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Mentorship Program Case Manager and Certified Peer Recovery Mentor

Job Title: Mentorship Program Case Manager and Certified Peer Recovery Mentor

FSLA Classification: Exempt

FTE: 1.0

 Sponsors Purpose:
Sponsors seeks to improve outcomes and opportunities for individuals with conviction histories and to assist individuals releasing from incarceration with their successful reintegration into our community. Sponsors is a nationally recognized model in reentry services.

Sponsors Values:

Empowerment: We value and support the independence of each and every person. We recognize that everyone is on a unique journey, and we support their right to make their own choices to lead their very best lives.

Dignity: We believe in the goodness and value of each and every person. We treat ourselves and one another with dignity and respect.

Community: We work together to feel a sense of belonging. We believe our community is strengthened when each and every person is afforded the opportunity to fully participate and contribute.

Purpose of Position:
The Mentorship Program Case Manager and Certified Peer Recovery Mentor interviews, trains, and manages mentoring matches; and serves as a peer support specialist for Sponsors participants in all stages of recovery from substance use.

Reports to:
This position reports directly to the Mentorship Program Director.

Supervisory Responsibilities:
No supervisory responsibilities. This position could potentially supervise an intern.

 Responsibilities:

  1. Manages and continuously develops community volunteer mentoring relationships
  • Works in collaboration with other Mentorship Program Case Manager(s) to screen and interview mentees and community volunteer mentors
  • Works individually to create and support mentoring matches
  • Conducts match meetings and match closure meetings
  • Communicates with mentoring matches at least once every two weeks
  • Monitors participants’ compliance with parole and/or probation restrictions, Sponsors program requirements, and Mentorship Program policies
  • Works with institutions to track participants’ release dates, schedule video conferencing meetings with incarcerated participants, and obtain any other information pertaining to participants’ release and needs upon release
  1. Supports participants in accessing resources and progressing with their recovery
  • Assists participants in accessing resources to support their path toward self-sufficiency (e.g., housing, employment, social security, food boxes, clothing, etc.)
  • Connects participants to recovery meetings and assists participants with finding sponsors
  • Assist participants with identifying personal goals, strengths and weaknesses involving recovery
  • Transports and escorts participants to various appointments (e.g., medical appointments, recovery meetings)
  • Follow up on client referrals, and think creatively to seek out new participants
  • Demonstrates drug and alcohol recovery practices by role-modeling healthy substance use prevention methods, discussing pro-social thinking and behavior, and providing individual day-to-day coaching with participants
  1. Participates in a collaborative treatment team to support participants in program completion
  • Contributes to the development of treatment plans, intervention strategies, and discharge planning
  • Attends regular meetings with the treatment team and other staff members
  • Cultivates professional relationships with community partners
  • Coordinates appropriate case management referrals
  1. Maintains accurate records and communication
  • Logs case notes and match data in the database in a regular and timely manner
  • Maintains thorough participant files
  • Provides appropriate data to assist in program evaluation
  • Ensures timely billing and record-keeping for Medicaid participants
  • Maintains timely communication with other members of the treatment team, program partners, and other Sponsors staff, utilizing Sponsors log and other electronic/physical communication tools
  1. Attends trainings, meetings, and events
  • Participates in quarterly in-reach visits to Oregon prisons
  • Facilitates Mentorship Orientation on the second Saturday of each month
  • Attends monthly Mentors Meeting Mentors event
  • Attends weekly Mentorship staff meeting and monthly All-Staff meeting
  • Attends monthly Mentorship Program Speaker Event
  • Occasionally facilitates recreational Mentorship Program events
  • Works collaboratively with other Mentorship Program Case Manager(s) to choose each Match of the Month
  1. Other duties as assigned
  • Performs other related duties as assigned by Mentorship Program Director or as determined in collaboration with intra-agency treatment teams

Skills and Knowledge:

  • Demonstrates an understanding of the recovery process, and knowledge of local recovery resources
  • Highly consistent and reliable
  • Able to work independently with little supervision
  • Willing to work some nights/weekends and holidays
  • Able to engage in and teach basic problem solving
  • Comfortable with initiating and maintaining professional relationships with participants
  • Possesses excellent communication skills
  • Able to work well with people with diverse backgrounds and identities
  • Possesses an excellent understanding of professional boundaries in a person-centered work environment

Qualifications:

  • Peer Recovery Mentor must qualify for certification as a “Peer Support Specialist” as defined by the State of Oregon and must be willing to complete the required training offered by an Oregon Health Authority (OHA)-approved training program for Peer Support Specialist. These qualifications include but are not limited to:
  1. Be at least 18 years of age.
  2. Not be listed on the Medicaid provider exclusion list.
  3. Identify as a person in recovery from an addiction disorder, who meets the abstinence requirements for recovering staff in alcohol and other drug treatment programs (1 year).
  • Must possess (or obtain upon hire) a current state-issued driver’s license.
  • Must have access to a reliable and insured vehicle for use during work time. (Mileage for work-related driving will be reimbursed.)

Work Environment:

This person will have a designated office space, but work will be performed in a variety of settings, including Sponsors Mentorship office, other Sponsors campuses, recreational sites, community-based outpatient settings, community corrections agencies, etc. 

Physical Demands:

None.

Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

This description reflects management’s assignment of essential functions; it does not proscribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned.  

This job description is subject to change at any time.

To Apply:

Please send a resume and a cover letter describing how you meet the qualifications for this position to [email protected]

Sponsors is an equal opportunity employer committed to an inclusive, equitable, and multicultural work environment. We are stronger and more effective because of the diverse life experiences of our