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Recovery Assistant - Temporary

Charleston County

Charleston County

North Charleston, SC, USA
Posted on Sunday, September 10, 2023

This position monitors the safety of and provides support to clients in a residential drug and alcohol treatment center.  The work schedule varies but includes mainly evening, weekend, and holiday shifts. 


Chosen candidates will be required to work at least 50% of monthly weekends.  Holidays are rotated.  


Continuation of employment in this position is contingent upon availability of funding from service, program and agency earnings. This is a Temporary position and no benefits are associated with it.  




Duties and Responsibilities

Duties include but are not limited to:


  • Observing patients, listening to their concerns, recording your observations;
  • Excellent customer services skills;
  • Assisting agency medical and nursing staff;
  • Taking patient vital signs;
  • Transporting patients to and from various destinations in a 15-person passenger van; 
  • De-escalating situations; 
  • Maintaining a safe and secure treatment environment through completion of room and belonging searches, safety inspections, and reporting of safety issues should they arise;
  • Role model pro-social attitudes and behaviors to the patient population;
  • Assisting patients in maintaining their activities of daily living (eating, hygiene, maintaining a clean living space, etc.);
  • Orienting new patients to the treatment milieu;
  • Working collegially with the nursing, medial and clinical staffs.  
Minimum Qualifications
  • High School Diploma/GED;
  • Must obtain a Substance Abuse Specialist (SAS) certification within 3 years of hire;
  • Will be expected to obtain and maintain CPR certification;
  • A valid SC Driver’s license;
  • Copy of SC DMV 10 year driving record that includes no suspensions during that time; 
  • Basic computer skills.
Current SAS and/or experience working in a residential treatment setting preferred