Residential Support Specialist Birmingham (#0402)

Aletheia House has several openings in our residential facilities. We are looking for individuals that want to make a difference in the lives of individuals recovering from substance abuse.  Area/County Served:  Jefferson County.


Position Summary:
The residential support specialist oversees the SOAR residents and provides residential support, supervision, and medical assistance to clients in residential and supportive housing programs.  The residential support specialist is responsible for appropriate supervision and day to day functions of our residential supportive services. The residential support specialist works closely with the HIV housing coordinator and director of behavioral health to accomplish the mission and service goals of Aletheia House.

Location of Position:

UP-SOAR Building, Birmingham, AL


Office Location of Positions:

2717 Ensley Avenue


Primary Responsibilities:

-Conduct BLS classes and other activities, supervision, transportation, and documentation

-Provide appropriate supervision of residential clients, including supervision of work assignments and recreational activities

-Responsible for conducting room inspections for compliance checks

-Enforce program rules in a fair and constant manner

-Properly document activities on clients and maintain other records as directed

-Transport program participants to NA/AA meetings, store runs, and other recreational activities

-Monitoring Visitor Hours and Visitor Log

-Monitoring Building

  • Outside Safety – Ensure no one is smoking in the front
  • Client Safety – Ensure hallways are clear and classroom is tidy
  • Quiet Hours – Ensure people are not roaming the building or being too loud

-Resolve any client conflicts

-Complete log books – every hour

-Use General Report Binder for any issues

-Complete Fire Drills with clients

-Answer client questions or concerns while at building

-Transport clients to weekend activities suggested by case manager or program manager

-Work his/her assigned shift as established at beginning of time with SOAR

-Perform other duties as assigned by the HIV housing coordinator, director of behavioral health, clinical director, chief operating officer, and/or executive director.



-Minimal travel required for team meetings, agency training, and quarterly meetings

-Must be willing to use and have your own personal transportation

-Mileage reimbursement for personal use of vehicle is included



-High school diploma or G.E.D. required

-Bachelor’s degree preferred or individuals seeking to pursue a degree in any behavioral health field

-Experience and any human services certification may substitute for degree

-Valid driver’s license and a good driving record required

-Motor Vehicle Report required


Job Salary: 

$12.00 per hour


part-time non exempt

0402:  1st, 3rd, and 5th weekends, 3:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. (14 hours/week)

To Apply: 

Individuals who are interested should fax cover letter and resume to 205-203-4843, or send an email with one attachment including cover letter and resume to Please insert in the subject line one of the job codes according to shift preference (0402)

To be considered for the position, you must submit in one attachment the following:

  • Cover Letter with job code
  • Resume


* Please include both documents in one attachment to be considered for candidacy.*


Closing Date:

Open until filled

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