2nd Shift Recovery Specialist, Gate House for Women

Summary Statement:

This is a full-time position that involves overseeing Gate House clients and coordinating their activities. Make observation notes to the staff in the Staff Log. Makes any major decisions with the support of and in conjunction with the staff person on-call. Responsible for providing first responder coverage during sleeping hours in the event of an emergency involving the house and clients. The Recovery Specialist offers a positive relationship, sets a good example, communicates an attitude of concern, listens, and displays a real belief in the Gate House philosophy.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Direct clients in house chores.
Communicate with staff members and record observation notes in the Staff Log Book.
Monitor and attend AA/NA meetings each shift.
Coordinate transportation for clients (i.e., AA/NA meetings, scheduled appointments, etc.).
Help coordinate recreational activities in accordance with the Gate House structure.
Ensure proper food items are on the premises for meals.
Be flexible in accepting other responsibilities designated by either the full-time House Manager or Lead Counselor.
Perform observed drug screens when necessary.
Enforce Gate House Guidelines and administer appropriate discipline for guideline violations such as issuing verbal and/or written warnings.
Report Critical Incidents in accordance with policy.


Some cooking experience preferred.
Experience with therapeutic environment is mandatory. Must be familiar with drug and alcohol treatment programs.
Must be an approved driver by H.E.A.R. Inc.’s insurance company.
Must complete all required training in accordance with DDAP and CARF regulations.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Must be able to communicate with staff on all levels, especially the on call staff.
Must be able to climb stairs.
Must be able to handle multiple tasks.
Must have knowledge of persons served.