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Mentor Program Director - FT

Job Title: Mentor Program Director

 Location: Portland, OR

 Salary Range: $55k-$60k, DOE

 Full-time, Salary Exempt

 Founded in 2004, Bridges to Change is a mission driven agency with a focus on addictions recovery both in the clients we serve and in providing meaningful employment for individuals in recovery. In partnership with county and other community organizations, Bridges to Change serves individuals and families experiencing homelessness, addictions, mental health and poverty across five counties in Oregon.

Position Summary

The Mentor Program Director is responsible for the oversite of mentor programs with multiple funders and community partners. The Director ensures compliance with Oregon Administrative Rules, contractual standards, performance objectives and best practices. The Program Director works under supervision of the Operations Director to provide leadership and facilitate effective communication and problem solving within the program and with funders and other stakeholders.

Essential Functions

  1. Recruit, train, supervise and develop staff, resolving issues through effective leadership
  2. Initiate and set goals for programs according to the strategic objectives of the organization
  3. Lead organizational change initiatives through the application of change, risk and resource management
  4. Enhance efficiency and productivity of people and procedures
  5. Devise evaluation strategies to monitor performance and determine the need for improvements
  6. Assertively seek and apply for innovative funding and staff development opportunities through private and public funding sources
  7. Represent Bridges to Change in community and public discussions, forums, and in planning and committee settings
  8. Ensure program operations and activities adhere to legal, ethical and organizational guidelines
  9. Manage all aspects of program development including development, implementation, completion and analysis while successfully meeting deadlines and strategic objectives
  10. Collaborate with the Leadership Team to ensure the long-term health, quality, effectiveness and strength of the organization in alignment with the mission of Bridges to Change
  11. Develop and maintain strong external relationships with funders, peers and community partners, as appropriate, to best serve the needs of the organization

Competencies

  1. Project Management
  2. Personal Effectiveness/Credibility
  3. Communication Proficiency
  4. Collaborative Orientation
  5. Problem Solving/Analysis
  6. Business Acumen
  7. Leadership
  8. Performance Management and Analysis
  9. Data Collection and Reporting
  10. Industry Knowledge: Trauma Informed Care

Minimum Requirements

Bachelor’s degree in social sciences, business or related discipline; or equivalent experience.

Two to five years of experience in nonprofit, mental health or addictions field.

At least three years of management experience.

Previous program management experience.

Satisfactory criminal background and driving record check.

Verifiable clean-time requirement of two years minimum, if in recovery.

One or more of the following certifications preferred: CRM, CADCII, MS, MA, QMHP

Eligible Benefits

 Generous paid time off

Employer paid medical and life insurance

403b retirement with company match

Access to employee assistance program

Two paid volunteer days per year

To Apply

Please email cover letter and resume to careers@bridgestochange.com and reference the Job Title in the subject line.

 Bridges to Change is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to providing a work environment that is free of harassment and discrimination.  Bridges to Change provides equal employment opportunity to all qualified employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, medical condition, veteran status, or any other class protected by local, state, or federal law.  Equal employment opportunity will be extended to all persons in all aspects of the employment relationship—including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, compensation, promotion, demotion, transfer, disciplinary action, layoff, and termination of employment. 

Multnomah County Male Recovery Mentor - FT

To apply, email your resume and cover letter to bridgesmentorjobs@bridgestochange.com and reference the job title in the subject line.

JOB TITLE: Male Recovery Mentor

REPORTS TO: County Program Manager

Founded in 2004, Bridges to Change is a Mission driven agency with a focus on addictions recovery both in the clients we serve and in providing meaningful employment for individuals in recovery.  Bridges to Change partners with four counties and community organizations to serve people in need of housing, mentors, and treatment.

JOB SUMMARY:

This full-time Recovery Mentor position is gender-specific. The mentor will be part of the Bridges to Change Multnomah County Team. The mentor will be providing peer recovery support to men who have substance abuse disorders and/or have been recently released from custody. Working in close partnership with Probation and Parole Officers, community partners and onsite recovery home case managers, the Recovery Mentor acts as a peer role model and documents the progress for each client. The Recovery Mentor assists men in engaging in addiction recovery activities and developing recovery support in various communities.

SUMMARY DUTIES & EXPECTATIONS

  • Act as a role model for mentees.
  • Participate in weekly supervisions and meetings as assigned.
  • Maintain accurate and timely reports.
  • Facilitate classes and skills groups as assigned.
  • Perform random and as-needed urine drug screenings.
  • Keep administrative staff informed of any task you are performing outside the scope of your job description.
  • Abides by policies and procedures, confidentiality laws, professional boundaries, and peer support principles.
  • Attend various models of community support activities with mentees.
  • Connect mentees to various models of recovery support, community resources and help them to develop a support network.
  • Assess for needs and develop transition plans.
  • Transport mentees as needed and help them develop self-sufficiency.
  • Help mentees develop full time employment and housing as needed.
  • Work forty hours weekly.
  • Interact well with staff and clients.

REQUIREMENTS: 

  • A passion for the mission of Bridges to Change.
  • A working knowledge of the professional role of recovery mentor.
  • Familiarity with Oregon corrections and probation and parole systems.
  • Past experience being on probation or parole.
  • GED/ High School Diploma required. Associates degree or equivalent job experience preferred.
  • Certified in a Oregon State Mental Health and Addictions approved training as a Certified Recovery Mentor within 90 days of hire.
  • Openly identifies as one in recovery who is willing to be a role model with personal experience of using addiction recovery support and mental health services.
  • Free of any type of supervision for criminal activity of any kind, in any state for 1 year minimum.
  • Excellent communication and conflict resolution skills.
  • Ability to work and thrive in dynamic environments and under pressure.
  • Ability to maintain high professional standards at all times with client, staff, and community partners.
  • Ability to hold others accountable with compassion.
  • Ability to adapt in order to offer trauma-informed care to mentees.
  • Experience setting and maintaining clear boundaries.
  • Familiarity with various resources.
  • Able to introduce mentees to various models of recovery.
  • Maintain some form of a personal recovery support program in order to be able to articulate and role model for mentees.
  • As a peer in recovery, mentor must be able to document more than two years continuous clean and sober time with a verifiable program of recovery.
  • Basic computer skills including Word, Excel, Outlook.

WORKING CONDITIONS

  • Evenings, weekends, and travel may be required for this position.
  • The ability to lift, carry or otherwise move objects of up to 25 pounds on a regular basis.
  • The ability to occasionally lift, carry or otherwise move objects of up to up to 50 pounds.
  • Must have a current and valid driver’s license.
  • Requires the use of a personal vehicle to provide transportation for mentees.

DISCLAIMER

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

Female IOP Recovery Mentor - Temporary FT

Please send resume and cover letter to fpena@bridgestochange.com and reference the job title in the subject line.

JOB TITLE: Female IOP Recovery Mentor- Temporary Full-time

REPORTS TO: Clinical Supervisor

LOCATION: Multnomah County

Hourly, Non-Exempt

JOB SUMMARY:

This Recovery Mentor position is temporary and gender-specific. The recovery mentor will support women who have substance abuse and mental health disorders and are enrolled in intensive outpatient treatment services. Working closely with community partners and onsite case managers, the Recovery Mentor acts as a role model and documents the progress for each client. The Recovery Mentor assists women in engaging in addiction recovery activities and developing mental health recovery support in various communities. This temporary assignment is expected to last 2-3 months.

SUMMARY DUTIES & EXPECTATIONS:

  • Ability to maintain high professional standards at all times with client, staff, and community partners.
  • Act as a role model for mentees.
  • Participate in weekly staff meetings.
  • Maintain accurate and timely reports.
  • Facilitate classes and groups as assigned.
  • Keep administrative staff informed of any task you are performing outside the scope of your job description.
  • Attend recovery related meetings with mentees as assigned during business hours.
  • Connect mentees to other community resources.
  • Transport clients to recovery meetings and help them to develop a support network.
  • Help clients build a recovery program.
  • Help clients develop full time employment, and housing if needed.
  • Work forty hours weekly.
  • Interact well with staff and clients.
  • Complete daily progress notes in electronic medical records system.
  • Work in a friendly, collaborative manner with BTC program partners.
  • Serve as a contact person in the community for the BTC Program.
  • Abide by agency policies and procedures and all relevant state and federal treatment regulations and standards.
  • Attend and actively participate in individual and group supervision, daily contact meetings with the treatment team, weekly BTC staffing’s and other meetings as assigned by the Director of Treatment services.
  • Maintain current certifications; participate in required training as needed.
  • Participate with team members (clinical, administrative and BTC) in a manner that contributes to healthy team functioning.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Clinical Supervisor.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • GED/High School Diploma; Associates Degree or equivalent experience preferred
  • CRM Certification
  • Past experience being in treatment and familiarity with substance use disorder treatment
  • Free of any type of supervision, in any state.
  • Excellent communication and conflict resolution skills
  • Computer literate: functional ability with Microsoft office; experience with electronic medical records system preferred

WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • Evenings, weekends, and travel are required for this position.
  • The ability to lift, carry or otherwise move objects of up to 25 pounds on a regular basis, and occasionally up to 50 pounds is also necessary.
  • Must have a current and valid driver’s license.
  • Requires the use of a personal vehicle to provide transportation for clients

DISCLAIMER

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

Female Onsite Case Manager/House Manager II - FT

Send resume and cover letter to shannon@bridgestochange.com.

JOB TITLE: On-Site Case Manager/House Manager II

REPORTS TO: Special Programs Manager

LOCATION: SE Portland

Founded in 2004, Bridges to Change is a Mission driven agency with a focus on addictions recovery both in the clients we serve and in providing meaningful employment for individuals in recovery. In partnership with county and other community organizations, Bridges to Change serves individuals and families experiencing homelessness, addictions, mental health and poverty in the Portland Tri-County region.

JOB SUMMARY

This recruitment is for a gender specific position working with women. In collaboration with BTC staff and other community partners, this position will work directly with women in mental health and addiction stabilization housing program. This position requires the ability to live on site and have flexible work hours.

SUMMARY DUTIES & EXPECTATIONS

  • Maintain a healthy, alcohol/drug free environment
  • Establish a positive relationship withresidents, with mutual trust and respect
  • Have the ability to interact with people from diverse backgrounds
  • Maintain regular interaction, offer Act as a guide, advocate and role model for residents
  • Have the ability to identify and solve problems, to formulate ideas and come up with creative solutionsboth independently and
  • Work as a household to maintain property and grounds
  • Give random, observedgender specific UA’s as needed or necessary
  • Post and rotate chores for household
  • Conduct weekly house meetings to build community and as a method of problem solving
  • Attend monthly house manager meeting and order appropriate household supplies
  • Resource and referral coordination both in addiction and mental healthservices
  • Monitor access to medications
  • Provide life-skills training to residents, including but not limited to, cooking, cleaningand pro-social behavior
  • Introduce residents to and engage them in recovery & pro-social activities

REQUIREMENTS: 

  • A passion for the mission of Bridges to Change
  • GED/ High School Diploma required
  • Crisis intervention experience
  • If in recovery, 2year clean/sober with a verifiable program of recovery 
  • Excellentcommunication and conflict resolution skills 
  • Ability to work and thrive in dynamicenvironments and under pressure
  • Ability to maintain high professional standards at all times with client, staff, and community partners
  • Ability to hold others accountable with compassion
  • Experience setting and maintaining clear boundaries
  • The ability to keep accurate records
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills

WORKING CONDITIONS

  • Live-in position requiring overnight, some evening & weekendhours
  • The ability to lift, carry or otherwise move objects of up to25 pounds on a regular basis, and occasionally up to 50 pounds is also necessary
  • Must have a current and valid driver’slicense
  • Pass background and driving history checks
  • Requires the use of a personal vehicle to provide transportation for clients

DISCLAIMER

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

 

Washington County Male Recovery Mentor- FT

Please send cover letter with resume to bridgesmentorjobs@bridgestochange.com and reference requisition #0001 in the subject line.

JOB TITLE: Washington County Male Recovery Mentor #0001 – Full Time
REPORTS TO: Bridges to Change Washington County Program Manager

 

Founded in 2004, Bridges to Change is a Mission driven agency with a focus on addictions recovery both in the clients we serve and in providing meaningful employment for individuals in recovery. Bridges to Change partners with four counties and community organizations to serve people in need of housing, mentors, and treatment.
JOB SUMMARY:
The Recovery Mentor is responsible for providing mentoring support to men who are in custody, or have been recently released from custody, and assigned to Washington County Community Corrections. Working in close partnership with other BTC staff, Probation and Parole Officers, and community partners, the Recovery Mentor acts as a role model and documents the progress for each of their clients.

 

SUMMARY DUTIES & EXPECTATIONS:

  • Ability to maintain high professional standards at all times with client, staff, and community partners.
    • Act as a role model for mentees.
    • Participate in weekly staff meetings.
    • Maintain accurate and timely reports.
    • Facilitate classes and groups as assigned.
    • Keep administrative staff informed of any task you are performing outside the scope of your job description.
    • Attend recovery related meetings with mentees as assigned during business hours.
    • Connect mentees to other community resources.
    • Transport clients to recovery meetings and help them to develop a support network.
    • Help clients build a recovery program.
    • Help clients develop full time employment, and housing if needed.
    • Work forty hours weekly.
    • Interact well with staff and clients.

 

REQUIREMENTS: 

  • A passion for the mission of Bridges to Change.
  • GED/ High School Diploma required. Associates or Bachelor’s degree or comparable work experience preferred.
  • CRM certification or obtain within 90 days of hire.
  • Familiarity with Oregon corrections and probation and parole systems.
  • Past experience being on probation or parole.
  • Excellent communication and conflict resolution skills.
  • Ability to work and thrive in dynamic environments and under pressure.
  • Ability to hold others accountable with compassion.
  • Ability to adapt in order to offer trauma-informed care to mentees.
  • Experience setting and maintaining clear boundaries.
  • Familiarity with various resources.
  • Able to introduce mentees to various models of recovery.
  • Maintain some form of a personal recovery support program in order to be able to articulate and role model for mentees.
  • As a peer in recovery, mentor must be able to document more than two years continuous clean and sober time with a verifiable program of recovery.
  • Basic computer skills including Word, Excel, Outlook.

 

WORKING CONDITIONS:
• Evenings, weekends, and travel may be required for this position.
• The ability to lift, carry or otherwise move objects of up to 25 pounds on a regular basis, and occasionally up to 50 pounds is also necessary.
• Must have a current and valid driver’s license.
• Requires the use of a personal vehicle to provide transportation for clients.

 

DISCLAIMER:
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

Washington County Male Recovery Mentor (working with sex offense population) - FT

Please send cover letter with resume to bridgesmentorjobs@bridgestochange.com and reference requisition #0002 in the subject line.

Founded in 2004, Bridges to Change is a Mission driven agency with a focus on addictions recovery both in the clients we serve and in providing meaningful employment for individuals in recovery. Bridges to Change partners with four counties and community organizations to serve people in need of housing, mentors, and treatment.

JOB SUMMARY:

This full-time Recovery Mentor position is gender-specific and crime history specific. The mentor will be a male who has experience working with male clients who have been convicted of a sex crime. He will be part of the Bridges to Change Washington County Team. The mentor will be providing peer recovery support to men who have been convicted of sex crimes and who may have substance abuse disorders who have been recently released from custody. Working in close partnership with Probation and Parole Officers on the Sex Crimes Team, community partners and onsite recovery home case managers, the Recovery Mentor acts as a peer role model and documents the progress for each client. The Recovery Mentor assists men in engaging in Sex Offender Treatment, Mental Health, addiction recovery activities and developing recovery support in appropriate various communities.

SUMMARY DUTIES & EXPECTATIONS:

* Act as a role model for mentees.

* Participate in weekly supervisions and meetings as assigned.

* Maintain accurate and timely reports.

* Facilitate classes and skills groups as assigned.

* Perform random and as-needed urine drug screenings.

* Keep administrative staff informed of any task you are performing outside the scope of your job description.

* Abides by policies and procedures, confidentiality laws, professional boundaries, and peer support principles.

* Attend various models of community support activities with mentees.

* Connect mentees to various models of recovery support, community resources and help them to develop a support network.

* Assess for needs and develop transition plans.

* Transport mentees as needed and help them develop self-sufficiency.

* Help mentees develop full time employment and housing as needed.

* Work forty hours weekly.

* Interact well with staff and clients.

* Work closely with Sex Crimes Team P.O.’s and Supervisor.

* Be assigned to a work station located within the Sex Crimes Team’s office.

REQUIREMENTS:

* A passion for the mission of Bridges to Change.

* A working knowledge of the professional role of recovery mentor.

* Experience working in the capacity of a mentor with males who have been convicted of a sex crime.

* GED/ High School Diploma required. Associates or Bachelors degree or equivelant job experience preferred.

* Certified in a Oregon State Mental Health and Addictions approved training as a Certified Recovery Mentor within 90 days of hire.

* Openly identifies as one in recovery with a history of sex addiction/crime who is willing to be a role model with personal experience with sex addiction recovery support, addictions and mental health services.

* Familiarity with Oregon corrections and probation and parole systems.

* Past experience being on probation or parole.

* Free of any type of supervision for criminal activity of any kind, in any state for 1 year minimum.

* Excellent communication and conflict resolution skills.

* Ability to work and thrive in dynamic environments and under pressure.

* Ability to maintain high professional standards at all times with client, staff, and community partners.

* Ability to hold others accountable with compassion.

* Ability to adapt in order to offer trauma-informed care to mentees.

* Experience setting and maintaining clear boundaries.

* Familiarity with various resources.

* Able to introduce mentees to various models of recovery.

* Maintain some form of a personal recovery support program in order to be able to articulate and role model for mentees.

* As a peer in recovery, mentor must be able to document more than two years continuous clean and sober time with a verifiable program of recovery.

* Basic computer skills including Word, Excel, Outlook.

* Must have an understanding and be able to identify with the challenges and restrictions of males convicted a sex crime.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

* Evenings, weekends, and travel may be required for this position.

* The ability to lift, carry or otherwise move objects of up to 25 pounds on a regular basis.

* The ability to occasionally lift, carry or otherwise move objects of up to up to 50 pounds.

* Must have a current and valid driver’s license.

* Requires the use of a personal vehicle to provide transportation for mentees.

* Willingness, high desire, and ability to work closely with males convicted of sex crimes.

DISCLAIMER:

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.