Peer Specialist Overnight - NCSH Residential

Job Overview

North County Serenity House, A Program of HealthRIGHT 360 was founded in 1966 to provide substance use disorder services in the community.  North County Serenity House provides a gender-responsive and trauma-informed environment, using evidence-based and best practices that recognize and account for the role that trauma frequently plays in substance use and criminal histories of women. For clients with co-occurring mental illness, we provide integrated substance use and mental health services which treat both conditions as primary. Our residential facility serves up to 120 women (with capacity for up to 20 children under 5 years of age) seeking recovery from substance use disorders. 

Peer Specialist Overnight are responsible for maintaining and assessing the safety and security of the program and residents throughout the night while providing a supportive treatment environment. Through effective communication, Peer Specialist Overnight relay relevant information to other members of the interdisciplinary team and performs crisis intervention as needed. Peer Specialist Overnight ensure that the treatment environment is safe and welcoming.

Key Responsibilities

  • Remains alert and awake during the entire overnight shift. 
  • Updates tracking log with newly enrolled and discharged participants and sends to the appropriate departments before the end of the shift. 
  • Completes an absent without leave (AWOL) and AWOL retraction reports as needed.  
  • Updates bed roster when needed to ensure all participants are in the correct bed. Check all UA results for the day and send out email with positive and negative results. 
  • Maintains accurate records by data entering documentation into various electronic systems for all participants in accordance with guidelines established by HealthRIGHT 360, HIPAA, 42CFR, Drug Medi-cal and funder standards to satisfy internal and external evaluating requirements. 
  • Uploads all medication logs, medication Centrally Stored Medication and Destruction Record, UA logs, UA lab results and controlled count logs to counselors as participants discharge or at the end of every month.  
  • Ensures that all clinical documentation is completed in a timely and accurate manner, and entered into the various electronic systems. Review notes for billing accuracy.  
  • Overnight monitor will support the medical team when needed to ensure participant medication is securely stored and properly accounted for.  
  • Responsible for re-stocking supplies in bathrooms, Health and Wellness Room and the Administrative Office. Check phone message on both the duty phone and the landline phone and forward to appropriate staff or email staff with information.
  • Assist the medical team with medication box audits.

Education and Knowledge, Skills and Abilities


  • Registration with Drug and Alcohol Certification recognized by Department of Health Care Services (DHCS).   
  • High School diploma or equivalent.
  • First Aid Certified within 30 days of employment. 
  • CPR Certified within 30 days of employment.
  • A valid California driver’s license and automobile insurance.
  • Culturally competent and able to work with a diverse population.
  • Strong proficiency with Microsoft Office applications, specifically Word Outlook and internet applications.
  • Experience working successfully with issues of substance abuse, mental health, criminal background, and other potential barriers to economic self sufficiency.
  • Ability to enter data into various electronic systems while maintaining the integrity and accuracy of the data.
  • Professionalism, punctuality, flexibility and reliability are imperative.
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal skills.
  • Integrity to handle sensitive information in a confidential manner.
  • Action oriented. 
  • Strong problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent organization skills and ability to multitask and juggle multiple priorities. 
  • Outstanding ability to follow-through with tasks.
  • Ability to distinguish between therapeutic and social relationships and able to maintain clear boundaries.
  • Ability to work cooperatively and effectively as part of interdisciplinary team and independently assume responsibility.
  • Strong initiative and enthusiasm and willingness to pitch in whenever needed.
  • Able to communicate well at all levels of the organization including working with organization leadership and high-level representatives of partner organizations.
  • Able to work within a frequently changing project scope while maintaining overall direction and structured priorities.
  • Self-motivated, dependable, creative and proactive approach to work; understands the importance of    working independently and within a team environment.
  • Openness to and comfort with change; and the ability to facilitate change in others.
  • High degree of self-awareness and self-regulation.
  • Acts with a sense of urgency to ensure the highest quality of care possible for our participants.
  • Ability and willingness to learn new systems, topics, and methods.
  • Must not be on active parole or probation.  
  • Knowledge of gender-responsive, trauma informed and co-occurring treatment. 
  • Knowledge of Clinical documentation (treatment plans, progress notes etc.).
  • Experience working with criminal justice population. 


  • Drug and Alcohol Certification recognized by (DHCS). 
  • Bilingual English/Spanish. 
  • Knowledge of gender-responsive, trauma informed and co-occurring treatment. 
  • Knowledge of Clinical documentation (treatment plans, progress notes etc.).
  • Experience working with criminal justice population. 


Compensation: TBD
Type: Hourly/ Non-exempt
Benefits: HealthRIGHT 360 offers a competitive benefits package.
City: Escondido, CA
Hours/wk: 40

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