Welcome to our Careers listing!

We are always accepting resumes, open recruitments are updated weekly.

Bridges to Change is committed to racial equity across the organization: in its services to clients, in our workforce composition and practices, and in our organizational culture. While still seeking to improve our demonstration of this commitment, candidates should know that racial equity is a cornerstone of our commitment to all communities in the region. Successful candidates must be committed to working effectively with diverse community populations, and are expected to strengthen such capacity if hired. Candidates of color are encouraged to apply.

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.

Washington County Male Recovery Mentor- FT

Job Title: Male 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, serving men. The mentor provides mentoring support to men 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 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.

Multnomah County Female House Manager - PT

Job Title: Female House Manager

 Location: Multnomah County

 Salary Range: $300/mo. salary + free rent valued at $500

 Part-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 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: 

  • If in recovery, 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.

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

Access to 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 Female House Manager, MAT/Pregnancy Treatment Population - PT

Job Title: Female House Manager

 Location: Multnomah County

 Salary Range: $300/mo. salary + free rent valued at $500

 Part-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 recruitment is for a gender-specific House Manager serving women who are currently enrolled in Grounded Transition’s MAT/Pregnancy treatment services. 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: 

  • If in recovery, 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.

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

Access to 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 House Manager, MAT Treatment Population - PT

Job Title: Female House Manager

 Location: Multnomah County

 Salary Range: $300/mo. salary + free rent valued at $500

 Part-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 recruitment is for a gender-specific House Manager serving men who are currently enrolled in Grounded Transition’s MAT treatment services. 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: 

  • If in recovery, 1 year clean/sober with a verifiable program of recovery
  • Experience working with men 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.

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

Access to 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 Culturally Specific Recovery Mentor- FT

Job Title: Male Culturally Specific Recovery Mentor

 Location: Multnomah 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 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.

EXPERIENCE, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES: 

  • 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

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.

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.

Tri-County Male Recovery Mentor- FT

Job Title: Male Recovery Mentor

 Location: Tri-County (Wash., Mult., Clack.)

 Salary Range: $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 full-time Recovery Mentor position is gender-specific. The mentor will be providing peer recovery support to men who have substance abuse disorders, are accessing ATR (access to recovery) mentor and/or housing services. 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
  • 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

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.