Posting date: 23-05-2018 | Closing date: 04-06-2018
We have seen, met or heard about people suffering from some form of addiction. Not many of them are able to stop or quit and live a normal life. For a long time we have battled to understand why is it that those suffering from addiction continue their behavior and are unable to make rational choices even after knowing there are negative repercussions. Knowing now that addiction is a disease primarily in the reward system of the brain, has helped us much in identifying the right treatment approaches. We now are able to help people suffering from this disease overcome their compulsion and loss of control and slowly start to learn to manage and live life functionally. Sanctuary is a community project initiated by Solace sabah offering affordable scientific treatment to anyone suffering from this disease.
Recovery Support Coach
(Selangor , Nationwide )
Job Descriptions

Serves as a liaison between the recovery community, the addiction treatment system, the medical treatment system, and the patient’s community, family, and social context to facilitate connections across systems of care.

Works collaboratively with treatment team in support of evidence-based services to patients with addiction disorders.

Works with patients and their providers to assess readiness for behavioral change, level of intervention needed, and engages patients in development of collaborative treatment plans to achieve goals of risk reduction and/or abstinence.

Addresses barriers to successful recovery, works collaboratively to remove barriers and serves as role model and advocate

Conducts active outreach efforts to encourage attendance and participation in recovery-oriented, self-help, and pro-social groups.

Assists with access to treatment for addiction disorders and co-occurring conditions, creating systems and procedures to rapidly identify treatment needs and determine appropriate level of care.

Assists with data collection for quality assurance and program evaluation
Help patient navigate the healthcare system and social service system; accompany patients to appointments and meetings as needed.

Negotiate and create opportunities for access to treatment and social services for patients; advocate on behalf of patients to help decrease barriers to care

Educate patients about addiction and utilize motivational enhancement techniques to explore ambiguity and tip the scales towards treatment

Provide peer coaching and support patients in establishing treatment goals and achieving and maintaining recovery.

Develop wellness plans for each client with advice from the Clinical team.

Work with the care team and patient to support and advocate for the patient during the development of a comprehensive care plan

Be available to provide support to patients in immediate risk of relapse or for other time-sensitive matters during and outside of regular business hours 

Monitor patients’ progress and evaluate outcome, using a patient tracking system

Clearly and effectively facilitate communication between the patient, PCP, and Addiction Medicine provider.



Job Requirements

High School Diploma or equivalent qualification.

Associates degree or some college level course work

Demonstrates effective use of skills necessary to maintain long-term recovery of 2 or more years

Fluency in English, both oral and written communications

Excellent interpersonal  and strong leadership skills

Computer skills (MS Office programs)

Strong interpersonal, facilitation, and leadership skills

Ability to work independently as well as part of a multidisciplinary team of physicians, nurses and social workers

Comfort with multiple pathways to recovery from addiction disorders and willingness to embrace a patient-centered approach that recognizes an individual’s preferences and autonomy (“recovery by any means necessary”)

Comfort in working in medical settings

Clinical skills in motivational enhancement strategies

Ability to provide accurate feedback without judgment or discomfort 

Flexibility to adapt to unforeseen needs or circumstances

Excels at problem solving and multi-tasking, organized, efficient and goal directed

Ability to maintain effective working relationships with patients/families and staff

Ability to appropriately handle confidential information

Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

Interested applicants are invited to  email with comprehensive resume including current and expected salary


Job Ref.
Employment Type
: Full Time
No of Vacancies
: 5
Min. Qualification
Min. Experience
: 2 Year(s)