Recovery Assistant – Substance Use Detox – Paid

Job Short Description:

Volunteers of America, Utah

Work part or full-time, assisting male and female clients who are recovering from substance abuse. Rewarding work at an agency where we are committed to making a difference in the lives we touch. We serve Utah’s most vulnerable population.

  • Conduct intake interviews with clients who are intoxicated or in withdrawal.
  • Screen clients for admission; intake and orientation
  • Interact with clients who are in the detox process.
  • Monitor clients to ensure safety and enforce facility rules.
  • Complete record keeping and answer phones.
  • Work together and support coworkers.
  • Monitor and document client prescription medications.
  • Take vital signs.


  • Ability to be firm yet compassionate.
  • Familiarity/knowledge of substance abuse strongly preferred.
  • High School diploma/GED, Associates Degree and one year of work experience in a related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Basic computer skills
  • Valid drivers license and good driving record.
  • Must pass drug screen and criminal background check.

Residential facility open 24/7. Shifts are typically 8 hours.

$11.50 per hour, $12.00 per hour at 6 months; $1 per hour grave shift differential.

Full-time position includes medical, dental, and life insurance; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; 403b retirement plan with employer match.

Submit your resume on the career page of our website:

EOE / Veteran / Disabled