Residential Substance Abuse Treatment Specialist / Mary Benson House – RHA Health Services – Asheville, NC

Job Location

Asheville, NC

Work Shift

We are looking for talented individuals who share our dedication to the people we serve and support.

RHA Health Services is recruiting for a Treatment Specialist (Behavioral Health Tech) for the Mary Benson House. Mary Benson House is a home-like setting that provides 24-hour housing and substance abuse treatment for adult pregnant and/or parenting women and their children from birth to five years old. Our goal is to ensure that healthy babies are born while helping mothers move toward recovery and maintain a stable, sober, independent life with their children. MBH serves Western North Carolina. Last year we supported 24 individuals with residential treatment.

To support the goals of the mothers the Treatment Specialist provides direct care to individuals with psychiatric and/or substance abuse disorders in a residential setting ensuring the safety and well being of each resident. Our Ideal Treatment specialist is caring, patient, and fair while supporting the therapeutic environment, providing individual and group support as appropriate including meal preparation, childcare, transportation, and the general support of the residents

Some of the responsibilities include :

  • Provides direct care to residents as delegated by the house manager, program director, or supervisor.
  • Performs/assists residents with activities of daily living consistently and according to policy and standards Monitors the self administration of medication for residents.
  • Assists residents and children with nutritional needs
  • Observes residents and effectively communicates significant changes or reactions to care to treatment team Consistently anticipates and meets residents needs
  • Consistently follows the plan of care designed to meet the emotional needs of the residents, including safety level checks as appropriate.
  • Communicates effectively, verbally and in writing, with residents, family, and co-workers
  • Consistently demonstrates positive consumer relation behaviors and attitudes
  • Assists other staff members as the need arises

Our ideal Treatment Specialist has positive motivational coaching and training skills, patient listening and communication skills and excels at what they do because they truly care about the people they serve.

Additional requirements for the Treatment Specialist include:

  • This classification requires graduation from a high school and two years experience in health care work at the level of health care assistant or an associate of arts in mental health; or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Experience must be in the field of substance abuse and/or mental health.
  • Certification in CPR and first aid, 2 years experience in a health care setting, some knowledge of addiction and recovery programs.
  • Valid NC driver’s license.

Physical requirements to perform essential functions of the job included:

  • Regularly required to lift 20 lbs.
  • Must be able to lift a minimum of 40 lbs.
  • Must be able to pull minimum of 25 lbs.
  • Must be able to squat, kneel, crawl, crouch, climb, and stoop.
  • Must be able to regularly use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls.
  • Required to regularly stand and walk.
  • Must be able to demonstrate proficiency in CPR from the floor level requiring to work on hands, knees, bending, standing and lifting.
  • Vision requirements include close vision, distance vision, and peripheral vision.
  • Must be able to talk and hear.

Benefits : RHA Health Services offers a competitive compensation and benefits package to eligible employees that are aimed at supporting your health and wellness, financial planning, work life balance, and protection from the unexpected.

The comprehensive compensation and benefits package for full time employees includes:

  • The comprehensive compensation and benefits package for full time employees includes:
  • Competitive compensation program including regular performance feedback and coaching
  • Healthcare insurance: Medical, Dental, Vision, Disability, Voluntary Benefits, Employee Assistance Program, Telemed and Pharmacy Insurance, Health Advocate service which assists employees find doctors, schedule appointments, estimate costs, answer medical/prescription questions, resolve medical claims issues and basically does the leg-work for employees
  • Offering free diabetic medication and supplies
  • 401(k) retirement savings program with Wells Fargo
  • Paid Time Off
  • Company sponsored Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Extensive Wellness Programs including company paid scholarships for healthy weight management and nicotine cessation, several wellness challenges and rewards through the year.
  • Free Annual Health Screening and wellness coaching event.
  • Discounted medical premiums for nicotine free employees.
  • Free CPR, first aid and job specific training opportunities
  • Opportunity to make a difference in the lives of the people that you serve!

If you are ready to make a difference in the lives of people we serve and support apply to join the team today.

RHA is an equal opportunity employer. In addition, we provide reasonable accommodation to qualified employees who have protected disabilities to the extent required by applicable laws, regulations, and ordinances. If you are an individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation to participate in the application process, please contact our solutions center.

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