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Recovery Coach - Emergency Department Program

Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery (CCAR)
Hartford, CT
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description

Employment Opportunity with the Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery (CCAR)                

CCAR is looking for full-time Recovery Coaches for the Emergency Department Program to provide recovery coaching services in hospital emergency departments in Connecticut hospitals.

The ideal candidate will be enthusiastic and passionate about working closely with people in recovery from alcohol and other addictions, family members, friends, and allies.

CCAR offers a highly attractive compensation package that includes competitive wages, benefits, paid holidays, and vacation time.  A valid driver’s license, insurance, and reliable vehicle required.

 Duties and Responsibilities:                                                                                                                            

  • Provides recovery coaching primarily in hospital emergency rooms.
  • Work closely with Emergency Department personnel and staff.
  • Facilitate timely referrals and placements from hospital to treatment/recovery support providers. 
  • Connect patients to a larger community of care. 
  • Follow up recovery coaching with ED recoverees as requested.
  • Engage in recovery planning with recoveree.
  • Educate and assist family members as requested.
  • Serve as a recovery ambassador.
  • Promote the message and services of CCAR.
  • Participate in ongoing recovery coach training, education, and performance support.
  • Report writing and record keeping as required by CCAR and/or hospitals.
  • Travel required.
  • Other duties as required.


  • Experience with the addiction recovery process.
  • Understanding of medication-assisted recovery and practices.
  • Familiarity with local support services, resources, and recovery community.
  • Capable of building an effective coach-recoveree relationship.
  • Demonstrated skill in actively listening, asking good questions, awareness of self, and treating people as resources. 
  • Understanding of and ability to maintain appropriate boundaries. 
  • Certificate of completion of the CCAR Recovery Coach Academy© preferred.
  • Certificate of completion of Ethical Considerations for Recovery Coaches© preferred.
  • Certificate of completion of Spirituality for Recovery Coaches© preferred.
  • Ability to work within a hospital setting.
  • Availability to work different shifts as necessary.
  • Cross-cultural skills and experience with culturally diverse populations.
  • Exceptional computer skills including data entry and tracking.  
  • Bilingual abilities are a plus.
  • A valid driver’s license, insurance, and reliable vehicle required.
  • Strong customer service ethic essential. 

CCAR is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

The Recovery Coach role is a full time (35 hour/week) hourly position however applicant must have the ability to work different shifts. A cover letter highlighting your interest and experience is required. Submit cover letter and resume by clicking the "Apply for this Job" button.  Cover letters and Resumes will be accepted until all positions are filled. Equal Opportunity Employer.  Note: A cover letter is required. Resumes without cover letter will not be considered.

Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery (CCAR)


Hartford, CT
06106 USA



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