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Horizon Health Services Recovery Coach in Buffalo, New York


Are you looking to start or continue your career within the human services field?

Do you want to work in a role where you can make a difference in someone’s life on a daily basis?

Apply to be a Recovery Coach today!

What will my day look like?

At Horizon, you will be provided a supportive work environment where your teammates feel like family. Have a question? There is always someone there to help! We offer a seamless onboarding experience that will ensure your success in your new role. Here is some more information about the job that you should probably know…

  • Help to initiate and sustain an individual/family in recovery from substance use or addiction and promote recovery by removing barriers and obstacles to recovery

  • Help a patient find resources for harm reduction, detox, treatment, family support, and education/employment, local or online support groups; or help a patient create a change plan to recover on their own

  • Help individuals find ways to stop using (abstinence), or reduce harm associated with addictive behaviors

  • Work with individuals/recoverees beyond recovery initiation through stabilization and into recovery maintenance

  • Offer employment counseling – to include an intake assessment, strategic plan, and vocational resources to achieve outcome.

  • Monitor outcomes for treatment, social, and vocational accomplishments.

Why do I want to work for Horizon?

There a lot of reasons why you should work for Horizon. Don’t worry, we won’t keep it a secret! Here’s a few!

  • 401k and profit sharing opportunities. Who doesn’t want to retire one day? You can begin putting your own money away from Day One, and could be eligible to receive retirement contributions from us by Year Two.

  • Trainings, trainings and more trainings! Horizon knows how important professional development is for everyone. Here at Horizon we offer both clinical and non-clinical trainings so there is something for everyone!

  • Referral bonuses. You work somewhere awesome so why shouldn’t your close family and friends? If you refer someone to work at Horizon and they get hired you will earn a referral bonus as a thank you.

  • Student loan assistance. This program helps pay off our team members' student loans every month. After one year of joining you will have been able to pay off an extra $600!

  • Summer hours. Since our summers are short in Buffalo we like to give our staff the ability to start the weekend a few hours early on Friday so they can enjoy the beautiful outdoors.

  • Team building activities. Horizon builds in time to your schedule so you can connect and spend time with your team.

  • And more!

What has prepared me for this opportunity?

(Besides all the hard work you have put in the field…)

  • Associate's degree in Counseling, Mental Health, or other related field along with 1 year’s experience working as a Recovery Coach or similar role


  • High school diploma with OASAS Certified Peer Advocate Certification or OMH Certified Peer Specialist and 4 years’ experience working as a Recovery Coach or similar role

  • 2 years’ experience working as a Recovery Coach or similar role

  • Some experience in SUD population in residential setting and high risk populations preferred

  • Excellent communication necessary

  • Excellent computer skills

  • Reliable transportation required

  • A strong desire to assist individuals in recovery by sharing experience, strength and hope to empower and create autonomy for individuals in recovery.


77 Broadway, Buffalo, NY


This position is Monday-Friday with two nights required, other hours are 9:00am-5:00pm.

Horizon 2021 Recruitment Bonus Program

Eligible Hires and Payment Structure:

  • Full Time hires will receive $300 after 30 days of continuously working and another $300 after 6 months of continuously working for a total bonus of $600.

  • Part Time hires will receive $150 after 30 days of continuously working and another $150 after 6 months of continuously working for a total bonus of $300.


Horizon endorses public health measures including vaccinations. We encourage all applicants to be mindful of the fact that Horizon is a healthcare agency and may be subject to the federal government or NY mandates for mandatory vaccination for all employees in the near future.

This information is intended to provide a general overview of the position; it is not a full job description.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)