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SUD RESIDENTIAL RECOVERY SPECIALIST in Los Angeles, CA at Penny Lane Centers

Date Posted: 4/30/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

We are seeking individuals to join our team who have high standards and a desire to positively impact the lives of others. 

Summary: 

The Residential Recovery Specialist is responsible for assisting residents with the necessary skills to learn to live in a drug and alcohol free environment. The Recovery Specialist will provide SUD groups, living skills groups, serve as role model for the residents, complete clerical reports and documentation, assist residents with using good judgment to maintain their sobriety. The Residential Recovery Specialist also assists residents to reach their goals by providing rehabilitative, collateral and consultation services.

The Residential Recovery Specialist is an energetic self-starter who is able to function comfortably in a team environment or independently and relates well to co-workers and County representatives. This position requires flexibility and the ability to manage time and multiple tasks. The individual in this position must be able to assume a wide range of responsibilities, provide timely responses to requests and deadlines and works well under pressure.


Position Location:  North Hills, CA


Position Shift: Wednesday-Saturday Overnight 10:30 p.m. to 7:00 a.m.


Salary Range: $15.07 up to $18.10 per hour

Additional 10% Overnight Shift Differential

Job Requirements

  • Must be certified or registered as a substance use disorder counselor/AOD counselor by one of the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) accredited organizations recognized by California DHCS to register and certify alcohol and other drug counselors in California with the intent of receiving certification within five (5) years.
  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree (BA) with at least six (6) months of experience working with adults and/or adolescents in a SUD or co-occurring mental health treatment program.
  • OR 60+ college units, together with at least one (1) year of experience working with adults and/or adolescents in a SUD or co-occurring mental health treatment program.
  • OR high school diploma and two (2) years of experience working with adults and/or adolescents in a SUD or co-occurring mental health treatment program.  

  • Valid California driver’s license; current automobile insurance; have and maintain a clean driving record acceptable to the organization’s insurance company; have immediate access to his or her vehicle during work hours.