Residential Mental Health Direct Care Professionals

EMPLOYER: The Opportunity Alliance



Residential Mental Health Direct Care Professionals

The Opportunity Alliance is hiring in multiple areas within their Residential Programs!

Ocean Street

The Bridge

Gordon Green

Ray House

Morrison Place

Starting Pay is $19.50/hour

No experience necessary — we provide all trainings to become MHRT-1 certified!

What is your purpose today?

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The Opportunity Alliance is seeking Full-Time, Part-Time, Relief, and Awake/Overnight Mental Health Direct Care Professionals to join our team to support specific Residential Programs throughout the Greater Portland area. These programs provide trauma-informed treatment and support services to adults living with mental illness complicated by co-occurring chronic health conditions as well as a potential substance use disorder.

This position provides direct service in the residential group care or transitional living setting. As a direct care worker and mental health support specialist, you will provide personal support and supportive counseling to our residents. You will be part of a clinical team utilizing the tasks of daily living as instrumental treatment components while also helping to create a sense of permanency with a home-like environment. In addition, you will contribute to identifying needs or emerging needs, physical and mental health wellbeing, medication administration, personal support, watchful oversight, and milieu management. You will contribute to maintaining a clean and organized facility and in maintaining staff office, charts and documentation.

These positions attend weekly or bi-weekly program staff meetings, and participate in other meetings as necessary.

Work is performed, reviewed, and evaluated under the supervision of the Program Director or Program Coordinator.

Due to State licensing requirements all employees working in a residential program must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and several other immunizations at this time. Absence of proof of these required vaccinations precludes you from working in this program. Medical or disability related accommodations may be requested, religious accommodation is not allowed under State law.

These positions vary with hours and compensation.


High School Diploma or equivalent required.  Associates or Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent training in mental health preferred.
Must become certified as Mental Health Rehabilitation Technician 1 (MHRT1) within 1 year of employment; then maintain required trainings to uphold continuous MHRT1 status.
Basic proficiency in Microsoft office preferred.
Strong communication and conflict resolution skills required.
Flexible schedule is required.
Ability to work in a team environment required.
Must be able to successfully pass a criminal background, child protective service check & sex offender check.
Must not be on the state or federal suspension and disbarment list.
If MHRT is required for position you must pass CNA registry check.
If residential or ECE employee must be able to pass pre-employment physical and TB screen.
Must be able to exert moderate physical effort with occasional standing, walking, reaching, stooping, bending, kneeling, crouching, driving, typing and frequently lift and carry material weighing up to 25 pounds.
Driving may be necessary to attend meetings and trainings and for the occasional need to meet with clients offsite and within the program service area.  This may include transportation of clients or driving to agency location to complete work.  A good driving record is required.

The Opportunity Alliance has an extensive benefit package including:

Generous paid time off
9 paid holidays per calendar year and up to 3 floating holidays per calendar year
Excellent medical benefits at very reasonable cost
Dental and Vision insurance options
Agency paid basic life insurance and STD & LTD disability insurances
403(b) retirement with a generous agency match
Why Work for TOA?

The Opportunity Alliance works with people to build better lives and stronger communities. We provide advocacy, leadership, and support to identify the goals and address the needs of individuals, families, and communities.

The Opportunity Alliance (TOA) is a multi-service, comprehensive, high impact organization providing 46 integrated community based and clinical programs serving more than 20,000 people annually throughout the state of Maine.

TOA tackles some of our community’s most pressing problems: poverty, homelessness, mental illness, substance use, and domestic violence. Our programming draws from a wide range of resources, blending evidence-based practices with practical experience and community resources.

The Opportunity Alliance is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

“This role is required by the State of Maine to have proof of immunization or documented immunity against rubeola (measles), mumps, rubella (German measles), varicella (chicken pox), hepatitis B (optional), Covid-19, and influenza. Medical exemption may be accommodated with a written statement from a licensed medical professional. The Agency may assist with obtaining vaccines or proof of immunity if needed”.

“Due to State licensing requirements, all employees working in a residential program must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 by October 1, 2021. This is a state mandate and if you are not fully vaccinated by 10/1/2021 you will not be able to work in our residential program(s) in any capacity.”

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Thank you!

How to Apply:

Contact: Jamie Abraham
Phone: (877) 429-6884

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