Psychosocial recovery coaches can have learnt or lived experience but it is important to remember that this is not an entry level role. Recovery coaches are required to work independently with people in the community, so experience and appropriate training is essential.
The NDIA recommends the following tertiary qualifications and experience:
- peer work or mental health (minimum of Certificate IV in Mental Health Peer Work or Certificate IV in Mental Health) and/or
- a minimum two years of experience in mental health-related work.
However, it is recommended that if you are just starting out as a recovery coach you have access to good reflective supervision and support. It is important to ensure that you are providing quality recovery orientated service and working towards supporting people to lead their best life and achieve their goals. You will want someone to reach out to when you don’t know what to do or would like some professional advice. Ask about our professional supervision services.