LifeWorks NW
  • Milwaukie, OR, USA
  • Hourly
  • Part Time
  • Peer Support

20 hours per week. Pro-rated benefits such as medical, dental and paid time off (PTO).

LifeWorks NW's Assertive Community-based Treatment (ACT) team provides services for adults with severe and persistent mental illness.

PURPOSE: Provides a variety of recovery-oriented services to individuals who have self-identified as desiring peer supports. Works, to promote greater independence, community integration and recovery. Services provided by peers (people who have had the experience of mental health treatment and have certification in Peer Support) include a wide variety of supports, services and advocacy that contribute to a client's ability to engage in ongoing treatment and work towards less dependence on traditional mental health treatment. These activities acknowledge the importance of involving significant others and other natural supports in the persons treatment that could positively impact their recovery.

HOURS: This is a part-time position working 20 hours a week (day time hours).

RATE OF PAY: $14.52 - $15.61 per hour / 20 hours per week. Pro-rated benefits such as medical, dental and paid time off (PTO).


  • Provides outreach services to clients who have disengaged from services, with the goal of assisting them in returning to and completing the treatment episode.  Outreach may include connecting via telephone, home visit and identified community supports (e.g. family, friends, church, primary care).
  • Provides support through active listening, problem-solving and encouragement.
  • Coordinates care with appropriate partners such as community partners, primary care physicians or other medical providers and consultation with team and supervisors.
  • Assesses safety issues for client and reviews with assigned clinician, treatment team or supervisor.
  • Assists clients in accessing community resources to mitigate potential barriers to treatment (e.g. food banks, TriMet services, DHS, childcare). Maintain confidentiality of records relating to clients' treatment.
  • Meets standards for documentation and accuracy of work.
  • Meets standards for client care, quality/customer service, attendance/punctuality and teamwork.  
  • Continually increase level of cultural sensitivity, awareness and competency.
  • Participates in regular individual and team meetings with supervisor.  Provides written and verbal reports to supervisor regarding cases. Attends informational and clinical meetings which may include all-agency meetings, team meetings, consultation meetings with psychiatrist, staffings, intra-agency trainings, etc. 
  • Checks e-mail/voice mail daily/throughout the day when working responding to contacts within 48 hours  for routine matter (urgent matters may require a more immediate response)
  • Completes online training courses as assigned
  • Travels between sites or in the community transporting clients in personal vehicle when needed.


  • Must have current Peer Support Specialist or Recovery Mentor Certification and provide required letter from the Office of Equity and Inclusion (this includes the Traditional Health Worker number). If interviewed, must be able to provide a copy of the letter.
  • Requires access to a car, a valid driver's license, proof of current automobile insurance coverage and verification of safe driving record from DMV.
  • Demonstrate effective communication skills and ability to provide culturally-competent treatment services to diverse client populations.
  • Basic computer skills including keyboarding, use of mouse, ability to navigate website and use common web browser.
  • Ability to perform essential functions of job without creating a direct threat to the safety of self or others.


LifeWorks NW believes that diversity strengthens our workforce and empowers our community. LifeWorks NW is an EEO/AA employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other status in accordance with law.

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