Residential Care Facilitator, Project Network #439

LifeWorks NW's Project Network program is a residential program with a focus on the African American community for women in recovery dealing with alcohol/drug issues who are with their small children.

The Residential Care Facilitator provides monitoring, structure, and support. Position supervises residents and chores, provides staffing and oversight, and reports any problems that occur to clinical staff.

This position requires each staff to be able to do observable UA's (urinalysis). Because of this requirement for this specific position, only female candidates can be considered.

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. 

This is program is located in the NE Portland area. 

Hours/Days: Full-time positions work 40 hours a week. 

  • Daytime: Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm. 
  • Swing/Evening: Monday through Friday from 5:00 pm to 2:00 am. 

Pay/Benefits: $20.00 starting hourly pay plus Full benefits.

Additional $1.00 per hour swing shift differential and $1.50 per hour graveyard shift differential. 

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Provide a safe and secure environment for clients and their children.
  • Provide skills training in activities of daily living, including meal preparation, housekeeping chores, interpersonal relationships, effective communication, etc.
  • Establishes and informs rules for behavior and procedures for maintaining order among clients, employing techniques such as education, behavior modification and positive reinforcement. Monitors clients in order to detect unusual behavior and reports observations to the clinical team.
  • Respond to medical issues and concerns promptly.
  • Complete required documentation accurately, including daily logs and SAL's.
  • Provide basic crisis response to clients experiencing physical or emotional crises, including consulting with clinical staff, notifying emergency responders when needed, etc.
  • Document and maintain client records to ensure compliance with LifeWorks NW and contractual guidelines. Maintain confidentiality of records relating to clients' treatment.
  • Transport clients in LifeWorks NW vehicle.
  • Continually increase level of cultural sensitivity, awareness and competency.
  • May be required to work a variety of shifts including evenings and weekends.
  • 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.
  • Organize, supervise and encourage client participation in recovery-oriented social, educational and recreational activities.

Requirements:

  • This position requires each staff to be able to do observable UA's (urinalysis). Because of this requirement for this specific position, only female candidates can be considered.
  • Good communication and listening skills.
  • The ability to make decisions quickly and remain calm and be flexible.
  • Must be able to transport clients in a LifeWorks NW vehicle. Candidate must be at least 21 years of age, have a valid driver's license, and have the ability to meet LifeWorks NW's driving requirements.
  • Ability to establish and maintain confidentiality and professional boundaries with the clients and their children.
  • Basic computer skills including keyboarding, use of mouse, ability to navigate website and use common web browser.
  • Demonstrates effective communication skills and maintains a cooperative working relationship with others in a culturally diverse environment.
  • 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 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

www.lifeworksnw.org

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