Residential Support Specialist--Birmingham, AL

Announcement # 0154

Aletheia House has several openings in our residential facilities. We are looking for individuals that want to make a difference in the lives of individuals recovering from substance abuse. All available positions are part-time positions.

Position Summary:
The Residential Support Specialist is responsible for appropriate supervision and day to day functions of our residential supportive services. The Residential Support Specialist works closely with the Residential Supportive Services Manager and Director of Behavioral Health to accomplish the mission and service goals of Aletheia House.

Primary Responsibilities:
-Provide appropriate supervision of residential clients, including supervision of work assignments, meal preparation, and recreational activities;
-Responsible for conducting room inspections for compliance checks.
-Enforce program rules in a fair and constant manner;
-Properly document activities on clients and maintain other records as directed;
-Document and assist clients with medications to ensure proper usage.
-Transport program participants to NA/AA meetings, store runs, and other recreational activities.
-Perform other duties as assigned by the Program Manager, Division Director, Clinical Director, Chief Operating Officer, and/or Executive Director.

-Bachelor’s degree required for full time positions. High School Diploma or GED minimum for P/T positions.
-MAC certification eligibility.
-Valid driver’s license and a good driving record required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
-Ability to manage multiple tasks and priorities.
-Personable and ability to work with internal and external customers.
-Ability to maintain harmonious effective working relationships with other employees.
-Effective communication skills.
-Organizational skills.

Physical Requirements:
-Requires the physical ability to sit, stand, bend, stoop, and walk for moderate to long periods of time.
-Working in a residential setting with mild, hot, and cold temperatures depending upon the season of the year.
-Must have the ability to drive.

Available Shifts:
1A: 2nd and 4th Weekend (Sat. & Sun.) 10a-6p
2B: 1st, 3rd, and 5th Weekend (Sat. & Sun.) 10a-6p
3C: 2nd and 4th Weekend (Sat. & Sun.) 3p-10p
4D: 1st, 3rd, and 5th Weekend (Sat. & Sun.) 3p-10p
5E: 2nd and 4th Weekend (Sat. 3p-10:30p & Sun. 3p-10p)

Please specify what shift you're interested in (ie. 5E) or simply reply all if you do not have a preference when applying.

Job Salary: 
$11.00 - 12.00 per hour
Part-time, Non-Exempt (Hours vary and are listed under Available Shifts)


During the past several years, we have experienced significant growth. Most of our supervisors have been promoted from within, so there is definitely an opportunity for outstanding employees to advance within the organization.

To Apply: 

Individuals who are interested should fax cover letter and resumes to (205) 203-4843, or send an email with a three-page attachment to Please insert in the subject line (RSS-0154).

The first page of the attachment should be a cover letter; the second page of the attachment should be a resume including detailed information about employment, internships, and/or volunteer experiences.

The third page should answer these three questions:
1. Why are you interested in this position?
2. What experiences, skills and passions would you bring to this position that would make us want to select you?
3. Who is the person in your life who knows the most about how you would perform in this position and what would they tell us about you if we called them?

Aletheia House is a United Way Agency.

Aletheia House is an Equal Opportunity Employer, who fully and actively supports equal access for all qualified applicants, regardless of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age disability status, Genetic Information or Testing, Family and Medical Leave, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law, and prohibits retaliation against individuals who bring forth any complaint, orally or in writing, to the employer or the government, or against any individuals who assist or participate in the investigation of any complaint, or otherwise discrimination.

Closing Date-Time: 
Sun, 10/29/2017 - 5:00pm