Resident Advocate, Transitional Recovery Housing - FT
Job Details
1900 Chicago Ave, Mpls, MN 55404 - MINNEAPOLIS, MN
Full Time
High School Diploma/GED
$17.00 Hourly
some travel required - company van
Various Shifts
Housing Support Services

The Resident Advocate is responsible for assisting with the operation of sober transitional housing building. The position also consists of physical labor, basic maintenance / janitorial, security, safety, cleanliness of properties, and on call availability. This position requires ability to handle emergency crisis situations that may occur in the transitional housing.  We are seeking full-time candidates for either 2nd or 3rd shift openings with some weekend coverage.

 Avivo's Recovery Services division provides integrated services in the areas of substance use disorder treatment and community-based chemical and mental health. We provide family residential treatment, co-occurring outpatient treatment for individuals and families, chemical use assessments, peer recovery support, mental health case management services, care coordination, and Community Support Programming. Services are innovative, person-centered, strength-based, and outcome-driven. We strive for the highest quality of services using culturally responsive and evidence-based practices in a trauma-informed environment.



  • Respond to client questions, issues, and emergencies / crisis situations.
  • Carry an emergency phone during scheduled hours and respond to all calls/ issues.
  • Ensure the safety and sober living environment of our residents by completing nightly apartment checks and building monitoring.
  • Ensure housing rules are followed and maintained.
  • Conduct random UA’s and breathalyzers as needed to ensure sober environment.
  • Prepare and maintain electronic documentation of client encounters and interactions.
  • Complete incident reports and additional documentation for client issues.
  • Monitor and assure building cleanliness and upkeep. Complete apartment turns.
  • Conduct light maintenance as requested.
  • Present positive image of all Avivo programs and services.
  • Be available for on call housing coverage and emergencies.
  • Maintain active communication with all staff to perform housing responsibilities.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.



  • High school diploma or equivalency required.
  • Minimum one-year experience working with individuals experiencing chemical dependency and/or mental health issues.
  • Minimum of one year freedom from problematic alcohol and chemical use.
  • Prior experience working in a residential or housing setting.
  • Possess effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Competent in using a computer and demonstrated capacity to maintain accurate electronic documentation and recordkeeping.
  • Prior skills in performing minor custodial and maintenance duties preferred.
  • Understanding of diversity and ability to work effectively in a diverse service environment.
  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds in order to perform work responsibilities.
  • In an effort to support the health and well-being of our staff, participants, and the community, Avivo will require proof of COVID Vaccination for all New Hires.


WAGE: $17.00 per hour


BENEFITS INCLUDE: Avivo offers competitive salaries and compensation, including a comprehensive benefits package. Benefits include a generous PTO policy and company observed holidays as well as health and dental insurance, long-term disability insurance, life insurance, and a retirement savings plan.  Health insurance coverage is also available for domestic partners, in addition to other optional benefits.


HOW TO APPLY: Please provide a letter of interest or online application and resume highlighting your experiences and qualifications through our website at     If you have questions on your application, e-mail    


Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Avivo is an equal opportunity employer and will recruit, hire, promote and transfer qualified persons into all job classifications regardless of race, gender, religion, skin color, national origin or ancestry, physical disability (including pregnancy) or mental disability, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, legally protected medical condition, family care status, marital status, veteran status, or genetic characteristics