaison between the participant and the budgeting authority, as well as community resources that support the Participant’s success. Duties of the position include, but are not limited to: Recruiting and enrolling eligible adults into Self-Direction program, emphasizing engagements in community settings; Orient participants to program goals and participant responsibilities; Support participant in completing a recovery-oriented Action Plan that promotes individual wellness and independence. Creation of the Action Plan includes documenting recovery goal(s), designing individualized budget, mapping network of community supports for achievement of Plan; Support each participant in achieving recovery goal(s) by identifying and linking to natural, community, healthcare, and multi-system goods, services, and supports. This includes linkage to a Health Home Care Manager if necessary.


Qualified candidates must have an understanding, appreciation, and commitment to the philosophy and mission of Community Access and the Self Direction program; At least two years of experience working in community mental health supports; High school graduate or equivalent, Bachelor’s degree or advances professional degree/certificate preferred; Possess strong understanding of person-centered planning, recovery, and wellness; Must be fingerprinted and cleared by the NYS Justice Center Office of Mental Health; Willing to travel and work evenings and weekends; Ability to use standard business software including Word, Excel and PowerPoint; Demonstrated ability to design and implement projects in a team-based setting; Excellent oral and written communication skills; Ability to maintain confidential information, as related to position; Recipient/ peer/ survivor of mental health services, preferred.

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This is a full-time position, salary is 20-21.64/hr, plus an excellent benefits package.


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Posted on 08/24/17; CVMHA ID #11360