LifeWorks NW Outreach Specialist in Portland, Oregon

Outreach Specialist

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  • Portland, OR, USA

  • Hourly

  • Part Time

  • Chemical Dependency - Entry Level

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LifeWorks NW's Youth Addictions program provides alcohol and drug outpatient services for youth and their families. Position will work between our Gresham and NE Portland (King) sites.

PURPOSE:Provides outreach presentations at various schools and other community events. Serves as liaison between LifeWorks NW, schools, and other community partners.

HOURS:This is a part-time position working 20 hours a week during daytime hours.

PAY/BENEFITS: $17.53 to $ 19.07 per hour. Pro-rated benefits.


  • Attends community and school events to present Youth Addictions program information

  • Continually increases level of cultural sensitivity, awareness and competency. Actively participates in a minimum of four hours of training related to cultural effectiveness in working with diverse populations.

  • Receives referrals for the Youth Addictions program and engages potential clients in pre-enrollment services.

  • Insures youth addictions staff are able to keep full caseloads.

  • Supports school personnel to screen potential clients

  • Sends out correspondence and performs follow-up telephone calls to potential clients

  • Completes critical incident reports when indicated within 24 hours of a critical incident.

  • Travels between sites or in the community. Transports clients in a LifeWorks NW and personal vehicle.


  • Prior experience working in the addictions field.

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively; understand mental health assessment, treatment and service terminology and individual, group, family and other counseling techniques; program policies and procedures for services and supports identified in an Individual Services and Supports Plan.

  • Demonstrated ability to provide culturally-competent treatment services to diverse client populations and maintain a cooperative working relationship with others in a culturally diverse environment.

  • Demonstrated ability to provide case management services and compliance with confidentially in accordance with federal, state and/or funding source requirements.

  • Knowledge of community resources and treatment agencies enabling appropriate referrals for specific client needs.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Outlook and Word. Ability to master proprietary software including electronic health record system required.

  • Requires access to a personal vehicle, a valid driver's license, current auto insurance, and ability to meet LifeWorks NW driving requirements.


LifeWorks NW believes that diversity strengthens our workforce and empowers our community.LifeWorks NW is an EEO/AA employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other status in accordance with Drug Free/Tobacco Free Site 01/09