The Native American Rehabilitation Association (NARA) is private non-profit that provides culturally appropriate physical & mental health services and substance abuse treatment for American Indians, Alaska Natives and other vulnerable people. Since 1970 we have provided culturally sensitive care and treatment to the urban Native American population in the Portland metro and surrounding areas.
NARA offers a full benefit package including medical, dental, vision and prescription insurance. We provide company paid STD, LTD, basic Life and A&D benefits. In addition, we offer a 401(k) plan with a company match and supplemental life and accident benefits. NARA provides employees 12 paid holidays a year with generous vacation and sick time benefits. Employees even get their birthday off as a paid holiday.
Residential Assistants (RA's) are responsible for attending to all youth-related needs during a scheduled work shift. This includes monitoring youth during their daily living activities and completing all relevant documentation.
• Provide support and intervention to youth as needed.
• Provide skill building activities
• Provide academic support to youth during their daily educational routine and assist with tutoring and homework.
• Complete all required documentation, including daily communication log and incident reports.
• Facilitate medication administration to youth as indicated; maintain medication administration records (MAR) and properly document distribution of all prescribed, over-the-counter, and as needed medications.
• Maintain daily communication log and attend staff meetings as needed.
• Follow 42-CFR part 2, HIPAA, OAR's, and all other privacy and confidentiality guidelines for youth receiving treatment services.
• Observe and supervise chores being completed by youth. Maintain facility in a clean, orderly fashion while on duty. Report any safety or maintenance needs immediately.
• Complete regular safety checks for youth in milieu, on grounds, and external activities.
• Follow all policies and procedures for admissions, discharges, and visitation.
• Attend all trainings, meetings, and supervision as assigned and scheduled.
• Perform other duties as assigned.
• Experience in substance use/abuse treatment with youth essential and considered a plus.
• Understanding of 12-step philosophy and youth treatment modalities.
• Excellent verbal, non-verbal, and written communication skills.
• Ability to maintain professional boundaries with youth clients and staff members.
• Ability to treat youth clients and staff with respect and dignity.
• Reliable transportation.
• Current driver's license with good driving record.
• Able to drive passenger vehicle that may include a 15 passenger van.
• Experience working within the Native American/Alaska Native community is considered a plus.
• If in recovery, must have a minimum of two years sobriety/clean time.
• Ability to pass a pre-employment or for cause drug tests.
• Ability to pass criminal background and DMV checks.
To apply: Please respond to this posting or fax your cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to 503-224-4494.
A minimum of two years sobriety and clean time is required. All employees are asked to commit to model a drug and alcohol free lifestyle. Potential new hires are required to pass a pre-employment (post offer) drug screen and criminal background check.
EEO/AA Employer/Vets/Disabled/Race/Ethnicity/Gender/Age. Within scope of Indian Preference, all candidates receive equal consideration. Preference in hiring is given to qualified Native Americans in accordance with the Indian Preference (Title 25, US CODE, Section 472 & 473). We are mission driven and spirit led.
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