Certified Addiction Technician – Bloom House Residential Treatment Center (RTC)

About Homeward Pikes Peak
The mission of HPP is to work with individuals and families in our community to achieve their full
potential through supportive housing and recovery services, to rebuild dignity & self-sufficiency,
and permanently exit homelessness. Our efforts focus on overcoming the barriers to developing and
maintaining stable housing and sober living. To do this, we adhere to commonly held social work
values of service, social justice, dignity and worth of the person, importance of human
relationships, integrity, and competence. We believe that these values infuse the work of HPP and
are a guidepost to which our staff and partners should aspire.

Position Summary
This position is responsible for supporting clients of a new residential treatment center for
pregnant and parenting women (PPW). This will be a dynamic position on a small team and will
require the Certified Addiction Technician to collaborate with the treatment and program teams to
meet the needs of mothers and infants in the program.

The RTC will utilize a Special Connections framework that is a gender responsive program maximizing
the chance of a healthy birth to provide postpartum services to maintain gains made during
pregnancy. Special Connections provides care coordination services, group counseling sessions,
individual counseling sessions, health education groups, and residential substance use disorder
treatment in a women-only setting. Technicians will work 12 hour shifts.

• Support clients in their recovery and work with Case Manager (and Program Manager / SUD
Counselor) to ensure the client is working through their individual service plan. May employ
motivational interviewing and support to build recovery skills of residents.
• Coordinate any immediate needs as well as follow-up to facilitate incident reports to the final
resolution of the emergency.
• Monitor and communicate the wellness and behaviors of the clients overnight and on weekends.
Document as needed.
• Maintaining a safe and stable environment of the house, light cleaning, and troubleshooting as

• Maintains prompt and regular attendance
• Attend and participate in staff meetings
• Documents all patient contacts and other clinical information in the health record
• Maintain office environment to professional standards and display abundant teaming

• Current Addiction Technician (CAT) certification – Certified Addiction Technician is a
credentialing level that requires a high school diploma, proof of passing the NCAC I exam, and
completion of all requirements at the CAT level.
• 1 – 3 years of certified addiction experience required.

Knowledge of Mental Health/ Substance Use Disorders
• Possesses good communication skills
• Understands client rights, confidentiality, ethics and roles
• Ability to maintain professional boundaries and recognize potential risks
• Ability to model appropriate use of personal story and self-disclosure
• Ability to accept diversity and understand cultural competency
• Understands the principals and concepts of trauma, resiliency, recovery, and wellness orientated
• Ability to demonstrate and teach wellness life skills.
• Ability to encourage the development of natural supports
• Possesses willingness to seek supervision and/or ask for direction.
• Ability to learn, teach, and implement evidence-based practice material and curriculum, as
appropriate for specified program needs
• Ability to demonstrate organization, time management and prioritizing skills.
• Ability to manage relationships in a constructive and positive manner.
• In the residential treatment center environment, there is potential for contact with blood-borne
pathogens and communicable diseases, as well as potential for contact with dissatisfied or abusive
• High School diploma and ability to successfully demonstrate reading, writing, and speaking
• Self-starter with both an ability to work independently with minimal supervision and within a
• Understanding of regulations and standards regarding privacy and confidentiality in the
provision of direct services.
• Ability to maintain professional boundaries with clients, flexibility, creativity, compassion,
and professionalism.
• Successful candidate must submit to and pass, post-offer drug screen and criminal background

Compensation & Benefits

The pay range for this position is $19 – $23 per hour. This is a full-time position authorized to
work 40 hours per week. Shift differential pay will be offered for over-night shifts.

HPP offers paid vacation, and sick leave for full-time, regular employees. Other benefits include
medical, vision and dental insurance that the employee may select at one-half the cost of the
monthly premium. Additionally, short term disability, accidental death and dismemberment, life
insurance, and EAP is provided at no cost to the employee. Participation in 401K is also offered.
Please send a cover letter and resume to info@homewardpikespeak.org