WorkSource Oregon Alcohol & Drug Outreach Worker in Portland, Oregon

Volunteers of America Oregon is looking for an Alcohol & Drug Outreach Worker to join our exceptional team. If you want to make a difference in our community using your enthusiasm, knowledge, and experience in the chemical dependency field, this is the job for you. You will work with a team of other A & D Outreach Workers, Certified Alcohol & Drug Counselors, and individually with parents by building on strengths and reducing barriers to available services. This position is responsible for providing quality outreach services for substance abuse assessment and treatment programs to parents referred by DHS Child Welfare. Successful candidates are self-motivated, organized, enjoy meaningful work, and want to work with an enthusiastic team. Position Requirements Summary: 'One year of relevant experience in the chemical dependency field is required. 'Experience in the addiction and recovery process, motivational interviewing skills, and client engagement strategies. 'Certified Recovery Mentor certification preferred. Competencies: 'Knowledge of mental health issues and child welfare services. 'Skills to work effectively with individuals of diverse backgrounds. 'Skills to communicate clearly and effectively in writing and orally. 'Computer literate, including MS Office (Word, Excel, Access, Outlook). 'Time management and organizational skills. *Pass a criminal background check. Compensation: Depends on experience & other qualifications. Visit our career page for more details. This is a full-time position with benefits. Benefits include: medical, dental and vision insurance, life insurance, short long-term disability insurance, generous paid time off, 403(b) retirement contributions, flexible spending account, and other voluntary programs. Volunteers of America Oregon is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability any other category protected by federal, state or local law.