Recovery Coach (Bilingual)

Job Locations US-MA-Boston
Posted Date 7 months ago(3/25/2021 5:04 PM)
Job ID
# of Openings
Crisis Intervention
Fiscal Sponsorship Organizations
Location : Name
Massachusetts Organization for Addiction Recovery


The Massachusetts Organization for Addiction Recovery (MOAR) ( project is a fiscally sponsored project of TSNE (, which organizes recovering individuals, families, and friends into a collective voice to educate the public about the value of recovery from alcohol and other addictions.


MOAR Values: Faces and Voices of Recovery – Visible, Vocal, Valuable


The MOAR Recovery Coach will provide recovery coach services to individuals enrolled in the MOAR Access to Recovery (ATR) program. The coach will interact with participants individually to assist them in services such as housing and employment search in order to build a plan for life in recovery.

  • Interact with participants individually, in person or over the phone, in order to aid in their recovery from addiction;
  • Utilize motivational interviewing to build rapport with participants;
  • Provide crisis support;
  • Assist participants in developing a comprehensive wellness plan, that addresses their goals;
  • Provide information on resources that meet the participants’ needs;
  • Maintain communication with participants on a weekly basis;
  • Accompany participants to meetings in order to enhance their recovery experience (AA, Faith based, criminal justice settings etc.);
  • Provide stage-appropriate recovery information to individuals enrolled in the program;
  • Assist enrollees in connecting with recovery support services;
  • Encourage hope, optimism and healthy lifestyles for enrolled individuals;
  • Provide linkages to treatment and other support services;
  • Occasionally transport clients to appointments (on a case-by-case basis).


We will consider exceptional candidates who demonstrate a strong combination of the specific qualifications and skills described below.

  • Direct knowledge about addiction recovery;
  • Lived experience;
  • Motivational interviewing skills;
  • Ability to maintain up to date records of participants;
  • Ability to access and review ATR reports and participant referrals;
  • Demonstrated ability to work with a diverse population;
  • Effective oral, written communication skills and good interpersonal skills;
  • Considerable knowledge of the addiction treatment services system and support services;
  • Ability to honor ethics and confidentiality.

Special Requirements

  • Spanish speaking a must;
  • Certification from an approved Recovery Coach curriculum;
  • Must have a Massachusetts driver’s license and a car;
  • If in personal recovery, a minimum of one-year continuous abstinence;
  • CORI background check.

Physical Demands/Work Environment


The physical demands described here are representative of those for this position. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions. Work is performed in an office environment and in close proximity to other workers.


While performing the duties of this position, the employee is required to:

  • Handle, or feel objects, tools or controls;
  • Reach; traverse; sit (usually for longer periods of time); occasionally ascend/descend; and position self (to) move;
  • Occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds;
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate;
  • Job is not subject to significant occupational or environmental hazards;
  • Likelihood of personal injury would be relatively slight;
  • Environmental and work hazards are not present to a measurable degree.

Compensation and Benefits


Location: Work will be primarily performed at the MOAR main office (105 Chauncy Street, Boston, MA 02111). Work is currently remote due to COVID-19, but will be in-person when the office re-opens. This position includes occasional evening or weekend hours for special events.

Hours:  This is a part-time, non-exempt position.

Benefits: This position is eligible for a full benefits package including:

  • Generous Paid-Time-Off (PTO): 12 paid holidays, 3 weeks vacation, 1 week personal holiday, and sick time for full-time staff;
  • 80% Employer-paid, $0 deductible Health Insurance through Harvard Pilgrim;
  • Low-cost Guardian Dental and Vision;
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) for Health and Dependent Care;
  • Employer-paid Life, Long- and Short-Term Disability Insurance;
  • Employer-paid Pension through TIAA;
  • ...and more!

TSNE and MOAR envision a society grounded in principles of social and economic justice. As such, we strive to achieve excellence through a diverse and inclusive workplace that honors each individual as a whole person. Our vision and values are reflected in all our employment-related decisions, including hiring practices. Accordingly, TSNE actively seeks people who bring diverse backgrounds and perspectives to join us in our work. We value the unique talents and contributions of each of our employees.


As an EOE/AA employer, TSNE /MOAR will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin or ancestry, age, sexual orientation, gender identification, genetic information, veteran or disability status, or any other factor prohibited by law.


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