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.
Gambling Addictions Treatment Counselor
The Native American Rehabilitation Association (NARA) has an immediate need for a Gambling Addiction Treatment Counselor. Will be responsible for the development, implementation, and delivery of outpatient gambling addiction treatment in the outpatient treatment setting.
Essential Job Duties: Develop and implement culturally specific gambling addiction treatment curriculum into the outpatient treatment schedule. Provide direct outpatient client care to include intakes, referral routing, assessment, treatment planning, case management, and individual and group counseling. Attend meetings and develop relationships with external organizations to maintain communication and cooperation between NARA and tribes/agencies/organizations. Organize, attend, and participate in outpatient PGS staff meetings. Prepare reports as required for submission to the applicable program. Participate with staff to identify community self-help resources and provide aftercare treatment for clients with gambling addiction. Provide staff training on gambling addiction identification, assessment, treatment planning, and treatment. Make appropriate referrals to mental health professionals, medical or any other appropriate needs and collaborate for continuity of care. Maintain clinical records and/or oversee maintenance of clinical records. Act as public contact for intakes, assessments, and general questions about problem gambling.
To Qualify: High school diploma or GED. A&D certification not required but recommend a background in addictions theory and treatment. Certified as Gambling Addiction Counselor II. Demonstrate disciplined empathy for alcohol/drug abuse clients and an understanding of the illness concept of alcoholism/drug abuse, plus demonstrate knowledge of AA, NA, Alateen and other support program. Experience with Native community a plus. Ability to maintain professional boundaries with clients, the community, and other staff members. Ability to work collaboratively with clients and NARA staff. Ensure everyone is treated with respect and dignity at all times.
Physician (part time or full time)
We are searching for an outstanding community service Physician to join our multi-disciplinary team. The NARA Indian Health Clinic approaches healthcare in a holistic manner. We believe in treating our community by addressing their physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual needs. NARA’s physicians provide culturally-sensitive primary health care services, advocacy, & treatment of acute & chronic illnesses, minor injuries, & episodic illnesses while assuring medical services are in compliance w/standards, ethics & license requirements. Requires ongoing collaboration with the Clinic team & referents to develop & document plan of care & complete outcomes evaluation in a timely fashion. Provides risk factor prevention & modification, mental health referrals, self-care measures for health maintenance, & family planning.
To Qualify: Must be 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.
On-Call Residential Assistant
The Residential Assistant is responsible for attending to all client-related needs during the scheduled work shift at the NARA Residential Treatment Facility.
Responsibilities: Monitoring clients and children, assuring their safety, facilitating medication call, and completing all relevant documentation and making appropriate referrals. Also will do regular sweeps of the facility, poison checks, client checks, ground checks, and helps assure the facility is kept clean.
To Qualify: Must have a High School Diploma or GED; an understanding of 12-step philosophy; the ability to serve as a positive role model for clients; and have superior interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills. Requires a high level of confidentiality; strong maintenance of professional boundaries; the ability to lift a minimum of 50 lbs; the ability to stand/walk for extended periods of time; and a current CPR certification or ability to obtain one. Reliable transportation is required as there is no bus service at this location in NW Portland
NARA Job Application
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Please send a cover letter, resume, and salary requirements by email to firstname.lastname@example.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).
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