Recovery coaches will provide support to people with psychosocial disability to live a full and contributing life. People will be assisted to take more control of their lives and to better manage the complex challenges of day-to-day living. Through strong and respectful relationships and skilled coaching, people will be supported to build capacity, including strengths and resilience. Recovery coaches will work collaboratively with people, their families, carers and supports to design, plan, implement and adjust a recovery plan. They will collaborate with the broader service system and will assist with the coordination of NDIS and other supports.
Roles and responsibilities of recovery coaches include:
- Developing a recovery-enabling relationship
- Supporting participants’ engagement with the NDIS
- Coaching to increase recovery skills and personal capacity, including motivation, strengths, resilience and decision-making
- Supporting participants with their recovery planning
- Collaborating with the broader system of supports.
Recovery coaching creates a clear plan of action while using the participants current strengths to reach their desired goals. Besides helping the participant access and maintain recovery, coaches access systems and resources needed to support the recovery such as benefits and health care. Recovery coaching also helps individuals return to employment, find stable housing and transition. The client self directs their own recovery while the coach provides expertise and encouragement in supporting the necessary change and attaining the goals important to the individual.