STAR Outreach Worker Position

Outreach Worker Steps To Active Recovery Team

Full Time, $16-18/hr DOE

Parrott Creek Child and Family Services is seeking a new team member to fill it’s open position for Outreach Worker with the Steps To Active Recovery (STAR) Team.

Parrott Creek Values

At Parrott Creek we believe that all people are doing the best they can and want to do better. Further, we approach social services from a non-judgmental, respectful perspective. These values extend to how we work collaboratively as colleagues within our agency. We respect and actively promote the personal and professional growth of all employees of Parrott Creek.

About the STAR Team

The STAR Team is a collaborative team working to assist and support parents whose children are involved with DHS Child Welfare. STAR team members work to remove barriers to drug and alcohol treatment, recovery support and community building to achieve safety and stability for families.

About the role of Outreach Worker

Outreach works cooperatively with DHS, Northwest Family Services, Clackamas County courts, local law enforcement, and other social services in the area. The Outreach position works directly with clients to remove barriers to treatment and family reunification and assist clients in exploring various community resources such as substance misuse treatment (inpatient and outpatient), community support meetings (AA, NA, Smart Recovery, Wellbriety, Celebrate Recovery, etc.), seeking safe and stable housing and increasing client recovery supports in the community. Outreach Workers also transport clients to recovery related appointments as needed and are asked to educate community partners (DHS, attorneys, courts, and other community members) about substance use and the impact on individuals and families.

Role Requirements

The position requires an understanding of substance use and tools for recovery. Good written and verbal communication. Willingness and ability to engage with people who are struggling in various ways without further escalation. Proven ability to remain calm in chaotic situations. Ability to adapt quickly to change and think on your feet. Willingness to take direction and feedback. Knowledgeable in trauma-informed care practice.

This position also requires a commitment to building strong relationships with communities and the ability to effectively collaborate with partners to promote success for our clients.

40 hours per week that may include occasional evenings hours.

Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, outreach workers are working remotely. Parrott Creek anticipates a return to in-person work when Oregon Health Authority and local DHS branches deem safe to do so. Community work will be done in a COVID safe manner with appropriate social distancing, PPE, disinfecting measures, and meeting outside when possible.

Qualifications:

  • COVID-19 vaccination preferred
  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field or Associate’s Degree with relevant experience
  • Good written and verbal communication
  • Ability to maintain records
  • Certified Peer Recovery Mentor preferred
  • If you identify as a person in recovery, we ask that you have a minimum of two years clean and sober
  • Experience working with/in BIPOC communities
  • Understanding of and commitment to anti-racism
  • Supportive of diverse lifestyles and cultures
  • Ability to pass DHS background check and DMV driving history check
  • Valid driver’s license, good driving record, reliable vehicle with insurance in good standing: this position does require client transport in personal vehicles

Benefits: Medical/dental benefits, aid vacation, holidays, sick-leave, retirement plan. Mileage reimbursement for work-related miles.

Interested candidates please email cover letter and resume to resumes@pcreek.org or mail to:

Parrott Creek Child and Family Services

1001 Molalla Ave, Suite 209

Oregon City. Or. 97045