Post Date: 12/28/2018
Close Date: 01/16/2019
Volunteers of America Oregon is seeking a Drug Court Alumni Mentor for the START and STOP Drug Court programs. This Mentor is responsible for providing alcohol and drug recovery support and assertive case management for men and women who are participating in START or STOP Drug Court. The Mentor will have a caseload of high risk drug court participants that are in their final stages of the drug court programs and includes planning and coordinating prosocial events with alumni participants.
Education, Training and Experience:
• CRM (Certified Recovery Mentor), or certificates of completion for education in the following areas: 5 hours in Ethics and boundaries and 3 hours Motivational Interviewing, and the ability to obtain CRM within 6 months.
• Knowledge of resources and programs in the Multnomah County area.
• Knowledge of addiction and the recovery process.
• Ability to maintain professional and ethical boundaries in challenging situations.
• Crisis intervention/de-escalation skills.
• Good communication skills, both oral and in writing.
• Ability to work independently and as a member of a team.
• Computer literate – functional ability with Word and Outlook Express.
Other Eligibility Requirements:
• Must be in active recovery from chemical addiction with a minimum of 2 years drug and alcohol free, and not currently on active criminal justice supervision.
• Valid driver’s license, reliable vehicle, current liability insurance and ability to meet insurance driving standards.
Compensation: Depends on Experience and/or Certifications. Visit our career page for more details. This is a full-time position with benefits. Generous benefits package includes medical, dental and vision insurance, life insurance, short and long-term disability insurance, 15 days of paid time off, 403(b) retirement contributions, flexible spending account, employee assistance program, and other voluntary benefits and discounts.
Interested applicants must apply online at www.voaor.org/explore-careers
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 or any other category protected by federal, state or local law.
Complete details: www.voaor.org/explore-careers