Resident Specialists and Lead Residential Specialist

Website Valley Cities Behavioral Health Care

Full Job Description

As a health care entity, the COVID 19 vaccination is required. New hire must provide proof of vaccination upon hire.

Position Summary

The Residential Specialist will function as an integral part of a multidisciplinary team dedicated to providing recovery-oriented, person-centered care at Recovery Place Seattle Inpatient Services. The Residential Specialist responsibilities include ensuring property and resident safety, collaborating with program staff to reinforce behavior expectations and support resident goals. This position requires overnight hours during the weekdays and weekends and includes shift differential hours.

Essential Job Functions (this is not the job description in its entirety):

Demonstrate effective engagement skills with individuals who have experienced trauma, homelessness, and related challenges.
Assist Residents with meeting day to day needs, e.g. getting to lectures, facilitating meals, orienting to the facility.
Monitor the unit environment & Residents, ensuring a safe & secure area.
Facilitate community recreational activities, e.g. community group, outdoors excercise
Mediate and/or de-escalate resident conflict as needed.
Collaborate with clinical staff to identify and support residents’ goals.
Additional duties as assigned
Minimum Qualifications__


High School diploma, Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree preferred.
Preference given to qualified chemical dependency professional in training.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Familiarity with issues related to homelessness and substance use.
Understanding of Trauma-Informed Care principles and service provision.

Pass required background checks
Must have a valid Washington state driver’s license and reliable transportation with current insurance
Working Conditions

Work is performed inside and outside in varying temperatures. Employee may occasionally be required to push or lift up to 40 pounds. May be exposed to office supply odors or vapors. Employee is sitting, the majority of the time. Employee is also required to stand, walk, type, bend, write, read, interpret and explain complex issues and speak on the telephone.

Our caring, professional staff is Valley Cities’ most important asset – the very heart and center of who we are. Every day, we strive to ensure that your experience working at Valley Cities reflects the importance of your role as we carry out our mission.

We are dedicated to Equal Opportunity Employment & embrace the contributions of a diverse and inclusive workforce. Valley Cities Counseling and Consultation is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities/Women/Individuals with Disabilities/Protected Veterans and does not unlawfully discriminate under federal, state, or local laws. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or protected veteran status

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $17.21 – $19.36 per hour


Dental insurance
Disability insurance
Flexible spending account
Health insurance
Health savings account
Paid time off
Professional development assistance
Retirement plan
Vision insurance
Application Question(s):

Are you able to obtain an agency affiliated counselor registration upon hire?

High school or equivalent (Required)

Substance Use Disorder Professional Trainee (SUDPT) (Preferred)
Driver’s License (Required)
Shift availability:

Day Shift (Preferred)
Overnight Shift (Preferred)
Night Shift (Required)
Work Location:

One location
Work Remotely:

Work Location: One location

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