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Residential Counselor Relief - Women's Residential Center

Volunteers of America Oregon, Portland, OR

Job - Non-Profit

Close Date: 02/11/2018

Fast-paced exciting environment working with women with Addictions and Mental Health issues. This position provides milieu crisis counseling and a variety of support services to women in chemical dependency treatment program for women offenders. Administers UA’s, transports clients to meetings, packs clients belongings, and works in a multidisciplinary team. RELIEF working up to 19 hours/wk.

Position Requirements Summary: Entry-level position, excellent opportunity to enter social services field. Bachelor’s Degree and two years of relevant experience; or
Associates Degree and two years of relevant experience working with at-risk populations;
or High-school diploma or GED and five years of experience working with at-risk populations.
Working knowledge of conflict resolution and crisis counseling skills.

• Demonstrated ability to work effectively independently and as part of a team
• Ability to function effectively under pressure
• Ability to role model healthy communication skills
• Ability to adapt to change

Additional Eligibility Requirements:
• Exposure to Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, and Family Systems Theory desirable.
• Individuals in recovery from alcoholism and/or drug addiction must have maintained continuous sobriety under non-residential, independent living conditions for at least the immediate past two years at the time of hire.
• Must be able to pass a DHS criminal history check.
• Must have CPR/First Aid Certification or ability to obtain within six months of hire.
• The employee must have a valid driver’s license and the ability to drive a 12-passenger van.
• Ability to perform CPR in case of emergency.

Interested applicants must apply online at
If you need assistance completing online application, please contact the HR department.
Throughout our over 100 years of providing services to the community, the name Volunteers of America Oregon has become synonymous with compassion and care. We've earned our reputation through dedication and tireless commitment to helping individuals and families create safer, healthier, and more stable lifestyles. For as long as we've been around, our programs have been changing lives. Some people say they can't imagine doing what we do. We say, "We can't imagine not doing it!"

Volunteers of America Oregon is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability any other category protected by federal, state or local law.

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