SEARHC is a non-profit health consortium which serves the health interests of the residents of Southeast Alaska. We see our employees as our strongest assets. It is our priority to further their development and our organization by aiding in their professional advancement.
Working at SEARHC is more than a job, it’s a fulfilling career. We offer generous benefits, including retirement, paid time off, paid parental leave, health, dental, and vision benefits, life insurance and long and short-term disability, and more.
Residential Support Specialist (RSS) position functions within the SEARHC Behavioral Health division to provide direct support services for clients of SEARHC residential substance use disorder and behavioral health programs.
Duties and responsibilities include maintaining and monitoring the safety and security of the facility and the program residents and direct supportive engagement with residents to provide services, support and structure that fosters a pro-recovery environment. This may include supervision of daily living activities and facilitation of therapeutic activities and groups.
This position requires an understanding of basic interventions that are effective in the treatment of substance use and/or mental health disorders. This position also requires crisis intervention skills, and effective communication skills for leading educational groups and activities with the residents. Residential Support Specialists must be able to engage in moderate physical recreation activities that support recovery. SEARHC residential programs are residential living environments with 24-hour staff. Work schedules vary and may include rotation on evenings and weekends.
As an entry-level to intermediate-level direct service position, the RSS position requires a commitment to ongoing professional development in the areas of behavioral health and substance use disorder treatment and recovery. Each RSS will have a professional development track, based on individualized professional development needs. In addition, the RSS will be engaged in a SEARHC-funded, State of Alaska approved, Qualified Addiction Professional (QAP) certificate training program.
Salary Range: $22.74-$30.80/hr. - Depends on Experience
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