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Parent Mentor

Full Time

Website Morrison Child & Family Services

**Please note: This position will require travel to serve parents in Deschutes, Jefferson and  Crook Counties. Candidates residing in Deschutes county are encouraged to apply.**
Morrison Child and Family Services: We are a Joint Commission and Sanctuary accredited non-profit organization that provides a comprehensive array of services to children, adolescents, and their families. As an agency, Morrison, its team members, and clients commit to the

following values of trauma-informed care:
  • Nonviolence - being safe and doing the right thing
  • Emotional Intelligence - managing our feelings so we don’t hurt ourselves or others
  • Social Learning - respecting and sharing ideas of our teams
  • Democracy - shared decision making whenever possible
  • Open Communication - saying what we mean and not being mean when we say it
  • Social Responsibility - everyone makes a contribution to the organizational culture
  • Growth and Change - creating hope for our clients and ourselves
  • Equity - Assuring all can survive and thrive
Are you a parent in recovery? Do you have lived experience of addiction, recovery, and DHS child welfare involvement? Come support parents’ efforts to reunite with their children and find their path to recovery. Morrison Child & Family Services is seeking females (Mothers) and males (Fathers) with shared and or lived experiences of addiction recovery with a closed DHS

Child Welfare case.
The Parent Mentor Program offers a supportive & inspiring workplace for people in recovery,

including an employee resource group for staff of color. Our motto is: RECOVERY FIRST-

FAMILY SECOND-WORK THIRD!

Position Summary:

The Parent Mentor program matches Parent Mentors who have lived experience of involvement with ODHS child welfare and are currently living a recovery lifestyle with parents currently entering the Child Welfare system. Parent Mentors are role models demonstrating the possibility of change and a healthy life as a parent in recovery

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Empower and coach parents through their case with ODHS, support them at family meetings and court hearings, drive parents to appointments in Multnomah County, connect parents to culturally specific resources and provide support for other mentors on the team are all important aspects of this work
  • Develop a trusting relationship with child welfare-involved parents by providing regular contact and support, building trust and rapport, including attending court and/or meetings with ODHS
  • Build relationships with ODHS Child Welfare, treatment services and dependency court systems and represent the Parent Mentor Program positively with all County partners
  • Communicate positively and professionally with ODHS staff and work collaboratively with caseworkers to support parents in achieving their goals
  • Consult with ODHS Child Welfare staff regarding effective culturally specific relevant practices to engage families of the assigned client population.

Experience/Education Requirements:

  • Personal experience and knowledge of addiction issues
  • Minimum 2 years in active recovery from using alcohol and other drugs
  • Personal experience of a ODHS Child Welfare case, closed for a minimum 1 year required
  • High School Diploma or GED or high school level writing and reading skills
  • Demonstrate a commitment to developing a thorough knowledge and application of the Sanctuary model and other organizational policies & practices.
  • Participate in staff development, in-services, and training related to equity and inclusion in the workplace; model appropriate behaviors; develop, recommend, and implement improvements to business practices with awareness and understanding of the impact in a trauma-informed and culturally diverse organization.

Preferred Qualifications not required 

  • Bilingual in Spanish

Other Requirements: 

  • Position requires personal transportation allowing for regular travel within Deschutes, Jefferson and Crook Counties for meetings and trainings in a timely manner. Must have and maintain a valid driver’s license and personal auto liability insurance
  • Must pass a criminal history check
We are an Affirmative Action Plan Employer. Our policy is to provide equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other protected characteristic. In compliance with our Affirmative Action Plan, Morrison uses E-Verify to determine employment eligibility after an offer is accepted.
Applications will be reviewed as received.  Morrison reserves the right to make a hiring decision at any point during the posting period.

Morrison employees are offered a variety of benefits including Medical, Vision, Dental, Flexible Spending Accounts, Employer-Paid Life, Accidental Death and Dismemberment and Long-Term Disability, and an Employee Assistance Program (EAP).

If your personal values align with our agency’s vision and dedication to serving youth and families, please submit your résumé, application, and cover letter to www.morrisonkids.org/careers

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