Volunteers of America Northern Rockies
  • 08-Jan-2019 to 09-Jun-2019 (MST)
  • Health Care
  • Sheridan, WY, USA
  • Part Time

Vision Insurance, Retirement, and Optional Life Insurance


VOA is a faith-based, non-profit organization dedicated to helping individuals, families, and communities reach their full spiritual, emotional and physical potential and well-being through a vast array of human services that target the elderly, at-risk youth, those striving to overcome substance abuse, those transiting from correctional centers, veterans, homelessness and more.

Summary/Objective 

The Recovery Health Technician monitors and provides assistance to patients in a residential facility who are receiving treatment for substance use and co-occurring disorders.

Essential Functions

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

Competencies

  • Effective communicator; assertive when necessary
  • Respectful and professional toward patients
  • Cool under pressure and able to manage a crisis
  • Confidential with patient information
  • Empathetic and able to relate to patients with addiction
  • Organized with time management skills to meet tight deadlines

Supervisory Responsibility

This position has no supervisory responsibilities

Work Environment

This job operates in a residential treatment facility environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as laptop computers, photocopiers, and smartphones.

Physical Demands

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.

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 of time.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

This is a full-time position in a 24/7 facility. Days and hours of work vary according to assigned shift.

Travel

Little to no travel is expected for this position.

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

EEO Statement

VOA in an Equal Opportunity Employer (EEO) and complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Americans with Disabilities Amendments Act (ADAAA).

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without

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