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Throughout our over 100 years of providing services to the community, the name Volunteers of America Oregon has become synonymous with compassion and care. We’ve earned our reputation through dedication and tireless commitment to helping individuals and families create safer, healthier, and more stable lifestyles. For as long as we’ve been around, our programs have been changing lives.  Some people say they can’t imagine doing what we do. We say, “We can’t imagine not doing it!”

Position Summary:    The Bilingual Counselor II provides outpatient individual and group counseling services to both Spanish-speaking and non-Spanish speaking youth and young adults (15-25 years old) in VOA’s Community Monitoring (15-19) and Community Partners Reinvestment (18-25) Programs. This position provides family-based treatment and support services to young people and their families involved in the youth or adult criminal justice system.

Education, Training & Experience:

· Fluent in English and Spanish required.

· Bachelor’s degree preferred. Associates degree and two years of relevant experience may be substituted.

· At least three years’ experience in counseling, addictions treatment, or related field.

· Minimum CADC I. CADC II preferred.

· Knowledge of criminal behavior and at-risk populations.

· Experience in substance abuse or problem gambling counseling preferred.

· Familiarity with reentry issues that face justice-involved population.

· High level of cultural competence.


·  Familiarity with Latino communities and culture including but not limited to knowledge of cultural norms, values and language.

· Mission-focused and passionate, with emphasis on serving high-risk populations using evidence-based practices.

· Clear and effective oral and written communication skills in Spanish and English.

· Well-developed clinical documentation skills and the ability to write accurate and concise reports while meeting tight deadlines.

·  Capable of working independently and in collaboration as part of a team.

·  Computer literate, including MS Office (Word, Excel, Access, Outlook) and electronic medical records.

·  Ability to maintain confidentiality in all matters and a strong sense of ethical conduct, sound judgment, and integrity.

Additional Eligibility Requirements:

·  Ability to pass a criminal background check.

·  Reliable vehicle, an active driver’s license, current insurance, and ability to pass our insurer’s driving standards.

· If in recovery, able to demonstrate at least two years of continuous sobriety under non-residential, independent living conditions for the immediate past two years.

· Ability to gain access to state and county youth and adult correctional facilities.

Agency Approved Driver status:  Do the job duties require any of the following three: driving any vehicle on a regular basis, driving an agency vehicle, or transporting participants?    ☒Yes    ☐No

(If yes, a Driver’s License will be a position requirement)

Interested applicants must apply online at

If you need assistance completing online application, please contact Marina Poltorak at 503-914-9978

Volunteers of America Oregon is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability any other category protected by federal, state or local law.

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