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Housing Director - FT

Closing Date: December 1st

Job Title: Housing Director

 Location: Portland, OR

 Salary Range: $55k-60k, DOE

 Full-time,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

 This full-time Housing Director is responsible for oversight of the Housing Division in all areas of leadership, financial oversight and operations. The Housing Director provides housing related services by planning, developing, implementing, controlling and evaluating all housing programs and operations. Additionally, this position manages subordinate managers who supervise employees and is responsible for the overall direction, coordination and evaluation of these units.

 Essential Functions

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

Leadership:

  • 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
  • Recruit, train, supervise and develop staff, resolving issues through effective leadership
  • Lead organizational change initiatives through the application of change, risk and resource management
  • Develop and maintain strong external relationships with funders, peers and community partners, as appropriate, to best serve the needs of the organization
  • Represent Bridges to Change in community and public discussions, forums, and in planning and committee settings particularly those related to housing and homelessness

Financial Oversight:

  • Develop and manage housing budget including production of systematic reports to detect and respond to financial variances
  • Ensure financial results align with adopted budget and provide snapshot data in relation to operating expenses/revenues and occupancy rates
  • Assertively seek and apply for innovative funding and staff development opportunities through private and public funding sources

Operations:

  • Oversee all aspects of program management including development, implementation, completion and analysis while successfully meeting deadlines and strategic objectives
  • Devise evaluation strategies to monitor performance and determine the need for improvements
  • Develop and sustain innovative and diverse housing programs
  • Ensure program operations and activities adhere to legal, ethical and organizational guidelines
  • Initiate and set goals for programs according to the strategic objectives of the organization, considering growth, financial sustainability, professional quality, staff engagement, access and client-centeredness domains in decision making
  • Maintains accurate and timely reports and documentation.
  • Develop and maintain systems to ensure compliance with employment and housing regulations, FFH, best practice housing models and contractual stipulations

REQUIREMENTS: 

  • 3-5 years supervisory experience
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of landlord tenant and fair housing laws
  • 5 years of alcohol and drug free housing experience
  • Computer literacy; functional ability with Microsoft applications
  • If in recovery, 2 years clean/sober with a verifiable program of recovery
  • Valid driver’s license and acceptable driving record in accordance with Bridges to Change’s auto liability policy requirements
  • Experience working with communities of color and knowledge of the current disparities that certain communities of service users may face more broadly in society, preferred
  • Demonstrated success at working effectively in a diverse, collaborative team environment, with skills in promoting inclusion and cultural responsiveness
  • Experience in collaborating with community partners to identify shortcomings in the organization and in building partnerships to improve outcomes
  • Excellent communication and conflict resolution skills
  • Ability to maintain high professional standards at all times with client, staff, and community partners

WORKING CONDITIONS

• May be required to occasionally work extended hours including evening, weekend and/or holiday work as job duties demand.
• 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
• Requires the use of a personal vehicle

 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.

QMHP - PT On Call

Job Title: QMHP

 Location: Tri-county

 Salary Range: $19.50/hr. DOE

 Part-time,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

This part-time, on call QMHP position is responsible for providing mental health assessments, individual counseling, and groups for individuals who are seeking mental health services with Bridges to Change. The QMHP will work with individual’s mentor and case manager assigned through treatment programming and meet weekly for clinical supervisor to ensure clinical oversight.

 Essential Functions

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

  • Serves a diverse population effectively, through management of an assigned caseload of up to 30 participants.
  • Conducts mental health assessments and makes diagnoses using DSM-V criteria.
  • Develops individualized treatment plans for BTC participants in consultation with the participant, the participant’s family (whenever appropriate) and representatives of BTC partner organizations.
  • Organizes and manages schedule with a goal that a minimum of 20 hours each work week are spent providing direct face-to-face services with BTC participants.
  • Completes and maintains accurate and same-day treatment documentation including individual service notes; services and supports plans; court reports or reports to probation/parole; assessments; and closure summaries that meet OAR/Medicaid standards.
  • Provision of culturally informed individual, family and group counseling services congruent with BTC clinical orientation. Maintains fidelity to evidence-based treatment models adopted by BTC.
  • Provides crisis intervention and emergent suicide interventions and evaluations.
  • Identifies and refers individuals for other services such as psychiatric, medical, educational, vocational,and recreational.
  • Attend and actively participate in individual and group supervision, daily contact meetings with the recovery mentor, weekly BTC staffing’s and other meetings as assigned
  • Abide by agency policies and procedures and all relevant state and federal treatment regulations and standards.

REQUIREMENTS: 

  • Master’s Degree in counseling, social work, or similar field required
  • Skilled in provision of individual and group counseling using respect and compassion.
  • Well-developed clinical documentation skills and a strong commitment to quality management.
  • Experience serving high-risk populations using evidence based practices.
  • Skilled in engagement practices and working with high need individuals
  • Knowledge of comorbid substance abuse and mental illness diagnosis and treatment.
  • Experience working with communities of color and knowledge of the current disparities that certain communities of service users may face more broadly in society, preferred
  • Demonstrated success at working effectively in a diverse, collaborative team environment, with skills in promoting inclusion and cultural responsiveness
  • Experience in collaborating with community partners to identify shortcomings in the organization and in building partnerships to improve outcomes
  • Excellent communication and conflict resolution skills
  • Ability to maintain high ethical and professional standards at all times with client, staff, and community partners
  • Computer literate; functional ability with Word and Outlook.
  • Understanding of outcomes based care and implementation of tools to assess outcomes

WORKING CONDITIONS

• May be required to occasionally work extended hours including evening, weekend and/or holiday work as job duties demand.
• 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
• Requires the use of a personal vehicle

 Eligible Benefits

 Generous paid time off

Access to employee assistance program

One paid volunteer day 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.

Clackamas County Male Recovery Mentor- FT

Job Title: Male Recovery Mentor

 Location: Clackamas County

 Salary Range: $14-$15/hr., DOE

 Full-time

 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

This Recovery Mentor position is gender-specific. The mentor is responsible for providing mentoring support to men in recovery who access the transition center. Working in close partnership with Probation and Parole Officers, 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 men in engaging in addiction recovery activities and developing mental health recovery support in various communities.

 Essential Functions

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

  • Act as a role model for individuals.
  • 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 participants.
  • Connect participants to various models of recovery support, community resources and help them to develop a support network.
  • Assess for needs and develop transition plans.
  • Transport individuals as needed and help them develop self-sufficiency.
  • Help participants develop full time employment and housing as needed.
  • Work forty hours weekly
  • Interact well with staff and clients.

REQUIREMENTS: 

  • GED/ High School Diploma required.
  • Certified in an 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/or mental health services.
  • 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 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 individuals.
  • Experience setting and maintaining clear boundaries.
  • 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.

Current and valid driver’s license required, position requires use of vehicle.

 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.

Clackamas County CADCI- FT

Job Title: CADCI Counselor

 Location: Clackamas County

 Salary Range: $15-16/hr., DOE

 Full-time

 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

This CADCI counselor is for a new program.  This counselor will be responsible for assessments for clients with low treatment needs and receiving mentor services. This counselor will also provide some group coverage and maintain a small caseload.  This position will involve some development activities and a readiness to build something great! The counselor will work with individual’s mentor and case manager assigned through treatment programming and meet weekly for clinical supervisor to ensure clinical oversight.

 Essential Functions

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

1. Provision of culturally informed individual, family and group counseling services congruent with BTC clinical orientation. Maintain fidelity to evidence-based treatment models adopted by BTC.
2. Organize and manage schedule with a goal that a minimum of 50% of working hours are spent providing direct face-to-face services with BTC participants.
3. Carry a caseload of up to 30.
4. Conduct substance abuse assessments, substance abuse diagnoses and make placement decisions using standardized instruments, ASAM PPC-2R and DSM-V criteria.
5. Identify and flag individuals’ mental health concerns for referral and further assessment. If the employee is a Qualified Mental Health Professional, the expectation is that he/she will conduct mental health assessments and make diagnoses using DSM-IV TR criteria.
6. Develop individualized treatment plans for BTC participants in consultation with the participant, the participant’s family (whenever appropriate) and representatives of BTC partner organizations.
7. Complete and maintain accurate and same-day treatment documentation including individual service notes; services and supports plans; court reports or reports to probation/parole; assessments; and closure summaries that meet OAR/Medicaid standards.
8. Work in a friendly, collaborative manner with BTC program partners, including frequent communication regarding each participant’s progress) with each participant’s Parole/Probation Officer and Recovery Mentor.
9. Serve as a contact person in the community for the BTC Program.
10. Abide by agency policies and procedures and all relevant state and federal treatment regulations and standards.
11. Attend and actively
participate in individual and group supervision, daily contact meetings with the recovery mentor, weekly BTC staffing’s and other meetings as assigned by the Director of Treatment services.
12. Maintain current licenses and certifications; participate in required training as needed.
13. Participate with team members (clinical, administrative and BTC) in a manner that contributes to healthy team functioning.

REQUIREMENTS: 

• Minimum of a CADCI required on date of hire or QMHP with CADC candidacy.
• Experience in substance abuse counseling.
• Skilled in provision of individual, family and group counseling using respect and compassion.
• Knowledge of criminal behavior and at-risk populations.
• Knowledge of issues that face individuals who are in need of residential treatment.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
• Mission-focused and passionate, with an emphasis on serving high-risk populations using evidence-based practices.
• Well-developed clinical documentation skills and a strong commitment to quality management.
• Ability to work independently and as a member of a team.
• Commitment to and actions consistent with the highest level of ethical and professional standards.
• High level of cultural competence.
• Computer literate – functional ability with Word and Outlook Express, experience in electronic medical records.

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.

Current and valid driver’s license required, position requires use of vehicle.

 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.

Clackamas County Female Recovery Mentor- FT

Job Title: Female Recovery Mentor

 Location: Clackamas County

 Salary Range: $14-$15/hr., DOE

 Full-time

 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

This Recovery Mentor position is gender-specific. The recovery mentor will support women who have substance abuse and mental health disorders, who are currently involved in the Criminal Justice system and referred to stabilization housing approximately 20 hours a week. In addition, the mentor is responsible for providing mentoring support to women in recovery who access the transition center for an additional 20 hours a week. Working in close partnership with Probation and Parole Officers, 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.

 Essential Functions

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

  • Act as a role model for individuals.
  • 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 participants.
  • Connect participants to various models of recovery support, community resources and help them to develop a support network.
  • Assess for needs and develop transition plans.
  • Transport individuals as needed and help them develop self-sufficiency.
  • Help participants develop full time employment and housing as needed.
  • Work forty hours weekly
  • Interact well with staff and clients.

REQUIREMENTS: 

  • GED/ High School Diploma required.
  • Certified in an 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/or mental health services.
  • 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 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 individuals.
  • Experience setting and maintaining clear boundaries.
  • 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.

Current and valid driver’s license required, position requires use of vehicle.

 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.

Clackamas County Male Onsite House Manager/Case Manager II - FT

Job Title: Male Onsite House Manager/Case Manager II

 Location: Milwaukie, OR

 Salary Range: $14/hr.

 Full-time, 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

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

 

 Essential Functions

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

  • 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 engagethem in recovery & pro-social activities

REQUIREMENTS: 

  • GED/ High School Diploma required
  • Crisis intervention experience
  • 2 year 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
  • Free from supervision in any state

WORKING CONDITIONS

• Live-in position requiring overnight, some evening & weekend hours
• 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
• Requires the use of a personal vehicle to provide transportation for clients

 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.

Multnomah County Female House Manager - PT

Job Title: Female House Manager

 Location: Multnomah County

 Salary Range: $300/mo. + free rent

 Part-time, 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

This recruitment is for a gender-specific House Manager serving women. The House Manager will work collaboratively with BTC staff and community partners to ensure a safe and healthy living environment for the residents, while residing in the home and work on a part time basis.

 Essential Functions

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

  • Work cooperatively with BTC staff and community partners to ensure a safe and healthy living environment for the residents
  • Maintain a healthy, alcohol/drug free environment
  • Establish a positive relationship with residents, with mutual trust and respect
  • Have the ability to interact with people from diverse backgrounds
  • Maintain regular interaction, offering support. 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 solutions
  • Work as a household to maintain property and grounds
  • Give random, observed gender 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
  • Other duties as assigned

REQUIREMENTS: 

  • 1 year clean/sober with a verifiable program of recovery
  • Experience working with women in recovery
  • 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.
  • Experience setting and maintaining clear boundaries.
  • Ability to maintain high professional standards at all times with client, staff, and community partners
  • Free from supervision in any state

WORKING CONDITIONS

  • Live-in position requiring overnight, some evening & weekend hours
  • 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

 Eligible Benefits

  • Free rent valued at $500
  • Access to the Employee Assistance Program

 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 Swing Shift

Job Title: Recovery Mentor

 Location: Portland, OR

 Salary Range: $14-$15/hr., DOE

Schedule: Wednesday-Sunday, 1:30p-10p

 Full-time, 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

This Recovery Mentor position is gender-specific. The recovery mentor will support men who have substance abuse, who are currently involved in the Criminal Justice system and referred to stabilization housing. Working in close partnership with Probation and Parole Officers, 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 men in engaging in addiction recovery activities and developing mental health recovery support in various communities.

 Essential Functions

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

  • Act as a role model for individuals.
  • 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 participants.
  • Connect participants to various models of recovery support, community resources and help them to develop a support network.
  • Assess for needs and develop transition plans.
  • Transport individuals as needed and help them develop self-sufficiency.
  • Help participants develop full time employment and housing as needed.
  • Work forty hours weekly
  • Interact well with staff and clients

REQUIREMENTS: 

  • Certified in an Oregon State Mental Health and Addictions approved training as a Certified Recovery Mentor within 90 days of hire.
  • GED/ High School Diploma required
  • Crisis intervention experience
  • 2 year 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
  • Free from supervision in any state

WORKING CONDITIONS

• Position requires evening & weekend hours
• 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
• Requires the use of a personal vehicle to provide transportation for clients

 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.

Multnomah County Culturally Specific Male Recovery Mentor- FT

Job Title: Recovery Mentor – Culturally Specific

 Location: Portland, OR

 Salary Range: $14-$15/hr., DOE

 Full-time, 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

Candidates of color are encouraged to apply. This full-time Recovery Mentor position is gender-specific. Additionally, this culturally specific position will primarily serve communities of color, specifically black men. The mentor will be providing peer recovery support to men who have substance abuse disorders who have been recently released from custody. Working in close partnership with Probation and Parole Officers and community partners, 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.

 Essential Functions

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

  • Serves a diverse population effectively, through management of an assigned caseload of participants while acting as a peer role modeling recovery.
  • Performs random and as-needed urine drug screenings.
  • Assists participants in developing a support network by introducing them to various models of recovery in the community and attending community support activities with them.
  • Assesses needs of participants, connects them with applicable resources and develops a transition plan.
  • Transports participants and encourages them to develop self-sufficiency.
  • Assists participants in securing housing and employment, as needed.
  • Works collaboratively with community partners in a professional manner, including regular interaction with participant’s counselors and/or parole/probation officers.
  • Facilitates classes and skill groups, as assigned.
  • Maintains accurate and timely reports and documentation.
  • Abides by organization policies and procedures, confidentiality laws, professional boundaries, and peer support principles.
  • Participates in weekly supervision and meetings, as assigned.

REQUIREMENTS: 

  • 2 years clean/sober with a verifiable program of recovery
  • Free from supervision in any state
  • Valid driver’s license and acceptable driving record in accordance with Bridges to Change’s auto liability policy requirements
  • Certified in an Oregon State Mental Health and Addictions approved training as a Certified Recovery Mentor within 90 days of hire
  • Experience working with communities of color and knowledge of the current disparities that certain communities of service users may face more broadly in society, preferred
  • Demonstrated success at working effectively in a diverse, collaborative team environment, with skills in promoting inclusion and cultural responsiveness
  • Experience in collaborating with community partners to identify shortcomings in the organization and in building partnerships to improve outcomes
  • Experience setting and maintaining clear boundaries with the ability to hold others accountable with compassion
  • Excellent communication and conflict resolution skills
  • Ability to maintain high professional standards at all times with client, staff, and community partners
  • GED/High School Diploma

WORKING CONDITIONS

• Position may require occasional evening & weekend hours
• 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
• Requires the use of a personal vehicle to provide transportation for clients

 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.

Washington County Male Mental Health & Addictions Recovery Mentor- FT

Job Title: Male Mental Health & Addictions Recovery Mentor

 Location: Washington County

 Salary Range: $14-$15/hr., DOE

 Full-time

 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

This Recovery Mentor position is gender-specific. He is part of the Bridges to Change Washington County Team. The mentor is the primary mentor providing peer recovery support to men who have substance abuse and mental health disorders, who are currently involved in the Criminal Justice system. Working in close partnership with Probation and Parole Officers and community partners, the Recovery Mentor acts as a role model and documents the progress for each client through intensive case management. The Recovery Mentor assists men in engaging in addiction recovery activities and developing mental health recovery support in various communities.

 Essential Functions

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

  • Act as a role model for individuals.
  • 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 participants.
  • Connect participants to various models of recovery support, community resources and help them to develop a support network.
  • Assess for needs and develop transition plans.
  • Transport individuals as needed and help them develop self-sufficiency.
  • Help participants develop full time employment and housing as needed.
  • Work forty hours weekly
  • Interact well with staff and clients.

REQUIREMENTS: 

  • A working knowledge of the professional role of recovery mentor.
  • GED/ High School Diploma required.
  • Certified in an 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/or mental health services.
  • 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 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 individuals.
  • Experience setting and maintaining clear boundaries.
  • Familiarity with various resources.
  • Able to introduce individuals 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 individuals.
  • 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.

Current and valid driver’s license required, may require use of vehicle.

 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.