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Recovery Mentor

Volunteers of America Oregon, Portland, OR

Job - Non-Profit

Close Date: 02/21/2018

The Recovery Mentor provides assertive case management and addiction recovery support to men involved in the criminal justice system with the Department of Community Justice (parole or probation). This position provides mentoring services for men on community supervision, including those recently incarcerated in Oregon jails and prisons that need support transitioning back to crime and drug-free life in the community. Participants come from a diversity of backgrounds, family structures and cultures, and we seek a mentor who has experienced similar situations during their own transition to a crime/drug free life.

Position Requirements:
• High school diploma or GED required.
• Certified Recovery Mentor (CRM) or the ability to obtain a CRM within six months of hire, or certificates of completion for education in the following areas:
o Five hours of Ethics and Boundaries
o Three hours Motivational Interviewing
• CPR certification, or completion of certification within 30 days of hire.

• Ability to develop rapport with clients, staff and other community partners while maintaining professional boundaries.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills.
• Knowledge of resources and programs in the Multnomah County area.
• Familiar with addiction and the recovery process.
• Well-developed clinical documentation skills and the ability to write accurate and concise reports.
• Organizational skills and ability to manage multiple priorities.
• Personal experience disassociating from criminal activity is strongly preferred.
• Computer literate, including MS Office (Word, Excel, Access, Outlook).

Additional Eligibility Requirements:
• Reliable vehicle, active driver’s license, current insurance, and ability to pass our insurer’s driving standards and criminal background check.
• If in recovery, able to demonstrate at least two years of continuous sobriety under nonresidential, independent living conditions for the immediate past two years.
• No longer on community supervision for the last five years.

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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