Recovery Academy of Ireland: Recovery Coach (Part-Time)

Recovery Academy of Ireland

Recovery Academy of Ireland are people in recovery, supporters, advocates, researchers and professionals who want to promote and champion the concept of recovery. We work to give people in recovery a voice and to challenge the associated stigma, providing peer recovery coach training for people in addiction recovery who in return become catalysts for positive change. This is done through a partnership approach with existing addiction recovery services.

The Recovery Academy now require a part time recovery coach for 6 months. This role is specifically targeted at people with direct experience of addiction and addiction recovery services. The Recovery Academy seeks to improve people’s involvement in recovery services with the invaluable contribution of people with direct experience of services. This role provides full training and support.

Job Title: Recovery Coach (6 months part-time: 16 hours weekly)

Location: North Dublin

Reports to: Project Team Leader


The Recovery Coach will assist the Recovery Academy in working with existing services that are working to improve service participants quality of life, by utilising strategies form harm reduction to developing recovery capital, maintaining a drug and or alcohol-free lifestyle, increasing career and education opportunities, reducing recidivism and building positive relationships.

Person Specification


  • Recovery Coach training (essential)
  • Recognised qualification at minimum level 7
  • Working towards a qualification in social care or addiction studies (desirable)


  • Experience of co-producing and co-delivery of courses, workshops and group work
  • Lived experience of recovery and direct experience of recovery related services and aftercare (at least 2 years post treatment)
  • Experience of Service user participation


  • A working knowledge of administration systems including Microsoft office, word & power point.
  • Knowledge of Service user participation strategies including out reach
  • Knowledge of the Recovery Academy of Ireland
  • Knowledge of developed plans for relapse prevention and maintaining recovery

Skills and Abilities

  • Good communication and team working skills.
  • Willingness to positively share your own personal experiences of recovery.
  • Knowledge and understanding of care and support for individuals with dual diagnoses.
  • Knowledge of psychoeducational workshops/courses and how to meet the diverse needs of people in recovery.
  • Willingness to undertake further training/courses as appropriate to the role.
  • Effective planning and organisational skills and ability to work evenings is a must.
  • Ability to consult, liaise and negotiate with service users, family members and a multitude of healthcare professionals.
  • Demonstrate effective analytical, problem solving and decision-making skills.
  • Ability to contribute proactively, positively and effectively across the organisation.
  • Commitment to meeting the needs of excluded and marginalised people.
  • Respect for the values and ethos Recovery Academy Ireland.


  • Garda Vetting will apply.
  • Flexibility will be required in working hours.

E mail your CV to: by the 1st of December

General Info

Date Entered/Updated
25th Nov, 2021
North Dublin
Expiry Date
1st Dec, 2021