Peer Recovery Navigator


Job Description

This position provides non-clinical, evidence-based peer support services, serves as a member advocate, shares coping skills, and provides recovery information for members. This position performs a wide range of tasks to assist with care coordination designed to assist members in regaining control over their own lives through individual recovery planning, wellness self-management, and strengthening resilience to improve personal health outcomes. This position will role model competency in recovery, resiliency, and wellness practices.
  • Assists in identifying recovery goals to help members realize improved personal health outcomes through shared decision making and health literacy/education activities.
  • Provides information and support to assist members in effectively participating in developing a plan of care, engaging in team-based planning and facilitating co-creating of Wellness Recovery Action Plans (WRAP) and Peer Support Whole Health and Resiliency (PSWHR) as needed based on member’s choice.
  • Models and collaborates to develop problem solving techniques with members.
  • Shares resiliency and recovery-oriented educational materials.
  • Employs strategies to engage members who do not keep important follow-up appointments to identify barriers and obstacles and collaborate to find solutions.
  • Meets members in inpatient settings and assist in identifying what lead to the crisis and in implementing relapse prevention strategies and assist in transitions from different treatment settings.
  • Promotes community participation/inclusion as a strategy to prevent avoidable hospital admissions.
  • Links members to community-based peer, parent, and family support services.
  • Serves as champion and a resource for resiliency and recovery principles, strategies and tools.
  • Documents all interactions according to company standards.
  • Travels to meet members within the community.

General Job Information


Peer Recovery Navigator



Job Family

Clinical Services Group


United States of America

FLSA Status

United States of America (Non-Exempt)

Recruiting Start Date


Date Requisition Created


Work Experience

Lived Experience With Mental Health/Substance Abuse Recovery


GED, High School

License and Certifications - Required

CPRS/CPS/CPSS/CRPS/PRSS, Peer Specialist, State Requirements - Care Mgmt

License and Certifications - Preferred

Other Job Requirements


Minimum Requirements:Education: HS/GED.Experience: 1-3 years.Industry: Health care environment.Licenses, Certifications, etc.: Certificate of peer support training from a state-recognized training and certification program (note, additional training will be provided).  CPS Certification from the Pennsylvania Certification Board (PCB) . Knowledge of recovery principles and tools, such as wellness recovery action plans.Ability to communicate effectively, both written and verbal.Ability to represent strengths and needs of consumers in clinical settings.Ability to summarize and document findings in treatment plans.

Preferred Qualifications:Education: Bachelor's degree preferred.Experience: As a peer support specialist preferred. Positive attitude that communicates hope and a recovery orientation: Ability to hear anecdotal information and re-frame in the context of facts and data, without losing empathy. Have a solid understanding of the recovery process and how to use their own recovery story to help others. Able to make presentations in team meetings and facilitate discussions. Trained in Peer Support Whole Health and Resiliency. Certified WRAP Facilitator

Magellan Health Services is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Tobacco-free workplace. EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled. Every employee must understand, comply and attest to the security responsibilities and security controls unique to their position.

“I receive a high level of support from our Senior Management Team to execute on our vision. They are always accessible and approachable, something I’ve found to be very unique to Magellan.”

Haita Makanji VP of Clinical Strategy and Programs at Magellan MRx