Women’s Addictions Recovery Team Manager

Portland, OR


Portland Rescue Mission is seeking a Women’s Addictions Recovery Team Manager. This credentialed, experienced leader in delivering impactful care for people experiencing substance use disorder will join a Christ-centered staff with an award-winning culture and a commitment to serving women with comprehensive care – addictions recovery programming, life skills training and spiritual growth – leading to long-term success (About 80% of the women who have graduated from the one-year New Life residential program in the past five years remain in housing and addiction free).

Are you passionate about joining a life transforming ministry that meets people where they are and walks with them at a pace they can sustain as they recover from homelessness and substance use disorder? Are you gifted in providing and equipping others to provide excellent case management and addictions recovery program components while cultivating spiritual growth? If so, we invite you to thoughtfully consider this unique ministry opportunity.


  • Status: Full-Time, Exempt
  • Reports To: Director of Women and Children's Ministry
  • Hours: Monday-Friday, occasional evenings and weekends as required


Shepherd’s Door, Portland Rescue Mission’s women’s facility, is set in a retreat-like setting located in East Portland, designed specifically to support the transformation and growth of women, and women with children, impacted by homelessness and addiction. This 42,000 square foot facility has the capacity to serve 42 adults and 25 children.


The Women’s Addictions Recovery Team Manager will serve program participants experiencing life transformation by overseeing the delivery of case management and addictions recovery program components, ensuring that all program participants have the opportunity to experience healing and training in relapse prevention resulting in sustained recovery. This person will directly care for up to 7 participants in recovery, manage the Recovery Team (5-7 staff) and ensure a culture of equipping and partnership so that staff, interns, and volunteers are mobilized to serve and program participants experience growth in Christ, addictions recovery, relational skills, and emotional stability. 


  • Partner with other Shepherd’s Door managers to create an equipping culture where program participants grow in community through staff, intern, and volunteer engagement; peer-to-peer interactions; church attendance; and a deepening relationship with Jesus
  • Conduct hiring, management, and development of the Recovery Team (Case Managers, Relapse Prevention Specialist, Counselor and Intake Specialist) while following New Life Ministries procedures and CADC practices in attaining Portland Rescue Mission goals of transforming participant lives and equipping the local church
  • Provide Christ-centered recovery case management for up to 7 program participants by discerning and addressing individual needs and core struggles resulting in life transformation
  • Oversee the growth process and phase advancement for program participants ensuring consistent progress in all areas of each participant’s Growth Plan which include Christian maturity, recovery, life skills, relationships, vocation, parenting (as needed) resulting in appropriate and timely phase advancement with the goal of successfully completing the New Life program
  • Clearly communicate with Shepherd's Door staff regarding the ongoing growth of each program participant through the use of the following tools: DAP case notes, Resident Growth Plan, the Resident Tracker Database, and weekly Participant Review meeting
  • Support ministry operations at Shepherd’s Door, being available for necessary program operations (e.g. UA/BA, exits, med call, crisis counseling) and teaching classes and leading groups as needed
  • Integrate the gospel and biblical principles in all aspects of the work so that program participants grow towards Christian maturity


  • A passionate relationship with Jesus Christ and a testimony of continued growth in faith
  • A calling to serve women and women with children impacted by homelessness and addiction
  • Alcohol/drug certification (CADC I minimum, CADC II or above preferred)
  • A minimum of 5 years experience in addressing substance use disorder including proficiency in chemical dependency, addictions recovery, counseling/teaching specific to relapse prevention, and Christian spiritual formation
  • Experience working in teams and supervising recovery staff
  • Agreement with Portland Rescue Mission’s Statement of Faith and Code of Ethics
  • A personal ethos and work ethic that reflects Portland Rescue Mission’s ministry culture – Highly Relational, Christ-Centered, Joyful Servant
  • Skilled in documentation, organization, scheduling, and instruction



To exalt Jesus by cultivating transformed lives


From the first sandwich that was shared in 1949, to today's fully integrated emergency, recovery, and training services, Portland Rescue Mission is a highly relational ministry. The Mission builds supportive and caring communities, meets people at their point of need, equips them, and provides a path forward. In-depth partnership with churches and volunteers, multiple tiers of services and a focus on growing Christian disciples is fundamental to Portland Rescue Mission’s success.


New Life Ministries consistently sees an 80% success rate of men and women who graduate the one-year comprehensive, New Life Program