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Residential Support Specialist

Job Details

Full Time
High School
Nonprofit - Social Services

Provides support to members in CODACs Residential Program(s) and aids in their recovery. Monitors and maintains facility and member security and safety.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provides for the security of the facility and safety of the residents.
  • Manages and documents emergency situations and notifies appropriate staff.
  • Enforces the rules of the program as they apply to the residents.
  • Completes daily progress note in medical record per ISP and pertinent events.
  • Performs member and/or house related data management and clerical activities on assignment basis.
  • Reports to staff at the end of each shift.
  • Participates in Recovery Team meetings as necessary.
  • Transports members and children to and from appointments.
  • Monitors members self-administration of medications.
  • Maintains appropriate member/staff boundaries.
  • Supervision of visitors who may visit residents on campus.
  • Performs other related duties in accordance with agency growth and changes.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities Las Amigas and Gila House
  • Monitors and reports the activities of residents in a twenty-four (24) hour facility.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities Transitional Living (ATL, 20th and Hillman):
  • Provides check-in monitoring.
  • Assists with room assignments, and room inspections as needed.
  • Assists with orientation to program.
  • Assist with assigning resident chores and monitoring chore completion.
  • Assist residents in self-administration of medication and document appropriately.
  • Accurately and professionally document resident activities and treatment progress, critical incidents, and other documentation necessary in the course of duties and communicate this appropriately.
  • Inform on-call administrative and provider staff if members miss medications, medical/behavioral concerns, or are non-compliant with medications, experience side effects from medications, or need ANY assistance regarding milieu or client management issues.
  • Monitor member medical conditions and report to administrative and medical providers as appropriate.


  • High School or G.E.D.
  • Currently enrolled in a college for behavioral health degree program, preferred.
  • Currently enrolled in a college children welfare or human services degree program, for programs working with children, preferred.


  • 1 year relevant experience work experience.


  • CPR 
  • First Aid
  • Fingerprint Clearance Card required if working with minors or in residential programs

Additional Requirements:    

  • Valid Arizona Drivers license, proof of current insurance and willingness to use personal vehicle.  Drivers license is an essential requirement for performing duties for this position.
  • Clean Motor Vehicle Record - no more than 2 moving violations or a license suspension in past 3 years.


  • Bilingual a plus.
  • Knowledge of community resources.
  • Knowledge of behavioral health challenges which include knowledge of the impacts of mental illness, domestic violence, and the dynamics of addictive behavior.
  • Familiarity with various ethnic and cultural groups.
  • Intermediate to advanced computer skills using MS Office products, Word, Excel, Access, etc., importing/exporting data to/from applications.
  • Ability to interact effectively with other service providers.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
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