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Technician - Part Time

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First Step - Bridgeport, CT


Recovery Network of Programs, Inc. (RNP), is a private, non-profit, social service agency which has been serving the Greater Bridgeport Community and Fairfield County area since 1972. RNP is dedicated to helping those living with substance use, mental health disorders, and homelessness. Our mission is to restore hope, health, and wellbeing for individuals and families in a recovery environment that embraces compassion, dignity and respect.


First Step (Residential Detoxification Program) This is a highly structured inpatient medically monitored detoxification program, located in Bridgeport, Connecticut. This program offers individual counseling, group therapy, case management, referral services for continuing care, and medical management. First Step is a CARF accredited, DPH licensed 27 bed residential detox unit for individuals aged 18 and over struggling with addiction to alcohol, opiates and/or benzodiazepines.



Saturday and Sunday from 4pm to 12am 



  • Monitors client’s blood pressure, pulse, respirations and temperature and secure urine toxicology as appropriate.
  • Monitor change in medical and psychological status and report to the nurse on duty.
  • Monitor all client activity and behavior and report all irregularities to supervisor and/or nurse on duty.
  • Responsibly for assisting client with admission process by labeling and securing property in locker, making sure client clothing is laundered, and allowing client to shower prior to being  admitted.
  • Responsible for security and safety of clients.
  • May be required to facilitate initial procedures for admission, including completion of required intake forms, releases, collection of initial assessment and recommendations for treatment planning.
  • Encourage clients to participate in any in-house meetings as medically appropriate.
  • Conduct 15 minutes checks of the clients.
  • Conduct hourly checks of the building during the shift to assure safety rules and regulations are being adhered to and all facility systems are running and properly documented, i.e., refrigeration and heating.
  • Respect client’s rights; adhere to confidentiality according to state and federal guidelines/regulations.
  • Maintain good working relationship with service providers; i.e., hospital, police, treatment centers, treatment team.
  • As necessary, serve food, clean and maintain the unit and transport clients to related service agencies for continuum of care.
  • Flexible schedule. Some Holidays and week-ends and occasional mandatory overtime to ensure shift coverage.
  • All other duties assigned as deemed appropriate by Director or designee – inclusive, filing, assemble client’s records, making clients beds, laundry responsibilities for linens and clients personal laundry and assist in moving beds to accommodate room changes etc.



CNA or Medical Assistant with some substance abuse experience preferred.

  • Spanish bilingual a plus.
  • Physical ability to assist medically compromised clients.  Push, pull and lift up to 40 pounds.  Intermittent sitting, standing, walking, bending and stooping.
  • Considerable knowledge of federal and state laws and regulations regarding client confidentiality.  Ability to establish and maintain cooperative professional relationships. 
  • Excellent communication skills
  • As appropriate assist clients with activities of daily living.
  • Remain familiar with RNP’s policies and procedures.
  • Remain consumer service driven.
  • Ability to maintain relationships with clients and/or their family members.
  • Ability to project a professional image.



Incumbents may be required to secure professional certification and/or license (e.g. CAC, SCCD, CCDP). 

Valid Connecticut Driver’s license required.



Benefits(for full time employees):

  • Medical, Dental and Vision
  • Flexible Healthcare or Dependent Care accounts or Health Savings Account
  • Generous employer contribution provided for annual healthcare expenses
  • Basic Life insurance at no cost to employee
  • Generous Paid Time Off as well as14 Holidays and Birthday off
  • Retirement plan- 403b with discretionary employer contribution
  • Tuition, License and Certification Reimbursement
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Optional voluntary insurance for short-term and long-term disability


Recovery Network of Programs, Inc.

2 Trap Falls Rd. Suite 405, Shelton, CT 06484


All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.