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2 Employment Specialist Positions - Hillsboro & Gresham

Touch a single life, and make a whole community stronger. We touch 14,000 lives each year—because life works when you get the support you need.

About LifeWorks NW:

LifeWorks NW supports people who are working towards a better life. Our expert team delivers the highest quality individual and group treatment through culturally responsive prevention, mental health, and addiction services which benefits children, teens, families, adults, older adults and the community as a whole.

Job Description:

The Employment Specialist provides support and service to adults diagnosed with severe and persistent mental illness that result in a competitive community employment.  Duties include the assessment of client’s employment capabilities, targeting potential jobs, exploring job possibilities in the community, making job placements, providing training assistance as needed and offering continuing support as necessary. 


Bachelors degree in a social services field or equivalent is required with a minimum of 3 years of experience assisting adults diagnosed with a severe mental illness or other disabilities to find employment. Experience working in the African American Community a plus.

Benefits Include:

Full medical, dental, and vision insurance for employees 24 days of PTO your first year, 29 days of PTO your second year and 34 days of PTO your third year of employment(includes 9 company holidays) Long term disability and life insurance Extended illness bank Retirement plan: employer contributions based on salary and number of years of service

To apply online or view a complete listing of open positions, visit our web site at:


Sara Johnston

HR Specialist

(503)645-3581 ext. 2347

HR Secure Fax: (503)690-9605 

LifeWorks NW

14600 NW Cornell Rd

Portland, OR 97229