Evergreen Recovery Centers has a beautiful new 24 bed men's residential SUD program in Mount Vernon and looking for paraprofessional support staff to interact with patients around the clock. A great job for persons working on the Addiction Studies courses and preparing to be a counselor.
Residential Specialists serve as an integral part of a multidisciplinary team by serving, engaging, and overseeing resident activities outside of clinical activities. Residential Specialists must demonstrate effective engagement skills with residents who have experienced substance use disorders as well as possible co-occurring disorders and who are now working on their recovery process. Residential Specialists collaborate with clinicians to reinforce positive recovery goals for residents and must show compassion and empathy while maintaining professional boundaries and modeling appropriate interpersonal behavior. They provide paraprofessional supervision and support to patients in residence in consistent with the program's clinical policies and procedures and reinforce the individual service plan to maintain a therapeutically sound clinical milieu. Typical tasks include conduct new patient orientation, engage with patients when counselors are not onsite, coordinate residents' transportation, transport residents as needed, and oversee resident housekeeping duties. Swing shift is 3:00 pm to 11:30 pm.
Have an interest in substance use disorders and have some personal or work experience with persons with addiction and recovery.
Ability to set boundaries and enforce rules in a clear but compassionate manner is essential; comfortable working in an all male patient population
Ability to maintain confidentiality in accordance with federal and state laws as well as company policy and procedures
WA State Certified Peer Counselor preferred
Valid WA State Driver's License, acceptable driving record and be able to operate a company vehicle without restriction
No recreational marijuana use, no misuse of alcohol in past year, and comply with company drug-free workplace policies
We offer a generous wage and excellent employer-paid benefits which include health, dental, vision, prescription, short/long-term disability, life insurance, EAP, and a 403(b) retirement plan. Applicants must successfully pass a criminal background check and pre-employment health screening (urine drug screen and TB test). Apply Now!
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