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Voices of Hope Lexington is hiring a Peer Navigator for the Justice Community Opioid Innovation Network (JCOIN) grant. This grant is scheduled to last 5 years.
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The JCOIN Peer Navigator is a recovery coach whose goal is to remove barriers and obstacles for sustaining recovery for women during the critical re-entry period from jail to the community through linkages to treatment and the recovery community, as well as serving as a mentor, guide, and companion to women during this transition. The primary roles of the JCOIN Peer Navigator include but are not limited to:
- Connecting women with treatment (including medication) and recovery support
- Removing barriers for engaging in treatment
- Promoting sustained recovery
- Encouraging hope and healthy living
Duties and Activities
- Maintain project logs, reports and records in appropriate files and database(s) following grant required protocol.
- Provide recovery support to participants for every phase of the recovery journey from pre-recovery engagement, recovery initiation, recovery stabilization, and sustained recovery maintenance.
- Provide a model for both people in recovery and staff by demonstrating that recovery is possible and being comfortable telling your recovery story.
- Facilitate (via personal coaching) the transition from a professionally directed service plan to a self-directed Recovery Plan. The goal should be to transition from professionally assisted recovery initiation to personally directed, community supported recovery maintenance.
- Identify barriers (internal and external) to full participation in community resources and developing strategies to overcome those barriers.
- Maintain contact by phone, e-mail, and/or video conferencing with recovering person to insure their ongoing success and to provide re-engagement support in partnership with others in the agency if needed.
- Actively identify and support linkages to community resources (communities of recovery, educational, vocational, social, cultural, spiritual resources, mutual self- help groups, professional services, etc.) that support the recovering person’s goals and interests. This will involve a collaborative effort including the recovering person, agency staff and other relevant stakeholders.
- Develop relationships with community groups/agencies in partnership with others in the agency.
- Develop, implement, and promote ongoing community training opportunities.
- Work with staff and other community professionals to implement and promote Voices of Hope recovery-oriented training programs and opportunities.
- Maintains participant confidence and protects operations by keeping information confidential.
- Other duties as directed by Operations Manager.
- Due to the nature of the grant, applicants must be female
- Prefer shared living experience (e.g. Medication for Opioid Use Disorder (MOUD) or past incarceration)
- Peer Support Specialist preferred
- Attention to detail
- Following protocol
- Basic computer skills
Local travel required; overnight travel rare.
We strongly encourage candidates from diverse backgrounds (including, but not limited to: veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities) to consider our employment opportunities.