Program Aide II – Men’s Residential – San Luis Obispo

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Posted: Thursday, June 2nd, 2022



Provides resource support to staff and program participants to facilitate agency and program goals.  The program aid plans meals, purchases food, assists program participants in preparing healthy eating choices, supervises cleanup of kitchen & dining area and provides other program activity support including driving participants to appointments Maintain good relationship with Department of Health and local food banks. Health and safety are of primary importance   Program Aide acts as a peer mentor and provides social model recovery activities.


A combination of experience education and / or training which would substantially demonstrate the ability to perform the duties listed above. At least six months to one year of continuous sobriety. And if recovery, an active member of a mutual self-help group such as Alcoholics Anonymous or Narcotics Anonymous. One year of related experience working with people with alcohol and/or drug addictions commercial kitchen preferred. CPR and First Aid, Health Code Training/Safe Serve (to be completed upon hiring).


POSITION: Program Aide II

LOCATION: San Luis Obispo

HOURS: Full-Time plus Benefits

APPLY BY: Will accept applications until filled

RANGE: $17.81


FAX: 831-753-6005 Attn: Amanda Torrente

Principle Responsibilities: The following responsibilities represent the essential functions of the position.  An employee in this classification is responsible for carrying out the following functions:

  1. Act as a resource for alcohol and drug addiction information, treatment, education, and/or prevention to the community.
  2. Assures compliance with all client confidentiality requirements.
  3. Assure good communications with persons served, visitors, volunteers, staff, donors, and
  4. Order, purchase and maintain inventory of food for a 20- bed co-ed facility with two separate kitchens.   Organize and maintain pantry and kitchen.
  1. Assures kitchens are clean, safe and organized
  2. Review housekeeping committee duties for completion.
  3. Provide training, development, and orientation of staff to kitchen safety and meal preparation procedures.
  1. Drive participants to appointments as needed.
  2. Help link participants to services and community resources.
  3. Assures compliance with all safety regulations and all health regulations.
  4. Assures compliance with all client confidentiality requirements.
  5. May perform special projects or other duties as assigned to assure the efficiency of the


Required knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  1. CPR/First Aid.
  2. Safety and Food handling health code standards
  3. Ability to communicate effectively and provide excellent customer service.
  4. Ability to communicate verbally and in writing, and in a culturally competent and sensitive manner.
  5. Basic knowledge of alcohol and drug addiction treatment.
  6. Ability to follow verbal and written instructions.
  7. Ability to handling multiple tasks simultaneously.
  8. Knowledge of food safety, food storage, food handling, and food preparation.

Environmental Conditions: Constant movement around service area, and some walking in the community. Time spent sitting, using a computer station, periods of intense concentration, caring for infants and small children; cooking and following recipes. Time spent in meetings with staff, with children and residents, with volunteers, and program visitors. 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.