Transitional Recovery Support Coach


Location: 6301 Inducon Drive East Sanborn, NY 14132, USA


Are you looking to start or continue your career within the human services field?

Do you want to work in a role where you can make a difference in someone’s life on a daily basis?

Apply to be a transitional recovery coach today!

What will my day look like?  

At Horizon, you will be provided a supportive work environment where your teammates feel like family. Have a question? There is always someone there to help! We offer a seamless onboarding experience that will ensure your success in your new role. Here is some more information about the job that you should probably know…

Recovery coaching is a form of strength-based support for individuals seeking or in recovery from all addictions. Similar to life and business coaching, recovery coaching (also known as peer mentoring) is a type of partnership where the person in or seeking recovery self-directs his/her recovery while their coach provides expertise in supporting successful change. Recovery coaching focuses on achieving any goals important to the individual. The coach asks questions and offers suggestions to help the “recoveree” take the lead in addressing his/her recovery needs. Recovery coaching focuses on honoring values and making principle-based decisions, creating a clear plan of action, and using current strengths to reach future goals. The coach serves as an accountability partner to help the person sustain his/her recovery. The Recovery Coach helps the person access recovery, as well as access systems needed to support recovery such as benefits, health care, employment, etc.

The Recovery Coaches are part of the inter-disciplinary treatment team and are employed within alcohol and substance abuse treatment programs.  The Transitional Recovery Coach (TRC) works with individuals specifically enrolled in residential treatment programs and for short periods post discharge. The goal of the Transitional Recovery coach is to offer support and resources for individuals as they move through the different stages of treatment assisting with successful linkages to treatment services. The TRC provides educational resources to individuals on supports in the community they can utilize as part of their aftercare.

Some of the day-to-day responsibilities you will do:

  • Help to initiate and sustain an individual/family in recovery from substance use or addiction and promote recovery by removing barriers and obstacles to recovery
  • If needed through transitions of care help a patient find resources for harm reduction, detox, treatment, family support, and education/employment, local or online support groups; or help a patient create a change plan to recover on their own
  • Help individuals find ways to stop using (abstinence), or reduce harm associated with addictive behaviors
  • Complete data reporting/ documentation on linkages for services for individuals post discharge from residential treatment.
  • Monitor outcomes for treatment engagement and social support linkage.

Why do I want to work for Horizon?

There a lot of reasons why you should work for Horizon. Don’t worry, we won’t keep it a secret! Here’s a few!

  • 401k and profit sharing opportunities. Who doesn’t want to retire one day? You can begin putting your own money away from Day One, and could be eligible to receive retirement contributions from us by Year Two.
  • Trainings, trainings and more trainings! Horizon knows how important professional development is for everyone. Here at Horizon we offer both clinical and non-clinical trainings so there is something for everyone!
  • Referral bonuses. You work somewhere awesome so why shouldn’t your close family and friends? If you refer someone to work at Horizon and they get hired you will earn a referral bonus as a thank you.
  • Student loan assistance. This program helps pay off our team members’ student loans every month. After one year of joining you will have been able to pay off an extra $600!
  • Summer hours. Since our summers are short in Buffalo we like to give our staff the ability to start the weekend a few hours early on Friday so they can enjoy the beautiful outdoors.
  • Team building activities. Horizon builds in time to your schedule so you can connect and spend time with your team.
  • And more!

What has prepared me for this opportunity?

(Besides all the hard work you have put in the field…)

  • Some experience in SUD population in residential setting and high risk populations preferred
  • Excellent communication necessary
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Reliable transportation required
  • 2 years’ experience working as a Recovery Coach or similar role
  • Associate’s degree in human services, social work or other related field along with 1 years’ experience working as a Recovery Coach or similar role


  • High school diploma with OASAS Certified Peer Advocate Certification or OMH Certified Peer Specialist and 4 years’ experience working as a Recovery Coach or similar role


Horizon Village Campus in Sanborn, NY is composed of four residential buildings: Aurora Village, Delta Village, Freedom Village and Horizon Village, along with our innovative Wellness Center. Our intensive residential treatment facilities are dedicated to the total care of adults with substance use disorders.


Monday-Friday 9:00a-5:30pm

Note: This is a grant funded position.

Disclaimer: This information is intended to provide a general overview of the position; it is not full job description.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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