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Open positions:

Riverstone Peer Support Specialist

Job Site:  Riverstone Clinic in Clackamas County FTE: 1.0 FTE or 40 hours/week

Open until filled

Founded in 1986, Folk-Time, Inc. connects people with the shared experience of living with mental health conditions through peer support and community based activities. FolkTime is a peer-to-peer program that serves people from any mental health provider system. The agency focuses on wellness and recovery.

Position Summary: The Peer Support Specialist facilitates the development of recovery skills. The Peer Support Specialist provides opportunities for individuals to direct their own recovery process and support the learning and utilization of skills needed to foster recovery. The Peer Support Specialist will be knowledgeable of available service options, will promote the utilization of natural support systems, will facilitate the development of a sense of wellness and self-worth, and will work with a treatment team to promote the goals of the person in services. This position will work with multiple teams out of Riverstone Crisis Clinic supporting people who are experiencing mental health distress.

Major Duties:

  • Act as a role model to persons in recovery to inspire hope and share life experiences as appropriate to the recovery process.
  • Identify recovering person’s abilities, strengths and assets and assist them to recognize and use them.
  • Identify barriers to full participation and focus on strategies to overcome them.
  • Assist individuals in learning to recognize early triggers and signs of relapse and use their individual coping strategies as an alternative to more structured services.
  • Co-facilitate meetings with teams of people in recovery to create a peer support and accountability culture.
  • Work successfully and collaboratively with professional staff while promoting the value added work of peer mentoring and client self-determination in the mental health services model. Actively participate in team meetings and promote a recovery perspective as a key component of all discussions.
  • Support individuals transitioning through the criminal justice system or who are at risk of becoming involved with the criminal justice system
  • Address gender specific trauma and/or life stressors that are impacting individuals in their recovery
  • Encourage people to engage in community support programs, 12-step programs, and the life enrichment activities
  • Complete all required documentation in a timely manner.


  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Be able to develop trusting relationships with peers and staff.
  • Be comfortable working with individuals actively experiencing symptoms of a mental health condition
  • Good written and verbal communication skills.
  • Competent with computers for word processing, internet, email and social media or able to learn these skills.


  • Complete a 40-hour Oregon approved peer support training
  • Must meet the Oregon Administrative Rules definition of a peer: “any individual who has similar life experience, either as a current or former recipient of addictions or mental health services, or as a family member of an individual who is a current or former recipient of addictions or mental health services.”
  • 1+ year experience as a peer support specialist or 1+ year experience working/volunteering in a helping profession
  • Must be able to pass a criminal background check and drug screening
  • Must not have received behavioral health services through Clackamas County Behavioral Health Care Centers within last 12 months.
  • Ability to report to work reliably and in a timely fashion.
  • Ability to drive, have a car and ability use your personal vehicle for work related purposes. We do reimburse at $0.54/mile

Preferred but not required:

  • Bachelors or advanced degree.
  • U.S. Military veteran
  • Experience working with individuals living with a diagnosis of mental health
  • Lived experience and understanding of the unique difficulties of those who are transient or experiencing homelessness
  • Lived experience and understanding of recovering from substance dependency

Diverse Candidates are strongly encouraged to apply

Salary and Benefits:

Position includes health, vision and dental benefits. Salary is Depending on Experience (DOE) with prorated Paid Time Off (PTO).

Application Process for External Candidates:

Submit a cover letter and resume by email to Shannon Farr at Sfarr@folktime.org.

In your cover letter, please address the following: “Please explain how you would draw on your own experiences both personal and professional in order to support others who are experiencing mental health distress.”


Unity Program Manager

Reports to: Executive Director


Unity Program Manager FolkTime, Inc. Founded in 1986, Folk-Time, Inc. is a non-profit community service for adults with experience as consumers in a behavioral health care system. FolkTime is a peer-to-peer program that serves people from any mental health provider system. The agency focus is on wellness and recovery. FolkTime is an equal opportunity employer.

Position Summary: This position is responsible for the implementation, management, supervision and evaluation of FolkTime Unity peer delivered services programs; participates in strategic planning and budgeting in addition to problem solving through a collaborative approach; and helps to develop guidelines, policies and procedures that reflect the mission of FolkTime and the evolving peer delivered services model of empowerment and inclusiveness.

Major Duties:

  • Direct and coordinate the work of program staff evaluation and team building.
  • Organize and attend team meetings to maintain communication and progress on goals.
  • Compile reports on monthly, quarterly and annually basis on program use and other required data.
  • Ensure compliance with contract requirements and expectations.
  • Support the development of productive relationships between peer providers and professional staff through peer delivered services education and active listening.
  • Build partnerships with other providers, community groups and advocacy organizations.
  • Analyze trends, identify issues and recommend action plans and areas for potential growth based on community need.
  • Support FolkTime fundraising events through participation.
  • Participate in facilitation and coordination of Advanced peer practices 2-3 times/year
  • Participate in facilitation of Intentional Peer Support as applicable
  • Supervise staff and/or programs as assigned
  • Any other duties assigned by supervisor


  • QMHP/CADC/MSW or alike preferred and/or extensive knowledge and experience working in a hospital/clinical setting, ability to navigate between peer team culture and clinical/hospital culture. Ability to maintain FolkTime Peer Values with team is essential.
  • Two years of experience in a non-profit management role where leadership and initiative were demonstrated or any combination of experience will be considered
  • Certified in intentional Peer Support Facilitation or have the ability to become certified within 6 months of hire.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills. Unity Program Manager
  • Competency with computers including word processing, basic spreadsheet use, use of the internet, e-mail and social media.
  • Ability to drive or otherwise get to various remote locations around the greater Portland Metro area.
  • Demonstrate the professional and personal qualities of integrity and respect.
  • Ability to solve problems through fair negotiation and collaboration.
  • Ability to work with diverse cultures and populations.
  • Knowledge of mental health, addictions histories and systems.

Physical Demands of the Job:

These physical demands are representative of the physical requirements necessary for an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of an administrative job. This includes lifting up to 25 pounds, working at a computer station. Reasonable accommodation can be made to enable people with disabilities to perform the described essential functions of the position. Salary and Benefits: Salary DOE: This is a full-time, exempt position, 40 hours per week. Position includes health, vision and dental benefits, and prorated Paid Time Off (PTO). Application Process for Internal Candidates: Please submit a letter of interest (not to exceed 2 pages) to Angel Prater via email, aprater@folktime.org