Job Details

Bilingual Parent Mentor

Morrison Child and Family Services, Portland, Oregon

Full Time - Non-Profit

Salary Range: $16.35 – $17.39

Close Date: 12/01/2020

This position requires lived experience and knowledge of addiction, a minimum of 2 years in recovery, and personal experience of a Child Welfare case.

Parents Anonymous of Oregon is seeking mothers for a Bilingual Parent Mentor position to support Child Welfare-involved Spanish-speaking mothers seeking reunification with their children in Multnomah County. If you’d like to help other parents in your community develop life skills, enter recovery, seek treatment and reunite their families, this job is for you!

Job Summary:
The Parent Mentor Program offers advocacy and support to parents as they work toward the goal of family reunification. Parent Mentors are role models demonstrating the possibility of change and a healthy life as a parent in recovery. Mentors assist parents with Child Welfare system navigation based on a combination of their personal experience and professional training provided by Parents Anonymous. Conducting outreach to parents who may be homeless to assist them to enter treatment and coaching them through their case with DHS Child Welfare are important aspects of this work. Parent Mentors help Child Welfare staff understand culturally specific issues of addiction, recovery, homelessness and mental health in order to better serve families of color. This position will spend their time in the office, working remotely and in the community working with parents.

Empowering and coaching parents through their case with DHS, supporting them at Family Decision Meetings and court hearings, driving parents to appointments in the Portland metropolitan area, and providing support for other mentors on the team are all important aspects of this work.

Primary duties and Responsibilities:
• Develop a trusting relationship with child welfare-involved parents by providing regular contact and support, including attending court and meetings with DHS when requested by parents
• Link parents with culturally responsive treatment services and community resources as needed
• Assist teammates and DHS Child Welfare staff in recognizing culturally specific issues of addiction and recovery
• Support parents in developing skills to parent in recovery and build social supports

Schedule: Monday through Friday, typical 8-hour shifts hours between 7AM-7:30PM. Weekends off!

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