• Kitsap County, WA
  • Port Orchard, Washington
  • Aug 29, 2023
Full Time Human and Social Services
  • Salary: $16.42 - $23.20 Hourly USD

Job Description


Make a difference in your community.

Become a part of the Kitsap County team!

Do what you love while serving the citizens where you live.

The mission of Kitsap Recovery Center is to promote healthy lifestyles and communities through superior, responsive, cost-effective chemical dependency treatment services leading to improved quality of life for those involved in or affected by chemical dependency. Kitsap Recovery Center (KRC), located in Port Orchard, provides both inpatient and outpatient substance abuse treatment services. KRC is state-approved and utilizes the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) treatment criteria.

We have an exciting opportunity for a TREATMENT ASSISTANT to join our team. The incumbent is responsible for support work in the field of alcohol and drug recovery services and works primarily in detoxification services. Duties include assisting in maintenance of case histories, files, logs, records and reports; enforcing all rules and regulations governing patients and resident guests housed in the facility, maintaining security; admitting and releasing clients from facility in accordance with established standards and assisting in the provision of intensive inpatient program treatment services. Act as a lead worker, when needed, on weekend and night shifts.

Per the Washington State Governor's emergency proclamation, employee's of the Kitsap Recovery Center are required to be fully vaccinated. Any offer of employment is on a conditional basis pending proof of vaccination.

  • One year of responsible support work experience including six months experience or training in an alcohol or drug related field; OR
  • Any equivalent combination of education and experience, which provides the applicant the knowledge, skills and ability to perform the work.

  • Experience in an inpatient/live-in alcohol or drug treatment facility.

Criminal Conviction Standards:
  • The successful incumbent will or may have unsupervised access to children under 18 years of age, a vulnerable adult, or a vulnerable person, or access to a secured/confidential facility or computer system(s). As a result, Kitsap County will be conducting an extensive criminal background check by law enforcement agencies, which may include fingerprinting.
  • Please review the following list of disqualifying crimes and negative actions to determine if you meet our standard for this position:

Required Licenses, Certificates, Examinations/Tests and Other Requirements (Exclude if none required)

The incumbent is responsible for obtaining and maintaining all the following required licenses, certifications and other requirements.

Prior to employment, the successful candidate must:

  • Pass a criminal background check through law enforcement agencies.
  • Submit official transcripts from an accredited college or university if education is being used to meet the minimum qualifications.
  • Pass all job-related examinations/tests necessary to demonstrate required knowledge, skills and abilities, as determined by the hiring authority at time of job posting.
  • Declare availability to work rotating shifts, nights and/or weekends and overtime as needed.
  • Provide references that demonstrate reliability, a good attendance record and a positive work ethic/attitude.
  • Declare understanding of and willingness to comply with the requirement that there be no misuse of alcohol or drugs while employed as a Treatment Assistant.
  • Submit a copy of their State employment driving record to verify their eligibility to drive for Kitsap County.

At time of appointment, the successful candidate must:

(Evidence of ability to obtain these by appointment may be required at any time in the selection process.)

  • Possess a valid Washington State Driver's License.
  • Be able to fulfill all traveling requirements of this position and meet the qualifications and guidelines of the Fleet Risk Control Policies in the operation of a motor vehicle on County business.

Within 30 days after employment the successful candidate must:
  • Complete Bloodborne/Airborne Pathogens training and receive Hepatitis B vaccine or sign a waiver.
  • Complete a Tuberculosis Test (and yearly thereafter).
  • Obtain a current First Aid and CPR certification.


(The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by the employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Kitsap County provides reasonable accommodation to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)

Positions in this class typically require:
  • Work performed primarily at the Recovery Center, which is a 24-hour facility.
  • The incumbents to be able to work a rotating schedule that may include various shifts, nights, weekends and irregular days and hours.
  • Occasionally to split or cover an additional shift.
  • Exposure to physical hazards when working with hostile patients with a potential for violence.
  • Adequate vision when providing authorized prescription medication, conducting security inspections, observing patients, and manually preparing log entries.
  • Extended standing, sitting and walking through the work area.
Employees in this department are considered 'essential employees' and are expected to report to duty on time and remain at work until the end of the schedule shift even if an inclement weather event or emergency is declared.

In this role, you will have the opportunity to:

Essential Job Functions:
  • Admit and release patients from detoxification program in compliance with proper procedures. Assure admission and discharge procedures are followed.
  • Monitor activities led by outside guests and speakers and intervene when necessary.
  • Provide treatment services in detoxification and intensive inpatient programs.
  • Enforce all rules and regulations of the facility; maintain safety of patients and facility; make regular security checks on rooms and facilities; respond to emergencies.
  • Maintain patient information confidentiality and demonstrate respect for patient's right to privacy.
  • Provide guidance, encouragement and support to patients in their treatment program.
  • Maintain logs and records on patient behavior, security checks, prescriptions provided to and taken by patients, etc.
  • Provide phone support for crisis calls from the public and bed management/admission requests from health care facilities, such as St. Michael's Hospital, and other referral sources, such as family.
  • Observe urinalysis collection.

Other Job Duties:
  • May assist the physician (or other health care provider) in documenting patient medical/nursing problems and providing support in the delivery of patient care; ensures prescription orders and other ordered health care referrals are implemented and that individualized patient self-care treatment plans are met.
  • Perform other duties as required including assistance with food service to patients and resident guests, housekeeping and laundry duties as needed.

  • Who May Apply : This position is open to the general public. Applications will be screened for qualifications and completion of all the required materials and forms. The most competitive applicants may be contacted for further steps in the selection process, which may include testing for office and computer skills.
  • This position is classified as eligible for overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
  • This position is non-represented and covered under the Kitsap County Personnel Manual. Internal applicants should be aware that a change in union status or bargaining unit may impact your benefits and accruals. Please contact Human Resources if you have questions.
  • Kitsap County is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please contact our Human Resources Office.
  • This recruitment is being used to fill an existing open position and may be used to fill future openings for up to six (6) months.
  • Work hours include nights, weekends, rotating shifts and work over 40 hours in a workweek as necessary.
  • Only authorized employees and hiring authorities have access to the application materials submitted. Per RCW 42.56.250, all applications for public employment, including the names of applicants, resumes, and other related materials submitted with respect to an applicant are exempt from public inspection.

At Kitsap County, we strive to take care of our team! Our employees are the greatest asset of Kitsap County, and we take pride in offering a highly competitive compensation and benefits package to all eligible employees.

County Paid Benefits Include:
Medical - Kaiser Permanente (HMO) or Aetna (PPO)
Dental -Delta Dental or Willamette
Vision - VSP
Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)
Life Insurance - Basic, Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D), Voluntary Term Life Insurance (VTL)
Disability - Short-term disability & Long-term disability
Voya Voluntary Insurance
Transportation incentives
Employee Assistance Program
Travel Assistance Program
Wellness program
Benefits become effective on the first calendar day of the month following the month in which the employee is hired except if the employee's hire date is the first calendar day of the month, benefits begin on the day of hire. More information about employee benefits is available on the county's website at: or the Kitsap County Digital Benefits Guide .

*Voluntary benefit options also available at the employee's expense

Employees are covered under the PERS retirement plan provided through the Washington State Department of Retirement Systems and Social Security.

Deferred Compensation (IRS Plan 457b): tax-deferred savings program

11 paid holidays and 2 additional floating holiday per year

Vacation Leave
New employees are credited with 48 hours of annual leave upon hire and will be begin accruing at the rate of 8 hours per month starting on their 7th month of employment. Employees may carry over 360 hours from one calendar year to the next. Annual leave accrual will increase upon tenure, as follows:

Upon completion of 3 years: 15 days per year (10.00 hours per month)
Upon completion of 5 years: 20 days per year (13.33 hours per month)
Upon completion of 10 years: 25 days per year (16.67 hours per month)
Sick Leave
All new hires will be credited with 48 hours of sick leave upon hire and will begin accruing at the rate of 8 hours per month starting on their 7th month of employment. Employees may carry over 1200 hours from one calendar year to the next.

***Part-time employees benefit contributions and leave accruals will beprorated***

Current County Employees
If you are transferring or promoting into this position you are responsible for reviewing these benefit changes; prior to accepting a position. In addition, it is your responsibility to notify the Auditor's Payroll Division of a change in union status.

NOTE: This is a general overview of the benefits offered through employment with Kitsap County, and every effort has been made to ensure its accuracy. If any information on this document conflicts or is incorrect with the provisions of the Personnel Manual, applicable laws, policies, rules or official plan documents they will prevail. The Personnel Manual is available at:

Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Job Address

Port Orchard, Washington United States View Map