• Recovery Navigator, Minneapolis

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    Location Name
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    Education Award
    Recovery Corps
  • Overview

    Recovery Corps members serve one year making a difference in the lives of individuals who are in recovery from substance use disorders.  As a Recovery Navigator, you will deliver individually tailed support to people in recovery.  You will help program participants one-on-one and in group settings set goals, overcome barriers to goal success, build recovery capital, and ultimately maintain progress in their recovery from substance use disorders.


    Essential Functions:

    • Assess participant recovery capital and progress using recovery capital index and other monitoring assessments.
    • Support participant in creation of individualized plan related to their recovery. Create an action plan that will include clear recovery-related goals, while identifying barriers and their solutions.
    • Provide support regularly to participants in one-to-one settings as needed for success.
    • Track progress of plan and supports while facilitating advancement and goal progression.
    • Assist participants in navigating resources related to their recovery capital needs, which can include, but is not limited to, identifying housing, obtaining employment, enrolling in school, applying for public assistance, etc.
    • Conduct cohort workshops in group settings regularly to support participants in reaching their goals.
    • Work collaboratively with “service team” members, such as counselors, education providers, service programs, social services, community representatives, and employers.
    • Attend required Recovery Coach Academy training, Leadership training, and other professional development activities throughout the year.


    Marginal Functions:

    • Attend service site-sponsored activities to represent Recovery Corps and conduct outreach to promote access to Recovery Corps services.
    • Recruit volunteers and coordinate volunteer opportunities to support participants in their recovery activities. Support program participants in finding volunteer opportunities and connecting the experience to identified goals.


    Overall Position Requirements and Qualifications:

    • Must be 18 years of age, a US citizen, national, or legal permanent resident alien, and a high school graduate (or equivalent).
    • Willingness to commit to a full term of service (1700 hours, 8 hours/day, 40 hours/week for full-time members; 1200 hours, 7 hours/day, 35 hours/week for select positions). Hours must be completed within 11 months of start date.
    • Must have one year of uninterrupted recovery from a substance use disorder and have been discharged from treatment for a minimum of 6 months.
    • Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills.
    • Demonstrated commitment to an “all pathways” approach to recovery.
    • Ability to build strong, trusting relationships with participants in both 1-1 and group settings.
    • Experience in facilitating groups preferred.
    • Demonstrated experience with intermediate computer skills (word processing, internet, data entry, e-mail, comfort with database and software use, etc.).
    • Desire to affect systems change regarding the opioid epidemic and substance use disorders at the ground level; ability to connect the small details to the bigger picture.
    • Ability to work effectively with people of different cultures and backgrounds.
    • Access to regular, reliable transportation.


    Recovery Corps does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability, sex, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability, political affiliation, marital or parental status, military service, or religious, community, or social affiliates.



    Reasonable accommodations provided upon request.




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