Reentry Navigator

Job Locations US-MA-Framingham
Minimum Education Required
Bachelor's Degree
Job ID
Regular Full-Time
Number of Hours Per Week


*Salary $40,000*

The Reentry Navigator will provide in-reach and transitional and reentry navigation services recovery services to individuals re-entering into the community from incarceration. Navigators will work with program participants to develop and implement treatment plans that will service and support their transition back into the community, provide supported referrals to address participants’ needs, and to assist program participant to obtain their identified goals.


Advocates promotes a healthy work-life balance and offers many generous perks of employment and room for advancement.  We are a strong-knit community that values the ideas and contributions from our staff.


Are you ready to make a difference?

Minimum Education Required

Bachelor's Degree


  • Provide program participants with case management services, transitional support, education, and other identified services.
  • Use evidence-based methods to complete required assessments, offer counseling services, and provide supported referrals to community resources as identified.
  • Work collaboratively with clinical staff to interpret assessment findings, develop an individualized service plan (ISP), and identify community-based supports that coincide with participant goals.
  • Actualize and implement treatment plans for assigned program participants. Meet with assigned participants on weekly basis or a designated time frame within each ISP to review and document progress in accordance with program requirements.
  • Coordinate community-based services as required.
  • Accurately record and document all meetings and interactions with service recipients in their file to reflect individual’s progress towards obtaining goals and desired outcomes in accordance with program requirements.
  • Maintain required data through Data Analysis Planning (DAP) notes and other necessary clinical records and documentation in accordance with program. Review efforts on a weekly basis with clinical supervisor.
  • Complete all documentation, file notes, updates and assessments within the timeframe established by the program and/or Advocates.
  • Support the strength-based, client-driven model by empowering the service recipients in conflict resolution and decision-making.
  • Coordinate communication with multiple agencies and staff who are project partners, including all key correctional facility employees and other partners as they are identified.
  • Responsible for conducting meetings with participants being held at any correctional facility to conduct initial intake and begin preparing resources based on the participants’ needs.
  • Provide transportation to service recipients within caseload on day of release, and when appropriate in treatment planning.
  • Attend and actively participates in supervision, staff meetings, multidisciplinary team meetings or meeting related to participant specific needs or services.
  • Attend all trainings as assigned and maintain current all required certifications
  • Provide crisis intervention and mediation as required.
  • Assist with facilitating the most appropriate referral to the appropriate level of care and/or agency for individuals in collaboration with the team.
  • Develop and maintain a thorough knowledge of managed care and health insurance systems; provide other clinicians with managed care information and resources pertinent need being managed.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work or in human services or health care related field with at least one to two year’s minimum experience working with individuals returning to the community from the criminal justice system.
  • Ability to develop and maintain satisfactory working relationships with consumers and community providers.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain security clearance into the state prisons and jails.
  • High energy level, superior interpersonal skills and ability to function in a team atmosphere.
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
  • Strong computer skills.
  • Must hold a valid driver's license, have access to an operational and insured vehicle and be willing to use it to transport clients.
  • Strongly prefer a candidate that will have a demonstrated understanding of and competence in serving culturally diverse populations.



At Advocates, the health and safety of the people in our care, our employees, and the broader community is our top priority. Effective October 18, 2021, Advocates will require all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (i.e. both doses of Pfizer or Moderna, or a single dose of Johnson & Johnson.)


Advocates is committed to cultivating a diverse and welcoming community where everyone feels respected and valued. Advocates fosters a culture of inclusion that celebrates and promotes diversity along multiple dimensions, including race, ethnicity, sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, partnered status, age, national origin, socioeconomic status, religion, ability, culture, and experience. 


Why Should I Consider a Career in Human Services?

Our Team members are dedicated to engaging and empowering individuals by forming lasting relationships, collaboratively achieving personal goals, offering creative solutions to everyday and complex situations, and actively listening.  We exercise independent judgement and contribute to the overall success and benefit of the Team.


Is Human Services a Fit for Me?

Successful Team members are open-minded, eager and compassionate, and will exercise solid, independent judgement while fostering trustworthy relationships with the individuals that we serve.  We put the individual first.




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