Job Description

Immediate Hire

Voices of Hope – Lexington, Inc. is a non-profit Recovery Community Organization that was founded by people who are in or have been affected by substance abuse disorder. We are radically inclusive of all pathways of recovery, reducing stigma when and wherever possible, and demonstrating recovery is possible for everyone. We value diversity and inclusion of all people, including those belonging to traditionally marginalized groups, through our recovery services and employment opportunities.   Our highly trained staff are leading the forefront of recovery in the state of Kentucky, working at a Recovery Community Center in Lexington and in conjunction with over 80 detention centers, hospitals, courtrooms, and other partner agencies. 

The Recovery Coach supports others in recovery from substance use disorder.  They serve as role models, mentors, advocates, and motivators to recovering individuals to help prevent relapse and promote long-term recovery.  The Recovery Coach shares their personal recovery experiences, demonstrates to others that recovery is possible, develop authentic peer-to-peer relationships, and work with others to support their recovery goals.  

  • Provide recovery education to participants for every phase of the recovery journey from pre-recovery engagement, recovery initiation, recovery stabilization, and sustained recovery maintenance.
  • Work one-on-one with the individuals to identify their personal interests, goals, strengths, barriers, and help them develop their own plan for continuing and advancing their recovery, including those in traditional marginalized groups.
  • Promote self-advocacy by assisting recovering persons to have their voices fully heard; their needs, goals and objectives established as the focal point of rehabilitation services.
  • Promote linkage and retention of participants using Medication for Opioid Use Disorder (MOUD) as a recovery pathway.
  • Use numerous resources to encourage continuation of recovery including community partners, substance use disorder treatment websites, barrier relief opportunities, and other recovery support services.
  • Monitor participant progress even after discharge from partner agencies to prevent treatment interruption and continue services.
  • Maintain project logs, reports, and records in appropriate files and databases to meet funding reporting requirements.
  • Maintain confidentiality of participant information.
  • Model the possibilities of recovery to a diverse population, including those in traditionally marginalized groups, by sharing your story and being a positive influence.
  • Maintain positive relationships with community groups, partner agencies, funders through adherence to Voices of Hope policies, procedures, and protocols.
  • Participate in group meetings, trainings, and advisory groups in the development of programs and opportunities to improve recovery services.
  • Lead mutual aid meetings as directed with various participant populations.
  • Suggest procedural and policy changes to improve operational efficiency and increase opportunities for diverse populations.
  • Be able to sit for long periods of time.
  • Be able to lift approximately 30 pounds occasionally.
  • Complete other duties as assigned.
* Experience with the addiction recovery process.
* Understanding of medication for opioid use disorder.
* 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.
* Experience with MOUD (e.g, methadone or buprenorphine) as part of your own pathway of recovery is 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
* Bilingual a plus


* High School Diploma or GED
* Basic knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel
* Reliable transportation required.
* Ability to work within a variety of settings.
* Availability to work a flexible schedule including evening and weekend hours.

Hours -
Evening and Saturday hours required
Travel Required