CHIEF BLACKBIRD CENTER                               P.O. BOX 39                                                           ODANAH, WI 54861


Job Title:                               Recovery House Manager

Department:                          Clinic

Hourly Rate:                         DOQ                                                                       Full Time –40 Hours

Exempt:                                 Yes

Supervisor:                            AODA Program Manager and Clinic Administrator

Summary: The Recovery House Manager will coordinate all activities of the recovery house under the direction of the AODA Program Manager. Included in these duties are all grant activities as assigned by the AODA Program Manager to fulfill grant requirements. This position requires a detail-oriented individual with leadership skills and a passion for helping others recovery from a substance use disorder. The Recovery House Manager oversees the daily operations of the Recover House and supervises and schedules Peer Support Specialists and directs them in their tasks. This position is responsible for all program entry and exiting procedures. The Recovery House Manager is responsible for managing and coordinating daily housekeeping tasks, conducting inspections, leading “house meetings”, and overseeing random drug screening.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Be able to maintain organized records, communicate effectively both orally and in writing, and be able to interact appropriately and professionally with people in recovery, other treatment professionals and the overall community.

Candidates MUST be able to effectively handle emergency/crisis situations as they arise.

Research certification processes for recovery house and recovery program, making recommendations to AODA Program Manager and Clinic Administrator on best action.

Report necessary house maintenance in a timely fashion, along appropriate channels, and ensure work is satisfactorily completed.

Ensure there is 24 hour supervision scheduled and develop workplans for staff, teaching all aspects of workplans to staff and monitoring compliance and completion.

Ensure safety of residence and residents at all times through use of safety checklists and client rules.

Develop house policies and procedures including emergency procedures, intake and discharge procedures, visiting procedures, etc to be in compliance with state regulations and/or best practice (with help from AODA Manager and Clinic Administrator).

Attend AODA community activities and local activities to promote recovery house and collaborate with other agencies for referrals.

  • House Repairs: Keep a log of repairs, complaints, and recommendations to discuss at every weekly house meeting – and report issues to facilities management
  • Chores & House Appearance: Check to make sure all residents completed their daily light duty (aka cleaning commitments) and meet with any residents who consistently fall short----ensure that public areas are clean and tidy especially when tours and house meetings are conducted
  • Office and Drug Testing Supplies: Ensure office and drug testing supplies are well stocked and reorder as necessary on a schedule to avoid last minute orders and rush shipping charges
  • Social Activities: Working in conjunction with AODA Program Manager to develop and implement logistics for a quarterly schedule of social events. Maintain a monthly calendar of upcoming events and activities.
  • Onboarding and Discharge Checklist: Work with the AODA Program Manager to ensure that onboarding and discharge checklists are complete for every resident and inserted into their file.

Exemplify and enforce house guidelines, rules, and standards of conduct and maintain appropriate boundaries with residents.

Oversee security protocols for house key management.

Required to do client transport when necessary.

Perform random drug screens on program clients and staff.

Monitor client attendance in the program and maintain regular contact with them.

Meet with program clients regularly to assess client needs. Assist clients in accessing resources to meet all social and health needs. Make referrals to appropriate agencies as needed.

Work cooperatively with other staff, programs, departments and agencies to assure quality resources for community members.

Will facilitate social support groups and family education for clients and community members.

Will maintain confidential client records and obtain properly signed releases when necessary.

Maintain all HIPAA guidelines for AODA services.

Will submit monthly reports to the AODA Manager

Attend required training, workshops and meetings as directed.

Incorporate culture into education and activities. Collaborate with local cultural leaders for the benefit of clients. Assist clients in connecting with local cultural and spiritual leaders.

Participate in local, regional or state collaborative groups to establish cooperative working relationships and share resources to improve AODA services for the Bad River community.

Assist AODA Manager with monitoring budget and comply with grant budgetary requirements.

All other duties as assigned by AODA Program Manager and/or Clinic Administrator.

Qualification Requirements: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience:


Bachelors degree in psychology, sociology, counseling, or related field

Must be able to plan, organize and prioritize program objectives.

Knowledge of available AODA, health and social resources required.

Must maintain strict confidentiality in all matters.

Have excellent written and oral communication skills. Must be able to speak and present in group settings.

Have excellent time management and organizational skills.


Master’s degree in social work, psychology, counseling, or substance abuse preferred.

Knowledge of Bad River Community and experience working in Indian Country preferred.

Experience with grant / program management preferred.

Peer Specialist or Substance Abuse certification preferred.

Other Skills and Abilities:


This is a required driver position.

Must have valid driver’s license and meet eligibility for tribal insurance.

Abstinence from alcohol/drug use is required upon employment and while employed in this position.

Due to the requirement of abstinence there may be random drug screening.

Open mind to culturally sensitive treatment plans that have a healing component such as sweat lodge; pipe ceremony; talking circles with eagle feathers; etc.

Must be able to work cooperatively and effectively with fellow employees and tribal programs.

Must be able to work flexible hours including evenings, nights, week-ends and holidays.

Healthcare provider CPR (will be provided)

Background Check:

This position is contingent on ability to pass background check required. This position requires a Caregiver Background Check regarding working with children and/or elderly, and also working in a Clinic setting.

Physical Demands: The physical demands described here representative of those that must be met by and employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Must be physically able to perform duties in the field. Position may require sitting or standing for extended periods of time, some walking, bending, stooping and lifting up to 50lbs. on occasion. Subject to inside and outside environmental conditions, must be physically able to travel as necessary.

Working Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those and employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Subject to inside and outside conditions. Noise level is moderate.

Drug-Free Workplace in accordance with the Drug Free Workplace Act of 1988, P.L. 100-690 and the Bad River Tribe’s Employee Policy & Procedure Handbook. Indian Preference will be given in accordance with P.L. 93-638 and the Tribe’s preference Policy.

                                                                                                                                                Send Application and Resume To:

                                                                                                                                                Bad River Tribe

                                                                                                                                                Attn: Human Resources Office

                                                                                                                                                P.O. Box 39

                                                                                                                                                Odanah, WI 54861



Opens: 11/26/18

Closes: 12/10/18 4:30pm