Job Description

Voices of Hope (VOH) is hiring a harm reduction focused Recovery Coach. Recovery Coaches are people with lived experience with chaotic drug and/or alcohol use. Key roles of the Recovery Coach will be providing strength-based recovery support services to empower people who use drugs, people experiencing homelessness, and people living in historically underserved neighborhoods to improve their health and well-being and reduce their risk of overdose. The Recovery Coach will provide on-site services from a mobile unit known as Mobile Outreach Recovery Engagement (MORE).

The ideal person will be enthusiastic, extremely well organized and able to work independently when needed. They should be passionate advocates for all pathways of recovery, including harm reduction/non-abstinence based recovery. High school diploma or GED required.

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

Duties include but are not limited to:
  • One-on-one recovery coaching sessions for people using medication for opioid use disorder.
  • Maintain project logs, reports and records.
  • Travel to develop relationships with community partners and people seeking recovery services.
  • Provide recovery education to participants for every phase of the recovery journey from recovery initiation, recovery stabilization, and sustained recovery maintenance.
  • Provide a model for both people in recovery and staff by demonstrating that recovery is possible.
  • Assist recovering persons to identify their personal interests, goals, strengths and weaknesses regarding recovery.
  • Actively identify and support linkages to community resources (communities of recovery, educational, vocational, social, cultural, spiritual resources, mutual self-help groups, professional services, etc.) that support the recovering person’s goals and interests. This will involve a collaborative effort including the recovering person, agency staff and other relevant stakeholders; some of which could be facilities that restrict male interactions.
  • Identify barriers (internal and external) to full participation in community resources and developing strategies to overcome those barriers.
  • Suggest procedural and policy changes to improve operational efficiency.
  • Advocate for the organization by presenting and adhering to current and new policies and protocols.
  • Maintain participant confidence and protect operations by keeping information confidential. 
  • Other duties as directed by Operations Manager and/or other management staff.
* Experience with the addiction recovery process.
* Familiarity with local support services, resources and recovery community.
* Capability 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.
* Cross-cultural skills, and experience with culturally diverse populations.
* Bilingual abilities are a plus.
* Strong customer service ethic essential.
* Certificate of completion of the CCAR Recovery Coach Academy©. (VOH to provide training)
* Certificate of completion of the SMART Family and Friends training. (VOH to provide training).
* Certificate as a Kentucky Certified Peer Support Specialist (VOH to provide training); being currently certified is a plus


* Strong interpersonal skills, both individually and in a group
* Ability to be a hands-on, solution oriented team player
* Willingness to become a Certified Peer Support Specialist
* Basic knowledge of Microsoft Suite (including Word and Excel)
* Reliable transportation
* Valid Driver’s license and insurance
* Evening and weekend availability required


Evening and Saturday hours required

Travel required