Community Health and Resource Navigator

Healthy Acadia

Posted: Monday, July 1, 2024

Salary: $19-$21/hour



Healthy Acadia, a non-profit community health coalition providing health services primarily in Washington and Hancock counties and as well as across Maine, seeks a Community Health & Resource Navigator to join a dynamic team passionate about making it easier for all people to lead healthier lives. Reporting to the Recovery Projects Director, the Community Health & Resource Navigator will support care navigation through the HRSA PROSPER Initiative and through the HRSA RCORP work, serving individuals with substance use disorder, their children from birth to age three, and affected others. The position will serve Hancock County, Maine. There will be travel throughout the service area to support clients, in addition to offering virtual support. 


  • Provide direct support for community members with substance use disorder, their children, and affected others to find, access, and navigate treatment and recovery supports; will also help them to meet their unmet needs like food assistance, employment, and medical care 
  • Serve as an expert link between individuals and these community resources and collaborate with other navigators, case managers, medical professionals, recovery coaches, and recovery center staff to provide seamless navigation support 
  • Work with the PROSPER team and other partners to provide education and outreach about PROSPER 
  • Provide technical assistance and expertise on availability of resources for service providers, individuals, families, and caregivers ● Work in partnership with recovery coaches to receive and make referrals 
  • Serve as a liaison in Hancock County hospitals and other healthcare settings to assist with supportive discharge to recovery services 
  • Help determine recovery preferences of community members, families, caregivers, and support the Activities Coordinator in the creation and implementation of recovery activities and groups 
  • Attend quarterly PROSPER consortium meetings 
  • Attend Hancock County Community Advisory Board meetings 
  • Attend the monthly Downeast Substance Treatment Network meetings 

Qualifications and Experience Sought: 

  • Working knowledge of local and regional health care systems, social services, and other resources preferred 
  • Personal experience with the recovery process and/or knowledge of pathways to recovery 
  • Experience working with vulnerable populations 
  • Team player able to elevate the success of colleagues and community 
  • Ability to manage and disseminate information effectively to a wide variety of audiences 
  • Strong communication skills: ability to listen well, write and speak effectively 
  • Highly self-motivated, ability to work independently from the office or in the community 
  • Highly organized with the ability to work on multiple projects concurrently, set and keep deadlines, regularly prioritize work and follow own plan of work 
  • Warm, personable, and approachable 
  • Ability to work with diverse people, conduct culturally competent outreach, and build and maintain strong working relationships with diverse partner organizations 
  • Ability to exercise good judgment in the face of competing priorities, agendas, and partner sensitivities 
  • Bachelor's degree in Social Work or similar field, or equivalent experience This position is full-time (40 hours/week) with strong benefits. 

Salary range: $19-$21/hour. We are seeking a full-time person, but would consider part-time as well. Regular travel throughout the project service area and occasional travel beyond is required.

To apply: Please send a cover letter, resume, and three professional references, in a single document, to Application deadline is July 1, 2024 or until a suitable candidate is found.

Healthy Acadia is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate against any individual based on their race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by state, federal, or local law. The organization takes affirmative action to ensure that all applicants and employees are treated fairly during the application process and post-hiring employment. Discrimination of any kind is not tolerated, and Healthy Acadia is committed to creating a diverse work environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.