Weekend Resident Assistant - SATURDAY ONLY

Victory Programs, Inc. - Dorchester, MA2.8

The Weekend Resident Assistant - Saturday ONLY is responsible for assisting with program operations and maintenance of the residence while supporting the staff of the programs by providing quality services to clients.

Typical duties include but not limited to:
Ensure the residence is maintained in a state of good repair, orderliness and is free from hazards (including mopping, cleaning and taking out trash)
Ensure all policies and procedures related to maintaining a safe and appropriate residential environment
Provide milieu coverage, including: monitoring and assessing the integrity of the program’s therapeutic milieu; empowering clients to act in accordance with the guidelines of the program; assisting clients in self-administration of medications; conducting controlled substance counts; conduct rounds; answering phones and the front door
Make emergency referrals (e.g. detox programs, DTA, hospital and after care placement)
Assist with inventory and management of food, household supplies and linen supplies; daily office and administrative functions (e.g. filing, phone coverage, reception, maintenance of daily house records and house log)
Facilitate and/or co-facilitate client groups and complete required group facilitation documentation
Input client/program data in to Electronic Health Records and the Virtual Gateway (ESM)
Communicate to program staff any information specific to the management and maintenance of the facility that occurs during the shift

High School Diploma or equivalent with a minimum of one year work experience in the field of addiction, HIV, and/or mental health or a certificate from a recognized counseling program or course of instruction.
Ability to work independently and cooperatively as a member of a professional team.
Ability to relate to residents in an instructive, directive, firm yet compassionate manner.
Knowledge of the addiction recovery process, or a willingness to acquire it within the first six months of employment.
Demonstrated ability to work successfully in multi-cultural settings with diverse client groups.
Proficient computer skills including the use of Microsoft Word and Excel.
Strong organizational, writing and communication skills.

Saturday ONLY 10am - 8 pm (10 hours/week)

Victory Programs operates 19 innovative health, housing and prevention programs throughout Greater Boston, Cambridge and Topsfield. Every year we help more than 2,400 individuals and families break down barriers to a brighter future. Our programs serve people who are facing homelessness, drug and alcohol addiction, mental illness or chronic illnesses like HIV/AIDS and provide them with the tools needed to support healthy, self-sufficient lives.

Shepherd House is a 4-8 month residential treatment program for 32 women with substance use disorders in Dorchester providing a bridge between treatment and re-integration into community living.