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Recovery Mentor

Volunteers of America Oregon, Portland, OR

Job - Non-Profit

Close Date: 11/10/2019

Position Summary: The Mentor is responsible for pre and post-release mentoring services to African-Americans who are in recovery as part of the Department of Community Justice African-American Program (AAP) within Oregon correctional facilities.

Education, Training & Experience:
• High school diploma or GED.
• Certified Recovery Mentor (CRM) or the ability to obtain a CRM within six months of hire.
• Combination of skills and experience in providing service to African-Americans.
• Familiarity with the African-American community and the ethnic culture of the assigned population of focus, including but not limited to knowledge norms, values and language.

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

Compensation: Minimum $16/hour + 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
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.

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