Job Location - Gathering Place - Sheridan, WY
Job Shift - Variable
The Recovery Health Technician monitors and aids patients in a residential facility who are receiving treatment for substance use and co-occurring disorders.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Ensure patient compliance with program guidelines and log patients' daily actions and behaviors
- Continuously monitor patients for mental and physical well-being, including signs of illness or injury, substance use or conflict with other patients and report observations
- Working in concert with the patient's counselor, aid patients with clarification of the 12-steps program, productive use of time, coping with emotional and program concerns
- Facilitate psycho-educational groups for patients
- Chart patient medication usage
- Conduct inspection rounds of the facility to observe patient behavior and ensure the facility is clean and hazard free
- Transport patients to appointments and meetings in the community
- Perform patient drug testing
- Other duties as assigned
- Effective communicator; assertive when necessary
- Respectful and professional toward patients
- Calm under pressure and able to manage crisis
- Confidential with patient information
- Empathetic and able to relate to patients with addiction
- Organized with time management skills to meet tight deadlines
- Continuous demonstration of behaviors aligned with a posture of servant leadership and our cultural values
This position has no direct supervisory responsibilities but does serve as a coach and mentor for other positions in the organization.
This job operates in a residential treatment facility environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as laptop computers, photocopiers, and smartphones.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to perform the essential functions of this job successfully.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus. This would require the ability to bend or stoop as necessary. This position must be mobile throughout the facility, as well as work on a computer for periods.
Position Type/Expected Hours of Work
This is a full-time or part-time status dependent on the position hired for in a 24/7 facility. Days and hours of work vary according to the assigned shift.
Limited travel is expected for this position. A clean driving record is needed for transporting patients to local appointments and meetings.
Required Education, Experience or Eligibility Qualifications
- High School education or equivalent
- Proficient with a variety of computer software programs, including but not limited to Microsoft Suite and desktop publishing
Preferred Education and Experience
Previous Human Services training and experience
Volunteers of America Northern Rockies is committed to equal opportunity for all, without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran status, disability, genetic information, or any other protected characteristics. Volunteers of America Northern Rockies will make reasonable accommodations for known physical or mental limitations of otherwise qualified employees and applicants with disabilities unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the operation of our business. If you are interested in applying for an employment opportunity and feel you need a reasonable accommodation pursuant to the ADA, please contact us at 307-672-0475.