Recovery Coach


  • Minimum high school diploma or GED.
  • Coach Certification, Pastoral Studies, or Addiction Counseling Degree.
  • 5-plus years of operational experience in the capacity of being a Recovery Coach, leading and counseling as a pastor, or licensed addiction counselor.
  • Personal substance use disorder recovery experience or sustained abstinence, dealing with addictive behaviors (including but not limited to substance use disorder, chemical dependency, and eating disorders), trauma, depression, and mental health preferred.
  • Proficient and meticulous attention to detail, proficient computer abilities using Microsoft Office and web-based management systems, proficient listener and problem solver, creates an environment of social positivity, and a passion to serve people.
  • Maintain a valid Arizona Driver’s License and must have a clean driving record.
  • Bilingual English/Spanish a plus.
  • Must be evangelical Christian, living a life dedicated to Christ, and be an instrument of God’s love, grace, hope, and forgiveness to all.


Physical Demands:

  • This individual may encounter individuals who are ill and/or contagious and must take precautions to ensure the health and safety of everyone.
  • Ability to use a phone, computer, printer, copier, and other standard office machinery.
  • Frequent use of Microsoft Office products and web-based software.
  • Requires frequent sitting, standing, and walking; and lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling objects weighing up to 50 pounds.


Mental Demands:

  • The population we serve is typically in crisis. This can cause emotional stress and compassion fatigue. GRM highly promotes employee self-care.


 Employment Status:

  • Full-time 40 hours per week nonexempt’ eligible for paid time off; eligible for benefits
  • Anticipate Flexible Schedules


Reports to

  • Recovery Services Manager


Vacation level: 2

Responsibilities & Duties


The Recovery Coach is responsible for working with the Recovery Team to provide advocacy and facilitate deliverable [program] services. They serve as models for guests in treatment while sharing hope and guidance throughout the program experience. The Recovery Coach is directly involved with providing quality services to our guests in an environment of love, grace, dignity, and respect. A Recovery Coach is someone who has agreed to assist others in their recovery journey and help them avoid relapse.

  • Warmly greet all guests, including but not limited to, visitors, volunteers, vendors, staff, guests, donors, community groups, church groups, and public officials.
  • Establish and build healthy Christ-honoring relationships with guests, while maintaining the Code of Ethics as it pertains to professional certification [i.e. Pastoral, Coaching, Counseling]. The Transformation Recovery Coach does not focus on clinical work, but must still be capable of responding in professional, ethical ways, including cultural responsiveness and trauma-informed best practices.
  • Under the leadership of the Recovery Manager, maintain the Recovery Standard of Excellence and actively participate in the process of upholding this standard among the Recovery Team.
  • Comply with the HIPAA Compliance, Privacy and Security Rules, and GRM’s Confidentiality Policy.
  • Maintain thorough and timely guest records in cloud-based tracking system; and document any interactions, concerns, or other pertinent information regarding guests.
  • Assess guests’ needs for physical, medical, and behavioral intervention, providing resources and guidance as appropriate.
  • Maintain a caseload of 15 guests and meet regularly with the guests as scheduled.
  • Oversee the Stability Phase, and Healing and Hope Phase.
  • Advocate, collaborate with, and refer guests to internal and external agencies as needed.
  • Skilled with program processes and utilize those tools in support of guests.
  • Create, review, and update service plans with guests at every meeting.
  • Pray with, coach, and support the efforts of guests relating to spiritual, personal, and program growth
  • Provide one-to-one and group coaching for recovery and relapse prevention.
  • Hold guests accountable to program, and Program Guidelines & Protections.
  • Facilitate Community Meetings.
  • Attend staff meetings, community meetings, team meetings, and other meetings as directed.
  • Approve guest passes as appropriate.
  • Provide crisis intervention and conflict resolution as needed.
  • Consult with Recovery Manager and Director of Recovery Program regularly.
  • Guide guests to develop a support system.
  • Assist guests with transportation as directed.
  • Participate in scheduled group outings, service projects, retreats, and other special events.
  • Work closely with other departments for community service assignments, bed assignments, discipline, and quality of care feedback.
  • Attend guest court hearings as directed.
  • Provide written correspondence for guests as needed.
  • Assist with breathalyzer and urinalyses as directed.
  • Assist with medication process as directed.
  • Check and respond promptly to voice mail and email.
  • Provide support/coverage in the event of staff absence, as directed.
  • Teach classes and facilitate Process Groups as directed.
  • Facilitate room checks, bag checks, and personal property checks.
  • Attend professional training and networking opportunities as directed.
  • Attend staff meetings or other meetings as directed.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


Gospel Rescue Mission is a 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit religious organization that provides social service programs to the homeless and working poor populations.  Everything we do in this ministry should be centered on the will of God and in honoring the name of Jesus Christ.


Employees of Gospel Rescue Mission Choose To Participate in our Grace Based Environment by:

  • Role modeling Christ-like attributes and values through our actions, words, and attitudes.
  • Maintaining a safe, transparent, and healing environment that is based on grace, truth, and love, and encourages trust and authenticity without fear.
  • Embracing the accountability process, which leads to self-evaluation personally and for guests.
  • Teaching and mentoring guests at every opportunity by using Biblical precepts.
  • Building healthy, loving, and compassionate relationships with guests, staff, and volunteers while establishing healthy and safe boundaries.
  • Maintaining a personal lifestyle of integrity, honesty, and responsibility.
  • Praying with guests, staff, and volunteers.
  • Agreeing in principle and practice with the statements of Mission, Vision, and Values of Gospel Rescue Mission.


It is the policy of Gospel Rescue Mission to complete a background check, drug test, and motor vehicle authorization on applicants in the conditional offer stage.