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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

Date Posted: 09/19/2023
Provide evidence-based assessments, substance abuse treatment, case management and recovery support to youth in Clackamas County middle and high schools.

Bilingual Case Manager

Date Posted: 08/28/2023
This position manages client cases from intake to discharge.

Coalition Coordinator - East Multnomah County

Date Posted: 07/20/2023
This position provides support for the East Multnomah County Coalition and its day-to-day operations.

Community Health Worker Navigator (Screenwise)

Date Posted: 06/29/2023
Provide individuals with culturally appropriate information for the purpose of reducing barriers to low-cost or no-cost breast and/or cervical cancer screening services.

Housing Specialist

Date Posted: 04/18/2023
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.


Date Posted: 08/29/2023
This position is responsible for performing clerical tasks within an office setting.

Shelter Advocate

Date Posted: 07/05/2023
Provide trauma-informed, culturally specific support for women and their children as they enter, stay, and exit the domestic violence shelter program. Responsible for modeling an environment of accountability, respect, and trauma-informed care.

Shelter Housing Specialist

Date Posted: 07/05/2023
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.

Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist II

Date Posted: 08/14/2023
This position provides prevention and early intervention services in schools by reducing risky student behaviors such as truancy, poor school performance, alcohol and drug use, negative behavior, etc.

Youth Housing Specialist

Date Posted: 04/13/2023
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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