The role of the Residential Specialist is to assist and supervise the residents/clients during treatment.
- Be observant of changes in residents'/clients' functioning, informing clinical staff of observed changes and working with the
clinical team to assist clients' progress in relapse prevention and coping
skills. Synthesizes assessment information so that
clearly stated, prioritized problems can be addressed by available services and
- Collaborate with residents/clients in their development of relapse prevention skills, which include
cleaning, personal hygiene, community integration, behavioral management.
Increasing relapse prevention and coping skills promotes self-reliance.
- Monitor facility for maintenance issues.
Notifying Lead Specialists or Supervisor of identified problems
with the facility. Prompt notification ensures a safe environment for all
residents and staff.
- Monitor and document residents/clients self-administration of their medications. Monitoring results in improved adherence, symptom
management and/or side-effect management.
- Complete daily shift reports. In depth
documentation promotes cohesiveness with other residential staff as well as
- Responsible for the ongoing janitorial
duties of the office, staff bathroom, and storage areas. Cleanliness ensures
healthy learning environment.
- Engage and support residents/clients as they deal with issues
such as illness management, problem solving and goal attainment. Establishment
of positive rapport encourages clients to progress towards self sufficiency.
- Work to ensure the physical safety of all residents/clients by scheduling and coordinating monthly fire drills, and by being awake and
available to residents/clients throughout all scheduled shifts. Client safety priority
and promotes awareness of independent safety needs.
School Diploma or GED. Must be at least 21 years of age. Must successfully complete the following within six (6) months of hire: CPR/First Aid Training and Crisis Prevention Intervention Training, and Universal Precautions for Communicable Diseases.
of addiction and mental illness, at least one year of experience working with
individuals with addiction.
Ability to operate a motor vehicle;
ability to hear ordinary conversations and phone communications.