NCACH is hiring a Recovery Coach Coordinator position for the North Central Region. This is a full time professional position to develop and coordinate the Recovery Coach Network as a part of North Central Accountable Community of Health’s health improvement efforts across Chelan, Douglas, Grant, and Okanogan Counties. The Recovery Coach Network program provides peer support for individuals in recovery, as well as support for those transitioning from jail back to the community.
In May 2018, the North Central Accountable Community of Health and Work Source partnered to develop the North Central Community Partnership for Transition Solutions (CPTS). There are currently 11 CPTS groups around Washington State using a comprehensive approach that addresses all needs of formerly-incarcerated individuals to promote successful reintegration into the community and reduce recidivism. As part of North Central’s CPTS strategic planning, a key need identified was support for individuals immediately upon release from jail, which is typically at 5am, before services and other amenities are typically open. This was stressed repeatedly by formerly incarcerated individuals as the biggest barrier and point in time with the most opportunity for intervention. Additionally, upon release without support to seek out resources and new paths, many individuals immediately go back to life choices that caused them to become incarcerated. The goal is to ensure a supportive and credible messenger is available upon release to assist someone in navigating getting
connected to immediate resources.
In response to that need, North Central CPTS has developed a Recovery Coach Network program that provides peer support for individuals in recovery, as well as support for those transitioning from jail back to the community. The Recovery Coach Network program is being piloted in Chelan, Douglas, Grant, and Okanogan Counties to determine if it will fill that need. This service area includes three county jails and one tribal jail. The program will be piloted with one jail and then systematically expanded to the other jails.
This position will develop and coordinate the Recovery Coach Network. The position is part of Chelan-Douglas Health District which is the administrative host for NCACH. For the full job description and application information, see: https://cdhd.wa.gov/careers/ or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
In order to be considered for this position, all applicants must submit a cover letter, resume, and a CDHD job application.