Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) or LVN Eligible

Reports To: Director, Residential

About the CLARE Foundation: CLARE Foundation is a nonprofit organization providing compassionate treatment and recovery services for alcoholism and substance abuse to individuals, families, and the community.

Summary: The LVN will serve as a liaison for Medical Director and conduct assigned tasks given by the Director or their designee. This position works closely with the management team and treatment team to ensure that the compatibility and integrity of the programs are upheld. The LVN helps to ensure clients are safely monitored throughout detoxification and all facets of the day to day operations run smoothly.

Major Areas of Responsibility:

  • Support oversite of clients day to day operations and services
  • Assist management team and treatment team with client supervision and service delivery
  • Serves as liaison for Medical Director
  • Ensures clients are safely monitored throughout detoxification
  • Assist in maintenance of program records and files
  • Ensure regular drug screens are conducts as directed by management staff and tests are logged appropriately
  • Assure Incident Reports are recorded and reported
  • Assure adherence to all safety rules and regulations
  • Provide client transportation, if applicable
  • Other tasks as assigned by the program management

Primary Objectives:

  • Maintain a good knowledge and understanding of CLARE’s mission, vision, & philosophy
  • Contribute to a healthy work environment and actively participate in meetings and team-building activities
  • Communicate on a direct and timely basis about needs and problems as they arise
  • Ensure standards of conduct are upheld to CLARE standards
  • Ensure a community environment is maintained to CLARE standards
  • Ensure health and safety regulations are upheld to CLARE standards

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Attend all scheduled meeting and trainings
  • Monitor clients who are going through detoxification by doing rounds, monitoring vitals and COWS/CIWA, making sure Medical Director’s medication orders are being followed
  • Assist management and treatment staff in client supervision during daily activities
  • Facilitate group therapy sessions and document under CARF and ASAM guidelines
  • Maintain appropriate professional boundaries with clients and staff; Respond to client requests in a professional and courteous manner; Observe and adhere to client confidentiality standards.
  • Supervise residents in coordination of daily program activities
  • Conduct thorough room and grounds checks
  • Adhere to medication policy: monitor client’s self-administration of medication, daily medication counts, document into electronic health records accurately
  • Assure that all emergency needs of residents are met and these incidents are reported as required
  • Respond appropriately to emergencies including contacting appropriate staff and supervisor(s), interacting with police, fire, and medical personnel as needed.
  • Assure adherence to all safety rules and regulations
  • Answer phones and provide information, referrals, and assistance to callers
  • Provide client transportation, if applicable
  • Ensure the safety of participants by limiting access to facility to participants, staff, and authorized visitors and service providers; help to ensure adequate health and safety standards are maintained throughout the facility.
  • Maintain open, complete, and accurate verbal and written communications with all staff and residents
  • Must be self-motivated and able to follow job duties alone during this shift
  • Other tasks as assigned by the program management

Knowledge, Experience & Skills:

The ideal candidate will have counseling experience in a substance abuse treatment center setting.
Registered Recovery Worker mandatory and Licensed Vocational Nurse or eligible for licensure. In addition the following are strongly desired:

  • Experience in working with diverse populations.
  • Clerical skills including knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • A minimum of one year sobriety if recovering
  • Culturally competent
  • Clean driving record required if driving is a requirement

Physical Demands:

While performing the responsibilities of the job, the employee is required to talk and hear. The employee is often required to sit and use their hands and fingers, to handle or feel. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, reach with arms and hands, climb or balance, and to stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. Vision abilities required by this job include close vision.

These physical demands are representative of the physical requirements necessary for an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodation can be made to enable people with disabilities to perform the described essential functions.

Work Environment:

This job will be primarily located at the CLARE Foundation’s offices in Santa Monica, CA. While performing the responsibilities of the job, these work environment characteristics are representative of the environment the job holder will encounter. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable people with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

Compensation:

A competitive compensation package is offered with full benefits, 403 (b) plan and paid vacation. Salary is commensurate with experience.

To apply, please email a resume and cover letter to hr@clarefoundation.org and list “Director of Residential Services” in the subject line.