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Recovery Specialist

Job Summary

Come be part of our Recovery Café Skagit team to serve people who are seeking a path to recovery from the damaging effects of substance use disorders, mental health issues and the trauma of homelessness. Recovery Café Skagit is seeking to fill part time job (20 hrs.) working as recovery support staff helping people stabilize and guiding them to long term recovery.

Job Responsibilites

To embrace and promote the Café’s environment of radical hospitality in the context of loving accountability.
Assist with supervision of community volunteers and members, serving as a motivator, conflict resolver, and de-escalator for members.
Communicating and enforcing Café guidelines and boundaries with loving accountability.
Assist with administrative support when necessary.
Attend Café staff trainings when necessary.
Attend Café staff meetings when necessary.
Facilitate Recovery Circles when necessary.
Ensure the Café remains clean and beautiful: clean-up of the meal service counters and tables, trash/recycling removal, vacuuming, bathroom stocking and maintenance, sweeping front area.
Assist with training of other staff, community volunteers and members.

Days and Hours of Duty

The Café is open Monday through Friday, noon – 4 pm. The schedule of work will vary according to staffing needs. This person will work 20 hours per week on a regular basis. Shifts will generally be scheduled from 11:30 – 4:00. As the Café begins opening earlier, longer shifts will become available. The wage is $20.00/hour and plus a health stipend.

Required Qualifications

Support Kitchen Manager in ensuring daily preparation and set-up of meals and coffee.
Support Kitchen Manager in supervising kitchen operations to include: food and coffee preparation, dish-washing, clean-up
Assist members to access community resources when needed.
Be responsible for safely transporting Café food and supplies when necessary.
Advocate for members.
Participate in the safe handling of all aspects of Café food preparation, consumption, and storage. Required Qualifications for this position:
Must have strong interpersonal communications skills.
Strong desire to support people who are on the recovery journey.
Ability to accurately represent Café services and programs to other agencies and Café visitors both orally and in writing.
Ability to work amicably on a diverse staff team with flexibility, creativity and enthusiasm.
Proficiency in basic computer skills sufficient to communicate effectively with staff and other agencies using Microsoft Word and email.
Strong organizational skills.
Personal understanding of the recovery journey (not necessarily in recovery from substance use disorders).
Capacity to be loving and to establish and maintain boundaries with Café patrons who at times may be very challenging.
A willingness to work collaboratively with a creative team to develop and implement support services that are grounded in basic Café principles.
A strong interest in gaining experience working with an ethnically and socio-economically diverse population.
Education: Minimum of High School degree (or equivalent); years of experience in human service may be substituted.

Additional Desired Qualifications

Personal experience in recovery is a plus, but not required. If the candidate is in recovery from alcohol or substance abuse, one year of accumulated sobriety time is preferred.
Previous experience in a social service agency and with populations struggling with substance use disorders and/or mental health concerns.
Bi-lingual proficiency in Spanish and English is highly desirable.
Additional training or education in human services a plus (e.g. Chemical Dependency).

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