LifeWorks NW
  • Portland, OR, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

LifeWorks NW's New Options for Women (NOW) program seeks to help women who have been impacted by prostitution to create safe, stable, productive, healthy lives outside of the sex industry.  The program does this by working with clients to meet their basic needs and providing case management, treatment, recovery support, and advocacy.

PURPOSE: Provide outpatient substance abuse and mental health treatment services for women exiting prostitution lifestyle. Responsible for assessment, treatment planning, provision of counseling (individual, and group) services, consultation with care providers and coordination of multiple service providers for assigned client caseload; and for keeping accurate, timely records.

PAY/BENEFITS: $40,907 to $44,486 per year. Full benefits


  • Work effectively with community partners to coordinate care for women exiting the sex industry referred to the NOW program, in addition to other referred clients.
  • If requested, meet with women in the community setting or other designated location.
  • Develop therapeutic Individual Service and Support Plans (ISSP), based on clients' interests, abilities, strengths and integrated mental health and substance abuse needs.  ISSP's will be evidence-based using clinical experience and knowledge, and will have measurable goals and objectives based on the diagnosis and will specify type, frequency, intensity, and duration of services.  ISSPs will client-driven and follow-ups will be completed on time, assessing the quantity and quality of services provided.
  • May be responsible for service coordination.  Coordinate/collaborate with physicians, staff, families, caregivers, referents, etc.  Maintain chart notes related to external contracts, obtaining pertinent records from other treatment and tracking clients' involvement, follow-through and progress in varied treatment activities.  Provides regular and timely progress reports to referents when appropriate.
  • Continually increase level of cultural sensitivity, awareness and competency providing culturally appropriate evaluation, treatment, resources and support linkage and to clients.
  • Participate in regular individual and team meetings with supervisor.  Attend informational and clinical meetings which may include all staff and team meetings, consultation with other staff and required trainings.



  • Must have an understanding of prostitution lifestyle as well as issues related to treatment of trauma and Human Trafficking.
  • Master's degree in Psychology, Social Work, or other mental health related field required. 
  • Requires a current CADC or a submitted application for CADC upon hire, with a formal plan to obtain certification within two years of hire. 
  • Must be able to provide culturally specific care for women exiting the prostitution industry. This includes understanding of this population's need and identifying trauma informed care interventions.
  • If recovering from a substance abuse related disorder, must be able to demonstrate continuous sobriety under nonresidential, independent living conditions for the immediate past two years.
  • Have knowledge, skills, and abilities demonstrating competence in:  treatment of mental health and substance-related disorders including client evaluation and individual, group, family, and other counseling techniques; program policies and procedures for client case management and record keeping; and accountability for recording information in the client files assigned to them consistent with those policies and procedures.  Should be familiar with theory or concepts of prevention.
  • Knowledge of medications commonly used by client population.
  • Position drives clients in a LifeWorks NW. Must have a valid driver's license and ability to meet LifeWorks NW driving requirements. 




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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