BHT (Residential)

Company Details

Allegro Health

Job Summary:

The BHT provides direct support to the residents at the Sober Living facility. The BHT works to create a therapeutic environment to aid residents in their recovery journey and to have them acquire and practice skills needed for abstinence. The BHT is responsible for monitoring and documenting activities of residents while at the facility, and observing, collecting, and testing urine samples submitted by residents in accordance with Sober Living policy and procedure. The BHT is required to document what occurs each shift and with each resident; any required forms for drugalcohol testing will be completed and positive test results will be reported. The BHT will report any resident concerns or emergencies to the Director of Sober Living Program.

Job Duties:

  • Provide supervision and support to residents at the sober living home
  • Ensure adequate staffing for sober living facilities, work with the Director of Sober Living Program on staff schedule. Is first point of contact for non-emergency at designated sober living facilities
  • Facilitate groups on site to assist residents to work together as a community to help one another in recovery.
  • Teach residents life skills such as cleaning, cooking, etc.
  • Model for residents how to resolve differences effectively and how to cope with feelings in a healthy manner.
  • Document and monitor clients’ behavior.
  • Offer clients guidance about recovery using the 12-step model.
  • Conduct breathalyzer testing per facility protocol.
  • Conduct random urine drug screen (UDS) testing as outlined procedurally.
  • Monitor all UDS collection using staff that is the same sex as the resident.
  • Document all results of each sample provided and have the resident sign and date the form used.
  • Maintain records of urine submissions and related client data.
  • Contact the Director of Sober Living Program immediately should a conflict arise regarding the UDS process.
  • Contact the Director of Sober Living Program should a client test positive during a urine drug screening.
  • Report any unusual client behavior or suspicious activity to the Director of Sober Living Program.
  • Maintain high standards of ethical and professional conduct and adhere strictly to confidentiality requirements.
  • Assist residents if needed in calling in prescriptions and teach residents how to take medications according to doctor’s orders
  • Comply with all Policy & Procedures regarding sober living facility.
  • Adhere to established standards of hygiene and universal infection control procedures in handling all samples and supplies.
  • Facilitate meal preparation and food ordering.

Job Specifications:

  • Understanding of the 12-steps, as well as relevant recovery literature and principles.
  • Understanding and Competency of hand washing and hygiene, self-administration of medication, and UDS collection.
  • Ability to set priorities, maintain accurate medical records on each client in accordance with the master treatment plan goals.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to communicate with residents and co-workers in order to ensure quality treatment for each client.
  • Understanding on how to complete the documentation of UDS forms and obtain samples from clients.
  • Expectation to subscribe to the Sober Living philosophy of total abstinence for recovering addicts/alcoholics and substance abuse clients.
  • Identifies emergencies requiring intervention and diffuses interpersonal conflicts.
  • Ability to provide documentation and reports when required and necessary.
  • Follows all protocols and processes for notifying entities of emergency interventions through documentation and reporting of information.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or GED with
  • At least six months behavioral health experience.
  • Valid Driver’s License.
  • 21 years of age or older.
  • Current basic life support (BLS) and first aid certification.
  • Current Competency in UDS procedures and related training requirements.
  • Competency in understanding self-administration of medication.
  • Be able to pass a criminal background check if required.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Must be able to walk, bend, stand, climb stairs, speak English, hear, use a telephone, drive an automobile, and operate standard office equipment, such as a computer, copier, and fax machine. Must be able to lift and carry up to30 lbs.

Allegro Health, LLC is an at-will employer. This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive; an employee will also perform other reasonably related business duties as assigned by immediate manager or other management as required. Allegro Health, LLC reserves the right to revise or change job duties as the need arises. This job description does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment.

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