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This position serves to increase access to pre-treatment support for underrepresented and marginalized community members.
- Assists clients in securing community resources and support.
- Connects clients to other community resources such as recovery support meetings, medical/dental services, SNAP/TANF, etc.
- Demonstrates through role-modeling, recovery practices including pro-social thinking and behavior.
- Provides clients with day-to-day coaching in recovery practices.
- Assists the treatment team in documenting the progress of the client. This includes coordination of services with criminal justice partners.
- As needed, coordinates with team members and community partners to assist the primary counselor in developing specific treatment plans, intervention strategies, and discharge planning.
- Coordinates appropriate case management referrals.
- Will need to drive to several client locations in order to work onsite.
Education / Experience
- High school diploma or equivalent.
- Bilingual English/Spanish a plus.
- Relevant work experience as a Recovery Mentor as defined by the Mental Health and Addiction Certification Board of Oregon (MHACBO).
- Basic understanding of ASAM PPC-2R and DSM.
- Experience diagnosing Substance Use Disorders is preferred.
Skills and Abilities
- Demonstrated knowledge of approaches which support clients in addiction recovery and resiliency.
- Able to mentor clients with self-directed recovery.
- Able to mentor clients in the criminal justice system with transitional integration services.
- Able to build and maintain rapport with youth and adults from diverse backgrounds and personalities.
- Ability to establish priorities, work independently, and proceed with objectives without supervision.
Northwest Family Services, through our mission, practices and the services we offer, are committed to the belief that all people deserve dignity and respect. As we serve our communities, we will continue to work together to listen, to learn, and to 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 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.
Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment.
Up-to-date Covid 19-vaccination is required for new hires unless the employee is granted a medical or religious accommodation. Employees can request an accommodation once an offer of employment has been made.