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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.

Housing Maintenance - FT

Job Title: Housing Maintenance

 Location: Portland, OR

 Salary Range: $14-$15/hr., DOE

 Full-time, Hourly Non-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 housing maintenance position is responsible for performing highly diversified duties to install, troubleshoot, repair and maintain housing properties according to safety, predictive and productive maintenance systems and processes to support the achievement of the site’s business goals and objectives.

 Essential Functions

 Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

  1. Assist with opening and closing properties, including furniture assembly.
  2. Ensure all maintenance related issues, repairs, or other service related problems are addressed in a timely manner.
  3. Perform preventative maintenance, pest control and general repairs, as directed by administrative staff, to enhance the livability and general condition of each property.
  4. Perform regular audits of all properties to ensure compliance, cleanliness and safety for the residents.
  5. Perform general labor and a variety of installation/repairs/maintenance of furniture, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, carpentry, painting, HVAC, drywall and other miscellaneous functions, as needed.
  6. Coordinate, pick up and distribute donations.
  7. Report on overall upkeep of multiple locations and maintenance activities performed.
  8. Provide emergency/unscheduled repairs based on needs of operations.
  9. Read and interpret instruction manuals and work orders to perform required maintenance and service.
  10. Diagnose problems, replace or repair parts, test and make adjustments.
  11. Use a variety of hand and power tools in performing duties.
  12. Detect faulty operations, defective material and report those and any unusual situations to proper supervision.
  13. Comply with safety regulations and maintain clean and orderly work areas.
  14. Assists with scheduling vendors and contractors for necessary building repairs and emergencies that are outside the scope of routine maintenance.

 Competencies 

  1. Time Management
  2. Personal Effectiveness/Credibility
  3. Technical Capacity
  4. Collaborative Orientation
  5. Problem Solving/Analysis
  6. Ethical Conduct
  7. Initiative
  8. Results Orientation
  9. Data Collection and Reporting
  10. Industry Knowledge: General maintenance including electrical, plumbing, carpentry, HVAC, etc.

 Minimum Requirements

 GED/Highschool Diploma required, Associate’s degree in mechanical, electrical, or other trade related field preferred

At least 1 year of facility maintenance experience required, 2-5 years’ experience preferred

Satisfactory criminal background check

Valid driver’s license and satisfactory driving record as determined by BTC insurance policy

Verifiable recovery of two years minimum, if in recovery

Previous HVAC and/or electrical maintenance experience, preferred

 Eligible Benefits

 Generous paid time off

Employer paid medical, life insurance, and short-term disability insurance

Voluntary dental, vision and long-term disability insurance options

403b retirement with 3% 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.