Parent Mentor – Multnomah County Fathers

Peer Support Portland, Oregon


Parent Mentor – Multnomah County Fathers

 Salary Range: $19.00-$20.35/hour (Bilingual Spanish Range $20.71-$22.18/hour)

Schedule: Mon -Fri 8am-5pm

Full Time, In Person

Are you a parent in recovery in Multnomah County? Do you have lived experience of addiction, recovery, and DHS child welfare involvement? Come support parents’ efforts to reunite with their children and find their path to recovery. Morrison Child & Family Services is seeking a parent with shared lived experiences of addiction recovery and a closed DHS Child Welfare case.

  This position will serve fathers in Multnomah County and will have an office based in Portland. Work will be a combination of remote and in-person and is based in Portland and other areas of Multnomah County; mileage reimbursement paid for travel. 

 The Parent Mentor Program offers a supportive & inspiring workplace for people in recovery, including an employee resource group for staff of color. Our motto is: RECOVERY FIRST-FAMILY SECOND-WORK THIRD! 

 Morrison Child and Family Services is a non-profit organization providing culturally responsive, anti-oppressive mental health and substance use disorder treatment, support, and prevention services to children, youth, and families who are working through the effects of systemic racism, trauma, poverty, abuse, neglect, or other mental health needs. As one of the largest mental health and substance use recovery services serving 7,000 youth in Portland, Oregon and the state of Washington, our goal is to promote a vibrant culture of self-care, creativity, and overall resilience that contribute to the success of our youth and families. 

Job Purpose:

Parents Anonymous of Oregon is seeking a (Father) Parent Mentor to support Child Welfare-involved fathers in Multnomah County.  The Parent Mentor Program matches Parent Mentors who have a history of addiction and involvement with DHS Child Welfare with parents currently entering the Child Welfare system. Parent Mentors are role models demonstrating the possibility of change and a healthy life as a parent in recovery.  The LIFE Program is a strength-based, trauma informed and culturally responsive approach to working toward permanency for children in foster care, in which mentors and other service providers partner collaboratively with DHS to support families.  Parent Mentors provide system navigation based on a combination of personal experience and professional training provided by Parents Anonymous.  Empowering and coaching parents through their case with DHS, supporting them at monthly Case Planning Meetings and court hearings, driving parents to appointments, and providing support for other mentors on the team are all important aspects of this work.

 Position Responsibilities:

  • Develop a trusting relationship with assigned parents by providing regular contact and support, including attending court and/or meetings with DHS when requested by parents
  • Communicate positively and professionally with DHS staff and work collaboratively to support families identified for the L.I.F.E. Program
  • Build relationships with Child Welfare staff and serve as a positive representative for the Parent Mentor Program within DHS
  • Assist DHS Child Welfare staff in recognizing issues of addiction and recovery
  • Link parents with treatment services and community resources as needed
  • Support parents in developing positive parenting and making positive choices
  • Empower parents to advocate for themselves and their family by coaching parents in understanding the boundaries and expectations of DHS


 We look forward to reviewing your resume and application at 


Experience/Education Requirements  

  • Personal experience and knowledge of addiction issues 
  • Minimum 2 years in active recovery from using alcohol and other drugs 
  • Personal experience of a ODHS Child Welfare case, closed for a minimum 1 year required 
  • High School Diploma or GED or high school level writing and reading skills 


Preferred Qualifications not required 

  • Knowledge of treatment and community resources preferred
  • Experience being mentored by our program
  • Certified Recovery Mentor certificate through MHACBO
  • Basic computer skills, including word processing, databases, spreadsheets & email


Other Requirements:

  • Position requires personal transportation allowing for regular travel within Multnomah for meetings and trainings in a timely manner. Must have and maintain a valid driver’s license and personal auto liability insurance 
  • Must pass a criminal history check 



We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, age or any other category protected by state, local or federal law, rule or regulation



This job is open until filled.  Applications will be reviewed as received.  Morrison reserves the right to make a hiring decision at any point during the posting period.  


Morrison employees are offered a variety of plans to address the health and welfare needs of our employees and families.  Many benefits are paid in whole or in part by Morrison and are offered as a voluntary option to be paid for by the employee through payroll deductions.  Morrison benefits include Medical, Prescription, Vision, Dental, Flexible Spending Accounts, Employer-Paid Life, AD&D and LTD, and an Employee Assistance Program (EAP).  In addition to these plans, employees may purchase additional voluntary life insurance, short-term disability, critical illness and accident coverage through Unum.