Staffing: Essential Staff Responsibilities at Level III Recovery Houses

Recovery Housing Staffing > Staffing: Essential Staff Responsibilities at Level III Recovery Houses

 

Level III recovery homes are intended for individuals who are very early in their recovery, and therefore require a supervised environment.  A supervised environment means one in which there are staff present whenever residents are present.  This includes weekends, holidays and overnight.  There must be at least one paid staff person at the home whenever residents are present.

 

The following are essential responsibilities that must be in place in all Level III recovery homes.

  • Paid staff must be present in the home whenever residents are present and be available if residents need additional support or assistance
  • Paid staff must be present in the home and take a responsibility of monitoring residents for any potential warning sights that they may be about to experience a disruption in their recovery or a recurrence of use.  This position should connect this person to more support as needed.
  • Paid staff must check in with each resident on a daily basis to ensure that they are safe, or if there are any needs
  • There must be a person who meets with residents at least weekly on their recovery plans.  This can be a paid staff position, volunteer, or an outside peer supporter from another agency.  The point is to ensure that there is someone meeting with the resident each week to help them set and monitor their recovery goals.