Recovery Mentor

Job Description


NARA NW is a culturally specific non-profit organization that has grown rapidly throughout the last 50 years. The organization was founded by Native Americans looking to provide educational, physical, and mental health services that are culturally appropriate to American Indians, Alaska Natives, and anyone in need. Today, NARA NW has grown to over 400 employees and is looking for passionate and charismatic professionals looking to make a positive impact on underserved communities around the Portland metro area.

Our mission is to achieve the highest level of physical, mental, and spiritual well-being for American Indians and Alaska Native people. We cannot achieve this mission without the effort and comradery that exists within our company culture. NARA NW is committed to treating its employees with respect and compassion. We provide our employees a competitive benefits package that includes, but is not limited to, two weeks of PTO, two weeks of sick time, and 15 Holiday’s including a day off for your birthday. Above all else, we prioritize and value our employees’ physical, spiritual, and mental health to complete our mission.

The CRM/PSS (Certified Recovery Mentor/ Peer Support Specialist), assists clients in accessing resources and services that support their recovery. This includes alcohol and drug-free housing, behavioral, physical, and dental health services, transportation, employment, etc.


  • Facilitates client connections to the recovery community and other community supports. Teach and model positive recovery skills. Accompany and/or drive clients to activities or appointments in support of recovery efforts.
  • Uses motivational interviewing to help clients develop and achieve recovery-oriented goals, including the development of a recovery identity and lifestyle.
  • Responsible for documenting all client service activities within the required time frame and in the required format including documentation of all client related activities.
  • Maintains confidentiality of all clients protected health information and adhere to all HIPPA related policies and procedures.
  • Other duties as assigned for the success of the program and client.


  • High School Diploma/GED.
  • CRM certification in good standing with MHABCO.
  • A valid driver’s license for state of residency and have a driving record that qualifies for coverage under the NARA insurance policy.
  • Must possess an understanding of multiple pathways to recovery and recovery support services.
  • Experience required working with minority communities, and knowledge of the current disparities that certain communities may face more broadly in society.
  • Ability to work independently and as a team player.
  • Lived experience related to the population being served.
  • Able to establish and maintain professional boundaries while providing supportive services and building trust with clients, staff, and community partners.
  • Excellent communication, trauma-informed approach, and conflict resolution skills.
  • Well-developed documentation skills and a strong commitment to quality management.
  • Experience with Microsoft programs.
  • Must be dependable, flexible, and punctual, and exhibit strong time management skills.
  • Able to communicate in a clear, concise, and effective manner in both verbal and written formats.

Our agency follows federal guidelines for Controlled Substances in accordance (Title 5, Code of Federal Regulations, part 731 (5 C.F.R. part 731). All employees are required to pass a pre-employment background check and pre-employment drug test.

NARA NW is fully committed to supporting sobriety. All employees must agree to model sobriety, both on and off the job, including no alcohol drinking, no illicit drug use, no marijuana use, and no prescription drug abuse behavior. If in recovery, must have been sober/clean for a length of time sufficient to demonstrate that will be able to model sobriety.

EEO/AA Employer/Vets/Disabled/Race/Ethnicity/Gender/Age. 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).

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $20.00 - $24.00 per hour


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Flexible schedule
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance


  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Portland, OR: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)

Work Location: In person

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