Treatment Advocate (Full-time)


Company Summary

If you are searching for a fulfilling place to develop your career and an opportunity to make a difference in helping others, then keep reading on. Here at AAC, we have a progressive culture; we listen to your ideas, value a work/life balance, invest in education, and we foster trust and respect for all individuals. Our exceptional comp and strong benefits include company matching 401K, medical, dental, vision and life insurance. We are looking for our future leaders, who are not only going to fill the qualifications for this job description, but who are going to exceed expectations. Be a part of a team whose mission is to provide quality, compassionate, and innovative care to adults struggling with addiction and co-occurring mental health disorders. Our purpose and passion are to empower patients, their families, and our communities by helping individuals achieve recovery and optimal wellness of the mind, body, and spirit.


Job Summary

​​The Treatment Advocate (TA) will observe client’s daily activities and assist in their recovery. TA will collaborate with the Treatment team and assist with service coordination as needed for patients. American Addiction Centers strives to ensure that all of our patients receive the most comprehensive care to address the issues that may impede their recovery.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Responsible for welcoming new patients, assisting with orientation of programming schedule, facility expectations, and rules.

Conduct patient belongings search on new and existing patients, upon admission and as needed/warranted.

Perform patient body search and collect urine specimens for Point-of-Care Testing. Patient body searches are conducted by the same-sex between staff and patients.

Complete rounds and security checks per facility policy, level of care requirements and doctor’s orders.

Perform safety searches of the building, the periphery and property as needed.

Participate in coordination of patient’s daily schedule including treatment meetings, behavior interventions, and overall general observation of behavior and level of particiapation.

Provide support and encouragement to patients.

Support and encourage patient participation in group, individual, and family counseling services.

Support clinical services of outpatient and inpatient adult population as assigned by TA Supervisor.

Participate in daily treatment team meeting and program staff meetings.

Ensure that all documentation necessary meet contract, licensure, accreditation and standards for services following the AAC’s documentation policy guidelines.

Communicate efficiently with other departments to ensure the best care for patient.

Identify situations which may be potentially harmful to patients and report any patient or safety concerns to direct supervisor.

Demonstrate knowledge and abide by State Department standards, facility accreditation, AAC’s policy and procedures.

Adhere to company code of ethics and maintain professional boundaries with patients at all times.

Respectful of patient rights as well as understanding of patients unique recovery needs.

Communicate with all staff, patients, and families using excellent professional written and verbal skills.

Demonstate dependability and adaptability with patients and staff.

Maintains confidentiality of patient and company information.

Abide by the standards of HIPAA and 42 CFR Part 2 guidelines.

Assists in monitoring and managing patient community as a therapeutic milieu.

Intervenes to deescalates situation and resolves crises, and documents appropriately.

If applicable, maintain upkeep of personal professional certification and CEU’s as required by state board without lapse, holds, suspensions, or investigation.

Attend all trainings, in-services, and other professional development activities.

Other task as assigned by direct supervisor within scope of practice.

Facility-Specific Duties & Responsibilities

After-hours communication with Business Development, families.

Manage and organize patient personal devices, allowing device use per facility guidelines and company policy.

Transportation of patients as required.

After hours, ensure facility is secured.

Report any notable events to direct supervisor.


Education/ Experience:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Associate’s or Bachelor’s Degree preferred in Behavioral Sciences (social sciences, human services, counseling or psychology).

State recognized (IC&RC) alcohol and drug certification preferred.

Minimum of 1 year experience in a hospital or clinical environment, substance abuse and mental health background preferred.

Working knowledge of therapeutic philosophies, theories, and behavioral intervention techniques.

Knowledge of utilizing electronic health record software and documentation.

Ability to read, write and interpret written information, type documentation, present information to groups and participate in meetings.

Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.

Must be able to work overtime, weekends, holidays, and flexible hours.

Valid driver license and insurable driving record (If driving a company vehicle or if driving personal vehicle for company business; refer to Guidelines for Driving Company Vehicles).

Physical Requirements

AAC is committed to principles of equal opportunities for all employees. The Company will provide reasonable accommodations that are necessary to comply with State and Federal disability discrimination laws

Prolonged sitting at a desk

Must be able to lift 15 pounds at a time

American Addiction Centers is an equal opportunity employer. American Addiction Centers prohibits employment practices that discriminate against individuals or groups of employees on the basis of age, color disability, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, veteran or military status, genetic information or any other category deemed protected by state and/or federal law.

Job Type
Full Time
70 days ago

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