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The Public Defender Corporation for the Tenth Judicial Circuit of West Virginia has a vacancy for the position of Recovery Coach in the Corporation’s Beckley office. This position will also travel to the Twelfth Judicial Circuit Public Defender Corporation’s Fayetteville office, as well as the Eleventh Judicial Circuit Public Defender Corporation’s Lewisburg Office. The Recovery Coach’s primary responsibility is to aid clients charged with criminal offenses in finding substance use treatment when appropriate for their legal needs and requirements and to support these clients in their recovery. Qualifications: recovery coach or peer recovery training certificate or willingness to undergo such training; must be in sustained recovery from a substance use disorder for a minimum of eighteen (18) months; High School diploma or equivalent; basic computer skills; general knowledge of the criminal justice system; valid driver’s license and reliable transportation. Please send resumes and a cover letter to: Sharon Owens, Office Manager, sowens@raleighdefender.org

The Public Defender Corporation for the 25th Judicial Circuit of West Virginia (Boone and Lincoln Counties) has a vacancy for the position of Peer Recovery Coach in the Corporation’s Madison office. This position will also work with public defender clients from the 6th and 24th Judicial Circuit Public Defender Corporations in Cabell and Wayne Counties. The Recovery Coach’s primary responsibility is to use their lived experience and recovery coach training to aid clients charged with criminal offenses in finding substance use treatment (when appropriate for their legal needs and requirements) and to support these clients in their recovery. Qualifications: recovery coach or peer recovery training certificate (40-hour training or PRSS); must be in sustained recovery from a substance use disorder for a minimum of one year; High School diploma or equivalent; basic computer skills; general knowledge of the criminal justice system; valid driver’s license and reliable transportation. Please send resumes to the attention of Troy Adams, Chief Public Defender, bcpd.tadams@suddenlinkmail.com

The Public Defender Corporation for the Fifteenth Judicial Circuit of West Virginia has a vacancy for the position of Peer Recovery Coach in the Corporation’s Clarksburg office. This position will also travel to the Eighteenth Judicial Circuit Public Defender Corporation in Kingwood, and after June 2022, to the Seventeenth Judicial Circuit Public Defender Corporation in Morgantown. The Recovery Coach’s primary responsibility is to aid adult clients charged with criminal offenses in finding substance use treatment when appropriate for their legal needs and requirements, and to support these clients in their recovery. Qualifications: recovery coach or peer recovery training certificate (40-hour training, preferred) or willingness to undergo such training; must be in sustained recovery from a substance use disorder for a minimum of eighteen (18) months; High School diploma or equivalent; basic computer skills; general knowledge of the criminal justice system; valid driver’s license and reliable transportation. Please send resumes to the attention of Susan Morris, Chief Public Defender, smorris@harrisondefenders.org

The Public Defender Corporation for the 30th Judicial Circuit of West Virginia (Mingo County) has a vacancy for the position of Peer Recovery Coach in the Corporation’s Williamson office. This position will also work with public defender clients from the 7th Judicial Circuit Public Defender Corporation (Logan County) and the 8th Judicial Circuit Public Defender Corporation (McDowell County). This position is based in Williamson but will also travel to the Logan County Public Defender Corporation in Logan. The Recovery Coach’s primary responsibility is to use their lived experience and recovery coach training to aid clients charged with criminal offenses in finding substance use treatment (when appropriate for their legal needs and requirements) and to support these clients in their recovery. Qualifications: recovery coach or peer recovery training certificate (40-hour training or PRSS) or training started/in-progress with willingness to successfully complete; must be in personal sustained recovery from a substance use disorder for a minimum of one year; High School diploma or equivalent; basic computer skills; general knowledge of the criminal justice system; valid driver’s license and reliable transportation. Please send resumes to the attention of David Foley, Chief Public Defender, dfoley@wvpd30.com