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Criminal Justice Peer Recovery Navigator

Company: San Luis Valley Behavioral Health
Location: Alamosa
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

Position Overview:
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 peer specialist.
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 disorders.
To maintain regular reporting with respect to activities around these Provide Recovery responsibilities through the portal provided by Program Funder.

Coaching/Recovery Agent:

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 stage.
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/Skill Requirements:
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 services.
Organizational skills.
Creative problem-solving.
Ability to observe, report, and keep records on client's recovery process.
Ability to express oneself clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
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 agency.
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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