Recovery Support Navigator (RSN)

Date Posted: 5/10/2023


POSITION SUMMARY: Bridgeway Center, Inc. (BCI) is seeking applicants that love working with adults who are attempting to build a recovery system after involvement with the criminal justice system. This position works with the criminal justice population and provides mental health and substance abuse treatment, linkage with Case Management services, and supporting inmates who have been identified as having mental health needs during their detention within the Okaloosa County Jail. Recovery Support Navigator (RSN) will provide individual and group counseling services teaching strategies for living with a mental health diagnosis and/or co-occurring substance abuse diagnosis. RSN will establish a relapse prevention plan as part of a long-term approach to recovery.

The purpose of a Recovery Support Navigator (RSN) is to provide care management and system navigation supports to participants with a mental health diagnosis and/or co-occurring substance use disorder. Staffed by paraprofessionals, RSN services engage with current and past Pre-Trial Unit (PTU) participants as they present in the treatment system and support them in accessing treatment services and community resources.

The applicant selected for this position must be comfortable routinely working alone and be able to manage the clients in the Pre-Trial Unit.

The program uses an evidenced-based service model with proven results. New associates received training, mentoring, and coaching throughout the onboarding process.

We invite you to further explore this amazing opportunity by submitting your application today. 

BENEFITS OFFERED: BCI offers competitive salaries and benefits. Benefits include:

  1. Eleven (11) Paid Holidays
  2. 17 days per year of PTO
  3. 403(b) Retirement Plan with Employer Match
  4. Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  5. Health Care / Dependent Care Reimbursement Program  
  6. Employer Paid $15,000.00 Life Insurance
  7. Florida Blue Group Health Insurance
  8. Teladoc
  9. Vision / Dental Insurance

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:    High School Diploma or GED AND must be currently certified through the Florida Certification Board as a Peer OR must be able to obtain a Peer certification within one hundred eighty (180) days of employment as a condition of continued employment. Applicant must be able to pass an Agency for Healthcare Administration (AHCA) Medicaid and Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) Level II background check, Tuberculosis (TB) test, and a drug screening. Applicant must also have a valid Florida Driver License with no more than three (3) points on their driving record.

The job responsibilities of a Recovery Support Navigator (RSN) include, but are not limited to:

  1. Utilizing best case practice standards, supports the Pre-Trial Unit (PTU) Forensic Counselors and following participants once they have successfully graduated from the PTU.
  2. Encourages positive peer relationships and healthy social outlets, while identifying opportunities to develop skills and achieve personal growth.
  3. Utilize tools to assist clients in creating their wellness and recovery plans.
  4. Uses ongoing individual and group sessions to teach clients how to identify and combat negative self-talk and how to identify and overcome fears by providing a forum that allows group members and peers to share their experiences. Encourages clients in the development of hope through the learning of strengths and combating negative self-talk.
  5. Models and reinforce responsible interpersonal and self-respecting behavior.
  6. Teaches and supports participants to develop their plans and access their resources.
  7. Encourages life skills management such as financial responsibility and homemaking skills.
  8. With other team members, provides support and education to participants support system to help them become knowledgeable about mental illness, collaborate in the treatment process, and assist in their family member’s progress.
  9. Helps families understand developmental readiness and utilizes teachable moments to surface important issues in helping clients reach their long-range vision.
  10. Teaches and supports participants to develop their plans and access resources.
  11. Learns, models, teaches and coaches The Seven Challenges, AA, NA, and social skills strategies as a tool for participants.

WORK LOCATION:  Fort Walton Beach (FWB)

WORK HOURS:     Fluctuate – Primarily 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. with some nights and weekends depending on clients. Nights and weekends may be required. Work hours may be earlier or later than normal shift to meet with clients who are early or late workers.

WAGE:     The wage for this position is $17.00 per hour.


***Applicant must meet the minimum requirements to be considered for this position. NO EXCEPTIONS.***
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