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Substance Abuse Treatment Specialist- Residential in Asheville, NC at RHA Health Services

Date Posted: 5/15/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

RHA/ARP 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:



  1. Provides direct care to residents as delegated by the house manager, program director, or supervisor.

  2. Performs/assists residents with activities of daily living consistently and according to policy and standards

  3. Monitors the self administration of medication for residents.

  4. Assists residents and children with nutritional needs

  5. Observes residents and effectively communicates significant changes or reactions to care to treatment team

  6. Consistently anticipates and meets residents needs

  7. Consistently follows the plan of care designed to meet the emotional needs of the residents, including safety level checks as appropriate.

  8. Communicates effectively, verbally and in writing, with residents, family, and co-workers

  9. Consistently demonstrates positive consumer relation behaviors and attitudes

  10. Assists other staff members as the need arises

Job Requirements

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.