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Recovery Support Specialist (4pm -11pm shift)

The Salvation Army Western PA Division
3.8 out of 5
Pittsburgh, PA 15233
$18 an hour - Part-time


Pittsburgh, PA 15233

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  • Paid time off
  • Retirement plan

Full job description

The Recovery Support Specialist maintains safe, orderly, and therapeutic physical environment for residents. Evaluates behavioral and emotional needs of clients and provides input. Works together as a treatment team to effectively meet the needs of the residents. Facilitates Daily Living and Lifeskills groups.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Listens to clients concerning all areas of treatment
  • Maintains safe, orderly, and therapeutic physical environment for clients including crisis intervention.
  • Insures and trains clients on program expectations and responsibilities, including detail assignments
  • Communicates with staff either verbally or in written communication logs. Attends program meetings.
  • Attends trainings as determined by Clinical Supervisor or Director.
  • Evaluates behavioral and emotional needs of clients and provides input.
  • Assists with interventions with clients including but not limited to helping with medication pass times and facilitating daily living and life skills groups.
  • Transports clients to meetings, pick-up and drop-off clients, do store runs, and drop-off and pick-up discharges.
  • Orient new clients to unit, program, and milieu.
  • Perform monthly fire drill according to DDAP regulations.
  • Administer, collect, and record results of client drug urine testing as directed and/or per program requirements.
  • Clerical and safety/security duties as assigned.
  • Facilitate daily living and life skills or recovery-oriented groups for residents
  • Complete daily documentation on all facilitated groups. Notes will be turned in to the Lead Recovery Support Specialist by the end of the shift for review and filing.
  • Ensures the safety and security of the residents and facility at all times.
  • Additional tasks as appropriate and assigned by Executive Director, Clinical Supervisor, or Lead Recovery Support Specialist

Additional Responsibilities:

  • On occasion, maybe interact alone and/or supervise the children of client families
  • Other duties as assigned as the program develops.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Knowledge of substance abuse treatment and recovery
  • PA Mandated and Permissive Reporting and The Salvation Army's KeepSAfe training required.

Education and Experience:

  • Knowledge of and experience with recovery
  • 1-2 year's experience in related field, a plus
  • High School diploma or GED equivalent.
  • Valid driver’s license required.
  • All three PA Clearances required upon employment and thereafter upon renewal date: PA Child Abuse History Clearance, Request for Criminal Record, and Fingerprint based federal criminal history.
  • References required.

Salvation Army Mission Statement

The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.

Job Type: Part-time

Pay: $18.00 per hour


  • Paid time off
  • Retirement plan


  • Evening shift

People with a criminal record are encouraged to apply

Work Location: In person