The Horizons Program is a regional perinatal/maternal substance abuse treatment program of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. This program provides comprehensive, gender specific outpatient and residential treatment for pregnant women and mothers and their children. This position is located within the residential program. In this program, a pregnant woman or a mother and her children age 0-11 may reside in their own apartment for up to one year (with 6 months aftercare). The mother works on her recovery from active addiction, trauma and other mental health issues, parenting, and education and employment for self-sufficiency. The children who reside with the mother receive comprehensive evaluations and treatments as indicated.
UNC Horizons Program seeks a Resident Advisor to work in residential treatment programs for women with substance abuse issues and their children located in Chapel Hill. These programs operate 24/7, 365 days a year. This position involves both structured and informal direct client service and supervision; documentation; transporting residents in a state van; general upkeep of program facility; observing urine drug screens; observing patient medication administration; and providing structured childcare while residents are at meetings or appointments.
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
Demonstrated possession of the competencies necessary to perform the work.
Required Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience
A valid NC driver’s license is required.
Requires professionalism along with the ability to take initiative, use good judgment and multi-task.
Preferred Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience
Knowledge of, or interest in gender-specific, substance abuse treatment.
Special Physical/Mental Requirements
Must be physically able to climb stairs to complete rounds to check on patients.
Position/Schedule Requirements Night work, Overtime occasionally, Patient care involved, Valid NC Driver’s License, Weekend work occasionally