Current Openings

Sponsors is a dynamic workplace with rewarding career opportunities, excellent benefits and a dedicated staff. We are currently hiring for the following two positions: an Administrative Assistant and Events Coordinator for the Mentorship Program, and a Peer Mentor (see descriptions below). We continually accept resumes for Men’s and Women’s Programs Case Managers and Night Resident Managers. Contact Nick Crapser at ncrapser@SponsorsInc.org for more information on those positions.

PEER MENTOR: JOB DESCRIPTION

Sponsors is a private, non-profit and non-political organization.  The mission of Sponsors is to assist men and women from Lane County released from Oregon state correctional facilities and the Lane County Jail in making a successful re-entry into our community.  Sponsors is nationally recognized as a model utilizing best practices in re-entry services.

The Certified Peer Recovery Mentor position oversees a caseload of clients and is an integral member of Sponsors’ team.  It is preferred that the candidate already has a CRM Certificate, a Peer Support Certification, or equivalent thereof.   The candidate will be working with clients in all stages of recovery.  Position begins on or around July 10th, 2017.

Position Reporting:

This position reports directly to the Mentorship Program Director.

Job Responsibilities / Duties (Percent of time duties are performed)

Job Duties Percent of Time
Assists the treatment team in documenting the process of client completion

·         Attend regular meetings with the treatment team

·         Cultivates professional relationships with community partners

·         Document thorough case notes in the database to share with the team

·         Assists treatment agency in developing specific treatment plans, intervention strategies, and discharge planning

·         Coordinates appropriate case management referrals

 

 

 

 

 

20%

Demonstrates drug and alcohol recovery practices

·         Role-model with clients drug and alcohol prevention methods

·         Discuss pro-social thinking and behavior

·         Provide individual day to day coaching with clients

 

20%

Ensure clients are moving forward in their recovery and accessing resources

·         Assist clients in finding housing, employments, social security, food boxes, clothing, etc.

·         Connect clients to recovery meetings and in finding a sponsor.

·         Be available for after hour emergencies, within reason.

 

 

 

 

20%

Connect clients to Sponsors resources and events

·         Invite clients to Sponsors recreation events

·         Invite clients to the Mentorship Support Group

·         Connect clients to the Reentry Resource Center as well as other workshops and trainings

·         Connect client to pro-social community events, and join them on fun community outings

 

 

 

 

20%

Transports and Escorts clients to Various Appointments

·         Brings clients to get food boxes, go to recovery meetings, medical appointments, and pro social community events

 

18%

Other Duties as Assigned

·         Perform other duties as assigned by treatment team or Mentorship Program Director

 

 

2%


Expectations for All Employees

All employees of Sponsors are expected to exercise leadership and function as models of behavior for Sponsors’ clients and in representing Sponsors in the community.  Staff are expected to dress in casual/business attire.  It is the responsibility of each employee to follow the policies of Sponsors, to be enthusiastic and willing to do the best work possible at all times, and to work in harmony with fellow employees to ensure a pleasurable work environment.

Salary and Benefits

The position is paid hourly ($12-14 per hour DOE) at 20 hours, is part time, and does not include employee benefits. There is a 90 day probation period after which the employee’s job performance will be evaluated and the employee will either be retained as a permanent employee or terminated.

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MENTORSHIP PROGRAM ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT AND EVENTS COORDINATOR: JOB DESCRIPTION

Sponsors is a private, non-profit and non-political organization.  The mission of Sponsors is to assist men and women from Lane County released from Oregon state correctional facilities and the Lane County Jail in making a successful re-entry into our community.  Sponsors is nationally recognized as a model utilizing best practices in re-entry services.

The Administrative Assistant and Events Coordinator is an integral member of the Sponsors team, and serves as the “hub” of the Mentorship Program.

Position Reporting:

This position reports directly to the Mentorship Program Co-Directors.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

This position could potentially supervise an intern.

Job Responsibilities / Duties (Percent of time duties are performed)

Job Duties Percent
Responsible for all administrative tasks associated with the Mentorship Program.

a.      Reviews all mentor and mentee applications, including screening parole restrictions, DMV histories, LSCMI scores, and reference & background checks.

b.      Orders all program supplies, makes reminder calls, and keeps all program materials and paperwork up to date.

c.       Enters participant data into the database, and responsible for making sure each participant’s status is accurate.

d.      Creates participant files, handbooks, and all program materials.

e.      Schedules and organizes all program trainings and orientations.

f.        Assists in gathering data for quarterly grant reports.

 

35%

Serves as the lead research assistant for Life Study.

a.      Assists with research project tasks including scheduling research assistant consent calls in the prison institutions.

b.      Monitors prison release dates and clients exit dates from Sponsors to ensure all research assessments are completed.

c.       Maintains up to date client contact information.

d.      Explains the research study and the required commitments to the research participants.

 

35%

Responsible for creating and promoting program events.

a.      Maintains current community partner relationships, and creates new community partners, to offer free and reduced tickets to community events.

b.      Sends weekly activity updates to program participants, and includes all these activities in the Monthly Mentorship Program Newsletter

c.       Hosts program activities such as group hikes, visits to a local museum, and barbeques.

d.      Connects individuals to pro-social activities as requested.

e.      Promotes all activities, and responsible for managing sign up lists and ensuring follow through.

 

20%

Attends required meetings, trainings, and program events

a.        Attends weekly all staff meetings, weekly Mentorship Program

meetings, and the monthly Mentor Support group.

b.    Attends required trainings as necessary.

c.     Attends group events occasionally.

 

7%

Completes misc. tasks as assigned.

a.      As requested by the Mentorship Program staff, or Sponsors management team staff.

 

3%


Expectations for All Employees

All employees of Sponsors are expected to exercise leadership and function as models of behavior for Sponsors’ clients and in representing Sponsors in the community.  Staff are expected to dress in casual/business attire.  It is the responsibility of each employee to follow the policies of Sponsors, to be enthusiastic and willing to do the best work possible at all times, and to work in harmony with fellow employees to ensure a pleasurable work environment.

Salary and Benefits

  • This position is full time, and the salary is $25,000-$29,120 annually DOE. This position closes May 28th, and the start date is on or around June 19th.
  • Benefits include health, dental, and vision care for the employee and all eligible dependents for all full-time employees.
  • Vacation accrues at 1 day per month (96 hours or 2.4 weeks per year) and 1.5 days per month (144 hours or 3.6 weeks per year) after 2 years.
  • Sick leave accrues at 1 day per month up to a maximum of 160 hours (20 days).
  • Both vacation and sick leave accrue beginning the first of the month following hire.
  • Pension benefits are provided after three years of continuous, full-time employment at 10% of gross salary.
  • There is a 90 day probation period after which the employee’s job performance will be evaluated and the employee will either be retained as a permanent employee or terminated.