Medical Assistant – Men’s Residential – San Luis Obispo

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Posted: Monday, May 23rd, 2022



Responsible for facilitating the operation of a Residential Living Environment, serving the special needs of program participants involved with the criminal justice system, who are under the influence of alcohol or other drugs. Provide medical observation and substance abuse referral. Maintain safe, cooperative, caring atmosphere.


High School diploma, G.E.D. or equivalent, basic knowledge and or experience in the alcohol and drug addictions field.  This is a great opportunity and experience for those seeking a career in the AOD, criminal justice and or nursing field.

POSITION: Medical Assistant

LOCATION: San Luis Obispo

HOURS: Part-Time, Graveyard and weekends

APPLY BY: Will accept applications until filled

RANGE: $17.81


FAX: 831-753-6005 Attn: Amanda Torrente

Principle Responsibilities:

  1. Conduct registration process with hospital, law enforcement, or behavioral health referral.
  2. Check client into center and document all client possessions and valuables.
  3. Complete client intake documentation
  4. Monitor Residential Detox “Guest Room” or Sobering Center clients every hour, at a minimum. Check vitals. Report serious medical issues to supervisor and/or emergency services, as appropriate.
  5. Act as security guard for the Residential or Sobering Center facility and grounds.
  6. Light clerical duties, as assigned, such as making copies, and building intake packets.
  7. Maintain clean facility, may include laundry. Assure available personal protective equipment. Provide snacks and liquids to clients.
  8. Crisis and emergency intervention, as needed.
  9. Provide referrals and resources for program participants.
  10. Prepare discharge paperwork to next level of service and arrange transportation for client.
  11. Assures compliance with all safety regulations and client confidentiality requirements.
  12. May perform special projects or other duties as assigned to assure the efficiency and

effectiveness of the Residential or Sobering Center program


Required knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  1. Ability to effectively deal with and provide excellent customer service with adults and families.
  2. Ability to handle crisis and emergency situations with good judgment and self-restraint.
  3. Ability to observe, evaluate, document and communicate verbally and in writing; use of computer to input observations and required documentation.
  4. Knowledge of alcohol and drug addiction treatment, recovery, and 12-step recovery process.
  5. Ability to work with community resources including community hospitals, law enforcement.
  6. Ability to communicate in a culturally competent and sensitive manner.


Environmental Conditions: Constant movement around the service area, and travel into the community. Must have personal transportation, valid driver’s license, and insurance. Time spent sitting, using a computer station, periods of intense concentration, using the telephone, paperwork. Time spent in meetings travels to various worksite locations throughout the County. Exposure to outdoor weather and environmental conditions.

NOTE:  Employees will be required to be fingerprinted, vaccinated & boosted, screened for tuberculosis, and trained in CPR & First Aid.

An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

Racial/ethnic minorities, women, people with disabilities, Vietnam veterans, and people in Recovery are encouraged to apply for all positions.