Bangor Area Recovery Network, Inc. (BARN)


Updated Nov 27, 2019

Supervised By: The BARN’s Executive Director

Hours: 40 Hours per week

Basic Purpose: In coordination with the team of the Bangor Area Recovery Network, oversee community outreach for recovery community center serving the substance use disorder recovery community in the greater Bangor/Brewer area, including social media and online recovery support.


       Qualifications preference given to person in recovery from substance use disorder if all else is equal.  

  • A valid driver’s license and access to transportation
  • CCAR graduate or willingness to obtain same.
  • Personal characteristics of maturity and professionalism with a sincere desire to work with substance use disorder recovering individuals and the recovery community;
  • An appreciation and affinity for those persons in substance use disorder recovery as well as an understanding of the recovery community;
  • Possess strong leadership qualities and the ability to project a positive community image.
  • Demonstrates ability to write, organize and prioritize time, effectively communicates and works as a team member;
  • Sincere desire to and understanding of working with individuals who are recovering from substance use disorder;
  • Demonstrate the ability to work flexibly and capable of regional and/or statewide travel;
  • Demonstrated ability to work with community groups to support the development of substance use disorder recovery-ready communities;
  • Demonstrated competency in social media and online supports;
  • Clear understanding of barriers faced by those in recovery from a substance use disorder.
  • Knowledge of broader regional, state, and national recovery initiatives in the development of recovery support services.
  • Ability to partner with community groups to assist in development of recovery ready communities

Key Result Areas:

  • Build upon and maintain the infrastructure for BARN’s recovery community center, with specific elements related to recovery community and recovery ready communities;
  • Develop and maintain linkages with employment programs and employment, housing development and coordination for the recovery community, and educational systems and programs that may benefit the recovery community;
  • Continue to develop and maintain BARN’s social media outreach, electronic newsletters, and website capacity;
  • Increased opportunities for members of the recovery community to obtain the necessary community resources to support recovery at all stages of the recovery continuum;
  • To coordinate support provided by the Bangor Area Recovery Network, such as recovery coaching and other recovery support services, such as volunteer opportunities, with community development functions.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Expand BARN’s community organization and development activities;
  • Participate in the development and implementation of other peer support services, events and programs, provided by the BARN, now and in the future;
  • Collaborate with community partners and internal programs in a timely and effective manner;
  • Establish and implement programs and activities consistent with current and future grant agreements, particularly with those that address the community barriers to recovery;
  • Maintain social media and other online recovery supports, including BARN’s website;
  • Document activities and outcomes consistent with grant agreements as may be required;
  • Responsible for serving as the formal liaison between the BARN and Holyoke Haven;
  • Conduct requested outreach services within the community and maintain knowledge of community resources;
  • Provides leadership and work within recovery community and the community at-large;
  • Provide leadership and work with committees and/or on special projects in coordination with BARN and community activities;
  • Collaborate with BARN’s Volunteer Coordinator and Recovery Coach Coordinator to ensure appropriate volunteer placement, support, and advancement to self-sufficiency.

The classification of this position is considered non-exempt from the pay provisions of the Fair Labor and Standards Act. By signing below, I acknowledge that I have read and accept this job description

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