Residential Recovery Specialist- Sat & Sun-2nd Shift

Posted: 04/15/2024

How to Apply:
Please go to the Sound Community Services, Inc. Job Opportunities website, , and select the posting for which you would like to apply. Be sure to attach your resume and cover letter.

EXCELLENT BENEFITS PACKAGE- Part Time Employees Scheduled for less than 20 hours per week earn: 

  • Paid Sick Time!
  • 401K
  • Opt-in benefits available: Aflac Insurance- variety of policies available!

Organization Overview:
Sound Community Services, Inc. is a private, not-for-profit organization dedicated to educating, assisting, and supporting individuals with persistent mental illness and substance use disorders. We work tirelessly to create a culture and environment in which recovery and wellness are possible.

Position Overview:

Title: Residential Recovery Specialist

Reports to: Program Coordinator

Department: Hyatt House

Classification: Non-Exempt; Union

The Residential Recovery Specialist position provides direct oversight and support services, both psychological and social to chronically mentally disabled and/or co-occurring clients who are making the transition from institutional care to an independent living setting in accordance with the treatment plan. A key area of focus is to connect with young people who are facing significant barriers in their lives. This role requires significant relationship building/engaging skills, the ability to meet young people where they are, and to support them to identify goals in an effort to make positive changes in their lives. This position requires a dynamic individual with significant skills in the areas of advocacy, crisis intervention and conflict resolution.

High School diploma (or equivalent) with a minimum of one (1) year of behavioral health/human services related experience OR an Associate’s degree [or sixty (60) credits], in a human services-related discipline required; custodial care will not be counted as experience; excellent written and oral communication skills required; current, valid driver’s license required; candidate must be CPR/First Aid certified or eligible.

Essential Functions include, but are not limited to

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Provide daily oversight to all resident involved in the program
  • Monitor resident’s administering medications as scheduled
  • Completing a daily schedule in the electronic medical record
  • Completing daily documentation as required by the program
  • Provide feedback for treatment team meetings as required.
  • Facilitate monthly activities and groups based on life skills assessments
  • Complete apartment checks to ensure residents are maintaining cleanliness/upkeep of the apartment
  • Assist residents on developing daily living skills such as cooking, cleaning, shopping, transportation, budgeting, personal hygiene, sex education, and other areas.
  • Report all changes in behavior or mental state to appropriate team members (ie case manager, Program Coordinator, etc).
  • Complete active discharge planning with the residents as needed with direction from the case manager or designee.
  • Utilizes motivational interviewing techniques and other techniques to enhance resident’s success of recovery.
  • Provide transportation to appointments or scheduled activities.
  • Participate and facilitate all safety drills
  • Report all maintenance, environment, or emergency situations to appropriate people (landlord, Program Coordinator, AOC, MOT).
  • Ability to navigate self in every residents electronic client record
  • Manage caseload on a daily basis which includes but not limited to Positive Rewards, activities, mentoring, d/c planning notes, and other ADL skills.
  • Provide direct feedback to case manager, or designee, as required to ensure that proper treatment and support is being provided. 
  • Ability to lift a minimum of 10 lbs.
  • Ability to sit, stand, uses hands to finger, handle feel objects, tools or controls, climb stairs, frequent walking, talking, and listening.
  • Ability to utilize agency vehicles.
  • Complete safety checks as required.
  • Completes nightly phone calls to Steady Care as scheduled.
  • File all paperwork as scheduled.
  • Maintain cleanliness of the office on a daily basis which includes but is not limited to vacuuming, dusting, sweeping, mopping, disinfecting, and removing trash.

Part Time: Saturday and Sunday, 4:00 PM - 12:00 AM


New London

Sound Community Services, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, age, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, religion, citizenship, national origin/ancestry, physical/mental disabilities, military status or any other basis prohibited by law. EOE, M/F/D/V