Recovery Aide

Gosnold, Inc.
 Falmouth, MA

Informational Interviews / Every Wednesday 10 AM-12 PM

Gosnold Human Resources (348 Gifford St; Falmouth)

508.540.6550 Ext. 5823


Gosnold, Inc. is a nationally accredited non-profit leader in the prevention, treatment and recovery of mental health and substance use disorders. We offer a full, end-to-end continuum of care offering a wide range of treatment options. Highly regarded for innovation, we offer a comprehensive patient centered continuum of care tailored to fit the needs of each individual. Gosnold welcomes like-minded individuals who are passionate about our mission to support people and families affected by these disorders, and to promote lasting recovery.


The Recovery Aide is responsible for assisting clients and families in the behavioral health system to enhance their recovery and promote wellness. This position requires the ability to relate and communicate effectively with patients in a treatment setting. Experience, training, or education in the field of addiction or mental health is preferred. The Recovery Aide must have the ability to coordinate transportation services for our clients.


  • Assist the admitting team in patient admission including checking in and storing valuables, assisting patient with activities of daily living, taking and monitoring vital signs, obtaining urine drug samples if necessary, and other related patient care functions.
  • Participate in recovery oriented socialization via informal interactions with patients, circulating in the program to monitor patient activity, and ensuring adherence to the program’s residency guidelines.
  • Transport patients to appointments related to their treatment plan including recovery homes, court proceedings, medical and entitlement visits, detox centers, referral locations, etc.
  • In acute care programs, transport patients from various locations to the detoxification unit (shift appropriate only).
  • Monitor recreational activities and participate with other staff to coordinate these activities.
  • Conduct recovery oriented patient twelve step discussion groups (shift appropriate only).
  • In residential programs, oversee patient medication self-administration including tracking refills, documenting medication schedules (dosages and times) in medication log, and coordinating self-administration program with other shifts and consulting pharmacies (shift appropriate only).
  • Document observations, activities, and participation in appropriate records including the patient record, shift logs and in the preparation of incident reports.
  • Data entry of patient information into electronic record system, including ESM where required.
  • Participate in required educational and in-service training programs including CPR and First Aid.
  • Perform housekeeping and custodial tasks in accordance with Gosnold’s established standards of sanitation and safety.
  • Perform all other duties as assigned.



The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required to perform the job

  • Education: High School Diploma or GED.
  • Experience: Experience, training, and/or education in the field of addiction or mental health. Knowledge of basic treatment concepts and ability to lead recovery/twelve step discussion groups (shift appropriate only)
  • Skills: Computer literate and knowledgeable about current office applications. Knowledge and understanding of sanitation, cleanliness, safety and facility upkeep.
  • Certificates, Licenses, and Registrations: Valid Massachusetts driver’s license, current CPR certification or be CPR certifiable.

BENEFITS (based on full-time employment):

  • Health & Dental Insurance
  • Generous Paid Vacation, Sick, and Holiday Time
  • 403b Retirement Plan with employer match
  • Short-Term Disability and Life & Supplemental Life Insurance
  • Medical & Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Tuition Assistance
  • Payroll Deductions for Home & Automobile Insurance
  • Critical Illness & Accident Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program.

Gosnold is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

COVID-19 Statement:

In accordance with CDC guidelines, Gosnold maintains strict standards when it comes to protecting our staff, patients, and residents, and offers a variety of personal protective equipment to ensure a safe and stress-free workplace.