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Recovery Coach - Safety Sensitive Job

at Old Pueblo Community Services

Posted: 10/30/2019
Job Status: Full Time

Job Description

A position with one of Southern Arizona’s premier social service agencies.

Safety sensitive position is a job or position where the employee holding this position has the responsibility for his/her own safety or other people's safety. An employee has to be with clear mind and diligent while occupying such positions.

Have fun while making a difference! Is a flexible schedule important to you? Looking for an opportunity to grow your career, have your contributions recognized and move up in the organization? Then join our dynamic team, which believes we can have fun and do well by doing good. OPCS is dedicated to eradicating homelessness. We train you and provide all the tools to be successful. Ours is a values driven organization that has a real impact in the lives of others.


Are you a veteran? Your dedication to serving others is a plus at OPCS.


Employee Benefits

  • Competitive Salary
  • Employer Subsidized Health Insurance for Employee and Family
  • Employer Matching 401 (k) plan (after 1 year)
  • Employer Subsidized Dental Plan and Vision Plan
  • Employer Paid Training
  • Employer Provided Training in Motivational Interviewing, Community Reinforcement, and other Evidence Based Practices
  • 136 Hours Paid Time Off (PTO) Per Year


Working with clients in their home. Supporting them as they address addictions, mental illness, and unemployment, Housing First Model.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Develop Case Plan in conjunction with each new Veteran. Follow up with weekly case plan reviews to assist client in reaching identified goals.
  2. Maintain all resident files in a confidential manner and in compliance with HUD and HIPAA standards.
  3. Respond to Veteran requests for assistance by assessing services needed and providing direct intervention information and referrals services as appropriate.
  4. Maintain a working relationship with Liaisons and Community Partners
  5. Knowledge of the Veterans Administrations system and services
  6. Interview clients to define level of need: personal and family reunification, finances, budgeting, employment coaching, food, clothing, housing, and substance abuse issues to determine nature and degree of problem.
  7. Refer clients to mainstream services and other service organizations as needed.              
  8. Education around landlord and tenant rights and responsibilities, budgeting, connecting to other services, employment coaching, referrals to training programs.
  9. Actively engage Veterans in services that improve their life skills, with a focus on ways they can be a good tenant.
  10. Follow-up on referrals from GPD or HCHV program in order to assess outcomes and provide additional services as required.
  11. Able to work a flexible schedule, meeting clients in their residence
  12. Attend Old Pueblo Community Services staff meetings, and meet with Supervisory staff as required.
  13. Other tasks as assigned

Skill / Requirements


  1. Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in work experience with a social service community organization.
  2. Self-starter committed to a team approach, responsible and dependable.
  3. Strong communication, administrative and interpersonal skills.
  4. Strong computer skills - Advanced Microsoft Office skills required (Word, Outlook, Excel, and PowerPoint).
  5. EHR experience helpful.
  6. Advanced Microsoft Office skills required (Word, Outlook, Excel, and PowerPoint).
  7. Valid Arizona driver’s license, proof of auto insurance and reliable transportation.
  8. Creativity and flexibility in assuming significant responsibility.
  9. Experience working in racially, ethnically, and socio-economically diverse urban communities.
  10. Ability to set priorities, meet deadlines and work flexible hours.
  11. American Sign Language and Spanish speaking and/or Veteran a plus.

Important Notes

Drug screen

Criminal/Driving Background checks

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