Recovery Coach - ***$1,500 SIGN-ON BONUS*** - St. Louis, MO

Post Date:  May 14, 2024

St. Louis, MO, US, 63103

Position Type:  Full Time
Requisition Number:  30946
Work Schedule:  Full-Time

Are you looking to find personal and professional fulfillment, and align your career with your values? 


At Gateway Foundation, our employees have an opportunity to make a difference every day by helping people with substance abuse issues gain control of their lives.


Gateway Foundation is a recognized non-profit leader in evidence-based treatment proven to get results. Our experts in Addiction Medicine—including highly educated clinical and medical professionals and expert psychiatrists and nurses—deliver care that never stops. Throughout Gateway’s proud history of helping others, dedicated and professional employees have been vital to accomplishing our life-saving mission. 


If you are a collaborative professional who shares our commitment to helping people with substance abuse and mental health issues turn their lives around – GATEWAY IS THE PLACE FOR YOU! 


***$1,500 SIGN-ON BONUS***


Recovery Coach responsibilities:

  • Follow monthly Recovery Coach schedule that will be provided by the Project Coordinator. Note:  coaches may be required to work a maximum of 2 weekends per month (rotating days off during the week) and be able to respond to calls 24/7 when scheduled.
  • Provide outreach to individuals who overdose on opioids and motivate them/provide linkage to treatment services (via the hospital ER during or after business hours/in the community during business hours).
  • Accurately document outreaches in Efforts to Outcomes (ETO) Database the following business day after the outreach is completed.
  • Follow-up with clients and treatment centers as needed to ensure the referral to services was completed and the client was connected/admitted to the agency.
  • Complete client follow-ups as needed to keep the client engaged or to re-engage as well as completing status updates at two weeks, 30 days, three months and six months post-outreach.
  • Meet face-to-face weekly with Clinical Care Coordinator to debrief from on-call shifts, discuss cases and engagement strategies, and ensure proper form completion.


Job Requirements:

  • High School Graduate or General Education Degree (GED) required.
  • Previous lived experience with substance use. Former consumer of substance use treatment services is a plus. Must be in recovery for a minimum of two years.
  • Must possess Missouri Peer Specialist certification at time of hire or within 6 months of hire.
  • Must be willing to be on call (via shift work) to provide outreach contact within 60 minutes and travel throughout the Greater St. Louis region (including seven counties).
  • Must have good people-skills and easily build rapport with clients and co-workers.
  • Must possess good time management skills to ensure all responsibilities are completed and maintained.
  • Must adhere to the philosophy that medication assisted treatment is an appropriate form of treatment for people in recovery
  • Must have a reliable vehicle, valid driver’s license and motor vehicle insurance.
  • Must be able to pass background check or request an exception to the findings.
  • Must be at least 21 years of age.


Competitive Compensation and Benefits: 

Gateway Foundation values its employees and provides an inclusive and diverse work environment where dedicated employees can make a difference. We are committed to engaging and rewarding our employees in meaningful ways. For eligible employees, we provide a Total Rewards Package that includes:

  • Gateway is a qualified employer for Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF)
  • Health Insurance - Including a wellness premium incentive opportunity
  • Dental & Vision Insurance
  • Paid Time Off - Including 18 days of PTO and 9 paid holidays in the first year
  • Flexible Spending Accounts and Health Saving Account
  • Commuter Accounts
  • 403(b) Retirement Plan with company match 
  • Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Short Term Disability (STD) and Long-Term Disability (LTD)
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Training & Development Programs


Gateway Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer: Race/Color/Sex/Sexual Orientation/ Gender Identity/Religion/National Origin/Disability/Vets. Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided by OFCCP here.

Nearest Major Market: St Louis