Residential Recovery Specialist: Thu-Mon, 4pm-12am

Posted: 05/28/2024

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.

$1,000.00 Sign-On Bonus ($250.00 in first paycheck, $750.00 after successful completion of new-hire probationary period)!

Compensation:  $18.54/hour

*Plus an additional $0.50/hour for all hours worked between 12:00 AM - 8:00 AM

*And, individuals who are bilingual in Spanish and English (proficiency test required) also earn an additional $0.50/hour! 


Full Time Employees Earn:

  • Generous PTO package includes:
    • 13 paid federal holidays annually
    • 5 paid personal/floating holidays annually
    • Sick time
    • Up to 20 Vacation days per year!!
  • Company-paid Life Insurance
  • Company-paid Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance
  • 401K Available
  • Opt-in benefits available: Aflac, Pet Insurance, Employee/Spouse/Child Life Insurance, and Long-Term Disability
  • Plus, Medical, Dental, & Vision Insurance!
  • Tuition Reimbursement Programs available!

Who We Are:
Sound Community Services, Inc. (SCSI) inspires hope by empowering our diverse community to find healing and growth!

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.

Who You Are:
Sound Community Services, Inc. is seeking team members whose mission is to display compassion, accountability, respect and excellence in our communities. 

Position Overview: 

Title:  Residential Recovery Specialist

Department:  Residential

Classification:  Non-Exempt; Union

Schedule:  Many schedule options available!  Please see application to indicate your availability! 

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.

Essential Functions:

  • 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. 
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High School diploma (or equivalent) with a minimum of one (1) year of behavioral health/human services-related experience; Associate degree may be considered in lieu of related experience (custodial care will not be counted as experience)
  • Must possess excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Current valid driver’s license required
  • CPR/First Aid certified or eligible.

Physical Requirements:

  • Regularly required to sit, use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls, and climb stairs
  • Regularly required to walk, talk and/or hear
  • Speaking and hearing ability should be sufficient to communicate effectively by phone or in person at normal volumes
  • Vision adequate to read correspondence, computer screen, forms, etc.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this position include the ability to adjust focus
  • Occasionally required to stand and climb or balance
  • Occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 lbs

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Equal Opportunity Employer Statement:
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.