• Kitsap County
  • Port Orchard, Washington
  • Mar 17, 2020
Variable Shift Human and Social Services
  • Salary: $31,740.80 - $44,824.00 Annually USD

Job Description


Incumbents are responsible for providing responsible support work in the field of alcohol and drug recovery services and are primarily responsible for detoxification services. Incumbents are expected to be available to work all shifts and/or weekends for the 24-hour County Recovery Center.

Distinguishing Characteristics

This is the second level of a three-level treatment classification series. The Treatment Assistant acts as a lead worker, when assigned, on weekend and night shifts. This position is distinguished from the Treatment Aide by experienced level activities related to the care and safety of alcohol and drug dependent patients.
Temporary positions are considered "Extra Help" and categorized as on-call, seasonal, or limited term. Employees in this position are covered under Kitsap County's Extra Help Policy. The employment of extra-help employees is terminable at will, and either Kitsap County or the employee may terminate the employment for convenience.


Required Education and Experience
  • One year of responsible support work experience including six months experience or training in an alcohol or drug related field.
Preferred Education, Experience or Other Qualifications
  • Experience in an inpatient/live-in alcohol or drug treatment facility.
Required Licenses, Certificates, Examinations/Tests and Other Requirements
Please note : The incumbent is responsible for obtaining and maintaining all of the following required licenses, certifications and other requirements.

Prior to employment, the successful candidate must:
  • Pass a criminal background check through law enforcement agencies.
  • Submit official transcripts from an accredited college or university if education is being used to meet the minimum qualifications.
  • Pass all job-related examinations/tests necessary to demonstrate required knowledge, skills and abilities, as determined by the hiring authority at time of job posting.
  • Declare availability to work rotating shifts, nights and/or weekends and overtime as needed.
  • Provide references that demonstrate reliability, a good attendance record and a positive work ethic/attitude.
  • Declare understanding of and willingness to comply with the requirement that there be no misuse of alcohol or drugs while employed as a Treatment Assistant.
  • Submit a copy of their State employment driving record to verify their eligibility to drive for Kitsap County.
At time of appointment, the successful candidate must:
(Evidence of ability to obtain these by appointment may be required at any time in the selection process.)
  • Possess a valid Washington State Driver's License.
  • Be able to fulfill all traveling requirements of this position and meet the qualifications and guidelines of the Fleet Risk Control Policies in the operation of a motor vehicle on County business.
Within 30 days after employment the successful candidate must:
  • Complete Bloodborne/Airborne Pathogens training and receive Hepatitis B vaccine or sign a waiver.
  • Complete a Tuberculosis Test (and yearly thereafter).
  • Obtain a current First Aid and CPR certification.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of:
  • Common business practices and expectations of employers in relation to reliability, good attendance, and a positive work ethic/attitude.
  • Alcohol and drug related problems.
  • Terminology utilized in the alcohol and drug field.
Skills and/or Ability to:
  • Appear, and stay, for schedule work with regular, reliable and punctual attendance.
  • Effectively plan and organize work and complete tasks within prescribed timeframes.
  • Communicate effectively orally and in writing.
  • Respond appropriately to emergency situations in an institutional setting.
  • Work around and deal effectively with stressful situations and interpersonal conflict.
  • Accurately, maintain routine logs and records.
  • Operate a personal computer utilizing word processing software
  • Maintain a consistently fair attitude toward patients while exercising authority under demanding situations. Report accurately, in writing, conditions noted during assigned shift.
  • Secure the confidence, respect and cooperation of patients.
  • Establish and maintain cooperative, effective and productive working relationships with staff, co-workers, patients and the public.
  • Exercise good judgment skills and provide work direction to staff as assigned.
  • Read, understand, and comply with policies, procedures and protocols.
  • Work a non-traditional workweek with non-traditional work hours including nights, weekends, rotating shifts and work over 40 hours in a workweek as necessary.
  • Respond to on-call assignments with short notice.
Working Conditions/Physical Activities
(The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by the employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Kitsap County provides reasonable accommodation to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)

Positions in this class typically require:
  • Work performed primarily at the Recovery Center, which is a 24-hour facility.
  • The incumbents to be able to work a rotating schedule that may include various shifts, nights, weekends and irregular days and hours.
  • Occasionally to split or cover an additional shift.
  • Exposure to physical hazards when working with hostile patients with a potential for violence.
  • Adequate vision when providing authorized prescription medication, conducting security inspections, observing patients, and manually preparing log entries.
Extended standing, sitting and walking through the work area.


(Any one position may not include all of the duties listed nor do the listed examples include all tasks which may be found in positions of this class.)

Essential Job Functions:
  • Admit and release patients from detoxification program in compliance with proper procedures. Assure admission and discharge procedures are followed.
  • Provide work direction to Treatment Aides, assist in training and provide input into evaluations.
  • Monitor activities led by outside guests and speakers and intervene when necessary.
  • Provide treatment services in detoxification and intensive inpatient programs.
  • Enforce all rules and regulations of the facility; maintain safety of patients and facility; make regular security checks on rooms and facilities; respond to emergencies.
  • Maintain patient information confidentiality and demonstrate respect for patient's right to privacy.
  • Provide guidance, encouragement and support to patients in their treatment program.
  • Maintain logs and records on patient behavior, security checks, prescriptions provided to and taken by patients, etc.
  • Provide phone support for crisis calls from the public and bed management/admission requests from health care facilities, such as Harrison Medical Center, and other referral sources, such as family.
  • Observe urinalysis collection.
Other Job Duties:
  • May assist the physician (or other health care provider) in documenting patient medical/nursing problems and providing support in the delivery of patient care; ensures prescription orders and other ordered health care referrals are implemented and that individualized patient self-care treatment plans are met.
Perform other duties as required including assistance with food service to patients and resident guests, housekeeping and laundry duties as needed.


This position is:
  • Classified as eligible for overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
  • Covered under the Kitsap County Extra Help policy
This will be a continuous posting until filled, applications will be reviewed weekly.
Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Job Address

Port Orchard, Washington United States View Map