Careers

 

At Tuerk House, you’ll find the meaningful career opportunities you’ve been looking for. Like the opportunity to change lives. The opportunity to advance your career with a groundbreaking organization. And the opportunity to be part of a diverse family of staff, patients, volunteers and donors who are working together to make Baltimore stronger.

Find a job you enjoy doing, and you will never have to work a day in your life.

Benefits

Qualified Tuerk House employees enjoy highly competitive benefits packages, which can include:

  • Paid time off, personal leave and holidays
  • 401k
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Short- and long-term disability
  • Flex spending accounts
  • Employee assistance program

Current Openings

Position Reports To: Director of Medical Services

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Position Summary:

Provider needed for a newly established Stabilization Center which provides emergency services for chemically dependent patients. Under the indirect supervision of the Medical Director and within the scope of their license the nurse practitioner provides an advance level of comprehensive health care services to a specified population of patients needing emergency medical services. Performs physical examinations; establishes diagnosis; prescribes medications; instructs patients about medical conditions and treatment.

Duties and Responsibilities:

· Obtains and reviews medical histories on all new patients.
· Performs medical examinations and establishes preliminary diagnosis, treatment, follow-up and consultation.
· Provides urgent care, first aid and/or referral to specialists.
· Orders appropriate medications for chemically dependent patients.
· Develops a plan of care to meet the medical needs of the chemically dependent patients.
· Provides appropriate evaluation and management for medical detoxification patient emergencies.
· Provides comprehensive, timely and legible documentation in the medical record including histories, physicals, progress notes, and discharge summaries.
· Reviews outpatient health history and information and makes appropriate clinical recommendations.
· Refers patients to appropriate health professionals as needed.
· Attends meetings as necessary or required.
· Perform other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities, Education and/or Experience:

· Ability to review charts on an ongoing basis in preparation for audits and to ensure compliance.
· Understanding patient care goals and making the patient a major part of his treatment and recovery.
· Critical thinking and shared decision-making ensuring protection of patient’s self-determination.
· Quality care assurance, following state and nursing guidelines and standards.
· Educate, support and care for patients receiving medication assisted treatments.
· Familiarity with Medication Assisted Treatments.
· Nurse Practitioner certification in the State of Maryland
· Certification in Basic Life Support required
· Advanced Cardiac Life Support preferred
· State DEA – Federal DEA
· Minimum two years of experience caring for chemically dependent patients
· Must have the use of sensory skills to effectively communicate and interact with other employees and the public by using the telephone and personal contact as normally defined by the ability to see, read, talk, hear, handle or feel objects and controls.
· Ability to effectively use and operate various items of office related equipment, such as, but not limited to: personal computer, calculator, copier, and fax machine.
· Ability to lift, carry, push or pull heavy objects in excess of 75lbs as well as squat, walk, climb, bend, crouch, stoop, kneel, stand, grasp, reach, pull, and repetitive motions.
· If recovering, five (5) years sobriety.
· The incumbent must continually demonstrate excellent oral and written communication skills.
· This position includes weekend and/or evening duties.
· All other duties assigned.

Position Reports to: Lead Cook /Dietitian

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Position Summary:

Performs a variety of tasks and operations to prepare and cook a large volume and variety of food items for meal service. The Cook performs clean-up duties to maintain sanitary conditions in the workplace. Follows standard practices and procedures and complies with regulatory requirements.

Duties and Responsibilities:

• Prepare or direct preparation of food served using established production procedures and systems.
• Determine the amount and type of food and supplies required using production systems.
• Ensures availability of supplies and food or approved substitution in adequate time for preparation.
• Check in food orders, laundry and all other deliveries, lifting up to 50 pounds.
• Set steam table; serve or ensure proper serving of food for tray line or dining room. Including set up and assembly of tray line.
• Plan food production to coordinate with meal serving hours so that excellence, quality, temperature, and appearance of food are preserved.
• Prepare specific food items based on menu including but not limited to baked goods such as muffins and dessert items.
• Apportion food for serving.
• Keep work area and food preparation areas clean at all times.
• Clean and maintain equipment used in food preparation areas.
• Supports, cooperates with, and implements specific procedures and programs for , Safety including universal precautions and safe work practices, established fire/safety/disaster plans, risk management, and security, report and/or correct unsafe working conditions, equipment repair and maintenance needs, and Quality Assurance and compliance with all regulatory requirements.
• Supports and participates in common teamwork up to and including cooperates and works collaboratively with all co-workers; plans and completes job duties with minimal supervisory direction, including appropriate judgment.
• Performs other duties as may be assigned or required.
• Knowledge of health, safety and sanitary practices involved in cooking.
• Knowledge of large-scale food production, required.
• Knowledge of nutrition and modified diets, required.
• Ability to follow standardized recipes, production sheets and menus in accurately preparing food, required.
• Ability to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.
• Good communication skills; interact effectively with staff, visitors & clients.
• High Energy Level, Flexibility, Interpersonal Skills and ability to function as a team with other employees.
• Demonstrated ability to respect and maintain appropriate and professional boundaries with management, peers, and clients at all times.
• Must be able to follow written and oral instruction.
• Must possess excellent vision and hearing or be able to perform the essential duties of the job with accommodations.
• Demonstrated ability to read, understand and speak English..
• All other duties assigned.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities, Education and/or Experience:
• Two (2) years of experience in a large-scale food service production/institutional environment
• High School diploma or GED equivalent
• If Recovering, five (5) years sobriety
• Must maintain any food service/ sanitation training certifications.
• Position may include weekend and/or evening duties as needed or
required.
• Food Service Sanitation Certificate (ServSafe) required.

Position Reports To: Charge Nurse

FLSA Reports: Non-exempt

Position Summary:

The LPN works under the supervision of the Charge Nurse and is responsible for the complete care of all assigned patients, within the scope of the State Registered Nurse Practice Acts and the policies and procedures of the Agency. The LPN is responsible and accountable for making decisions and providing care according to Maryland’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’s regulations and agency guidelines.

Duties and Responsibilities:
• Follows-up with any patients in need of medical follow-up as determined by review of medical file/documentation.
• Administer all medications to clients as needed and is responsible for safe and secure storage of all medications.
• Always keep abreast of all State standards for nursing practice in an intermediate care facility and to keep in compliance with these standards.
• Perform the Nursing Assessment for each client at admission and provide for each client at discharge a care plan for continuing medical conditions.
• Responsible for orientation of nursing staff, as instructed by the Charge Nurse.
• Maintains all medical forms in clinical records in complete and timely manner.
• Maintains accurate records of TB testing of all employees.
• Review and completes patient paperwork as needed.
• Monitor client’s complaints and incident’s
• Reply in accordance with agency/ regulatory body guidelines for complaint tracking procedures and complaint policy.
• Works with staff, as necessary to resolve incidents.
• Responsible for monitoring / follow-up on Infection Control/Surveillance
• Maintain a system of client care records; reporting forms, client and service data and any other needed client care information as required.
• Ensures that all client care services are coordinated and integrated as indicated.
• Maintains all needed clinical documentation from doctors, nurses, etc.
• Maintains a multi-disciplinary approach to delivery of services.
• Accepts and performs duties assigned by Medical Director, Executive Director or Designee who are appropriate to this job description but are not here specified.
• Attends meetings as necessary or required.
• All other duties as assigned

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities, Education and/or Experience:

• Ability to review charts on an ongoing basis in preparation for audits and to ensure compliance.
• Demonstrated ability to maintain the client’s right to courtesy and confidentiality.
• Consistently observes essential discipline of the program, including reporting to work,
• use of sign-in logs, incident logs, reporting to supervisors, punctual attendance at required staff meetings and training sessions,
• Adherence to standards of dress, language and general deportment required.
• Consistently and promptly performs all monitoring as prescribed by Infection Control Policy.
• Demonstrated ability to train staff in medication procedures.
• Consistently arranges client medical referrals-out according to policy and demonstrates ability to orient clients to procedures for departure and return from appointments.
• High school Diploma or GED equivalent required for LPN
• Associates of Arts (AA) degree required for LPN. BS preferred.
• Valid Maryland LPN required, BLS certified, required.
• Ability to learn in-house software.
• If Recovering, five (5) years sobriety.
• Must be able demonstrate excellent oral and written communication skills.
• This position may include weekend and/or evening duties as needed or required.
• All other duties as assigned

Position Reports to: Clinical Director/Site Manger

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Position Summary:

The Peer Recovery Coach (PRC) supports the Clinical Director/Site Manager. The Recovery Coach will serve as a role model, mentor, advocate and motivator for recovering clients. In this role, the Peer Recovery Coach will assist clients in finding appropriate resources for long-term stability.

Duties and Responsibilities:

• Identify obstacles to accessing services and supports; addressing these in collaboration with participants and their Individual Recovery Management Team.
• Ensure that all individuals have appropriate discharge plans in place that are well understood by the client
• If support is needed to implement the discharge plan, ensure that the appropriate supports are in place.
• When appropriate, assertively support connections to mutual self-help groups.
• Provide peer support to help recovering persons have their voices fully heard and their needs, goals and objectives established as the focal point.
• Support peers to identify their area of need for professional supports and services and communicating those needs to clinical staff.
• Transporting clients to the appropriate referral source or safe environment.
• Coach recovering clients on independent use of community resources.
• Maintain contact by phone and/or email to provide peer support to aid recovering client after they leave the program to insure their on-going success and to provide re-engagement support in partnership with others in the organization, if needed.
• Provide recovery education to service clients for every phase of the recovery journey from pre-recovery engagement, recovery initiation, recovery stabilization, and sustained recovery maintenance.
• Develop relationships with community groups/agencies in partnership with other in the agency.
• Completes documentation, reports and captures data in accordance with the Stabilization Center processes.
• Refers patients to appropriate services in the community as necessary and documents referrals and outcomes.
• All other duties assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities, Education and/or Experience:

• A personal belief in recovery.
• Ability to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.
• Good communication skills and ability to interact effectively with personnel, visitors, patients, physicians and public.
• High Energy Level, Flexibility, Interpersonal Skills and ability to function as a team with other employees.
• An ability to flexibly engage people based on their own needs.
• Demonstrated ability to respect and maintain appropriate and professional boundaries with management, peers, customers and clients at all times.
• Must be able to follow written and oral instruction.
• Demonstrated ability to read, understand and speak English.
• Must hold a valid driver’s license.
• High school diploma or GED equivalent required.
• Connecticut Community Recovery (CCAR) Training Required. CPR/AED and De-escalation skills
• Demonstrated ability to use entire MS Office (Outlook, Word, and Excel). Ability to learn in-house software.
• The incumbent must continually demonstrate excellent oral and written communication skills.


Sobriety: At least two (2) years of sobriety. No substitutions may be made.


Training: Connecticut Community for Recovery (CCAR) Training require

Position Reports To: Clinical Director/Site Manager

Status: Non-Exempt

Position Summary: The Peer Recovery Specialist (PRS) supports the Clinical Director/Site Manager. The Recovery Specialist will serve as a role model, mentor, advocate and motivator for recovering clients. In this role, the Peer Recovery Specialist will assist clients in finding appropriate resources for long-term stability.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Identify obstacles to accessing services and supports; addressing these in collaboration with participants and their Individual Recovery Management Team.
  • Ensure that all individuals have appropriate discharge plans in place that are well understood by the client
  • If support is needed to implement the discharge plan, ensure that the appropriate supports are in place.
  • When appropriate, assertively support connections to mutual self-help groups.
  • Provide peer support to help recovering persons have their voices fully heard and their needs, goals and objectives established as the focal point.
  • Support peers to identify their area of need for professional supports and services and communicating those needs to clinical staff.
  • Transporting clients to the appropriate referral source or safe environment.
  • Coach recovering clients on independent use of community resources.
  • Maintain contact by phone and/or email to provide peer support to aid recovering client after they leave the program to insure their on-going success and to provide re-engagement support in partnership with others in the organization, if needed.
  • Provide recovery education to service clients for every phase of the recovery journey from pre-recovery engagement, recovery initiation, recovery stabilization, and sustained recovery maintenance.
  • Develop relationships with community groups/agencies in partnership with other in the agency.
  • Completes documentation, reports and captures data in accordance with the Stabilization Center processes.
  • Refers patients to appropriate services in the community as necessary and documents referrals and outcomes.
  • Other duties as may be required or assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • A personal belief in recovery.
  • Ability to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.
  • Good communication skills and ability to interact effectively with personnel, visitors, patients, physicians and general public.
  • High Energy Level, Flexibility, Interpersonal Skills and ability to function as a team with other employees.
  • An ability to flexibly engage people based on their own needs.
  • Demonstrated ability to respect and maintain appropriate and professional boundaries with management, peers, customers and clients at all times.
  • Must be able to follow written and oral instruction.
  • Demonstrated ability to read, understand and speak English.
  • Must hold a valid driver’s license.

Minimum Requirements

  • Education/Training: High school diploma or GED equivalent required.
  • Connecticut Community Recovery (CCAR) Training Required.
  • CPR/AED and De-escalation skills

Special Software Skills: Demonstrated ability to use entire MS Office (Outlook, Word, Excel). Ability to learn in-house software.           

Sobriety: At least two (2) years of sobriety.

Substitutions: No substitutions may be made.

Training: Connecticut Community for Recovery (CCAR) Training required. 

Other: The incumbent must continually demonstrate excellent oral and written communication skills. 

Equipment and Working Conditions: All materials and equipment to perform job functions are provided. Staff members can be transferred if it has been decided it is in the best interest of the agency and will enhance services provided.

Americans with Disabilities Act: As with all positions at Tuerk House Inc. we recognize the importance of accommodating individuals with disabilities. In that we are committed to all extent possible accommodating disabled individuals, we recognize the American with Disabilities Act of 1991 and understand the need to reasonably accommodate employees. All accommodations will be made on a case by case basis, evaluating the essential functions of the position.

Position Reports to: Director of Clinical Services

Status: Exempt

Position Summary: This individual plan and conducts activities and counsels’ clients on an individual and group basis. This individual is capable of performing independent and advanced work with clients within the program. He/she must demonstrate a working knowledge of the full continuum of care.  In addition, this person must have a broad understanding of how a program operates and how each client moves along in the treatment system.

Work is performed in accordance with established regulations, policies and procedures, but employees are expected to exercise significant initiative and independent judgment in discharging duties. Work is reviewed by the Clinical Director through an evaluation of the completion of assignments, and individual and group supervision.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Keep records such as TAP/ Bio-Psychohistory and assessments, evaluation and keep client case records current according to the established guidelines.
  • Coordinate collection of urine samples ensuring that all protocols and chain of custody guidelines are followed.
  • Work with social agencies and managed care organizations, hospitals, clinics, courts and gatekeepers in carrying out tasks of persons with chemical dependency and /or mental health problems.
  • Provide substance abuse counseling, assessment, and education to clients in individual and group sessions as scheduled. Select and provide appropriate educational materials for clients concerning substance abuse.
  • Maintain client charts with all relevant program forms and reports.
    Work collaboratively with Program Director to develop and execute treatments plan for each client’s care. (Includes assessing and advising on client status in program).
  • Refer clients to other additional support services as needed.
  • Responsible for a full client caseload.
  • Support and demonstrate adherence to Tuerk House Code of Ethics, Code of
  • Conduct and all personnel policies and procedures.
  • Continue special training in areas designated by Supervisor.
  • Maintain a valid driver’s license and appropriate professional certificates and credentials.
  • All other duties as described in the Job Description or as assigned by the Clinical Director.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities, Education and/or Experience:

  • Significant knowledge of the TAP, bio-psycho-social characteristics and manifestations of chemical dependency and/or mental illness, preferred.
    Significant knowledge of individual and group behavior and the effective way of working with people to produce ongoing recovery.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with clients and aid them in achieving goals and objectives identified in treatment.
  • Demonstrated ability to identify the needs of the clients and to gain their confidence and cooperation in assisting them to obtain their goals.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with clients, other members of staff, outside agencies, institutions and the general public.
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully work with others from various cultures and backgrounds.
  • Knowledge and experience in running groups (house meetings and general meetings if applicable).
  • Qualified candidates will have Maryland Board of Professional Counselors Licensed as a LCPC, LMSW, LGPC, LGADC, LCADC, and LCSW-C or certified as a CAC-AD or CSC-AD.
  • A copy of your licensure certificate will be required.
  • Candidates must be flexible to work some daytime and evening hours.

Special Software Skills: Demonstrated ability to use entire MS Office (Outlook, Word, and Excel). Ability to learn in-house software; (SMART and Beacon Health.

Sobriety: If Recovering, five (5) years sobriety.

Training: Must successfully complete annual training requirements of 25 hours per year.

Other: Must demonstrate excellent oral and written communication skills. This position may include weekend and/or evening duties as needed or required.

Position Reports to: Clinical Supervisor

Status: Exempt

Position Summary: This individual plans and conducts activities and counsels clients on an individual and group basis. This individual is capable of performing independent and advanced work with clients within the program. He/she must demonstrate a working knowledge of the full continuum of care. In addition, this person must have a broad understanding of how a program operates and how each client moves along in the treatment system. The individual is responsible for oversight of the half-way houses and supervision of the staff and operations.

Work is performed in accordance with established regulations, policies and procedures, but employees are expected to exercise significant initiative and independent judgment in discharging duties. Work is reviewed by the Clinical Director through an evaluation of the completion of assignments as well as individual and group supervision.

Duties and Responsibilities

• Keep records such as TAP/bio-psycho-history and assessments, evaluation and keep client case records current according to the established guidelines.
• Coordinate collection of urine samples ensuring that all protocols and chain of custody guidelines are followed.
• Work with social agencies and managed care organizations, hospitals, clinics, courts and gatekeepers in carrying out tasks of persons with chemical dependency and/or mental health problems.
• Provide, facilitate and supervise individual and group counseling in planning to meet the needs of clients and assist them in utilizing these resources.
• Prepare treatment plans and histories; write letters, make reports and maintain documentation on client treatment records.
• Encourage, reassure and give needed support; recommend educational and occupational training and/or possibilities for placement.
• Provide assessments and evaluations based on appropriate criteria.
• Attend, participate and when necessary, help facilitate special events such as retreats, trips, workshops, etc.
• Responsible for full client caseload
• Attend, participate and when necessary, help facilitate all staff meetings.
• Support and demonstrate adherence to Tuerk House Code of Ethics, Code of Conduct and all personnel policies and procedures.
• Interview residents for admission or referral
• Monitor all city, state, and federal regulations for half-way houses to ensure compliance.
• Continue special training in areas designated by supervisor.
• Maintain a valid driver’s license and appropriate professional certificates and credentials.
• All other duties as described in the job description or as assigned by the Clinical Director.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

• Significant knowledge of the TAP, bio-psycho-social characteristics and manifestations of chemical dependency and/or mental illness, preferred
• Significant knowledge of individual and group behavior and the effective way of working with people to produce ongoing recovery.
• Demonstrated ability to work effectively with clients and aid them in achieving goals and objectives identified in treatment.
• Demonstrated ability to identify the needs of the clients and gain their confidence and cooperation in assisting them to obtain their goals.
• Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with clients, other members of staff, outside agencies, institutions and general public.
• Demonstrated ability to successfully work with others from various cultures and backgrounds.
• Knowledge and experience in running groups (house meetings and general meetings if applicable).

Minimum Requirements

Education/Training: Bachelor’s Degree with Certified Supervising Counselor CSC-AD or CAC-AD required, LCPC or LGPC required. Minimum five
years working as a site manager in a substance abuse or mental
health facility strongly preferred. All experience must have been
performed in the Human Services field.

Special Software Skills: Demonstrated ability to use entire MS Office (Outlook, Word,
Excel). Ability to learn in-house software.

Sobriety: If recovering, five (5) years sobriety.

Substitutions: No substitutions may be made.

Training: Must successfully complete annual training requirements of 25
hours per year.

Other: The incumbent must continually demonstrate excellent oral and
written communication skills. This position may include week-
end and/or evening duties as needed or required.

Position Reports To: Clinical Supervisor

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Position Summary:

The Peer Recovery Coach (PRC) supports the Clinical Director/Site Manager. The Recovery Coach will serve as a role model, mentor, advocate and motivator for recovering clients. In this role, the Peer Recovery Coach will assist clients in finding appropriate resources for long-term stability.

Duties and Responsibilities:

· Provide transportation of patients/clients to and from all scheduled appointments outside of Tuerk House facilities.
· Provide safe, secure and professional services.
· Ensure that all clients have appropriate paperwork and plans are in place for travel and client has an understanding.
· Must be physically able to step up and down steps, safely secure clients for transport, liftup to 50 lbs, and transport wheelchair patients on paved and unpaved surfaces.
· Perform all duties as assigned by All Points Assisted Transportation
· Complete daily vehicle pre-trip and post-trip inspections.
· Maintain vehicle cleanliness.
· Assist clients and patients as needed to safely complete the transfer.
· Must understand instructions in English (both written and spoken).
· Must be able to accurately complete activity logs vehicle reports.
· Must be able to understand and operate GPS devices, 2way radios, and cell phones.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities, Education and/or Experience:

· Must possess a valid Maryland Driver’s license, and provide a current 10‐year DMV printout.
· Pass a mandatory pre‐employment drug and alcohol screening.
· Must pass a mandatory criminal background test.
· No more than 1 moving violation or 1 “at fault” accident within the past 3
years.
· Good communication skills and ability to interact effectively with personnel, visitors, patients, physicians and public.
· CPR and First Aid certification
· High Energy Level, Flexibility, Interpersonal Skills and ability to function as a team with other employees.
· An ability to flexibly engage people based on their own needs.
· Demonstrated ability to respect and maintain appropriate and professional boundaries with management, peers, customers and clients at all times.
· Must be able to follow written and oral instruction.
· Demonstrated ability to read, understand and speak English.
· High school diploma or GED equivalent required.
· Demonstrated ability to learn in-house software.
· The incumbent must continually demonstrate excellent oral and written communication skills.

Internships

Get the cutting-edge knowledge and hands-on skills you need for a successful, rewarding career in drug/alcohol rehabilitation and behavioral health care. Internships are available year-round on a case-by-case basis to qualified candidates.

Volunteer

Tuerk House is always seeking volunteer peer specialists to mentor, educate and comfort our patients. All peer specialist volunteers are required to have completed the Tuerk House 2.5 program and be 6 months clean/sober. Call 410-233-0684 to learn more.