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To apply for this position, email us at Please include "Recovery Navigator/R-2316" in the subject line. Be sure to attach your cover letter & resume.

Recovery Navigator | Salary: $22/Hour

This position works with the Department of Human Services (DHS) to support parents in building motivation and engaging with Alcohol and Drug Treatment CADC staff.

What you’ll do:

  • Work cooperatively with DHS staff during the client’s engagement, treatment, and recovery phases.
  • Provide DAST and treatment readiness screeners while meeting with clients to determine their course of treatment.
  • Using a trauma-informed approach, meet with clients in the community to assist treatment connection and motivation.
  • Provide referrals to clients and their families for the appropriate services and resources.
  • Connect with clients and share relevant personal experiences in order to facilitate the client’s recovery.
  • Act as a support for the client and their family.
  • Serve as a role model to clients and their families.
  • Regular attendance is required.
  • Other duties as required.

General Responsibilities

  • Provide support to other Recovery Navigation staff.
  • Create and maintain a robust referral network.
  • Share mental and physical health resources and education with community members.
  • Follow the protocol, policies, and procedures of the department and agency.
  • Maintain accurate documentation on a consistent basis.
  • Complete and submit reports as needed.
  • Maintain confidentiality of client information and comply with HIPAA guidelines.
  • Provide culturally responsive services that are equitable, respectful, and relevant to people from a wide variety of cultures, backgrounds and orientations.
  • Attend meetings and trainings as required.
  • Regularly participate in professional development.

Who you are:

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Must be able to speak, read and write Spanish and English fluently.
  • A self-identified person formerly receiving addiction services and who has been in recovery for a minimum of two years.
  • Current Certified Recovery Mentor through MHACBO is preferred.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of community and social service agencies.

Diversity Statement

Northwest Family Services, through our mission, practices and the services we offer, are committed to the belief that all people deserve dignity and respect. As we serve our communities, we will continue to work together to listen, to learn, and to act to overcome historic values and structures that have led to discrimination and inequities.

We are committed to creating a culture of belonging, where all staff are valued and given opportunity to grow and succeed equitably. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, sexual orientation, primary language, ethnic background or socioeconomic status. NWFS pursues policies, strategies, and programs which promote diversity, inclusion, and equity in our daily work. We seek staff who share our vision and commitment to our communities.

Supplemental Information

Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment. 

To apply for this position, email us at Please include "Recovery Navigator/R-2316" in the subject line. Be sure to attach your cover letter & resume.