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House Technician

Women Inspired in New Directions

Position Summary

Part Time-This position requires general supervision and reports directly to the Program Director of YWCA WIND.  Under direct supervision of lead house technician, oversees the day, evening, and weekend activities in a fellowship home transitional living facility for women 18 and over recovering from alcohol and/or drug addictions. In and or supportive of abstinence based active recovery.

Major Responsibilities

  • Consults with and reports any behavior or problems to Lead House Technician or Program Director, documents on briefing sheet any concerns regarding residents, for next shift and the following:

o    General Recovery support

o    Initial intake

o    Referrals to outside agencies

o    Outreach services

  • Assists residents on completion of forms i.e. pass request, oversees daily chore completion, documents drug screens result and any other required resident forms or daily resident schedule.
  • Acts as liaison for residents.
  • Functions as a support person, when needed, by listening to residents’ concerns and problems.
  • Educates new residents on the rules and regulations of the facility.
  • Follows and enforces the rules and regulations of the facility.
  • Conducts facility and room checks with another staff to ensure cleanliness, safety, and maintenance needs; reports need to Lead House Technician.
  • May attend biweekly case management of current residents.
  • Attends and participates in scheduled staff meetings.
  • Chaperones group-sponsored trips, community service and/or social/recreational functions as well as daily attendance to NA, AA meetings.
  • Supports residents in learning and maintaining living skills.
  • Documents residents’ scheduled chores and household or scheduled shift activities.
  • Advises residents about any changes in policy or procedures.
  • Conducts random drug screenings with another staff member and completes all necessary paperwork associated with such.
  • Ensures that residents are secure in the home; conducts room checks by curfew, locks doors, sets alarm.
  • Monitors outcome of all visitations scheduled on site including children with their mothers (residents).
  • Cleans vacated rooms and prepares them for new residents.
  • Adds to a weekly list of needed items when supplies are running low, including cleaning supplies and groceries and gives to Lead House Technician.
  • Ensures that all scheduled meals are prepared and served on time.
  • Completion of vehicle safety training and all staff required trainings.
  • Other Duties as assigned.


 Knowledge of health and safety precautions in group environments.

  • Knowledge of behavior patterns of persons with addiction problems.
  • Ability to understand and carry out written and oral instructions.
  • Ability to interact with residents to provide a pleasant, home-like atmosphere.
  • Ability to accept and utilize supervision.
  • Ability to communicate with staff.
  • Understands 12-step recovery programs.
  • Minimal computer skills and general office skills (answering phone, taking messages, filing, etc.)
  • Ability to listen to and hold confidences
  • Valid Driver’s License

Type & Amount of Experience/Education

  • High school graduate or equivalency.
  • If in recovery, minimum of 1 year of continued sobriety.
  • Experience in a related field preferred
  • Two positions available


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