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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.
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.
* 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.
* 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.
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.