Peer Care Navigator in Riverside, CA at Acadia Healthcare

Date Posted: 9/19/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description


Do you have experience in substance abuse and have a desire to help those navigate the initial phases of their recovery? If so, you are the right person for our opening! 

Our Passion:

We are improving the lives we touch. We need passionate, talented people working together who share our desire to provide the best quality care to our patients and lead the fight against the opioid epidemic. We are prepared to treat the entire disease, not just a piece of it.

Our Team:

Riverside Treatment Center, located in Riverside, CA, is one of 127 outpatient addiction recovery centers nationwide. Acadia Comprehensive Treatment Centers is the leading provider of medication assisted treatment in the nation, servicing over 62,000 patients per day. Our counseling team provides compassionate, high quality counseling and therapy to patients that are seeking recovery from Opioid Use Disorder. Our mission is to provide full-circle care that includes a blend of therapies and the use of safe and effective medications. Our team is the front line of our fight against the opiate epidemic.

Your Job as a Peer Navigator:

The Peer Navigator is instrumental in our patient’s treatment and recovery from opioid use disorder. The Peer Navigator role supports the individual patient, in collaboration with the Hub MAT Team, through a peer support capacity assisting the patient in several areas of the initial phases of recovery, including but not limited to, helping to connect patient with community resources, meeting with the clinical team for weekly progress updates, and more.

We have 8 hour, daily shifts that allow our employees to have stable schedules and enjoy quality time away from the facility. Operating hours are Mon - Fri 5:30 am - 2:00 pm


Your Responsibilities as a Peer Navigator:

  • The Care Navigator is responsible for coordinating/scheduling and assisting patients with services and ensuring follow-up is completed and providing brief supportive check-ins
  • Maintains frequent face-to-face contact and acts as a liaison for patients with the referral network
  • Meets with prospective patients at Community Based Organizations to assist with warm-handoffs to Spoke organizations as well as with other community based organizations where referrals are made.
  • Performs community outreach and education
  • Directs patients in a clear, concise, and informative manner
  • Contributes to the Comprehensive Treatment Plan through participation in treatment planning process
  • Demonstrates good moral character and even temperament necessary to gain and maintain credibility and trust of persons being served, peers, and management staff

Job Requirements

Your Skills and Qualifications as a Peer Navigator:

  • Peer experience preferred with high level of understanding of patient backgrounds, lifestyles and history
  • Personal experience or familiarity in addiction recovery and/or substance abuse
  • Desire to assist with navigating the initial phases of addiction recovery
  • Scheduling/Care Coordination experience
  • Experience with substance abuse and/or medical care
  • Knowledge of office administration procedures with the ability to operate most standard office equipment
  • Ability to work professionally with sensitive data & information while maintaining confidentiality
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including the ability to interact effectively and professionally with individuals at all levels; both internal and external