Parent Mentor - Washington County Culturally Specific Fathers

Peer Support Beaverton, Oregon


Culturally Specific Parent Mentor – Washington County
Full-Time, Full Benefits
40 Hours Per Week, Typical Hours are Monday – Friday 8am – 5pm
Supports fathers in Washington County

The parents we serve in Washington County are from many different cultures and backgrounds. We are seeking a candidate with shared or lived experience with individuals of diverse cultural backgrounds. This is a requirement for this position. 

Salary: $19.00-$20.35/hour (higher pay for Bilingual Spanish)

Are you a parent in recovery in Washington 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 male identifying person with shared lived experiences of Latnx/Hispanic parents of color.  This position will serve fathers in Washington County, and will have an office based in Beaverton. Work will be a combination of remote and in-person and is based in Beaverton and other areas of Washington County; weekly travel to Beaverton required; occasional travel to Portland required; 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! 


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. 



At Morrison we celebrate diversity. Through our commitment to equity and inclusion, we support our communities by working with compassion, integrity, and dedication to social justice. 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.  


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.   


What will you be focused on? 

Empower and coach parents through their case with ODHS, support them at family meetings and court hearings, drive parents to appointments in Multnomah County, connect parents to culturally specific resources and provide support for other mentors on the team are all important aspects of this work.  


What will you be doing? 

  • 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 

  • Consult with ODHS Child Welfare staff regarding effective culturally specific relevant practices to engage families of the assigned client population 


Skills and Experience Needed: 

  • 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 

  • Ability to provide culturally specific services to BIPOC Fathers in Washington County, Oregon from lived/shared experience

Other Requirements: 

  • Position requires personal transportation allowing for regular travel within Washington 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: 

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. 

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. 

 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.