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Peer Recovery Navigator

Company: Parkland Health & Hospital System
Location: Dallas
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Interested in a career with both meaning and growth? Whether your abilities are in direct patient care or one of the many other areas of healthcare administration and support, everyone at Parkland works together to fulfill our mission: the health and well-being of individuals and communities entrusted to our care. By joining Parkland, you become part of a diverse healthcare legacy that's served our community for more than 125 years. Put your skills to work with us, seek opportunities to learn and join a talented team where patient care is more than a job. It's our passion.

PRIMARY PURPOSE

Responsible for delivering non-clinical activities that engage, educate and offer peer support to individuals, their family members, and caregivers in order to successfully connect them to culturally relevant health services, including prevention, timely treatment, recovery management, and follow-up.

MINIMUM SPECIFICATIONS

Education:

  • None

Experience:

  • Two years's experience as a Peer Recovery Navigator or Peer Specialist preferred.
  • Knowledge of Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) or Recovery Model of Treatment preferred.

Equivalent Education and/or Experience:

  • May have an equivalent combination of education and/or experience in lieu of specific education and/or experience as stated above.

Certification/Registration/Licensure:

  • Prefer Certified Peer Specialist (CPS) or obtain certification within six months of placement in job.

Skills or Special Abilities:

  • Bilingual English/Spanish speaking strongly preferred*
  • Must be able to demonstrate oral and written communication skills.
  • Must be skilled in communicating with and facilitating dialogue between health care professionals, individuals and their families.
  • Must be able to demonstrate active listening, empathy, relationship building, and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability and willingness to disclose lived experience of mental and/or substance use disorders and recovery with peers, professionals and the public.
  • Must demonstrate knowledge and ability to integrate health information, about prevention/management of recovery and the health system, into the culture and language of the community. Must have knowledge of communities they serve.
  • Ability to actively participate as a team member of a health-care team.

Parkland Health and Hospital System prohibits discrimination based on age (40 or over), race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, disability, national origin, marital status, political belief, or veteran status.

Nearest Major Market: Dallas

Nearest Secondary Market: Fort Worth

Job Segment: Patient Care, Healthcare Administration, Healthcare

Keywords: Parkland Health & Hospital System, Dallas , Peer Recovery Navigator, Other , Dallas, Texas

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