Substance Abuse Treatment Facility in Altadena, CA has an immediate opening for an experienced Resident Technician. Both Full Time AND Part Time positions are available. Job Title: Resident TechnicianReports To: Lead Resident Technician & Regional Operations DirectorFLSA Status: Non-Exempt (competitive hourly wage) Summary: Coordinates and supervises activities of clients residing at a residential drug and alcohol treatment centers in Altadena, CA as outlined below.Full Time Position (approx. 40 hours per week)Part Time Position (approx.16 to 25 hours per week)Must be open to a flexible work scheduleWillingness to work overnight/graveyard shifts (12am - 8am), swing shifts (3:30pm - midnight), and weekend shifts preferred. QualificationsMust have High School Diploma or equivalentPreferred experience working at a substance abuse treatment centerMust read, write and speak English fluentlyGood written and verbal communication skills.Must be able to lift a minimum of 30 poundsMust present a negative TB Mantoux test (Company will pay for test to be run for employees upon hire)Must have a up-to-date CPR and First Aid training certification (Company will pay for training and test for employees upon hire)Valid driver’s license and current vehicle insuranceAn understanding of the Disease Concept of Chemical Dependency and co-occurring psychiatric disorders preferredThorough understanding of the value and importance of 12 Step Recovery in the treatment of Chemical Dependency preferredWorking toward a career in Chemical Dependency treatment a plus Duties will include, but are not limited to:Ensure clients are abiding by the Program RulesInitial construction and maintenance of patient record or chartPerform weekly chart auditEnsure correct policies are followed for storage of medications (including prescription [Rx] and over the counter [OTC] medications)Monitor the intake of all medications and document on the “Medication Record” form in client’s fileAnswer and respond to incoming phone calls, routing calls, and taking and delivering messages when appropriateRecord client’s whereabouts and activities on the “Safety Rounds” form every 1 hour.Monitor clients that have been identified as high risk every 15 minutes or as directed by Clinical SupervisorMonitor client’s use of telephone, or internet, to assure the use is in accordance with that authorized by the Primary Counselor or Clinical SupervisorTake and record vital signs in the client’s file daily, unless otherwise specified by Clinical SupervisorRecord all pertinent information in communication logbook, keeping all staff informed of clients’ activities and facility needsPerform new client intakes by completing the intake packet to include obtaining client’s signatures on documents.Familiarize new clients with Ridgeview Ranch rules and guidelines, as well as, our schedule and provide them with a client handbook.Perform client discharge by following instructions on discharge sheetTransport clients to 12-step meetings and monitor/supervise them If you feel you are qualified for this position please include resume with current contact information and salary requirements. Please indicate if you would prefer a full or part time schedule.
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