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Community Response Team Addiction Recovery Mentor

Marion County
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Community Response Team Addiction Recovery Mentor


$18.79 - $25.12 Hourly


Salem, OR

Job Type

Full-time Regular

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Health and Human Services


HHS - BH - Acute Forensic Diversion Svcs

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This recruitment has been reopened for additional applicants and will remain open until filled. If you have already applied for recruitment #536-2023-4, you do not need to reapply. New applicants are encouraged to submit applications as soon as possible as this recruitment may close at any time without further notice.

This recruitment will be used to fill 3 vacancies.

These positions will respond with a Qualified Mental Health Professional to 9-8-8 calls and provide mental health consultation to individuals/families in the community who are needing some extra support. Building rapport with the individuals in service as well as community partners and referring to resources in our community is a large part of these positions.  The Addiction Recovery Mentors will provide mentoring services and supports across a wide variety of settings while collaborating with a larger team to ensure individuals receive quality services.  

Assists and supports persons served in county addiction treatment programs in accessing community health and social services; refers persons served to appropriate resources; advocates to obtain required services as necessary; provides information and education on wellness-related issues.
Works under the general direction of a clinical supervisor who assigns work, establishes goals and reviews the results obtained for overall effectiveness.
Supervision of other employees is not a responsibility of positions in this class.


Typical Duties - Duties include, but are not limited to the following


  • The incumbent in this position upholds confidentiality rules/regulations including HIPAA and 42 CFR Part 2. 
  • Services may be delivered in person or via telehealth; services may be delivered in the following locations, but not limited to office or in the community including settings necessary to deliver addiction counseling services (e.g., PCC, schools, hospitals, jail, courtroom, residences including transitional treatment bed). 
  • The incumbent performs all the following using a person-centered, strengths-based, recovery-oriented, trauma-informed, culturally sensitive, and ethically guided approach.
  • This position is stationed and dispatched from the Psychiatric Crisis Center.
  • Builds rapport with persons served. Identifies the needs of persons served and their families.
  • Conducts outreach to engage persons who would benefit from addiction treatment services and supports.
  • Assists persons served in reestablishing awareness of internal resources such as intelligence, competence, goal setting, and problem-solving abilities.
  • identifies health and safety risks to self or others and applies crisis prevention, management, and de-escalation skills.
  • Renders mentoring services and supports both in the office and in community settings necessary to deliver addiction counseling services and supports.
  • Works within a team and collaborates with coworkers and community partners.
  • Assists persons served in accessing the resources they need to recover from substance abuse problems.
  • Provides case management and care coordination services.
  • Assists in making timely referrals to other professionals, agencies, community programs, or appropriate resources and evaluates outcome of referrals.
  • Assists in removing barriers to success.
  • Assists in transporting persons served to medical appointments, food pantry sites, shelter assistance, benefits programs, etc. 
  • Creates and maintains positive relationships with community partners.
  • Advocates on behalf of persons served and in support of resource development.
  • Provide outreach and engagement in partnership with peace officers and corrections professionals
  • Determine and address immediate/crisis needs at the point of contact with peace officers and thereafter.
  • Ensure the safety and stability of persons served; identify when there is a need for professional substance use disorders and/or mental health assessment by a qualified professional
  • Assist with intake procedures; gather information relevant to demographic, substance use/legal/incarceration history, physical and mental health, housing, and employment.
  • Prepare and update case management plans.
  • Provide referral/case management/follow-up supports to assist persons served in acquiring benefits and services.
  • Prepare and maintain confidential records.
  • Monitor progress and collaborate with community partners
  • Provide transportation and accompany persons served as they access services and supports (e.g., medical and addiction mental health treatment appointments, legal hearings, housing tours, DMV, etc.).
  • Attempt to locate persons served who are homeless for the purpose of engagement and support and input information into a web-based system in a timely manner.
  • Timely documents services rendered in a professional, clear, accurate, and complete manner and in accordance with timelines set forth in policy.
  • Participates in team meetings and supervision.
  • Receives constructive feedback in an open manner.
  • Incorporates work quality improvements under the coaching of the supervisor.
  • Provides back up to PCC by answering phones via logging into TouchPoint.
  • Other job duties as assigned by your supervisor.
Response Level 2: In the event of an emergency, employee makes a reasonable effort to report to work. Employee may be required to perform duties outside of their regularly assigned duties. Employee may be requested to work an extended or flexible schedule. Staff at this response level must complete Incident Command System 100 and 700 on-line or in-person training.


Requirements for the Position



  1. High School diploma, or equivalent; AND
  2. Two (2) years in recovery from substance use dependence; AND
  3. Must possess, or obtain within ninety (90) days of hire, a current MHACBO (Mental Health & Addiction Certification Board of Oregon) CRM certification (Certified Recovery Mentor) See MCHACBO website for requirements.


  • Must possess a current driver's license in the applicant's state of residence and an acceptable driving history.  Marion County will obtain a copy of the driving record for all qualified applicants from Driver and Motor Vehicle Services and review the driving record according to the Marion County policy and procedure for Driving on County Business. The policy can be found at:

  • The finalist for this position will be required to pass a criminal history background check; however, conviction of a crime may not necessarily disqualify an individual for this position.
  • This is a safety sensitive/special needs position. Final candidates selected for this position will be required to pass a pre-employment drug screen, including testing for marijuana. The Marion County Drug and Alcohol Use and Testing Policy can be found at:
  • This position may be subject to the following:  Must not be excluded from participation in the federal health care programs (Medicaid, Medicare and other federally funded programs that provide health benefits); AND must not be excluded from participating in federal procurement (Federal Acquisition Regulation) and non-procurement activities (Executive Order No. 12549).
  • Must possess, or obtain within ninety (90) days of hire, a current MHACBO (Mental Health & Addiction Certification Board of Oregon) CRM certification (Certified Recovery Mentor). See MHACBO website for requirements.
  • This assignment is represented by a union.
  • This is a full-time position, which is eligible for overtime
  • Typical Work Schedule(s):  Schedule 1: Wednesday - Saturday, 9:00 p.m. - 7:30 a.m.; Schedule 2: Wednesday - Saturday, 7:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. or Schedule 3: Sunday - Wednesday 9:00 p.m. - 7:30 a.m., with flexibility depending upon the needs of the department and program. 

Knowledge of and understanding of general concepts of substance use disorders and mental health issues of persons served dealing with addictions; knowledge of family dynamics and individual and group counseling principles; knowledge of community resources.

Skill and ability to understand and carry out directions and instructions; maintain confidentiality; interest and skill in providing services to persons with addiction disorders; read and write English; must be willing to work hours conducive to reaching the identified population; establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with persons served, coworkers, and other agencies.

Operates a motor vehicle; assist in transportation of individuals in the community; sees using depth perception; stands; sits; moves about the work area; operates a keyboard; climbs 1 floor of stairs; lifts, pushes, pulls and carries up to 5 lbs.; moves carts weighing up to 10 lbs.; speaks with a clear and audible voice; reads a 12 pt. font; hears a normal level of speech; may work in areas exposed to heat, cold, humidity, and noise.


Marion County is a qualifying public employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program.  Through the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program, full-time employees working at the County may qualify for forgiveness of the remaining balance on Direct Loans after 120 qualifying monthly payments under a qualifying repayment plan.  Questions about your loan eligibility should be directed to your loan servicer or the US Department of Education.

Applicants are eligible to use Veterans’ Preference when applying with Marion County in accordance with ORS 408.225, 408.230, and 408.235 and OAR 105-040-0010 and 105-040-0015.  Preference will be awarded only if the applicant meets the minimum requirements of the position and attaches the required documentation at the time of application.


  • One of the following:
    • MEMBER COPY 4 of the Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (DD Form 214 or 215); OR
    • Letter from the US Department of Veterans Affairs indicating receipt of a non-service connected pension; OR
    • Certification that discharge or release from active duty under honorable conditions will take place not later than 120 days after the submission of the certificate.
  • In addition to one of the above documents, Disabled Veterans must also submit one of the following:
    • A copy of their Veterans disability preference letter from the Department of Veterans Affairs; OR
    • Certification that medical separation from active duty under honorable conditions will take place not later than 120 days after the submission of the certificate.

You can request copies of your military service record through the National Archives website at

Marion County is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action, Veteran and Disability employer committed to increasing the diversity of its workforce.

Marion County
PO BOX 14500

Salem, Oregon, 97309
(503) 566-3949

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