Live-In Residential Care Facilitator #1227 - HIRING BONUS

Passionate about helping women in recovery? LifeWorks NW's Mountaindale Recovery Center has a new Live-In Residential Care Facilitator position open! 

Mountaindale Recovery Center provides residential substance abuse services for women who are pregnant or have children under 9 years of age. This program is located in rural Washington County (Mountaindale/Cornelius area). 

The Live-In Residential Care Facilitator monitors the well-being of tenants and physical condition of the Mountaindale Recovery Center. This position reports facility needs and client issues to appropriate LifeWorks NW persons. 

All Residential Care Facilitators for Mountaindale are required to be able to do observable UA's (urinalysis). Because of this requirement, only women are able to be hired for these positions. 

Days/Hours: This position does live on site. Must be able to work night shift, 5 days a week. 

Pay/Benefits: $500 hiring bonus for this position. This is a full-time, salaried position making between $34,128 and $36,609 per year.  Position also includes room, rent and utilities. Full benefits such as health insurance, dental insurance, paid time off, etc.

Essential Responsibilities: 

  • Is on site during the night-shift 5 days a week except when alternate coverage has been arranged. 
  • Responds to medical issues and concerns promptly, including the accurate dispensation of medications, basic first aid, giving UA's, and referring clients for medical evaluation and care. 
  • Reports repair or other maintenance needs to the assigned person. 
  • Monitors client adherence to rules and respectful behavior towards others. 
  • Communicates an open and accepting attitude toward tenants that encourages trust and sharing of concerns. 
  • Completes required documentation accurately, including daily logs. 
  • Maintains client records to ensure compliance with LifeWorks NW and contractual guidelines. 
  • Maintains confidentiality of records relating to clients' treatment 
  • Maintains directory of contacts (e.g. Mountaindale Recovery staff and others involved in the support of tenants). 
  • Mediates tenant complaints and conflicts, engaging clinical personnel or property management when appropriate. 
  • Observes and influences clients' behavior, communication and interaction. Detects unusual behavior and reports observations to professional staff. 
  • Assists the client to the extent necessary, based on client's level of functioning, to access needed services and resources.   
  • Reports any pertinent information to the proper authorities in cases of endangerment, neglect, or abuse of children, individuals with severe and persistent mental illness or the elderly. 
  • Acts as a client advocate to coordinate required services or to resolve emergency problems in crisis situations. Provides support to clients with immediate and urgent needs. 
  • Continually increases level of cultural sensitivity, awareness and competency. Actively participates in a minimum of four hours of training related to cultural effectiveness in working with diverse populations. 
  • Maintains regular contact with supervisor providing written and verbal reports regarding clients. 
  • Provide back-up for other staff as needed. 
  • Checks e-mail/voice mail daily/throughout the day when working responding to contacts within 48 hours for routine matters (urgent matters may require a more immediate response). 
  • Meets standards for documentation and accuracy of work. 
  • Meets standards for client care, quality/customer service, attendance/punctuality and teamwork.   
  • Maintains a consistent, therapeutic milieu for clients. 
  • Organizes, supervises and encourages client participation in recovery-oriented social, educational and recreational activities.   
  • Transports clients in LifeWorks NW vehicle and/or accompanies clients using public transportation.  May be required to put chains on vans during inclement weather. 
  • Other duties as needed or directed. 


  • Live in position includes rent and utilities. Must be able to work night shift, 5 days a week. 
  • Some training or experience working with people with substance use disorders preferred. 
  • Good communication and listening skills. 
  • The ability to make decisions quickly and remain calm and be flexible. 
  • Demonstrated effective communication skills and ability to provide culturally-competent treatment services to diverse client populations and maintain a cooperative working relationship with others in a culturally diverse environment. 
  • Ability to maintain professional boundaries both on and offsite 
  • Proficient in Microsoft Outlook and Word.   
  • Must be able to transport clients in a LifeWorks NW vehicle. Must have a valid driver's license, be 21 or over, and meet LifeWorks NW driving requirements. 
  • Must be able to pass a DHS background check. 

LifeWorks NW is a private, non-profit organization providing prevention, mental health, substance use treatment, and related social services to over 30,000 youths, adults, and older adults in 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. Core values include Recovery and Relationships, Resilience, and Results. 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. LifeWorks NW is committed to advancing our equity and inclusion work with an emphasis on ensuring an anti-racist organizational culture and practice.  We strive to continuously improve the cultural competence and cultural humility of LifeWorks NW, its staff, and its services to clients and consumers in all aspects including race, ethnicity, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, socio-economic background and status, age, religion, veteran status, citizen status, and ability. LifeWorks NW creates and upholds a work environment that is respectful and inclusive for all. LifeWorks NW services are effective across cultural groups. 

Equal Opportunity Employer   

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