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Recovery Navigator – Chelsea Youth Access Center

  • Chelsea, MA
  • Full Time (40 Hours)
  • Location
  • Chelsea, MA

North Suffolk is looking for a Recovery Navigator to join our Chelsea Youth Access Center! The YA Center Recovery Navigator is a young adult that has lived experience of substance use recovery that reports to the Chelsea YA Center Program Manager. They provide structured, one-to-one, strength-based, peer-to-peer education, coaching, modeling, and guidance to youth who attend the Chelsea YA Center that are struggling with substance use, and/or a traumatic life experience.

What You’ll Do:

  • Responsible for connecting YA Center young adults struggling with substance use issues with treatment options including but not limited to:
    • Inpatient/Outpatient Addiction Treatment
    • 12-Step Programs
    • Dual Diagnosis Treatment
    • Medication-Assisted Treatment
    • Detox Center
  • Serve as a role model to encourage hope and foster motivation to YA Center young adults.
  • Provide social and emotional support to YA Center young adults seeking to enter into or sustain long-term recovery from an addiction to alcohol or other substances.
  • Undergo the Massachusetts Peer Recovery Coaching training and adhere to model’s core elements.
  • Responsible for the execution of the daily and weekly programming within the Chelsea YA Center.
  • Participate in the facilitation of support groups and extracurricular activities to further support healthy development and growth of YA Center young adults.
  • Ensure that all services provided by the YA Center Peer Mentor are provided in a professional manner, ensuring privacy, safety, and respecting the youth’s dignity and right to choice.
  • Complete all required paperwork in a timely manner in such a way that is consistent with Agency and funding source standards.

What you’ll need:

  • Education:
    • Bachelor’s degree in a field other than behavioral sciences OR
      Have a high school degree OR GED and have work experience with young adults/adults diagnosed with substance use and or dependency.
    • A certificate from The Recovery Coach Academy preferred.
  • Experience:
    • Must be a Young Adult who has personal experience living with and recovering from substance use.
    • Must be 21 years of age or older.
    • Must have the ability to effectively engage transitional age youth.
    • Must have experience and knowledge regarding addiction treatment service system, recovery coaching and other related human services.

Competitive & Comprehensive Benefits:

  • Paid Time Off Two weeks’ Vacation per year (three weeks after 2 years of service), 12 Sick Days per year, and 11 Paid Holidays per year
  • Health & Dental Insurance, with generous employer contribution
  • Employer Paid Life Insurance
  • 403 (b) Retirement Plan with employer matching
  • Voluntary Short and Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Medical & Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Access to Credit Union Banking
  • Access to State Tuition Remission Program (Worksite Specific)
  • Eligibility for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
  • Employee Referral Bonus Program
  • Discounted Movie Tickets
  • Comprehensive Training Program
  • Internal Advancement Opportunities

Tagged as: Bachelor's Degree, Human Services, Mental Health, Substance Use Disorder, youth

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