Residential Recovery Specialist; Tue-Sat, 4:00 PM-12:00 AM

Posted: 02/01/2023

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.


  • Earn up to 20 Vacation days per year!!
  • Additional paid time off including sick time, floating holidays, and personal time
  • 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!

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: Bent Crandall Program

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.

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 (i.e. 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 resident’s electronic client record
  • Manage caseload daily 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. 
  • Operate agency vehicles in accordance with agency, state, and federal regulations
  • Complete safety checks as required.
  • Completes nightly phone calls to Steady Care as scheduled.
  • File all paperwork as scheduled.
  • Maintain cleanliness of the office daily which includes but is not limited to vacuuming, dusting, sweeping, mopping, disinfecting, and removing trash.
  • Build rapport with residents and AXS participants
  • Ensure individual support plan is implemented in such areas as: daily living skills, education/employment, social supports, health, mental health, addictions, housing, physical health, harm reduction, leisure and recreation, etc.
  • Connect young people to community resources
  • Work collaboratively with community agencies
  • Advocate for all young people involved in the AXS program
  • Collaborate and consult regarding strategies in supporting young people to achieve their goals
  • Identify potential crisis/implementing support and safety plans
  • Respond to crises as they arise
  • Report all crises to the Program Coordinator, or designee, in a timely manner

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 or more college credits), or higher, 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.

Physical Requirements:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls, and climb stairs. The employee frequently is required to walk, talk and/or hear; Speaking and hearing ability sufficient to communicate effectively by phone or in person at normal volumes; Vision adequate to read correspondence, computer screen, forms, etc. The employee is occasionally required to stand and climb or balance. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 lbs. Specific vision abilities required by this position include the ability to adjust focus.

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.

Full Time; Tuesday - Saturday, 4:00 PM - 12:00 AM



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