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Recovery Advocate

Cornerstone Ministries
Murrysville, Pennsylvania, United States

Date Posted: 10/19/2017
Categories: Counseling
Denominations: Non-Denominational
Church Size: 2001 to 2500
Job Type: Part-Time

Job Description:

Job Title:               Recovery Advocate

Reports To:           Lead Associate Pastor

Supervises:           Volunteers

Category:               Part-time / Salaried / 20 hours a week


Job Summary:

Cornerstone Ministries’ Addiction Advocate is responsible for planning, administering, coordinating, supervising and evaluating a comprehensive an addiction recovery program.



  • Provide servant leadership in helping to support and fulfill the mission, vision, objectives and goals of the church.
  • Commitment to the Lordship of Jesus Christ.
  • Loyal to Cornerstone Ministries, the Pastors and staff.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to Christian living, espouse a Christian philosophy of life, and belief in the Christian Church and her teachings in accordance with Cornerstone’s stated policies and beliefs.
  • Assist others to cultivate intimacy with God and growth in Christ-like character through personal and corporate personal disciplines.
  • Assist in conveying Cornerstone’s message and carrying out its mission and leading others toward Christian maturity.



  • Provide leadership in creating, planning, administering, coordinating, supervising, and evaluating an effective addiction recovery program within the objectives and vision of Cornerstone Ministries.
  • Work alongside Cornerstone Ministries’ caring/counseling teams to provide support for those with substance abuse addiction both within the congregation and those in the community.
  • Bring expertise, creativity, and vision in assisting Cornerstone Ministries’ desire to confront societies ongoing alcohol and drug epidemic.


Volunteer Duties:

  • Equip, recruit, train, support, lead and value volunteers to serve in the addiction recovery program.
  • Develop systems to equip volunteers according to Cornerstone’s Equipping standards.
  • Develop a clear process for welcoming, equipping and utilizing volunteer teams. 
  • Engage volunteers in development opportunities through workshops, seminars, and other churches.



  • Oversee the development of the annual ministry budget.
  • Adhere to financial guidelines and approved budget.



Education, Skills, and Other Requirements:

  • Minimum Bachelor’s Degree, Master’s Degree preferred along with 3 years of ministry related experience.
  • Education and experience with issues and addictions such as, but not limited to: alcohol, drugs, and various mental health matters.
  • Active member of Cornerstone Ministries within 6 months of hire date.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent computer skills, including Microsoft Word and Excel; prior use of a Church Management database helpful.
  • Excellent leadership and organizational skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills for relating to church staff and congregation.
  • Possess a self-motivating attitude.
  • Ability to meet prescribed goals as established by the church.
  • Prompt and efficient.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Cleared Adult through Cornerstone’s Safe Place for Kids! Policy.
  • Model the highest Christian virtues and personal decorum.  (I Timothy 4:12).