Recovery Coach

Qualifications: Preferred: Master’s degree in Counseling, Behavioral Health, and/or Social Work.  Required: Advanced specialized certification, licensure or ordination, in addition to 5-plus years of prior operational experience in addiction recovery, counseling, coaching, direct services to homelessness populations, individuals dealing with addictive behaviors (including but not limited to substance use disorder, eating disorders and others), trauma, depression, and mental health.  Must be able to demonstrate counseling and or coaching capability in accordance with standards for the position. 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: Caring for guests can be physically demanding. This individual will come in contact with individuals who are ill and/or contagious, and must take precautions to ensure the health and safety of everyone.  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

Responsibilities & Duties


Recovery Coach Services

  • Establish and build healthy Christ-honoring relationships with guests, while maintaining professional boundaries including guest confidentiality
  • Pray with, advise, and direct the efforts of guests relating to spiritual, personal, and program needs
  • Assess guests for potential acceptance into recovery program
  • Develop individual treatment plans and review them regularly with guests
  • Provide individual and group coaching/counseling as needed for recovery and relapse prevention
  • Lead guests in Grace Based accountability process
  • Lead guests in Genesis accountability process
  • Attend staff meetings, community meetings, team meetings, and the other meetings as directed
  • Teach classes for guests as assigned
  • Provide one-to-one client mentoring as assigned
  • Facilitate after care activities as requested
  • Refer guests to outside agencies (CPS, Adult Probation, other social service agencies, etc.) and advocate and collaborate with such agencies as needed for guest care
  • Consult Recovery Service Manager and Director of Recovery Program as needed regarding program and guest care
  • Document and file all interactions related to guest care
  • Maintain attendance records for classes and groups
  • Write correspondence for guests (i.e. referral letters, letter of reference, etc.)
  • Document Discharge Summaries as needed
  • Coach guests in tools from the Genesis Relapse Prevention Process
  • Accompany guests on periodic outings, service projects and retreats
  • Participate in the process of developing Christian disciples
  • The Mission requires licensed professionals to comply with the applicable Licensure Code of Ethics
  • De-escalate adverse situations, both physically and emotionally, appropriately redirecting or initiating other measures to control behavior by providing appropriate crisis intervention and conflict resolution as needed
  • 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 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.
  • Teaching and mentoring guests in 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 in 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.