ACT is an intensive Assertive Community Treatment fidelity program. This is a community-based program, with approximately 80% of your time spent in the community. Our team works with adults, ages 18-99, who have severe and persistent mental illness who need intensive, wrap around services to assist with issues including (but not limited to) difficulty with housing, social support, interactions with law enforcement, addictions, economic status, employment, distress tolerance, emotion regulation, interpersonal skills, basic needs, and general independent living skills that are barriers to residing independently in the community.
The Certified Recovery Mentor provides mentorship and
recovery-based coaching for individuals enrolled in the ACT program, a
multidisciplinary team approach with assertive outreach in the community for
clients experiencing the most severe symptoms of mental illness. ACT programs
are evidence-based, and fidelity reviewed to help support those clients at
highest risk of psychiatric crisis and hospitalization and involvement in the
criminal justice system. Services will
be provided in both onsite and in the community.
Location: This position is based out of LifeWorks NW's Beaverton site.
Pay/Benefits: $22.50 starting hourly pay plus, Full benefits.
As a behavioral health organization, LifeWorks NW employees are required to have had their COVID 19 vaccination (or have an approved medical/religious exemption) per State of Oregon rules. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required upon hire.
and complete needs assessment for identified clients enrolled in ACT.
a Person-Centered approach to support treatment plan goals tailored to the
specific needs of the individual receiving services.
own lived experiences as guided by training and models the principles of
recovery for those they work with, including gaining greater independence,
emphasizing wellness and self-determination.
crisis intervention and support, as appropriate.
case management from the perspective of the recovery model.
the person they work with to identify and utilize natural community supports to
decrease dependence on the traditional mental health system.
with clients to develop wellness and recovery goals towards what the client
wants for their lives.
wellness and recovery for the individuals they work with, sharing their own
experience when beneficial to the individual.
with clients on specific and obtainable goals included in the person's
individual service and support plan.
participants into the community to access resources, attend appointments, and
between sites or in the community, may transport clients in the LifeWorks NW or
clients in maintaining a medication regimen. May deliver medications, makes
reminder calls, and complete home visit to support compliance with medication
community relationships by presenting the program to community partners and
attending community partner meetings as requested.
confidentiality of records relating to client's treatment.
standards for documentation and accuracy of work as defined in the Performance
standards as defined in the Performance Evaluation for client care,
quality/customer service, attendance/punctuality, and teamwork.
increase level of cultural sensitivity, awareness, and competency.
in regular individual team meetings with supervisor. Provides written and
verbal reports to supervisor regarding cases. Attends informational and
clinical meetings which may include all-agency meetings, team meetings,
consultation meetings with psychiatrist, staffings, intra-agency trainings,
etc. Attend and contribute positively to team meetings, agency and
e-mail/voicemail daily/throughout the day when working responding to contacts
within 48 hours for routine matter (urgent matters may require a more immediate
online training courses as assigned.
peer group supervision once per month.
with peer coordinator, as requested, for peer specific support.
for co-workers when needed; willingly accept and follow through on other tasks
the integrated dual diagnosis treatment and Enhance Illness Management and
recovery offered by OCEACT
standards for attendance; follow department's call-in policy for unscheduled
- Participate in a culture of feedback at
the agency by eliciting feedback to promote professional growth and assess work
school diploma or GED.
have current Recovery Mentor Certification and a Traditional Health Worker
number from the Office of Equity and Inclusion.
experience with and knowledge of issues involving addiction, including
language, values, norms, and other attributes of this subculture; also
including the subtleties and linguistic nuances of differences between honest
dialogue and statements made for affect.
knowledge of how to efficiently navigate the social service network from the
participate in on-call 24/7 crisis phone rotation, members are on-call for 7-day shifts in case of client emergencies, hospitalizations, and to serve as an
after-hours emergency contact. The on-call clinician receives an additional
stipend when performing this duty,
to accompany clients throughout their environment.
- Valid driver's license, access to a car, proof of current
automobile insurance coverage, and safe driving record from DMV (verified by
have knowledge of the legal/corrections system.
ability to maintain confidentiality and appropriate boundaries.
computer skills, including functional knowledge of Outlook and Word; ability to
master proprietary software such as electronic health record system.
to work some evenings and/or weekends.
to perform essential functions of job without creating a direct threat to the
safety of self or others.
works in the community, at a site or clinic. May be eligible for hybrid or
remote work schedule based on programmatic requirements and client needs.
Supervisor approval for remote work required.
LifeWorks NW is a private, non-profit organization providing prevention, mental health, substance use treatment, and related social services to youths, adults, and older adults in over fifteen locations throughout Multnomah, Washington, and Clackamas counties. LifeWorks NW promotes a healthy community by providing quality and culturally responsive mental health and addiction services across the lifespan.
Our core values-Recovery and Relationships, Resilience, and Results-inform the work we do. The four pillars of the strategic vision include Compassionate, Impactful Care, Holistic Health, Passionate Team, and Thriving Organization. Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion are critical to successfully achieving the mission. We know that "life works" when people get the help they need and are dedicated to changing lives.
Equal Opportunity Employer
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