Parent Mentor: Self Sufficiency Program Moms

Peer Support Milwaukie, Oregon


Parent Mentor, Mothers
Clackamas County, Oregon
Full-Time, Full Benefits
40 Hours Per Week, Typical Hours are Monday – Friday 8am – 5pm   


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!   


Are you a mother in recovery in Clackamas 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 mother with shared lived experiences of recovery.  This peer position will serve parents in Clackamas County, and will have an office based in Milwaukie. Work will be a combination of remote and in-person and is based in Milwaukie and other areas of Clackamas County; weekly travel to Milwaukie required; occasional travel to Portland required; mileage reimbursement paid for travel.   


This position requires a unique life experience, including personal experience and knowledge of addiction issues and a minimum 2 years in active program of recovery.   


Job Summary:   

The Parent Mentor program matches Parent Mentors who have lived experience of involvement with ODHS child welfare and are currently living a recovery lifestyle 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.   Parent Mentors provide system navigation based on a combination of their personal experience and professional training provided by Parents Anonymous.     


This position will serve mothers in Clackamas County, and will have an office based in Milwaukie. Travel to Milwaukie required; occasional travel to Portland required.   


Primary duties and Responsibilities:   

  • Develop a trusting relationship with child welfare-involved parents by providing regular contact and support, building trust and rapport, including attending court and/or meetings with ODHS
  • Build relationships with ODHS Child Welfare, treatment services and dependency court systems and represent the Parent Mentor Program positively with all County partners
  • Communicate positively and professionally with ODHS staff and work collaboratively with caseworkers to support parents in achieving their goals
  • Link parents with culturally responsive treatment services and culturally specific community resources to increase access to positive mental health development as needed
  • Consult with ODHS Child Welfare staff regarding effective culturally specific relevant practices to engage families of the assigned client population
  • Models to parents a lifestyle of recovery and actively describes how one maintains personal recovery 


Education and Experience Requirements:
A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:   

  • 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 Position Qualifications: (preference may be given to those who hold these qualifications; however, candidates who meet the required position qualifications are encouraged to apply)   

  • Experience with building a recovery foundation through a pathway that models recovery or mentored by the Parent Mentor Program.  Experience being sponsored in the 12 Step community or mentored by the Parent Mentor Program.
  • Knowledge of treatment and community resources


Other Requirements:   

  • Position requires personal transportation allowing for regular travel within Washington County, Clackamas County, and Multnomah County 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

Schedule: 40 hours per week schedule – Monday-Friday, typically 8:00am-5:00pm window. Weekends off!    

Starting Pay Range:   

$19.00- $20.22   

Bilingual (Spanish): $20.71- $22.03   


Why join us?   

  • Benefits and Perks – Extensive benefit package includes medical, dental and vision coverage. Company provided Life and Long-Term Disability. Paid vacation and sick time. Transportation stipend for employees working at our downtown location.
  • We make a difference in our community – At Morrison we provide a comprehensive continuum of mental health, substance abuse and prevention and education services for youth, from birth through age 21. We work with families and communities to make a difference in every child’s life.

About the Program: Parents Anonymous of Oregon
 The Parent Mentor Program is a collaboration between Morrison’s Parents Anonymous® of Oregon program, the FIT for Recovery Team, and the Oregon Department of Human Services. Morrison’s Parents Anonymous® of Oregon is Accredited by Parents Anonymous® Inc. Learn more about the Parents Anonymous®  National program by visiting their website:   


Whom We Help - Parent Mentors provide services for parents involved with the child welfare system. Our Parents Anonymous® of Oregon parent support groups are open to parents, step-parents, foster parents, grandparents, older siblings and anyone in a parenting role.

About Us:   

Morrison Child and Family Services is a non-profit organization that provides a comprehensive array of services to children, adolescents, and their families.  

Visit our website to learn more about our mission and history and our strategy for accomplishing our goal of achieving significant, positive, and long-term clinical outcomes for the clients we serve.   


At Morrison we celebrate diversity. Through our commitment to equity and inclusion, we support our communities to move beyond disparity and oppression and work with compassion, integrity, and dedication to social justice through the implementation of goals and policies. We strive to create an inclusive and anti-racist organization by ensuring that racial identity will not determine or predict the quality of trauma-informed care a child receives; to that effect, we’re looking for candidates who can provide culturally-appropriate care or possess the ability to hold each other and yourself accountable to the diversity and uniqueness of all individuals within Morrison, our clients and our community stakeholders.   



To be considered for this position you must follow this application procedure.
 Position Open Until Enough Qualified Applicants Have Responded
 We strive to Create a Diverse, Inclusive environment to Better Serve our Clients.
 We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.