Peer Recovery Navigator

Parkland Health and Hospital System (
Defense Contracting


  Full Time   Employee

United States

Looking for your next opportunity? If so, choose Parkland and discover what a meaningful job feels like. Whether you work directly with patients or use your talent to support our care, you’ll be part of a team that’s providing valuable health services to Dallas County residents. And here, you’ll have the opportunity to put all your skills to work, and the support to grow and advance in your job and your field. Step into a career that will make a substantial difference for our patients—and for you. We blend cultures, talents, and experience into an exemplary health and hospital system.  Parkland has earned distinction as one of America’s Best Hospitals by U.S News and World Report every year since 1994.


Responsible for delivering non-clinical activities that engage, educate and offer peer support to individuals, their family members, and caregivers in order to successfully connect them to culturally relevant health services, including prevention, timely treatment, recovery management, and follow-up.



-Two years's experience as a Peer Recovery Navigator or Peer Specialist preferred.
-Knowledge of Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) or Recovery Model of Treatment preferred.

Equivalent Education and/or Experience:
-May have an equivalent combination of education and/or experience in lieu of specific education and/or experience as stated above.

-Prefer Certified Peer Specialist (CPS) or obtain certification within six months of placement in job.

Skills or Special Abilities:
-Must be able to demonstrate oral and written communication skills.
-Must be skilled in communicating with and facilitating dialogue between health care professionals, individuals and their families.
-Must be able to demonstrate active listening, empathy, relationship building, and interpersonal skills.
-Ability and willingness to disclose lived experience of mental and/or substance use disorders and recovery with peers, professionals and the public.
-Must demonstrate knowledge and ability to integrate health information, about prevention/management of recovery and the health system, into the culture and language of the community. Must have knowledge of communities they serve.
-Ability to actively participate as a team member of a health-care team.

Parkland Health and Hospital System prohibits discrimination based on age (40 or over), race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, disability, national origin, marital status, political belief, or veteran status.

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Mitch Tonak

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