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Park Center

Recovery Coach

Park Center


Job Summary


Responsible for working with adults with mental illness in their recovery, individually and in groups, helping them develop goals and working with them to design a program that will help them be successful in meeting those goals.  Responsible for providing groups and activities that are recovery-based.

Job Responsibilities



  1. Works with members to design and implement a plan for their recovery and progress
  1. Meets with members assigned to the recovery team, working with them to identify recovery tracks, goals, and objectives to meet those goals.
  2. Works collaboratively with each member on the team to develop a daily schedule that will help them meet identified goals.
  3. Meets with members on recovery team as a group minimally two times a day – in a goal discussion group in the morning and a wrap-up meeting in the afternoon.  May also meet with members throughout the day.
  4. Touches base with members throughout each day encouraging them to attend the activities/groups they signed up for, and to ensuring that their day is progressing well.
  5. Calls recovery team members who are not attending at least weekly

  1. Develops and leads groups and activities that are recovery-based
  1. Leads groups each week as assigned (two to four times a week, as needed)
  2. Maintains attendance sheets for the group daily
  3. Creates pre- and post-tests or other methods to measure progress
  4. Develops a syllabus for groups
  5. Writes group notes in Awards at the completion of the group with individual notes when required
  6. Leads at least one activity per week, maintaining attendance and recording notes in Awards at the completion of the activity.


  1. Completes all necessary paperwork regarding members
  1. Completes all group and activity notes timely
  2. Works with members to complete recovery plans every three months
  3. Completes a Universal Initial Assessment on all new members within two weeks of admission.
  4. Maintains all paperwork as required
  5. Ensures that all information in the member record is signed as required, of high quality, clearly understood by members, other staff, and monitoring sources.


  1. Works with other staff members in a team approach
  1. Meets weekly with the team in clubhouse staff meeting
  2. Participates with other members of the staff team to develop new groups and activities as required
  3. Works with other staff to provide program-wide activities such as parties, special speakers, etc.
  4. Assists the program when staff are absent by working with members assigned to their team and writing daily notes on those members (to be assigned by Supervisor or Lead Recovery Coach)


  1. Values cultural competence and diversity

    1. Collaborates with staff, members, and the community to gain the perspectives of others having diverse opinions, abilities, values, beliefs, perspectives, and ethnic or cultural backgrounds.
    2. Takes deliberate steps to increase own cultural competency by attending trainings, events, discussions, workshops, etc.


  1. Other duties
  1. Attends all required meetings and work every day
  2. Participates on agency-wide committees                                                                                                        
  3. Works on Thanksgiving or Christmas Day as scheduled
  4. Attends Employment Dinners
  5. While not responsible to set up transportation with members, works with any glitches in transportation ensuring that all members have a ride home
  6. Completes all required trainings.
  7. Maintains confidentiality and work in a professional manner



While performing the duties of this job, staff members are in an office-type environment most of the time.  They may be outside and may be on outings in the community with the members of the program.




The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to communicate with members and staff.  The position is very active and requires standing, walking, and sitting at a desk.


Must be able to stand, walk and sit regularly and routinely. 







None.  This is a non-supervisory role.




  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Sociology or related field and/or
  • Specialized license or certification that meets skill sets needed for the position
  • Must be insurable
  • Team Player
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Ability to use computer systems
  • Ability to relate well with others
  • Ability to work in a professional and ethical manner
  • Must have a valid drivers’ license
  • Must be able to show proof of personal automobile insurance.
  • Must be insurable under Park Center’s automobile insurance.

Additional Information


Park Center provides full-time employees benefits after the new hire waiting period, including: access to medical, dental, vision, and ancillary insurance.

Also included: free Employee Assistance Program, Retirement program, and generous Paid-Time Off.

How to Apply


1. Send resume to resume@parkcenternashville.org

2. Please visit Careers page at parkcenternashville.org and complete the employment application.

Thank you.


  • Date Posted: May 7, 2021
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Programs and Service Delivery
  • Service Area: Health (Physical, Mental)
  • Start Date: 05/24/2021
  • Salary Range: $14-$15
  • Working Hours: Mon - Fri, 8a - 4p