LifeWorks NW Outreach Specialist in Portland, Oregon
Portland, OR, USA
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.
JOB CODE/NUMBER: OUTREACH SPECIALIST/891643
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 law.www.lifeworksnw.org Drug Free/Tobacco Free Site 01/09