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Community Health Navigator – Alleghany County




Appalachian District Health Department


Sparta, North Carolina • Alleghany County

Date Needed:

December 14, 2021

Organization Website:

Type Of Position:

Full Time

Education Required:

High School / GED

Experience Required:

<1 year(s)

Date Of Job Posting:

November 22, 2021

Job Description:

This position is available through our temporary staffing agency, NC Alliance for Public Health Agencies. It is time-limited through
06/30/2022 with the option to extend.
DATE: October 4, 2021
POSITION: Community Health Navigator (serving Alleghany County)

Full time

LOCATION: Based at the Alleghany office of AppHealthCare; will routinely travel as work priorities demand.
SALARY RANGE: $30,000-32,616

JOB DESCRIPTION: The Alleghany Community Health Navigator (CHN) will assist individuals in Alleghany County NC in accessing mental health, substance use, intellectual/developmental disability services, within Alleghany County. The CHN will work closely with county stakeholders to support Alleghany County residents in accessing needed services and will work closely with AppHealthCare Community Health Worker and others to develop the NCCARE360 platform to assist linking individuals to services in Alleghany County.

This will involve a coordinated effort with county and community services to assure individuals are identified and appropriately connected to services. The position will support those transitioning from detention or treatment facilities and those experiencing homelessness, and will enlist the aid of peer support, pastoral ministries, municipal/community organizations and other agencies/providers who support and assist persons who suffer from substance use and/or mental health challenges.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES: Previous experience with substance use and mental health treatment and resource navigating is required. Ability to communicate and identify effectively people who use drugs and in community groups, distributing general information, and education related to substance abuse and mental health. Ability to develop effective working relationships with professionals involved in treating substance abuse.

This position will require strong coordination and organizational skills, and considerable experience in outreach efforts.
Relationship building and strong leadership skills are a must.

A valid driver’s license and automotive insurance are required. A minimum of two continuous years in recovery from any mind-altering substances, not including medications prescribed to you. Certification as a NC Peer Support Specialist is required, in progress is also acceptable.

High school diploma or GED or equivalent is required. At least one year of experience working with individuals with substance use disorder and/or their families in a supportive informational role is required; or an equivalent combination of education and

CLOSING DATE: Open Until Filled

APPLICANTS PROVIDE: Completed NC State Application
Submit required materials by email to:
Attention: Recovery Peer Support Specialist Interview Committee
c/o Sheila Andrews, Human Resources Director
PO Box 309, Sparta, NC 28675
“This institution is an equal opportunity employer and provider”

Appalachian District Health Department
Caring for our Community
157 Health Services Road 157 Health Services Road 413 McConnell Street 126 Poplar Grove Connector
PO Box 309 PO Box 309 PO Box 208 PO Box 307
Sparta, NC 28675 Sparta, NC 28675 Jefferson, NC 28640 Boone, NC 28607
336-372-5641 336-372-5641 336-246-9449 828-264-4995
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