Residential Assistant/Kitchen Aid

Blue Ridge Behavioral Healthcare   Roanoke, VA   Full-time     Food Service
Posted on November 16, 2023
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Are you a team player, flexible, and have a desire to work with individuals with mental illness or substance abuse disorders? BRBH is hiring for a Residential Assistant/Kitchen Aid!

The Residential Assistant/Kitchen Aid is responsible for meal preparation and planning for clients on the Crisis Stabilization/Detox unit, assisting with rounds and reporting any abnormal findings to nurse on duty.

In this role, you will be responsible for:

  • assisting with food preparation, storage, clean up, and menu planning
  • assisting with shopping for food at groceries stores, food banks, and bakery
  • providing client transportation as needed
  • completing medication pick-up

Pay Rate: $16.02/hour. This position is eligible for 11% shift differential!

Why work at BRBH?

  • Gain experience: In this job each day you work with individuals with different diagnosis, symptoms, and medical needs.
  • Great co-workers: Staff work hard and support each other in a team atmosphere.
  • Work/Life Balance: We have a great Paid Time Off policy - 29 days annually, which starts accruing on your first day.
  • We offer great benefits, including VRS (Virginia Retirement System)! Click here for more information:
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Minimum Qualifications:

  • Education: High School Graduate or GED
  • Experience: Minimum of (1) year experience working directly with individuals with mental illness or substance disorders.
  • Safe Driving Record: This position requires being eligible to drive agency vehicles, so candidate's driving record must haveno more than two moving violations in the last three years and no criminal violations in the last five years.
  • Physical requirements: While performing the duties of this job, the employee will often sit, stand, walk, bend, stoop, crawl and reach above their head.  Use of hands for placing and pulling objects.  The employee frequently lifts and or carries up to 50 pounds and pushes or pulls up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision (driving).  Specific hearing required by this job includes normal tones.
  • Certification/License: Certification in CPR and First Aid will be required, training is provided after hire.
  • Background Check: Candidates will be required to submit to a fingerprint criminal background check and drug screen.

Blue Ridge Behavioral Healthcare (BRBH) is one of forty Community Services Boards established under the Code of Virginia to provide comprehensive services for individuals who have mental health disorders, developmental disability, or substance use disorders.  We are charged also with continuously monitoring and evaluating our services to ensure their cost effectiveness and applicability to current citizen needs. BRBH operates multiple programs throughout the Roanoke Valley with over 400 employees working to provide or support our services.  We are proud to have served our community for over 50 years. Blue Ridge Behavioral Healthcare maintains a drug-free workplace and equal opportunity employment. This position is located in Roanoke, VA.

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