What does a Recovery Coach do?
What exactly does a Recovery Coach do with their clients suffering from a drug and alcohol addiction? A Certified Professional Recovery Coach offers a form of strength-based support that includes intensive work within these areas: Accountability, Behavioral Change, Action Planning, Family Relationships, Coping Skills, Triggers, Purpose and Passion, Job and Career, Financial and more. The emphasis is on a client learning how to be productive and handle different aspects of life that may have been damaged by their addictions. As a Recovery Coaching Candidate in our program, you will learn all the tools necessary to become a Recovery Coach and walk away with over 45 exercises from our #1 Best Selling workbook to facilitate change within a short window.
Who should be a Recovery Coach?
Anyone that is looking for a great career to assist others in finding their purpose and passion in life, getting and staying sober is an ideal coach candidate. Also an ideal career for someone that is an advocate or in recovery and wants to assist others.
How do I become a Certified Recovery Coach?
You can register on our site for live in person training (we can come to your facility or you can join a class), online virtual classroom (webinar live), or video replay webinar. You complete the courses, take the exams and join our groups and networking sites. We want you to succeed. Click the link below and pick a package so we can get you started on the Recovery Coach Certification and Training.
What does a Recovery Coach get paid?
In private practice, Recovery Coaches bill like a life coach and do not accept insurance. Hourly rates can run $100 and up, depending on where you are located and can even be more in major cities. Of course, you can always work pro bono or slide scale down to meet the demand of the area you are working in.
There is NO prerequisite to becoming a Recovery Coach, no need for a degree or any other training, as our certified coaching programs include everything you need to get your Certification as a Recovery Coach. A Professional Recovery Coach is NOT a counselor, a sponsor, or an advocate. A Professional Coach will charge for services and can work via phone, Skype or in-person with your clients. Our coaching certification programs include the coach training course online, virtual classroom, live in person or self-study platforms. Our certified coach training is all self-contained information you need you to get started in your career.
Our coaching training courses include essential life coaching skills, use of Motivational Interviewing and ICF Core Competencies as it relates to Recovery Coaching. Our Nationally Certified Recovery Coach Certification and Certified Coach Training Program follows the International Coach Federation (ICF) Guidelines and we adhere to the 11 Core Competencies of Coaching. We are accredited by the ACTO, and Florida Certification Board.
What You will learn:
- Coping Skills, Life Skills
- Professional Training and Coaching skills
- Active vs. Passive Listening Skills
- Accessing Community Supports
- Relapse Prevention
- Goal Setting
- Street Drugs and what they mean (most current up-to-date information)
- Defense Mechanisms
- Post-Acute Withdrawal techniques
- Legal and Ethical Issues
- Duties and Responsibilities
- DSM- 5 Terminology
- Mental Health Terminology
- Understanding Learning styles and Motivation to change
- Action Planning and Goal Setting
- Difference between Recovery Coaching, Therapy and Sponsorship
- Overcoming obstacles and barriers
Where does a Recovery Coach work?
Recovery Coaches can obtain jobs at treatment centers, private practice, advocacy boards, and more. Recovery Coaches are in high demand. At our recovery coach academy, we offer you the opportunity to place your name in an addiction and recovery directory job board for clients to find a recovery coach, a job board online and two great networking groups. We also have a mentorship mastermind group if you are going into private practice and want to learn how to set up a company, create an addiction recovery brand and how to market yourself for a full book of clients.
Who hires a Recovery Coach?
Private clients looking for an alternative to aftercare or a solid life solution that offers accountability and real-time life skills, coping skills and more. Treatment Centers hire recovery coaches, peer centers, advocacy boards and even shelters, sober livings and social work centers hire certified addiction recovery coaches.
The Addictions Academy has built a large network of certified addiction recovery coaches and we are recognized as the global leader in addiction recovery coach training. We treat our certified recovery coaches as family and plug you into our vast network. We promote your success with you and honor your ability to be in the trenches helping others with your gift of addiction recovery. We provide one of the most sought out recovery addiction training and certification programs. Come experience recovery with us and even have the option to be a train the trainer and train one of our amazing addiction recovery coaching training programs. What a better way to give back then to be able to train others in the art of recovery coaching.