Employment

Current openings at NARA 

The Native American Rehabilitation Association (NARA) is a private non-profit that provides culturally appropriate education, physical and mental health services, and substance abuse treatment to Native Americans, Alaska Natives, and vulnerable people.

 

Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) Administrative Assistant

Posted 7/23/2014
 
This position will be responsible for coordinating schedules as well as tracking data collection and maintaining appropriate behavioral health records.  Helps to maintain the daily office routine and activity to help promote business excellence.  Also responsible for coordinating closely with the billing department to ensure appropriate billing documentation has been submitted. Provides administrative support to other Totem Lodge-based programs and backup coverage for front desk reception duties as needed

To Qualify:

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Demonstrated high level of organizational and communication skills
  • High proficiency with databases and spreadsheets
  • At least one year experience providing similar administrative support
  • Experience in a community behavioral health setting a plus
  • Ability to maintain professional boundaries with clients, the community, and other staff members
  • Work collaboratively with clients, other NARA staff, team members, and to treat everyone with respect and dignity at all times
  • Experience working within the Native American/Alaska Native community is considered a plus

 

Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) RN Case Mangager

Posted 7/23/2014

 Will provide case management and nursing services.  Under the direction of the psychiatric provider, this position will be responsible for assessment and triage of medical needs for all ACT clients and medication monitoring.  Case manager duties include formal and informal ongoing clinical and non-clinical assessments of all clients, within the appropriate scope of practice; developing, writing, implementing and revising treatment plans with clients; assisting clients obtain income and housing, attending medical and psychiatric appointments, building relationships with families and support systems, acting as a liaison between the client and other community services; and providing crisis intervention as needed.  As the RN specialist, this position will assist other team members in further developing skills to promote client wellness and physical health.  

To Qualify:

  • Registered Nurse with QMHP preferred
  • At least one year experience providing direct services to individuals living with severe and persistent mental illness, preferably in a behavioral health setting
  • Experience providing culturally appropriate behavioral health services for American Indian/ Alaska Native individuals and communities strongly preferred
  • Ability to maintain professional boundaries with clients, the community, and other staff members
  • Work collaboratively with clients, other NARA staff, team members, and to treat everyone with respect and dignity at all times
  • Experience working within the Native American/Alaska Native community is considered a plus

 

Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) CADC Case Manager

Posted 7/23/2014

This position will provide case management and addictions counseling services, including individual and group counseling.  Responsible for completing ASAM assessments, and for coordinating referrals to residential or intensive outpatient chemical dependency treatment services.  Also assists clients in different stages of change in relation to substance abuse, focusing on building motivation.  Case management duties include formal and informal ongoing clinical and non-clinical assessments of all clients, within the appropriate scope of practice; developing, writing, implementing and revising treatment plans with clients; assisting clients obtain income and housing, attending medical and psychiatric appointments, building relationships with families and support systems, acting as a liaison between the client and other community services; and providing crisis intervention as needed.  

To Qualify:

  • High school diploma or GED
  • CADC/QMHA (QMHP preferred)
  • At least two year’s experience providing direct services to individuals dually diagnosed with a severe and persistent mental illness and substance abuse/dependence
  • Experience providing culturally appropriate behavioral health services for American Indian/Alaska Native individuals and communities preferred
  • Ability to maintain professional boundaries with clients, the community, and other staff members
  • Work collaboratively with clients, other NARA staff, team members, and to treat everyone with respect and dignity at all times
  • Experience working within the Native American/Alaska Native community is considered a plus

 

 

Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) Case Manager/Cultural Specialist

Posted 7/23/2014

Will provide case management and culture support services to clients.  Facilitates client access to specific cultural services including ceremony, community events, and other cultural and spiritual supports and will assist other team members in further developing skills to support clients’ cultural needs and to ensure all services incorporate culture.  Case management duties include formal and informal ongoing clinical and non-clinical assessments of all clients within the appropriate scope of practice; developing, writing, implementing and revising treatment plans with clients; assisting clients obtain income and housing; attending medical and psychiatric appointments as needed; building relationships with families and support systems; acting as a liaison between the client and other community services; and providing crisis intervention as needed.  

To Qualify:

  • High school diploma or GED
  • CADC/QMHA (QMHP preferred)
  • At least two years’ experience providing direct services to individuals dually diagnosed with a severe and persistent mental illness and substance abuse/dependence
  • Experience providing culturally appropriate behavioral health services for American Indian/ Alaska Native individuals and communities preferred
  • Ability to maintain professional boundaries with clients, the community, and other staff members
  • Work collaboratively with clients, other NARA staff, team members, and to treat everyone with respect and dignity at all times
  • Experience working within the Native American/Alaska Native community is considered a plus

 

Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) Psychiatric License Medical Practitioner (Part Time)

Posted 7/23/2014

This position will supervise all medical and psychiatric services provided by ACT team members and will be a primary liaison with other NARA and external medical providers.  Responsible for ensuring all medication management and monitoring protocols are followed in accordance with appropriate OARS.  Will also provide all psychiatric evaluation and medication management services for ACT clients. 

To Qualify:

  • PMHNP or Licensed Psychiatrist
  • At least two year’s experience providing medication management services to individuals dually diagnosed with a severe and persistent mental illness and substance abuse/dependence, preferably in an integrated community behavioral health program.
  • Experience providing culturally appropriate behavioral health services for American Indian/ Alaska Native individuals and communities strongly preferred
  • Ability to maintain professional boundaries with clients, the community, and other staff members
  • Work collaboratively with clients, other NARA staff, team members, and to treat everyone with respect and dignity at all times
  • Experience working within the Native American/Alaska Native community is considered a plus

 

Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) Team Leader/Clinical Supervisor

Posted 7/23/2014

Will provide clinical leadership to the ACT team in engagement, assessment, treatment planning, and service provision.  Works to ensure fidelity to the ACT model while also ensuring the program incorporates culturally specific approaches as part of the model.  Responsible for directing the day-to-day clinical operations of the team, coordinating the admission process and for some direct service provision, including case management services, as a clinical member of the team.

To Qualify:

  • High school diploma or GED
  • QMHP with at least one year’s supervisory experience
  • At least three year’s experience providing direct services to individuals with severe and persistent mental illness
  • Extensive knowledge of homeless and housing service systems and behavioral health crisis service systems in the Portland tri-county area
  • Experience providing culturally appropriate behavioral health services for American Indian/Alaska Native individuals and communities
  • Ability to maintain professional boundaries with clients, the community, and other staff members
  • Work collaboratively with clients, other NARA staff, team members, and to treat everyone with respect and dignity at all times
  • Experience working within the Native American/Alaska Native community is considered a plus

 

Counselor

Posted 7/23/2014

Responsible for a creating a collaborative process that facilitates clients’ progress toward mutually determined treatment goals and objectives. Works with clients to establish realistic, achievable goals consistent with achieving and maintaining recovery. 

To Qualify:

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Must be a CADC I or a Certified Chemical Dependency Specialist I
  • At least one year’s paid experience as a Chemical Dependency Counselor
  • Candidates must demonstrate disciplined empathy for alcohol/drug abuse clients and an understanding of the illness concept of alcoholism/drug abuse
  • Demonstrate knowledge of AA, NA, Alateen and other support program
  • Ability to maintain professional boundaries with clients, the community, and other staff members
  • Work collaboratively with clients, other NARA staff, team members, and to treat everyone with respect and dignity at all times
  • Experience working within the Native American/Alaska Native community is considered a plus

 

Family Partner

Posted 7/23/2014

Responsible for leading and facilitating young men’s skill building groups and co-lead services provided through the Innovative Fathers Program. Provides peer support to parents served by NARA’s Wraparound services program and assists them to successfully engage with and navigate the services; help to reduce barriers to access.  Facilitates assessment of services, makes referrals to services as appropriate for client needs, and follows-up on referrals to determine outcome of interventions.  Ensures services are family driven and child focused.

To Qualify:

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Bachelor of Arts of Bachelor of Science preferred
  • One year’s experience performing the stated job duties noted or equivalent
  • Must have personal or professional experience assisting parents with children/youth who have had or are receiving mental health services 
  • Direct experience working with fathers preferred
  • Successful experience working with community resource and social service agencies preferred
  • Ability to organize and maintain activity logs, contact tracking forms, and other documentation
  • Ability to maintain professional boundaries with clients, the community, and other staff members
  • Work collaboratively with clients, other NARA staff, team members, and to treat everyone with respect and dignity at all times
  • Experience working within the Native American/Alaska Native community is considered a plus

 

Lead Tribal Outreach Specialist -and- Tribal Outreach Specialist

Posted 7/23/2014

These positions will work closely with the alcohol and drug treatment programs of the 9 federally recognized tribes in Oregon in order to facilitate admissions, discharges and to provide the necessary linkages for continuity of care between the tribes and NARA residential. The goal is to improve outcomes for tribal referrals.  

To Qualify:

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Prior case management experience
  • Ability to drive
  • Certification as a Recovery Mentor
  • CADC preferred
  • Ability to maintain professional boundaries with clients, the community, and other staff members
  • Work collaboratively with clients, other NARA staff, team members, and to treat everyone with respect and dignity at all times
  • Experience working within the Native American/Alaska Native community is considered a plus

 

Recovery Coach (two positions)

Posted 7/23/2014

Provides support, mentoring and follow-up services to families, conducts outreach intervention and aftercare for clients, and facilitates family intervention as needed.

To Qualify:

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Understanding of 12-step model of recovery
  • Must be clean and sober for a minimum of two years
  • One year’s experience performing the duties noted above or equivalents
  • Willingness and ability to work flexible work schedule; this may include evenings and weekends
  • Ability to maintain professional boundaries with clients, the community, and other staff members
  • Work collaboratively with clients, other NARA staff, team members, and to treat everyone with respect and dignity at all times
  • Experience working within the Native American/Alaska Native community is considered a plus

 

 

Evaluation Specialist

Posted 7/23/2014

Responsible for collecting data and analyzing it. Monitoring trends and completing reports. They may conduct interviews of program participants; conduct data collection; data cleaning; data entry; database file management and other duties in support of project leaders.

To Qualify:

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Certification as a CADC1 or CDS 1
  • At least one year’s paid experience working in evaluation/research. 
  • Ability to present ideas, transmit information and convey concepts to individual or groups of people of varying educational, cultural, and experiential levels in an effective way.
  • Ability to maintain professional boundaries with clients, the community, and other staff members.
  • Work collaboratively with clients, other NARA staff, team members, and to treat everyone with respect and dignity at all times.
  • Experience working within the Native American/Alaska Native community is considered a plus.

 

Outpatient Manager

Posted 7/23/2014

Responsible to provide clinical coordination and monitoring of standards of care between the Residential Treatment Facility and the Outpatient treatment service components of NARA.  Ensures a treatment model that is family and community based; includes child & family development, mental health care, health care, and a gambling addiction treatment component. 

 To Qualify:

  • Masters Degree
  • Dually licensed/certified preferred
  • Current A & D Counseling certificate
  • Minimum of two years paid counseling or social service experience  
  • Minimum five years management experience
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and exercises judgment within generally defined practices and policies when selecting methods and techniques in problem solving.
  • Ability to present ideas, transmit information and convey concepts to individual or groups of people of varying educational, cultural, and experiential levels in an effective way.
  • Ability to maintain professional boundaries with clients, the community, and other staff members.
  • Work collaboratively with clients, other NARA staff, team members, and to treat everyone with respect and dignity at all times.
  • Experience working within the Native American/Alaska Native community is considered a plus.

 

Community Housing Specialist

Posted 7/23/2014

Responsible for providing telephone and in person screening with families and individuals who are seeking assistance through Community Resources.  Provide regular case management for participants, following the model of Assertive Engagement. Verify eligibility and assist eligible clients gain access to rent assistance through an in-depth assessment for service.  Provide case management to clients at risk of becoming homeless.

To Qualify:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in social service/social sciences field
  • At least six (6) months experience providing housing assistance services or related services; or any combination of education and work experience in social services to total four (4) years
  • Valid Driver’s license, good driving record, own transportation, current auto insurance
  • Successful experience with Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook; HMIS and OPUS experience preferred, but not required
  • Position will require flexibility in working schedule
  • Ability to maintain professional boundaries with clients, the community, and other staff members.
  • Work collaboratively with clients, other NARA staff, team members, and to treat everyone with respect and dignity at all times.
  • Experience working within the Native American/Alaska Native community is considered a plus.

 

Employment Specialist

Posted 7/23/2014

Responsible for providing telephone and in person screening with families and individuals who are seeking assistance through Community Resources.  Provide regular case management for participants, following the model of Assertive Engagement.  Develop structured individual employment and self sufficiency plan for each client. Provide data and reports as needed.

To Qualify:

  • Associates Degree or equivalent in social service/social sciences field
  • At least six (6) months experience providing employment  assistance services or related services; or any combination of education and work experience in social services to total four (2) years
  • Valid Driver’s license, good driving record, own transportation, current auto insurance
  • Successful experience with Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook; HMIS and OPUS experience preferred, but not required
  • Position will require flexibility in working schedule
  • Ability to maintain professional boundaries with clients, the community, and other staff members.
  • Work collaboratively with clients, other NARA staff, team members, and to treat everyone with respect and dignity at all times.
  • Experience working within the Native American/Alaska Native community is considered a plus.

 

 

Cook – Part Time and On-Call

Posted 7/23/2014

Responsible for following Indian Health Services, Multnomah County, and State of Oregon standards and guidelines for food service operations in a Residential Treatment Facility.  The primary responsibility of this position is food preparation for the clientele of the residential treatment facility.

To Qualify:

  • High school diploma or GED
  • One year’s experience cooking for residential treatment facility, school or hospital (preferred)
  • Knowledge of meal preparation and menu planning
  • Must be able to lift up to a minimum of 50 lbs
  • Ability to stand for extensive hours
  • Current Food Handler’s card
  • Ability to maintain professional boundaries with clients, the community, and other staff members
  • Work collaboratively with clients, other NARA staff, team members, and to treat everyone with respect and dignity at all times
  • Experience working within the Native American/Alaska Native community is considered a plus

 

Recovery Support Services Manager  

Posted 07/02/2014

The Recovery Support Services Manager has responsibility for the ongoing development and implementation of recovery support services for Outpatient clients. Develops services to achieve the highest quality of services and best outcomes for clients and community. Serves as member of addiction services leadership team. Supervised by the Integrated Care Director.  The position must work collaboratively with the Residential Treatment Center, Residential Treatment Director, and Outpatient managers to develop and maintain a system of care.

To Qualify:

  • High school diploma or GED
  • High level of cultural sensitivity with knowledge of Native American cultures 
  • Excellent communication skills required
  • Knowledge and experience with Oregon tribes 
  • Ability to work with the native community 
  • Extensive knowledge and understanding Of addiction services required
  • Documented effectiveness in presenting ideas, transmitting information, conveying concepts to individuals or groups of people of varying educational, cultural and experience levels
  • Minimum of two years sobriety/clean time, if in recovery /or commitment to modeling drug and alcohol free life if not in recovery 
  • Ability to pass background investigation and ability to pass pre-employment drug screen
  • Evidence of ability to help a work group use all of its resources and expertise to manage complex situations and achieve positive results
  • Ability to work flexibly as a part of a multi-cultural, multi-disciplinary team 
  • Ability to work with tribes 
  • Motivational interviewing skill and ability to engage clients and staff at varying stages of commitment to change
  • Ability to present ideas, transmit information and convey concepts to individual or groups of people of varying educational, cultural, and experiential levels in an effective way
  • Ability to maintain professional boundaries with clients, the community, and other staff members
  • Work collaboratively with clients, other NARA staff, team members, and to treat everyone with respect and dignity at all times
  • Experience working within the Native American/Alaska Native community is considered a plus

 

Child and Family Mental Health Therapist/Care Coordinator

Posted 06/09/2014

The Child and Family Mental Health Therapist /Care Coordinator will provide assessment and psychotherapy services for children, parents, couples, group, and family therapy; referral and follow-up services.  Hours of work are flexible to meet program needs, with some evenings. When performing care coordinator duties the duties will include completing a strengths and needs assessment of youth & their families, working in full partnership with team members to develop a Plan of Care, overseeing the implementation, identifying providers of services or family-based resources, facilitating youth and family team meetings and monitoring all services that are authorized by the Team. The Mental Health Therapist/Care Coordinator ensures care is delivered in a manner consistent with strength-based, family driven, youth guided, community-based and culturally competent values, offers consultation and education to all providers regarding the values of the National Wraparound Initiative model, monitors progress toward treatment goals, and assures that all necessary data for evaluation is gathered and recorded.

Essential Job Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Assess all children entering into NARA”s Child and Family program, implementing services as needed.
  • Provide play therapy to children as indicated.
  • Provide family therapy for adults involved with Family Involvement Team (FIT) program
  • Conduct family sessions
  • Conduct couples sessions
  • Conduct parenting services as needed.
  • Provide psycho-educational lectures to client community as needed.
  • Provide mental health support to clients experiencing mental health crisis.
  • Provide resources and consultation to counselors and Child Development Center (CDC) staff regarding mental health issues, children’s development and mental health uses, family dynamics and therapy.
  • Serve as consultant and liaison with NARA programs and referral sources and treatment providers, facilitating referrals and follow-up for aftercare.
  • Document in writing all assessments, treatment plans, progress notes, discharge summaries and other documentation in accordance with all governmental laws and guidelines.
  • Participate in community mental health awareness and community outreach programs of NARA-NW.
  • Coordinate the program staff around the development of culturally specific models of healing and intervention.
  • Participate in quality assurance activities including chart review.
  • Attend and provide relevant trainings as assigned.
  • Provide mental health “on-call” services as needed
  • Coordinate care for children and youth and their families that are referred to the NARA Nak-Nu-Wit project.
  • Complete a discovery of strengths and needs that is inclusive of the youth and family’s values, culture, preferences and beliefs.
  • Ensures that needs drive decision making.
  • Effectively incorporates strengths as interventions into plans of care.
  • Incorporates individual family beliefs and traditions into assessments and treatment plans and seeks culturally and linguistically competent services and supports.
  • Can effectively articulate the vision, strengths and needs of each youth and family on his/her caseload.
  • Seeks community services before formals services and works to continually move families to more community-based settings.
  • Participate in community mental health awareness and community outreach programs of NARA NW.
  • Ensures that parent and/or family involvement is maintained throughout the service period.
  • Maintains ongoing dialogue with the family and providers to assure that the philosophy of care is consistent and that progress is made toward goals. Evaluates progress and makes adjustments as necessary.
  • Consistently delivers strength-based, family-driven, culturally competent services.
  • Interprets psychiatric, psychological and other evaluation data, and uses that information in the formation of a collaborative plan of care.
  • Comply with all applicable State and federal laws, regulations and guidelines as well as NARA’s policies and procedures regarding mandatory reporting, confidentiality and any other applicable components.
  • Demonstrate skill in consensus building, creative problem solving, mediation, and general meeting facilitation.
  • Seek and accept clinical and administrative supervision
  • Demonstrate flexibility and optimism about the strengths of youth and their families.
  • Assist clients in making arrangements for transportations to appointments as needed.
  • Effectively use resources that are naturally in the community.
  • Ensures that work in or with the community promotes and increases positive relationships with NARA NW, its programs and staff.
  • Uses resources and available flex funding to assure that services are based specifically on the needs of the youth and family.
  • Maintains detailed documentation and ensures all information related to each youth and family is up to date and in the project’s MIS system.
  • Participate and support all requirements related to the national evaluation.

Other Job Duties:

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  •   Master’s degree in social work or related human service field required.
  • Demonstrated skill in team building or facilitation.
  • Strong knowledge of and genuine respect for youth and adults with mental health issues and a firm commitment to empowering and meeting the needs of their families.
  • Strong knowledge of working with Native American/ Alaska Native community is preferred.
  • Strong communication and writing skills and ability to use sound judgment and intuition.
  • Proficient computer skills including familiarity w/Microsoft Word, PowerPoint & Outlook.
  • Must demonstrates a commitment to exceptional customer service, support organization values and exude professionalism through appropriate conduct and demeanor, assure confidentiality and work collaboratively with other NARA staff and team members.
  • Ability to maintain professional boundaries with clients, the community, and other staff members.
  • Work collaboratively with clients, other NARA staff, team members, and to treat everyone with respect and dignity at all times.
  • Experience working within the Native American/Alaska Native community is considered a plus.
  • If in recovery, must have a minimum of two years sobriety/clean time.
  • Ability to pass a pre-employment or for cause drug tests.
  • Ability to pass criminal background and DMV checks.

This job description is not intended to be and should not be construed as an all-inclusive list of all the responsibilities, skills or working conditions associated with the position.  While it is intended to accurately reflect the position’s activities and requirements, the agency reserves the rights to modify, add or remove duties and assign other duties as necessary.

 

CLINICAL SUPERVISOR – Mental Health

Posted 5/15/2014

The Clinical Supervisor will have clinical and operational oversight of QMHA and QMHP staff at Totem Lodge, including Mental Health Intensive Case Managers, Mental Health Therapists, Peer Support Specialists, and staff dually certified as Alcohol and Drug Counselors. Totem Lodge provides integrated and recovery-based services for adults living with severe and persistent mental illness, including intensive case management, skills training, therapy (individual and group), addictions counseling, psychiatric services and primary care services. The Totem Lodge milieu also offers services including access to showers, mail, coffee, soup, and social supports. The clinical supervisor facilitates and supervises the development and implementation of all behavioral health services for adults with serious mental illness and with severe and persistent mental illness. The supervisor provides clinical and administrative supervision for direct service staff, and will provide direct services to a small number of clients as needed.

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES:

  • Supervise QMHA and QMHP clinical staff and oversee their day-to-day activities.
  • Develop, implement and promote culturally appropriate behavioral health treatment for Native Americans diagnosed with severe and persistent mental health and alcohol and drug disorders.
  • Provide culturally appropriate clinical consultation and advocacy.
  • Develop and oversee implementation of protocols for communication, referral, consultation, documentation, data collection and report-writing.
  • Facilitate regular team meetings. Participate in agency and interagency meetings.
  • Coordinate and promote outreach activities and other agency services.
  • Function as a leader and member of an integrated multidisciplinary team that incorporates mental health treatment, substance abuse treatment, and primary medical care.
  • Lead and participate in quality assurance activities including chart reviews.
  • Participate in hiring process and performance evaluation of team members.
  • Provide new employee orientation and training as needed.
  • Attend, as well as develop and deliver relevant trainings as assigned.
  • Meet regularly with Program Manager for supervision and seek supervision as needed.
  • Provide consultation in crises and on-call services as needed.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Masters degree in Social Work, Psychology or Counseling. Meet minimum requirements as a QHMP.
  • Licensure as LCSW, LPC, LMFT, or RN preferred.
  • Two years’ experience providing clinical supervision.
  • Alcohol and Drug Certification, a plus.
  • Minimum five years experience serving the behavioral health needs of adults with severe and persistent mental illness. Experience in a setting integrating behavioral health and primary healthcare preferred. Experience with providing community-based services preferred.
  • Knowledge of local service systems, including services for homeless individuals, housing services, mental health services, and medical services.
  • Ability to maintain professional boundaries with clients, the community, and other staff members.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with clients, other NARA staff, team members, and to treat everyone with respect and dignity at all times.
  • Experience working within the Native American/Alaska Native community is considered a plus.
  • If in recovery, must have a minimum of two years sobriety/clean time.
  • Ability to pass a pre-employment or for cause drug tests.
  • Ability to pass criminal background and DMV checks.
  • Mental Health Therapists must be able to pass a CRIMS finger printing and background check.

This job description is not intended to be and should not be construed as an all-inclusive list of all the responsibilities, skills or working conditions associated with the position.  While it is intended to accurately reflect the position’s activities and requirements, the agency reserves the rights to modify, add or remove duties and assign other duties as necessary.

 

Mental Health Therapist – Child & Family (Portland, OR)

Posted 5/14/2014

The Native American Rehabilitation Association (NARA) has an immediate need for a Mental Health Therapist – Child and Family. This person will provide intake and assessment services; children, parents, couples, group, and family therapy; referral and follow-up services. Hours of work are flexible to meet program needs, with some evenings.

RESPONSIBILITES:
• Assess all children entering into NARA”s Child and Family program, implementing services as needed.
• Provide play therapy to children as indicated.
• Provide family therapy for adults involved with Family Involvement Team (FIT) program
• Conduct family sessions
• Conduct couples sessions
• Conduct parenting services as needed.
• Provide psycho-educational lectures to client community as needed.
• Provide mental health support to clients experiencing mental health crisis.
• Provide resources and consultation to counselors and Child Development Center (CDC) staff regarding mental health issues, children’s development and mental health uses, family dynamics and therapy.
• Serve as consultant and liaison with NARA programs and referral sources and treatment providers, facilitating referrals and follow-up for aftercare.
• Document in writing all assessments, treatment plans, progress notes, discharge summaries and other documentation in accordance with all governmental laws and guidelines.
• Participate in community mental health awareness and community outreach programs of NARA-NW.
• Coordinate the program staff around the development of culturally specific models of healing and intervention.
• Participate in quality assurance activities including chart review.
• Attend and provide relevant trainings as assigned.
• Provide mental health “on-call” services as needed.
• Perform other duties as assigned in order to fulfill NARA’s mission.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
• Minimum of a QMHP, LCSW, LPC with a Master’s degree in social work or psychology, with a clinical tract focus.
• Minimum of two years experience providing mental health services to families and children or equivalent.
• Alcohol and Drug Certification a plus.

It would be considered a plus to have experience working or living within the Native American or Alaska Native community.

 

Residential Assistant – On Call

Posted 5/13/2014

This position is responsible for attending to all client-related needs during the scheduled work shift in the NARA Residential Treatment Facility (inpatient alcohol & drug treatment). This includes monitoring clients and children, ensuring their safety, facilitating medication calls, and completing all relevant documentation and making appropriate referrals. Also will do regular sweeps of the facility, poison checks, client checks, ground checks, and help ensure the facility is kept clean.

TO QUALIFY:
• High school diploma or GED.
• An understanding of 12-step philosophy.
• Ability to serve as a positive role model for clients
• Have excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills.
• Requires a high level of confidentiality; strong maintenance of professional boundaries.
• Ability to lift a minimum of 50 lbs.
• Be able to stand/walk for extended periods of time;
• Possess a current CPR certification or ability to obtain one.
• Must have reliable transportation as there is no bus service at this location in suburban NW Portland.

 

Child Care Worker – On Call

Posted 5/13/2014

The successful candidate will provide care, education, and recreation for children whose parents are attending NARA’s Residential Treatment Center for alcohol and drug treatment.  Also prepares and serves snacks, completes progress reports, maintains daily log, works collaboratively with parents and counselor, and ensures the safety of children.

To Qualify:�
• High school diploma or GED
• Two years experience in the childcare field
• Ability to lift up to 50 lbs
• First Aid/CPR certification preferred
• Reliable transportation is required as there is no bus service to this NW Portland location

 

Physician (part time or full time)

Posted 11/13/13

Assists the Medical Director to ensure the NARA Indian Health Clinic’s medical services are in full compliance with standards, ethics and license requirements of the medical profession.  This may include supervision of medical students, coordination of locum tenens physicians and contractual physicians.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide culturally-sensitive primary health care services,
  • Provide advocacy, & treatment of acute & chronic illnesses, minor injuries, & episodic illnesses
  • Assure medical services are in compliance w/standards, ethics & license requirements
  • Ongoing collaboration with the Clinic team & referents to develop & document plan of care & complete outcomes evaluation in a timely fashion
  • Provide risk factor prevention & modification, mental health referrals, self-care measures for health maintenance, & family planning.

Qualifications:

  •  Board Certified or Board Eligible in Family Practice or Internal Medicine;
  • Have an unencumbered Oregon medical license;
  • Have the ability to maintain professional boundaries with clients, the community, and other staff members;
  • Be able to work collaboratively with clients, other NARA staff, team members, and to treat everyone with respect and dignity at all times.
  • Experience working within the Native American/Alaska Native community is considered a plus.

We offer full and part time employees a very generous benefits package of employer paid medical and dental insurance, thirteen (13) paid holidays each year, separate vacation and sick day accruals which increase with years of service, an employer matched 401(k) program, employer paid short and long term disability, and employer paid life insurance.

 

NARA Job Application

Download job application here  (Note – a PDF file, “right click” to save on your computer)

Please send a cover letter, resume, and salary requirements by email to jobs@naranorthwest.org, or fax to [503-224-4494]. Requires a minimum of two years sobriety and clean time. Employees are asked to commit to modeling a drug and alcohol free life. All potential hires are required to pass a pre-employment (post-offer) drug screen and criminal background check.

EOE: Within scope of Indian Preference, all candidates receive equal consideration. Preference in hiring is given to qualified Native Americans in accordance w/the Indian Preference Act (Title 25, US Code, Section 472 &473).

PAGE LAST UPDATED: July 24, 2014