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Careers

What keeps us going? Simple. It’s our mission to build the best community by equipping our participants with the skills they need to raise their children and create family stability. We can only do this by hiring talented and compassionate employees who want to make a positive impact on their community.

If you’re passionate about helping others, we invite you to check out the positions that are currently open.

Current Job Opportunities

Alcohol and Drug Counselor I (A)

Compensation: $23 - $25/Hour
This position provides evidence-based assessments as well as individual and group SUD treatment, case management, and recovery support in an intensive outpatient setting.

Alcohol and Drug Counselor I (B)

Compensation: $24 - $25/Hour
This position provides evidence-based assessments, substance abuse treatment, case management and recovery support to youth in Clackamas County middle and high schools.

Alcohol and Drug Counselor I (C) (IOP)

Compensation: $23 - $25/Hour
This position provides evidence-based assessments, individual and group SUD treatment, case management and recovery support in an intensive outpatient setting.

Bilingual Case Manager

Compensation: $20 - $24/Hour
This position coordinates the client’s on-going care from intake to discharge to ensure a positive service experience for youth and family.

Domestic Violence Programs Manager

Compensation: $69,000 - $72,996/Year
Provide oversight of the agency’s domestic violence programming, including Casa Esperanza, the only culturally and linguistically specific domestic violence shelter in Oregon for Latina women and their families. Services include shelter (Casa Esperanza, motel, diversion) and community engagement and outreach.

Education and Employment Coordinator

Compensation: $20 - $24/Hour
This position serves at-risk youth ages 12 to 24 years old who are not engaged in school or work and/or at risk for gang involvement.

Environmental Outreach Specialist

Compensation: $22 - $24/Hour
Working primarily with BIPOC, immigrant and refugee community members, this position provides education on how to stay safe during climate emergencies.

Family Support Specialist

Compensation: $20 - $26/Hour
This position works with Latinx families who have been referred by the Clackamas County Department of Human Services (DHS).

Housing Specialist

Compensation: $20 - $25/Hour
This position works closely with individuals and families experiencing homelessness to assess their need, assist with the housing search and encourage stabilization in long-term housing.

Mental Health Crisis Specialist

Compensation: $80,000 - $87,000/Year
This position provides evidence- and community-based mental health crisis support for internal housing staff and agency housing partners. In addition, this position will provide support and consultation regarding the participants being served.

Peer Support Specialist (Bilingual)

Compensation: $20 - $23/Hour
This position serves as an advocate to clients with mental health challenges and/or addictions by providing support, encouragement, and assistance.

Prevention Specialist Community Health Worker

Compensation: $41,600 - $55,000/Year
The Prevention Specialist Community Health Worker (PSCHW) supports Northwest Family Services (NWFS) and the staff to meet the grant goals and objectives of the Strategic Prevention Framework – Partnership for Success (SPF-PFS). The PSCHW is responsible for the day-to-day administration and project coordination of the components of the SPF-PFS grant that relate to North Clackamas County (NCC) and will also support the Latinx initiatives of the grant that relate to East Multnomah County (EMC). The PSCHW will provide support and report to both the Project Director and EMC Program Supervisor. The PSCHW will create and support Latino and/or Youth Advisory Boards for the coalition.

Recovery Navigator

Compensation: $20 - $22/Hour
This position works with the Department of Human Services (DHS) to support parents in building motivation and engaging with Alcohol and Drug Treatment CADC staff.

Shelter Advocate

Compensation: $24 - $30/Hour
This position provides trauma-informed, culturally specific support for women and their children as they enter, stay, and exit the domestic violence shelter program (includes congregate living and motel model). Responsible for modeling an environment of accountability, respect, and trauma-informed care.

Shelter Housing Specialist

Compensation: $24 - $30/Hour
Provide trauma-informed, culturally specific support for women and their children as they enter, stay, and exit the domestic violence shelter. Responsible for modeling an environment of accountability, respect, and trauma-informed care.

Shelter Manager

Compensation: $4,500 - $4,917 DOE
This position is responsible for the efficient operation of our Domestic Violence Shelter. The shelter provides 24-hour care for Latina survivors of domestic violence and their children.

Youth Housing Specialist

Compensation: $25.50/Hour
This position works closely with youth and young adults, ages 16-24, experiencing homelessness to assess their needs, assist with the housing search, and encourage stabilization in long-term housing. While youth housing specialists may assist in various ways, their role will focus on emergency shelter, housing navigation, and placement, or case management.

What’s it like to work at NWFS?

"How would you describe our culture? We are all about community: how we work and support each other, as well as everyone’s sincere desire to help participants and their families. A basic principle all staff follows is treating all folks with respect, responding in a trauma-informed manner, and incorporating best practice strategies.

On a regular basis, I’m impressed with how much our employees really care about our participants and community partners and the impact they are making every day. It doesn’t matter if someone is working directly with clients or in the back office. We’re all here to serve our participants."

 - Rose Fuller, Executive Director

NWFS Group Insurance

We believe that by caring for our employees, we’re caring for our participants.

Full-time employees have a wide range of benefits available to them through NWFS.

  • Health insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • 401(k) – the company matches up to 4% of the employee’s contribution
  • Flexible Spending
  • Long-term disability – 100% company paid
  • Employee Assistant Program (EAP)
  • Paid Leave Oregon – the company pays 50% of the premium

Rest and Recovery

For our employees to be at their best, we believe it’s important for them to take time to rest and recuperate.

Full-time employees accrue 13 days of vacation starting their first year. Part-time employees who work at least 40 hours a month also accrue vacation based on the number of hours they work.

Employees accrue one hour of sick time for every 30 hours they work. They are able to use their sick time as soon as they accrue it.

Taking time to celebrate life is important, which is why NWFS has 11 paid holidays per year.

Note: Our domestic violence shelter is open 24/7. If an employee who works at the shelter is asked to work on a holiday, they will be given another day off to compensate.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Northwest Family Services, through our mission, practices, and the services we offer, is committed to the belief that all people deserve dignity and respect. As we serve our communities, we will continue to work together to listen, learn, and act to overcome historic values and structures that have led to discrimination and inequities.

We are committed to creating a culture of belonging where all staff are valued and given the opportunity to grow and succeed equitably. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, sexual orientation, primary language, ethnic background, or socioeconomic status. NWFS pursues policies, strategies, and programs which promote diversity, inclusion, and equity in our daily work. We seek staff who share our vision and commitment to our communities.

Remote Work

Depending on the position, many of our employees work part of the time on-site and part of the time from home.

Our EEOC Policy

Northwest Family Services (NWFS) is an equal-opportunity employer. We recruit, employ, train, compensate, and promote without regard to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.  To read more about this, view the EEOC "Know Your Rights" poster via the following links: English PDF or Spanish PDF  

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