Parent Partner ($3,000 Hiring Bonus!)

12 Jan 2024

currently offering a $3,000 hiring bonus

What sets TPN apart?

Generous paid time off (12 accrued vacation days + 12 accrued sick days during your first year of employment)

14 paid days of significance each year

Paid 30-minute lunch breaks

Mental wellness hours

Employer-paid employee-only medical, vision and dental coverage starting first day of employment

Flexible Spending Account, Dependent Care Assistance Program, and employer-funded Lifestyle Spending Account

401k retirement plan with 2% employer match, fully vested immediately

Employer-paid short-term disability and accidental death and dismemberment

Employment with TPN may mean you are eligible for Public Service Student Loan forgiveness

Employee recognition program

Bilingual pay differential for eligible positions

Employee Assistance Plan, professional development opportunities, and much more!

Since 1993, The Pathfinder Network (TPN) has been providing justice-system impacted individuals and their families the tools and support they need to be safe and thrive in our communities. We serve individuals experiencing incarceration, those reentering the community, those on forms of community supervision, their families, and their children, both in the community at our Center for Family Success, within 9 of Oregon’s 11 corrections facilities, at the Marion County Parole and Probation, Transition Center and Jail, and at Jackson County Community Justice, Transition Center and two other offices, the Collaborative and Parkside Place. We also expanded our Peer Services within Multnomah County to include a building for the Resilience and Recovery Project - Multnomah County. We develop and deliver a comprehensive scope of evidence-based, trauma-, gender- and culturally-responsive cognitive behavioral-based programs, including our proprietary, evidence-based curriculum Parenting Inside Out, which is the highest-rated parenting skills curriculum for parents involved with the criminal justice system. Our community programs feature holistic wraparound individual and group support and services. We serve an average of 3,000 people a year agency-wide.

We are intentional about building a healthy and thriving organizational culture and envision a community of staff, partners, volunteers, and donors who are deeply committed to equitable, just and anti-racist practices in every facet of our organization. We engage in continual learning and seek ways to operationalize equitable and inclusive practices. We believe every member on our team enriches our diversity by exposing us to a broad range of ways to understand and engage with the world, identify challenges, and to discover, design, and deliver solutions.

At TPN, we envision communities that welcome all people, provide second chances, and create pathways to change. We believe all people have the capacity to change. We honor the dignity and worth of every individual, engage our clients and employees with compassion, and bring excellence to all we do. To learn more, go to The Pathfinder Network About Us.


We admit that there is no such thing as the perfect candidate. Don’t be discouraged if you don’t meet each and every position requirement – instead, use your application to let us know what excites you about the role and what transferable skills or other qualities you would like to bring to TPN!

If reasonable accommodation or an alternative form of this application are needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact our Director of People and Culture at or 503.892.5396.

TPN hires a workforce representative of the communities we serve, understanding that a diverse workforce strengthens our organization. We value diversity and support a positive and welcoming environment where all employees can thrive.

In practice, this means we do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a parent, marital status or political affiliation. We also take seriously the idea that our work benefits from a genuine commitment to diversity, by considering applications from individuals representing all kinds of backgrounds.

TPN is offering a $250 referral bonus for community members who refer a new employee to one of our open positions!

To apply, please visit


The Parent Partner provides peer support and group intervention services to system-impacted individuals and families to support family reunification, stabilization and resiliency. The team member in this role must have the vision, organizational skills, commitment, and skill to deliver individual and group services to parents with excellence while being dynamically involved in all Resilience & Recovery Project programming. The Parent Partner will support the mission, vision and values of the Pathfinder network and engage with clients in a holistic, strengths-based, and healing-centered way.

They work closely with child welfare, parole/probation, community service providers, and families to help individuals succeed by remaining in the community, staying connected with their families, enhancing relationships with their children, and increasing positive parenting behaviors.


Provide wraparound and drop-in peer support to parents at the Resilience & Recovery Project, in the community or in facilities.

Teach, coach, and model positive parenting skills and other cognitive and social skills. Reinforce positive behaviors and progress.

Facilitate classes using standardized curriculum and delivery model. Substitute in classes and/or facilitate groups. Plan, review, and prepare materials for facilitation of classes.

Support parent’s successful engagement with groups and other services with the Resilience & Recovery Project. Collaborate with and maintain communication with group facilitators/coaches, peer supports and other staff working with parents to support their successful participation and completion of programming.

Work with parole and probation officers and/or DHS workers to ensure that clients are following through with their conditions of supervision and/or DHS conditions and to support their successful engagement

Provide basic needs assistance and incentives, as well as information and referral for employment, housing, food, clothing, and transportation to parents and their families

Coordinate services with other providers, including child welfare, mental health, and other social services. Maintain communication with other providers, as necessary.

Assist parents with developing and maintaining positive relationships with family members and other support persons.

Transport clients, as necessary, in the community to appointments and/or services.

Assist in planning for and hosting of quarterly peer support community events and family engagement events.

Complete all required documentation and track participant attendance and participation. Complete thorough and timely case notes.

Attend staff meetings to engender a team environment and to support professional development of all staff.

Participate in all mandatory training, observations, and coaching, and work towards ongoing professional development goals. Complete all curriculum training.

Act as a mandatory reporter of abuse, in compliance with Oregon law.

Participation in Shared Leadership (=5% of your time)

Be a champion in the shaping and sustaining of a diverse, equitable, inclusive and just workplace, with a focus towards creating racial equity.

Participate on cross-departmental teams or committees regarding organizational policies, processes and work environment

Participate in Temporary Teams, Equity Team, Employee Resource Groups, and other teams

Contribute individualized skills, knowledge, experience and expertise to help the agency reach its mission


Required Cultural Values: Staff are expected to embody certain cultural values to support TPN’s mission: communicate effectively, value one another, show respect, demonstrate accountability, display a high level of self-awareness, participate in shared leadership and continuous growth and learning, live values of diversity, equity, inclusion, justice and belonging and engage in personal work to further DEIJB values and impact.

Commitment to Racial Justice. Staff are expected to interact effectively across racially diverse teams, partners, and experiences, apply a racial equity lens in their work and commit to the ongoing work required to move TPN toward a more diverse, equitable, inclusive and just organization.


Experience and skills we are interested in:

A high school diploma or equivalent is required.

Two years of related experience.

Certification or eligibility to be certified as a Certified Recovery Mentor, Peer Support Specialist or Traditional Health Worker.

Must possess a valid driver’s license and have access to a motor vehicle during work hours that is covered by adequate car insurance.

Must pass a Motor Vehicle Report (MVR) check that meets the organization’s underwriting criteria.

Basic level computer capabilities in use of databases, web-based environments, word processing, email, and spreadsheets.

Excellent written and verbal communication skills, and ability to present and work with diverse audiences, specifically racial, ethnic, gender expression, socioeconomic, education, spiritual and other cultural backgrounds.

Must pass a background check, employment verification, and drug screen (which does not include testing for marijuana).

Valued Education and Experience:

Associate degree or higher.

Non-profit experience and/or experience with the criminal justice system and/or child welfare system.

Lived experience with the criminal justice system and/or child welfare system.

Hiring and referral bonuses are payable after 60 days of employment to new employees in good standing who hold the required certifications. New candidates should specify in the job application who they were referred by, and the community member will also complete this form.


Working Conditions/Travel Requirements

This job operates in two types of work environments: a professional office environment, and in the field/community. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets, and fax machines. The noise level in the work environment and job sites can be loud.

The Pathfinder Network follows public health guidance for any public health emergencies and will remain in compliance with any vaccination or isolation requirements from partner agencies.

This is a full-time, non-exempt position. Typical days of work are Monday through Friday, depending on shift assignments. Shifts may include afternoon and evening hours.

Frequent travel is required to attend training and community meetings.

Please note this position description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Compensation and Benefits: This is a non-exempt, full-time position. The hiring range for this position is $21.60 - $22.25 per hour, DOE. Salary offers are determined in conjunction with an internal pay equity assessment.

  • ID: #50857767
  • State: Oregon Portland 97201 Portland USA
  • City: Portland
  • Salary: $21.60 - $22.25 per hour, DOE
  • Job type: Full-time
  • Showed: 2024-01-12
  • Deadline: 2024-03-12
  • Category: Nonprofit