Position Summary

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 help program participants overcome barriers to goal success, increase their skills, find gainful employment, service, or training opportunities related to their goals, and ultimately maintain progress in their recovery. We need people who care. We need people who understand and have experienced recovery. We need YOU.

What YOU Can Expect

  • Work with teens and adults in recovery in a variety of locations

  • Help individuals reach their goals that can help build and sustain the great experiences that a life in recovery can bring

  • Receive recovery training, professional development, and ongoing support from staff

  • Recovery Corps members are not sponsors or counselors, but peers who understand the journey of recovery.


  • Get paid a stipend every two weeks

  • Earn education award of up to $6,095

  • Free health insurance and child care assistance (for those who qualify)

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). Hours must be completed within 11 months of start date.

  • Have at least 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.

  • Ability to build strong, trusting relationships with clients 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.

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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.