Peer Recovery Navigator (CHW)

LOCATION: Colville

REPORTS TO: Program Development Manager



STATUS: Non-Exempt

HOURS: Full-Time (40 Hours Per Week)

SALARY RANGE: Hiring Range $21.65-$24.52 Per Hour.


Rural Resources Community Action is looking for a Peer Recovery Navigator (CHW) for our Community Based Teams Division. This position is full-time (40 hours per week) with benefits and based out of our Colville office. A Peer Recovery Navigator (Community Health Worker) has a passion for human services focused on providing accessible and comprehensive assistance to individuals and families actively working on recovery in our service area. This position works one on one with individuals in recovery from substance use.

The peer individual will need to be able to provide details on their recovery journey, any ongoing services or current/prior justice involvement (to inform commitment to recovery and that work will not interfere with their recovery pathway), provide any/all restrictions or specifications regarding the ability to drive, and details on any restraining or protective orders.

Prior justice involvement must have occurred more than 3 years ago. There must be no crimes against people.  

Salary & Benefit information

The hiring range for this role is $21.65-$24.52 per hour. The full salary range of $21.65-$36.06 per hour represents the low and high end of the total salary range for this position. Actual salaries will vary depending on factors including but not limited to experience & qualifications. As a full or part-time employee, after the successful completion of our six-month training period you may receive a 4% step increase and an additional 4% step increase on your annual anniversary thereafter (excludes temporary employees). Depending on full time or part time status, other benefits may include medical (three plan options), dental and vision insurance, vacation, a 403(B) and/or Roth IRA retirement savings plan with a company match of up to 6%, $12,000 life insurance policy (while employed with RRCA), Employee Assistance Program and other auxiliary insurance options.  All employees, regardless of temporary, part-time or full-time status will receive sick leave.

Duties & Responsibilities

In this role, you will provide information and support throughout the recovery.  This includes; making referrals and connections to resources within the community and with other partners, accurately collecting client information and documenting activities, safeguarding confidentiality, and providing direct assistance to service seekers in working towards goals that support and inspire sober, healthy, and productive living.

Education, Skills, and Abilities

To apply for this position, you would need a High School Diploma or GED and lived experience; defined as a current or past recipient of behavioral health services and/or past involvement in substance use (and in active recovery).


Any combination of education and experience that would provide the applicant with the desired skills, knowledge and ability required to perform the job.


  • Access and egress non-ADA facilities and homes.
  • Must have valid Washington State driver’s license
  • Must have reliable transportation with current auto insurance.
  • Acceptable completion of a criminal history background check (with no new occurrences in the past 3 years and no violent crimes against persons).


Rural Resources Community Action offers a competitive benefits package. Click here to read more.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Rural Resources Community Action provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.