Residential Mental Health Direct Care Professionals – All Shifts

EMPLOYER: The Opportunity Alliance



The Opportunity Alliance is seeking Full-Time, Part-Time, Per-Diem, 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.

These positions provide 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.

“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”.

These positions vary with hours, provide training as well as growth and compensation incentives. These programs operate on a 24 hour/day, 7 days a week basis. Willingness to have availability on weekends/holidays is required.

We are hiring for Full-Time, Part-Time, Per-Diem, and Overnight/Awake professional Residential Mental Health Direct Care Professionals.

Starting Pay is $19.50/hour


High School Diploma or equivalent required. 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.


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.