Recovery Coach


Required: bachelors or master’s degree in behavioral health, social service, counseling, ministerial decree or related field; 5 plus year of experience may count in place of degree.  Knowledge of local resource a plus; proficient interviewing and interpersonal relationship skills; proficient organizational and leadership skills.  Proficient teaching, group counseling and crisis prevention skills.  Understanding of and experience with homeless population, substance use disorder, and mental health disorders a plus.  Bi-lingual/Spanish a plus.  Must be evangelical Christian, living a life dedicated to Christ, and able to an instrument of God’s love, grace, hope and forgiveness to everyone.

Special Skills Required:

Demonstrates counseling capability in accordance with standards for the position.  Extensive knowledge of various counseling practices utilized when treating clients experiencing mental health challenges, sexual abuse, substance use disorder and addictive behavior.

Physical Demands:

Caring for guests can be physically and emotionally demanding.  This individual is expected to maintain a clean work area. This individual will come in contact with guests who are ill and/or contagious, and must take precautions to ensure the health and safety of all children, parents, staff and themselves.

Mental Demands:

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

Employment Status:

Full-time non-exempt 40 hours per week; eligible for paid time off; eligible for benefits


Responsibilities & Duties

Client Services (80%)

  • Assess program candidates for program candidacy
  • Develop individual treatment plans and review them regularly with students
  • Provide individual and group counseling as needed for recovery and relapse prevention
  • Oversee the Transition House
  • Attend staff meetings, community meetings, team meetings and other meetings as directed
  • Teach classes for students as assigned
  • Provide one to one client mentoring as assigned
  • Facilitate AfterCare Activities as requested
  • Refer students to outside agencies (CPS, Adult Probation, Social Service Agencies, etc.)
  • Advocate and collaborate with such agencies as needed for student care
  • Provide crisis intervention and conflict resolution as needed
  • Consult Recovery Services Coordinator and Women’s Center Director as needed regarding program and student care
  • Document and file all interactions related to student care
  • Maintain attendance records for classes and groups
  • Write correspondence for students: referral letters, letter of reference, etc.
  • Document Discharge Summaries as needed
  • Educate students in tools from the Genesis Relapse Prevention Process
  • Uphold the Grace-Based Accountability Process with students/guests
  • Accompany students on periodic outings, service projects and retreats
  • Participate in the process of developing Christian disciples
  • Pray with, advise and direct the efforts of students relating to spiritual, personal and program needs


Other (20%)

  • Conduct in-service trainings for staff as needed
  • Educate staff in tools from the Genesis Relapse Prevention Process
  • Uphold the Grace-Based Accountability Process with staff
  • Reinforce professional standards
  • Prepare staff handouts, emails, and other communications
  • Coordinate efforts with all staff as needed
  • Attend professional training and networking opportunities as directed
  • Oversee assigned volunteers/students (train, monitor, evaluate, general interaction, etc.)
  • Other duties as assigned by Recovery Services Coordinator or Women Recovery Center Director
  • Provide weekly reports as directed

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 in 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 personal 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, that leads to self-evaluation personally and for guests and students.
  • Teaching and mentoring students and guests in every opportunity by using Biblical precepts.
  • Building healthy, loving, and compassionate relationships with guests, students, and staff while establishing healthy and safe boundaries.
  • Maintaining a personal lifestyle of integrity, honesty, and responsibility.
  • Praying with guests, students, and staff.
  • Agreeing in principle and in practice with the statements of Vision, Mission and Values of the Gospel Rescue Mission of Tucson.

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.