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Position Summary

Be the difference in others' recovery journeys with Recovery Corps. As someone who knows what it’s like to build a healthy life in recovery, you can help others do the same through mentoring, peer support and resource navigation. Join Recovery Corps — together we can support more people on the path to recovery...

As a Recovery Navigator, you’ll be placed at an organization committed to serving recovery communities. You will play a crucial role in addressing the challenges of substance use disorders and help empower individuals to build healthier lives. Additionally, you’ll engage in skill-based training and professional development and receive ongoing support from our dedicated staff.

Join our AmeriCorps team on a mission make recovery possible for more Americans! We're actively seeking members for 2024-25 program year. Put your passion into action — become a Recovery Navigator and help build healthier communities!

How You’ll Take Action
• Work with others to maintain their progress in recovery.
• Lean on your own recovery experience to provide mentoring and peer support.
• Assist clients in navigating social service resources and programs.
• Participate in training and professional development throughout the year, including the Peer Recovery Support training.
• Foster strong relationships with clients to help build their confidence and skills while also encouraging them to have agency over their own recovery.
• Gain valuable professional experience while embedded in a local recovery organization.
• Share your experience with the wider community as a Recovery Corps ambassador.

Want to Learn More?

Watch this 4-minute video and get a glimpse of what it’s like to be a member! Or click here to view the position description.

It Starts with a Passion

Our members come from all walks of life. Anyone can become a Navigator as long as they have a passion to make a difference — and meet the following minimum qualifications.

By the time they begin their service, our Navigators are:
• In recovery for at least one uninterrupted year from a substance use disorder.
• Dependable and have a history of good attendance.
• Able to understand and follow instructions.
• Able to set a pace and maintain a service schedule, depending on the agreed upon hours commitment.
• Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel), internet searches, data entry, email communication (with attachments), databases and software use, and videoconferencing.
• Fluent in English for speaking, reading, and writing.
• 18 years of age or older with a high school diploma or equivalent.
• A citizen, national, or lawful permanent resident of the United States.*
• Able to successfully complete a background check.
• Applicants who have received deferred action for childhood arrivals (DACA) through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security are not eligible to serve in our programs at this time. DACA applicants may be eligible for Americorps VISTA programs. For more information, click here.

Perks Package

While you’re making a difference, you’ll receive a paycheck (stipend) every two weeks and additional perks! As an AmeriCorps program we have both federally provided benefits and program specific benefits.

Federal Benefits include:

Members starting in July-
• Up to $6895.00 in Education Award
• Segal AmeriCorps Education Award* which can be used to pay tuition or repay qualified student loans. Individuals 55+ at the start of their service term may gift their award to a family member. Click Here for more information.
• Federal student loan forbearance and interest repayment.
• Time accrual toward Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program.

Members starting in September-
• Up to $7395.00 in Education Award
• Segal AmeriCorps Education Award* which can be used to pay tuition or repay qualified student loans. Individuals 55+ at the start of their service term may gift their award to a family member. Click Here for more information.
• Federal student loan forbearance and interest repayment.
• Time accrual toward Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program.

Program Specific Benefits by hours commitment per week

All Start Dates-

40 Hours
• $1200 stipend paid every two weeks.
• Individual health insurance — monthly premium 100% covered.
• Child care assistance — based on family size and income.

25 Hours
• $725 stipend paid every two weeks.

Have Questions?

We’d love to hear from you! Contact us at 866-859-2825 or join@ampact.us.

About Our Organization

Recovery Corps is powered by community-minded individuals who serve as AmeriCorps members. Recovery Corps is an Ampact program and part of our healthy futures program offerings. As a national organization, Ampact demonstrates the power of national service to solve complex social problems by creating innovative programs that focus on the key areas of education, environmental stewardship, and healthy futures for communities.

Ampact will not discriminate for or against any AmeriCorps service member or applicant on the basis of race, color, creed, national origin, gender, age, religion, sexual orientation, disability, gender identity or expression, political affiliation, marital or parental status, familial status, military service, or any other category protected by law. Reasonable accommodations provided upon request.

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