Position Summary Many Minnesotans do not have enough support to live a healthy life in recovery. Help us change this by offering your time and talent as a Recovery Navigator. Navigators provide mentoring, peer support, and resource navigation to help people build their recovery. As someone who knows what it’s like to build a healthy life in recovery, you’ll help others do the same. We are currently recruiting for the 2021-22 program year with opportunities beginning in November and January. Your commitment to Recovery Corps will be 40 hours per week. This is an AmeriCorps member position with Minnesota Recovery Corps. Although the earnings are modest, the rewards are great! You’ll join an amazing cohort of Recovery Navigators from all backgrounds and experiences. What to Expect Support individuals in recovery from substance use with a personalized recovery support plan. Learn to navigate social services resources, programs, and benefit systems in the Metro area to provide excellent services to clients. Foster strong relationships with clients to help them build their confidence and skills, and encourage them to have agency over their own recovery. Be ready to grow by participating in training and professional development throughout the year, including the Recovery Coach Academy training. Embed yourself into the local recovery community to get valuable professional experience and advance your career. Be an ambassador of the program by sharing your experience with the wider community. Perks Package While your clients benefit from peer to peer services, you’ll be rewarded with more than just a sense of satisfaction. Recovery Navigators receive a perks package at 40 hours a week that includes: -A stipend of $1,100 paid every 2 weeks -$20,900 for 1,350 hours of service starting in November 2021 -$17,600 for 1,200 hours of service starting in January 2022 -Up to $4,441 for tuition or student loans* -Federal student loan forbearance & interest repayment -Individual health insurance — Monthly premium 100% covered -Child care assistance — Based on family size and income *The Segal AmeriCorps Education Award can be used to pay tuition or repay qualified student loans. Individuals 55+ may gift their award to their child, grandchild, foster child or step-child. What it Takes -Great members come from all walks of life. No matter your experience and background, the most important qualification is a desire to serve your community. That said, you also need to meet the following minimum qualifications by the time you begin your service. -Are dependable and have a history of good attendance -Able to understand and follow instructions -Can set a pace and maintain a work schedule of 40 hours per week -Have at least one year of uninterrupted recovery from a substance use disorder -Have basic computer skills (like using email, navigating online, and data entry) -Can speak, read, and write English fluently -18 years of age or older with a high school diploma or equivalent -A citizen, national, or lawful permanent resident alien of the United States* -Agree to and 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 as AmeriCorps members at this time. About our Organization Minnesota Recovery Corps is an AmeriCorps program that helps more than 2,000 adults become more economically stable each year. Minnesota Opportunity Corps is administered by Reading & Math, Inc., through a formal partnership with ServeMinnesota. Reading & Math, Inc. is a national nonprofit based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and also administers California Reading Corps, Minnesota Reading Corps, Florida Reading Corps, Wisconsin Reading Corps, Mississippi Reading Corps, California Math Corps, Minnesota Math Corps, Georgia Math Corps, Mississippi Math Corps, Minnesota Opportunity Corps, Illinois Recovery Corps, Heading Home Corps, Home Energy Corps, and Community Forestry Corps. Reading & Math, Inc. will not discriminate for or against any AmeriCorps service member or applicant on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, familial status, disability, sexual orientation, age, or any other category protected by law. Reasonable accommodations provided upon request. This document is available in alternative formats.