Residential Support Specialist P/T, Birmingham, AL

Announcement # 0175

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. Areas/Counties Served: Birmingham Treatment Centers.

Position Summary:
The Residential Support Specialist provides residential support, supervision, and medical assistance to clients in residential and supportive housing programs. 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 Program Treatment Manager and Director of Behavioral Health to accomplish the mission and service goals of Aletheia House.

Location of Positions:
Patton/Avondale Supportive Housing, Men’s Residential, Women’s Residential (St. Anne’s).
5th Avenue South/Avondale, 135 Finley Avenue, and Hanover Circle.

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 Treatment Manager, Director of Behavioral Health, Clinical Director, Chief Operating Officer, and/or Executive Director.

-Bachelor’s degree or RN preferred, or individuals seeking to pursue a degree in any behavioral health field or nursing. Experience and any human services certification may substitute for degree.
-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:
-Working in a residential setting with mild, hot, and cold temperatures depending upon the season of the year.
-Must have the ability to drive a motor vehicle.

-Must be willing to use and have your own personal transportation.
-Mileage reimbursement for personal use of vehicle is included.
-Minimal travel required for team meetings, agency training, and quarterly meetings.

Job Salary: 
Salary will commensurate with education, experience, and certification.
Part-time-Non-Exempt, Monday – Friday, 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm – Total Hours 25


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-0175).
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: 
Thu, 02/22/2018 - 5:00pm