Are you passionate about making a difference in others' lives?
Then come join the Straight and Narrow team!
Headquartered in Paterson, NJ, Straight and Narrow is the
largest program of its kind. We provide innovative and
compassionate services to individuals struggling with substance use
and co-occurring disorders. We are looking for dedicated, caring
and compassionate people to work in our Residential/Outpatient
Treatment Facilities and Community Programs.
Residential Life Associate
Schedule per week: (Thursday, Friday and Saturday 4:00pm -
Location: Paterson, NJ
Provide supervision, support and direction to residential
addiction treatment clients, while maintaining a safe, disciplined
and caring environment on the unit and in all other venues in which
clients are present.
Position Specific Duties and Responsibilities:
Client Supervision and Support
Provide direct supervision and support to clients on unit.
Maintain high visibility in client areas to provide structure
Assist/supervise clients in maintaining the safety and
cleanliness of the facility.
Assist clients in attaining internal structure by strictly
following established schedule.
Know the names of all clients on the unit and their room
Introduce self to all new clients on their first day on the unit
and inform them of your role on the unit and the times you will be
Complete rounds of unit every 30 minutes and ensure that all
clients are accounted for.
Ensure a one (1) staff per twenty four (24) client ratio during
waking hours and one (1) staff per thirty (30) during sleeping
hours, and two staff members at all times.
Essential Job Duties:
Have thorough knowledge of the contents of the Clients
Conduct searches of clients person as per procedure for client
Conduct searches of clients rooms and personal property as per
procedure for client room and personal property searches
Follow Policy & Procedure for any client on shift who is
discharged, voluntarily leaves the program prematurely, or is
removed from the agency by the authorities
Collect and secure belongings of any client who leaves the
Collect clients urines for testing in accordance with Policy &
Clients Urine Screens
Escort and monitor clients between Straight & Narrow units
and/or facilities as required
Transport, escort and monitor clients on appointments outside
the agency as assigned
Supervise in-house client visits when assigned
Ensure all documentation is included in the clients physical
chart or Electronic Health Record (EHR)
Know agency Policy and Procedures that related to your job
Complete all required annual trainings
Maintain CPR and First Aid Certification active
Schedule Personal Time Off (PTO) in advance, at least 30 days
via the Paylocity
Ensure all clients areas and common areas are cleaned and
organized at all times
Assist with housekeeping duties when applicable
Provide clients with approved non-prescription medication when
requested in accordance with Policy & Procedure for
"Non-prescription Medication kept on the Units."
Complete the Detox Training and Naltrexone training within 60
Documentation and Communication:
Document all movement (e.g., emergency room visits, outside
meetings, in-house meetings, etc.) on Rounds Report.
Report any significant events or individual client or group
movement outside the agency to the On-Site Supervisor; leave
messages regarding any significant events for other staff via voice
Document major incidents on Shift Report (clients acting out
behaviorally; medical emergency, reportable event; positive urines,
or other suspicion and/or proof of drug or alcohol use; any major
changes in clients scheduled activities)
Complete Incident Reports for any unusual occurrences and submit
to appropriate supervisors.
Follow all Electronic Health Records (EHR) policies.
Provide crisis counseling as necessary or make appropriate
referral to SN counselor by calling or sending an e-mail.
Provide groups and didactics to clients if assigned
For full time positions, we offer medical, vision, dental, life
and supplemental life insurance. Accidental and Critical Illness
Insurance, 403B with employer match, Paid Time off (PTO), in house
training seminars, two training days for certified professionals.
SN also offers supervision for those individuals trying to become
licensed in NJ as a LCADC/CADC, LSW, LCSW, LAC, LPC and LMFT. We
participate in employee discount programs such as the Working
30 CADC Credits/Recovery Specialist or High School Diploma with
one (1) year relevant experience working in the field of Addiction
and Mental Health. Have and/or maintain CPR/First Aid certification
or achieve CPR/First Aid certification within thirty (30) days from
the date of hire. Valid drivers license from the state of residence
and a clear driving record. Good computer skills.