Addictions Mentors - CODA, Inc.

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organization:CODA, Inc.
position summary:

CODA has been building stronger families, safer neighborhoods, and healthier communities since 1969 through comprehensive behavioral treatment options for people in need of substance-abuse or mental health services.

The CODA Team is dedicated to providing quality care for our clients, who often come to us when alcohol or drug-related problems have brought about crisis in their lives. They may be physically and emotionally ill; their relationships, financial situation and work lives may be dysfunctional. They may be in trouble with the law, without homes, or lacking other things basic to making their way in the world. At CODA we assist women, men and families as they take on these challenges. We provide the support and treatment needed for them to reduce and eliminate their alcohol and drug use; reconcile with family and friends; find employment, and take a place in the larger community. In 2005, CODA expanded its mission to include treatment services for those struggling with severe and persistent mental illness. These new programs offer critical dual treatment services for the members of our community facing the especially challenging combination of mental illness coexisting with addiction.

We are currently looking for Addictions Mentors to join our second chance clinical team in Hillsboro, Oregon and surrounding areas. In this position, you would fulfill the following essential functions:

• Coordinate smooth transition planning for client to ensure successful re-entry into the community by assisting clients in accessing drug-free housing, establishing a strong recovery support network, and locating and accessing community support services. • Equip clients with the tools to identify realistic steps in achieving their goals and model positive recovery behavior. • Provide crisis intervention support and triage during periods of emotional crisis or dysfunction and provide feedback for the client’s treatment team.

The right individual for this position has a passion for helping others, is nonjudgmental, and is able to deal with difficult situations in positive and constructive ways. This position also requires the following qualifications: • High school diploma or GED, or equivalent experience. • At least two years’ relevant experience as a recovery mentor, coach, or peer support specialist. • Must have experience working with clients in an addiction and recovery setting. • Must be trained or trainable in first aid and CPR, and physically capable of performing CPR for 15 minutes continuously.

In order to provide a workplace safe for both employees and clients, CODA performs a criminal background investigation, drug test, education and licensing verification, driving record inquiry, and employment reference checks as a condition of employment. All CODA facilities are drug-free and smoke-free worksites. Employees may not be serving any supervised parole or probation. Individuals in recovery must have a minimum of two years in recovery post-treatment to be considered for employment.

This position is eligible for a generous benefits program including medical, dental, vision, 401(k), paid time off, life, disability, and extensive professional development and training. Employees also receive priority consideration for career advancement opportunities. Compensation for this position depends on qualifications.

CODA is an equal opportunity employer that strives to create a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture.

To be considered for this opportunity, please email your resume and a letter of interest to [email protected]. For additional information on CODA, our services, and our community, please visit

Salary / Pay Rate:DOE
Other:Equal Opportunity Employer