Recovery Advocate

Who is Mel Trotter Ministries?

We are innovative, empathetic and compassionate difference-makers. We dream and dare more for MTM because all of God’s people deserve more. We walk alongside people as they transform their lives. Do you share our innovative and driven love of people, and do you want to make a difference? Join our team! Together and through the power of Christ, we can do immeasurably more to solve homelessness in our community.

You belong here if:

You are called to make an impact in greater Grand Rapids.
You are called to help men, women and children overcome homelessness.
You see value and potential in every human being no matter how broken they are.
You rejoice in seeing lives transformed forever.
You are called to demonstrate the compassion of Jesus to everyone.

Recovery Advocate


We will trust you with:

(Job Responsibilities)

Case Management

  • Provide solution-focused case management services with a goal of helping guests attain tools for successful recovery
  • Regularly communicate with guests including one-on-one sessions with assigned guest; provide spiritual mentoring, and prayer if requested
  • Demonstrate proficiency in the case management software and utilize it on a daily basis to receive and share information


Program Coordination

  • Assist with and encourage guest attendance at weekly classes
  • Assist with placement and progress of guests in areas of their recovery
  • Secure testimonies from guests during their stay and upon discharge in conjunction with Marketing department and Director of Spiritual Services; secure alumni contact information from guests who successfully discharge
  • Communicate daily with management and other staff as needed to ensure policy and program guidelines are being met
  • Work in conjunction with recovery assistants



Bring your strengths:

(Job Requirements)

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent years’ experience in a related position
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite (word, excel, outlook, powerpoint)
  • Proficient with Case Management software platforms
  • Professional, positive communicator, both written and verbally
  • Highly organized, excels at time management and managing multiple projects
  • Exhibits positive and effective leadership, training, and mentoring skills
  • Exhibits professional and ethical behavior





Working Conditions

  • Regular standing, walking, climbing, crouching, bending, pushing, or pulling
  • Understand, speak, read, and write fluent English
  • Required to talk and  hear
  • Able to lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Able to use fine motor hand functions



To apply:

*Applications and resumes are accepted for current positions only.

  • Print the application and complete it
  • E-mail, fax, or mail completed application (along with a cover letter and resume, if appropriate) to: 

Employment Opportunity
Mel Trotter Ministries
225 Commerce Ave. SW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 

E-mail:  
Phone: 616-454-8249
Fax: 616-454-5255