The Recovery Coach aims to support people in active drugs or alcohol addiction to achieve and sustain recovery from substance misuse, as defined by each individual.
The Recovery Coach will meet with the person (coachee) on a one-to-one basis approximately on a weekly basis for between 1-2 hours. The duration of the coaching relationship will vary, depending on a number of variables, particularly the complexity of the coachee’s circumstances and level of motivation. During the training period the coach will normally deliver coaching support for 3 months. Once the Recovery Coach is certificated 6months would be regarded as the average duration of a coaching intervention.
The coaching intervention consists of a variety of activities, including one-to-one person-centred coaching conversations, community asset mapping and mobilization, practical support and liaison with agencies and individual professionals.
The Recovery Coach will normally work in collaboration with an identified employee of the NHSCT or other relevant professional, adding value to their work while maintaining appropriate communication with them. It would be expected that the Recovery Coach will meet periodically with the named employee in order to ensure effective collaboration.