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Posted: Friday, June 23, 2017 9:02 AM

The Peer/Engagement Specialist position will work at LifeWorks NW's Certified Community Behavioral Healthcare Clinics (CCBHC). In 2017, LifeWorks NW was selected to represent Oregon in the federal demonstration project to implement CCBHCs to advance delivery of behavioral health care. LifeWorks NW's CCBHC sites will provide comprehensive client care through a team-based approach with services that include mental health and substance use counseling, peer-delivered health and wellness services, primary care services and psychiatric rehabilitation. Staff that work at our CCBHC sites will collaborate with others to care for individuals through daily interactions and support, counseling, skills training, care coordination, health promotion and education, medication management services and supportive services with preventive approach.

This posting is to fill four job openings - one at our NE Portland/King site, two at our Beaverton site, and one at our Hillsboro Walnut site.

Purpose: Provides outreach to clients support them receiving services provided by LWNW.

Pay: $16.00 - $17.25 per hour


Must have one of the following:
Peer Specialist or Recovery Mentor. If certified as a Peer or Recovery Mentor, must be able to provide the required letter from OEI with the Traditional Health Worker number at the time of an interview. OR
Qualified Mental Health Associate (have a Bachelor's degree in Psychology, Counseling or Social Work or three full years of paid mental health work experience). If a QMHA, must be a current or a former recipient of mental health services who embraces the philosophy of resilience and recovery. (If a current recipient, must not currently be receiving services from LifeWorks NW).
Requires access to a car, a valid driver's license, proof of current automobile insurance coverage and verification of safe driving record from DMV.
Demonstrate effective communication skills and ability to provide culturally-competent treatment services to diverse client populations.
Basic computer skills including keyboarding, use of mouse, ability to navigate website and use common web browser.
Ability to perform essential functions of job without creating a direct threat to the safety of self or others.


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, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other status in accordance with law.

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