Recovery Coach On-Call


Title:                            Recovery Coach (On-Call)

Department:               Healthy Living

Reports to:                 After Care Home Coordinator


The Recovery Coach will be an integral part of a recovering addict. The recovery coach is a generalist position. The goal of the Recovery Coach Program is to meet participants where they are at in their recovery process – assisting people in their recovery journey pre and post-treatment by bridging individuals back to their community and to health natural support systems. Recovery Coaches will help individuals to create a plan and provide a supportive web that may include finding a sponsor, identifying treatment options and supporting the process, and connecting people to local recovery meetings and events.

Additional supports include: identifying mental health supports and medical services and providing referrals to community partners to help with housing, employment search, and training. Recovery Coaches bring their unique experience into action and know the struggles, successes, joy, hope, and challenges of the recovery process. Recovery Coaches will utilize their personal experiences to be guides to services, modeling recovery and actively demonstrating that long-term recovery is an attainable outcome.


  • Provide support to, and interact positively with participants
  • Participate in group program delivery to assist them in dealing with abuse, addiction, and mental health distress and support their recovery
  • Monitor, evaluate, and record during each shift client progress with respect to treatment goals, and communicate with other members of treatment team as well regarding patient care
  • Monitor closely and observe participants self-administering all medications following organizational procedures, ensuring that all documentation is completed as required
  • Refer patient, client, or family to community resources for housing or treatment to assist in recovery from mental or physical illness, following through to ensure service efficacy
  • Support family members to assist them in understanding, dealing with, and supporting the client
  •  Work with the participants in aftercare program and support to achieve the aftercare plan
  • Support assessment, intake and orientation into the facility


  • Ensure that program activities are effectively and efficiently delivered in accordance with the mission and the goals of the organization
  • Coordinate the delivery of services among different program activities
  • Operate program activities within the policies, procedures, rules and regulations of the organization
  • Organize and participate in recreational and leisure activities
  • Assure the health and safety of all participants at all times, including enforcing house rules
  •  Intervene in client interactions to deescalate conflict and promote positive relations
  • Actively communicate with all members of the treatment team for effective service and risk management
  • Ensure that all forms and records established to document program activities are completed thoroughly and in a timely manner
  • Participate actively in all required shift change activities
  • Implement a consistent structure of daily activities including chores, meditation time, house meetings and bedtime
  • Ensure that long-term goals and objectives set to achieve the successful outcome of the program are achieved
  • Participate in the development of new initiatives and evaluation initiatives to support the strategic direction of the organization and maintain or improve quality
  • Actively participate in personal and educational growth initiatives
  • Complete all required courses in a timely manner
  • Identify points of interest for personal development and communicate to supervisors when opportunities arise


  • Degree or Diploma in Social Work, Addictions, Psychology or other related human services field
  • 2-5 years’ experience working in residential setting and with addictions
  • CPR/ First Aid
  • Knowledge of 12 steps /Big Book
  • Knowledge of Addiction, Abuse and Mental health challenges
  • Some knowledge of community resources
  • Understanding of crisis management and ability to de-escalate crisis situations
  • Non-violent crisis intervention an asset
  • Ability to handle stressful and people sensitive situations
  • Ability to establish and maintain collaborative and effective working relationships
  • Demonstrates analytical and critical thinking abilities with pro-active decision-making
  • Flexible, adaptable and able to work effectively in a variety of settings and in a cross-cultural situation
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills in English
  • Proficiency in the use of computers for: Word processing, Databases, Spreadsheets, E-mail, Internet and Fax

General Employment Requirements:

  • Must have a valid Alberta Driver’s License and must have own reliable transportation
  • Must be willing to sign an Oath of Confidentiality
  • Must be willing to Travel and must hold a current valid credit card for travel purpose
  • Must be able to pass a security clearance


Please note that this organization adheres to Sections 1 – 9 of the Aboriginal Employee Preference Policy for selection and displacement.  Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. The successful candidate will be under a probationary period at the commencement of his or her employment.

Competition Opens:   May 2, 2023

Competition Closes:   May 16, 2023 @ 12:00PM MT (No applications will be considered after this time)

Please apply in writing, including a resume to:       

TsuuT’ina Nation Human Resources Department

9911 Chiila Boulevard, Tsuu T’ina, Alberta T2W 6H6

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We thank all applicants in advance, however, only those chosen with the required qualifications will be contacted for an interview.

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