Criminal Justice Peer Recovery Navigator
Company: San Luis Valley Behavioral Health
Posted on: May 16, 2022
The Peer Recovery Navigator will outreach and engage individuals
with OUD with a goal of referral into Medication Assisted Treatment
(MAT) and other treatment and recovery services. Similarly, the
peer navigator will also support those with a stimulant use
disorder to access appropriate substance use disorder treatment and
recovery support services. The goal of this program is to connect
people in need of treatment to services within the community;
provides consumer information and peer support for consumers in
outpatient settings. The Navigator performs a wide range of tasks
to assist consumers in regaining control over their own recovery
process. The Navigator will role model competency in recovery and
ongoing coping skills.
Recovery navigator's primary interface is with county jails, local
sheriff and police departments, reentry organizations, Colorado
Department of Corrections, community corrections, diversion
programs, probation, parole, recovery community organizations
focused on the adjudicated population, judicial districts,
municipal court systems and alternative court systems.
Essential Job Functions:
The responsibilities of the Criminal Justice Peer Recovery
Navigator will be:
To obtain and maintain certification with IC&RC as a certified
To establish and maintain monthly communication, either on site or
by phone, with local partners including but not limited to
hospitals, harm reduction organizations and law enforcement.
To participate in regular community meetings focused on addressing
opiate and stimulant challenges.
To perform monthly outreach efforts to harm reduction organizations
or other entities engaged in naloxone distribution, including
withdrawal management facilities.
To connect with people in need of treatment, referred by any of the
above identified points of contact, or by other routes, with being
admitted into evidence-based, MAT treatment within the region.
To support any individuals seeking a treatment referral for MAT
services, but also the organizations and communities that have
regular contact with people struggling with opiate use
To maintain regular reporting with respect to activities around
these Provide Recovery responsibilities through the portal provided
by Program Funder.
Assist consumers in articulating personal goals for treatment and
recovery. Assisting consumers in obtaining services that suit that
individual's recovery needs.
Assist consumers in determining the steps that the consumer needs
to take in order to reach his or her recovery goals. Providing and
advocating for effective recovery-based services.
Assess recovery stage and appropriate interventions for that
The Navigator will provide linkages, connections, engagement and
outreach with the goal of supporting an individual or family to
participate fully in choosing the appropriate services.
Endorse harm reduction, and support connections to comprehensive
community-based services targeted to reduce harm and producing
incremental improvements to overall health.
Connecting client's professional and non-professional services and
resources available in the community.
Assist consumers in developing empowerment skills through
self-advocacy and stigma-busting.
Secondary Job Functions
Other duties as assigned
Pay Rate - $16.50/hr
Education: High School diploma, or Bachelor's Degree preferred.
Certifications: Successful completion of Peer Specialist Training
and Peer Specialist Internship Program.
Other Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
Must be a consumer or family member of a consumer of mental health
Ability to observe, report, and keep records on client's recovery
Ability to express oneself clearly and concisely, both orally and
Ability to use supervision to enhance own performance.
Ability to work independently and as a member of a team.
Ability to work to achieve the mission and goals of this
Ability to perform light physical work.
Basic computer skills.
Material and Equipment Directly Used:
Computer (Word and Health Information System)
Phone (Voice mail)
Electronic Health Record
Work Environment: General office environment; light physical work
as needed: travel or errands outside the office.
Pay Rate - $16.50/hr
Keywords: San Luis Valley Behavioral Health, Pueblo , Criminal Justice Peer Recovery Navigator, Other , Alamosa, Colorado
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