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Recovery Support Navigator

Posted: 01/07/2022

Duffy Health Center is a patient-centered medical home, and every role requires functioning effectively using a team-based approach. The Recovery Support Navigator is responsible for providing systems navigation within and outside of Duffy Health Center. Patients served include all established and establishing individuals with substance use disorders (SUD) or are on our Medication for Addiction Treatment (MAT) program. The RSN will support in identifying individual goals of recovery, accessing treatment services, and community resources. The Recovery Support Navigator provides non-clinical services that engage, educate and support individuals seeking treatment and their families in order to motivate and maintain them in health services. Work includes assessing client needs, developing a Wellness Plan, providing interventions, advocating for clients, coordinating with community groups, state and federal agencies, and local organizations to assist clients in obtaining appropriate recovery services, resources, and assistance.

Position Functions
The essential functions or duties listed below are intended only as illustration of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.
1. Provides peer support services including building rapport with patients and facilitating referrals to treatment programs based on needs assessment. This may include MAT services at Duffy Health Center or treatment programs in the community.
2. Provides support services in accessing recovery-based resources (recovery housing, peer support communities, etc.).
3. Engages in advocacy to decrease barriers to care.
4. Provide RSN services within framework of associated grant (i.e. CCH, Yarmouth, Dennis grants.)
5. Explains Duffy Health Center’s scope of services, including Integrated Care Model to clients.
6. Develops person-centered wellness plans based on patient choice.
7. Provides interventions based on evidenced based substance use disorder practices.
8. Offers short or long-term evidence-based substance use disorder interventions as needed/required.
9. Works collaboratively with members of the multi-disciplinary team at Duffy Health Center in order to provide integrated care.
10. Meets agency productivity standards.
11. Maintains confidential records of RSN activities and records information in the agency’s electronic medical record.
12. Ensures right to privacy and confidentiality when releasing information about client to others.
13. Builds relationships with partner agencies, community groups and organizations to strengthen network of resources available.
14. Participates in evaluative and quality assurance activities designed to monitor the appropriateness and effectiveness of the delivery system and RSN services.
15. Prepares reports as required by funding sources. 

Education and Experience 
A candidate for this position must have a High School Diploma or GED as well as at least two (2) years of experience within substance use disorder services, preferably working with the homeless/at risk population; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
A candidate must have lived experience with addiction and must identify as being in recovery. Candidate must demonstrate ability to maintain (2) years of sustained and uninterrupted recovery at time of hire required; 3-5 years of sustained and uninterrupted recovery preferred.

Licenses and Certifications Required
A candidate for this position must have a valid driver’s license and own transportation.

Position Type: Full-time