Reach is a Drug and Alcohol Community Support Service. We cover the whole of Dorset, minus Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole. We have a large team that includes Community Development, Recovery Workers, Nurses, Prescribers, Volunteer Roles and much more. We offer support for those have issues with their drug and/or alcohol use from point of referral to achieving their own goals. We have several pathways within our service that include structured group work, psychosocial interventions, prescribing, needle exchange, detox and outdoor peer activities.
The Recovery Coach role is a vital part of the support Reach offers. Even when someone has met their treatment goals and are in a position where they are ready to leave the support of our service, it can be really daunting to leave. The Recovery Coach role is part of our core pathway and offers the people we support 10 weeks of support from a Recovery Coach to support the transition from Reach to the rest of their lives.
With your own recovery, you are an ‘expert by experience’, in this role you will offer support to others and help them to see that recovery is not only possible, it is likely. As a recovery coach you will be actively and authentically engaged with your own recovery and the wider recovery community around you. The role will involve you being partnered with specific individuals who are at an earlier stage of their recovery and by using your own experience and knowledge of recovery, you will support these individuals to progress with their own journeys. This doesn’t mean that what worked for you, will work for them directly, but it does mean that with your skills and understanding of what’s available in your recovery community, you are able to explore all recovery options that are open to your coachee. The main focus of the Recovery Coach is to support ‘coachees’ in identifying and building their recovery capital. Recovery capital might be defined as anything that we have to be grateful for and falls within three main categories:
Weymouth, Gillingham, Wimborne
Local Community Development Lead
Minimum of 4 hours per week, Maximum of 16 hours
If you have any questions, many answers can be found here. However, if you have any other questions that you would like to talk through please contact us using the below details:
Please note that we require you to be 18 years of age or older to be considered for this volunteering role. This post is subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check at an enhanced level.