Peer Care Navigator

Website ValleyFire Valley Regional Fire Authority

Location: VRFA Fire Station 35, 2905 C Street SE, Auburn, WA 98002
Closing Date:
Until Filled

Initial Review: July 15, 2024
Hiring Range: $71,859


Position Overview

The VRFA is a public service fire department serving community members with a high level of care and professionalism.
We are looking for someone who is skilled and detailed oriented, who has an excellent work ethic, is knowledgeable with the ability
to problem solve and can work with both minimal supervision and as part of a team.

This is a temporary grant-funded position. Term-Limited Temporary positions are “at-will” positions. This TLT is currently anticipated to last until September 2028. Ongoing funding sources for this work remain dependent upon decisions actively being made at both the federal and local levels. As a result, the end date of this position may be adjusted based on those decisions.  The County and the CDC continue to work to secure long-term funding sources.

As part of a five-year Center for Disease Control (CDC) Overdose to Action- Local (OD2A Local) grant, via Public Health Seattle & King County, the Valley Regional Fire Authority in partnership with Health Point- Auburn has a unique opportunity for a qualified Peer Care Navigator to perform patient linkage, retention, and re-engagement in medication of opioid use disorder (MOUD) care and harm reduction services.

  • Collaborate within a team to identify patients at risk for opioid overdose and provide comprehensive outreach and harm reduction services, including education on overdose prevention and evidence-based treatment options.
  • Actively utilize person-centered techniques and approaches such as critical thinking, motivational interviewing, SMART goal setting, health coaching, patient empowerment, relationship-building, and proactive independent collaboration.
  • Empower patients to lead their own recovery journey and advocate for equitable access to services, engaging with them in a strengths-based manner and navigating healthcare and behavioral health systems effectively.
  • Collaborate closely with community partners and participate in care navigation hub meetings to ensure integrated care linkage, while connecting clients to necessary community resources.

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Required Application Materials

– Letter of Interest
– Resume
– VRFA Application Form –   DOWNLOAD HERE

Potential candidates will be notified if they are invited to interview. 

To apply for this job email your details to hr@vrfa.org