Recovery Coach
Job Details
First Step - Bridgeport, CT
Full Time

Recovery Network of Programs, Inc. (RNP), is a private, non-profit, social service agency which has been serving the Greater Bridgeport Community and Fairfield County area since 1972. RNP is dedicated to helping those living with substance use, mental health disorders, and homelessness. Our mission is to restore hope, health, and wellbeing for individuals and families in a recovery environment that embraces compassion, dignity and respect.


First Step (Residential Detoxification Program) This is a highly structured inpatient medically monitored detoxification program, located in Bridgeport, Connecticut. This program offers individual counseling, group therapy, case management, referral services for continuing care, and medical management. First Step is a CARF accredited, DPH licensed 27 bed residential detox unit for individuals aged 18 and over struggling with addiction to alcohol, opiates and/or benzodiazepines.


Hours: Sunday - Thursday or Tuesday - Saturday 2:00pm to 10:00pm 



  • Provides recovery support through self-directed, strength-based principles based on the Recovery Coach Ten Components of Recovery.
  • Promotes recovery by leading group discussions, group activities, and conducting effective one on one recovery coaching sessions using active listening, motivational interviewing, personal, and professional experience.
  • Encourages continued treatment after withdrawal management and helps to facilitate a warm hand off to higher levels of care within the RNP continuum and beyond.
  • Conducts screenings as first point of contact for potential new admits.
  • Recognizes the elements of client crisis, implements an immediate course of action (in consultation with supervisor) appropriate to the crisis and utilizes negative events to enhance overall treatment outcomes.
  • Connects clients to community resources, organizations, and multiple pathways of recovery.
  • Prepares agenda for supervision and utilizes supervision as needed to meet professional demands of job.
  • Assumes all other appropriate duties as deemed necessary by the supervisor.


  • 2 + years lived experience in stable recovery required. Completion of CCAR Recovery Coach Academy and/or RSS training.
  • Established expertise and practices related to professional boundaries and ethics.
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative professional relationships.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Experience using Microsoft Word, Office, Excel, Outlook skills.
  • Ability to project a professional image.
  • Demonstrates skills needed for employment in a clinical and medical treatment environment.
  • Experience facilitating recovery meetings and groups, preferred.
  • Knowledge of or experience with medication assisted treatment, preferred.



  • CCAR Recovery Coach Academy completion or RSS Certification is required.
  • Valid Connecticut driver's license is preferred.



  • Medical, Dental and Vision
  • Flexible Healthcare or Dependent Care accounts or Health Savings Account
  • Generous employer contribution provided for annual healthcare expenses
  • Basic Life insurance at no cost to employee
  • Generous Paid Time Off as well as 14 Holidays and Birthday off
  • Retirement plan- 403b with discretionary employer contribution
  • Tuition, License and Certification Reimbursement
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Optional voluntary insurance for short-term and long-term disability


Recovery Network of Programs, Inc.

2 Trap Falls Rd. Suite 405, Shelton, CT 06484


All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.