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Wellness Navigator - Urgent Hire

Company: Interim
Location: Salinas
Posted on: March 16, 2023

Job Description:



The Wellness Navigator will draw upon their personal, lived experience in mental health in their work as peer providers to assist others by connecting them with resources within the mental health community services network. A Wellness Navigator will serve as a role model to mental health clients; exhibit competency in personal or family member recovery and use of adaptive coping skills; serve as an advocate; provide information and support in various settings. The Wellness Navigator must be able to work with a diverse group of adults; engaging individuals wanting assistance and providing information about community resources. The Wellness Navigator will help create a welcoming environment in the program and community.


Looking to make a difference? Our mission at Interim is to provide services and affordable housing to supporting members of our community with mental illness by building productive and satisfying lives in a world in which people with mental illness are able to live, work, learn and participate fully in the community. Join our team and instill hope in the community.


An exceptional benefit package including: Medical/Dental/Vision 145 863 6713/403(b) retirement plan and Life Insurance. Offers competitive Vacation and Sick time.


To learn more about Interim and to apply for this position, please go to our website at


$19.43 - $26.07 per hour. Non-exempt; 20 hours min up to 40 hours/week; Eligible for overtime. Compensation based on education and experience.


Assigned Supervisor such as Program Director, Assistant Program Director or Program Coordinator


Required: GED or High School Diploma. Applicants must have personal experience of recovery from a mental health challenge. General knowledge of; community resources, insight into the needs and potential of the population served, recovery process and the ability to promote mental health recovery & evidence-based practices, skill to teach and engage in basic problem-solving strategies to support individual clients in self-directed recovery, signs and symptoms of mental health challenges (i.e. auditory and visual hallucinations, aggressive talk and behavior, thoughts of self-harm or harm towards others, isolation), ability to assist the client to address symptoms using strategies such as positive self-talk, and other techniques, flexibility, ability to work with a multi-disciplinary team of medical professionals, good interpersonal skill, good English communication skills, both verbal and written, ability to work one-on-one with clients without supervision, organizational skills and ability to keep detailed records, functional knowledge of Microsoft Office programs (Outlook, Excel, Word).

Preferred: Bi-lingual (English/Spanish). Bachelor's Degree.

Valid California driver's license; auto in safe operating condition; auto liability insurance; good driving record; criminal record clearance; proof of authorization to work in the United States as required by Immigration and Reform Act of 1986. Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.


  • Use agency vehicle to transport clients to appointments, programs, meetings and recreational activities as assigned.
  • Link clients to transportation resources in the community (i.e., MST, Central Coast Alliance for Heath, etc.). Teach and help practice how to utilize public transportation system.
  • Facilitate recovery groups, workshops and trainings, including at off-site locations.
  • Create and help utilize a Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP).
  • Assist clients in working with their Coordinator, Counselor, Case Worker or Psychiatrist to determine steps to take in order to achieve the clients' goals as part of a self-directed recovery journey.
  • Provide outreach and engagement services as needed.
  • Assist clients in setting up and sustaining a schedule and attendance of self-help support groups, recreational activities, and locating and joining existing groups and activities to support whole health recovery.
  • Provide intervention and support to avert crisis.
  • Assist program staff with providing meals, snacks, or shopping for clients/program needs
  • Serve as a recovery agent by providing and advocating for any effective recovery-based services that will aid the client in daily living.
  • Inform clients about community and natural supports and how to use these in the recovery process. Community resources may include but not limited to: Bienestar Health Clinic, OMNI Resource Center, Supported Education, Employment Services, Central Coast Center for Independent Living, Department of Social Security, housing, MST, etc.
  • Utilize Avatar medical records system, other computer software, and databases.
  • Participate in staff meetings, including Monterey County Behavioral Health team meetings as assigned.
  • Provide program or community presentations on lived experiences and recovery.
  • Communicate and collaborate with other staff related to clients' needs and program, agency and other business.
  • Teach and help practice financial/budget management skills.
  • Other duties as assigned.


    Ability to: operate a motor vehicle; climb stairs; possess good communication skills; meet the requirements of the classification and have mobility, vision, hearing and dexterity levels appropriate to the duties to be performed. Capable of the following extended activities: standing, sitting, climbing stairs. Capable of the following intermittent activities: lifting 25 pounds or more and bending in the performance of infrequently performed office duties.


    If a conditional job offer is presented, the incumbent will need to show proof of being fully vaccinated with the COVID-19 vaccine and booster as a requirement for employment at Interim. Accommodations for disability and religion-based reasons will be evaluated in compliance with the law.

    This job description is intended to have an accurate reflection of the qualifications and job duties; current management reserves the right to revise the job at any given time when circumstances change. This job description replaces all previous description for this position.

    Interim, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.

    Interim Inc. is guided by the precept that in no aspect of its programs, services or employment practices shall discrimination be permitted because of race, color, national origin, gender, age, creed, religion, physical or mental disability, marital status, medical condition, pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical condition, citizen status, veteran status, military status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other characteristic protected by state or federal law. To comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act and other applicable laws ensuring equal employment opportunities to qualified individuals with a disability, reasonable accommodations are made for the known physical or mental limitations of an otherwise qualified individual with a disability, unless hardship, direct threat to health or safety, or other job-related consideration exists. Individuals who feel that they have been unlawfully discriminated against because of membership in one of the protected classes should contact the following: Director of Human Resources, Interim, Inc., PO Box 3222, Monterey, CA 93942. (831) 649-4522.

Keywords: Interim, Salinas , Wellness Navigator - Urgent Hire, Other , Salinas, California

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