Mental Health Tech, CNA, Recovery Advocate or equivalent

Requisition Number: 2022-4371

Type of Position: Part Time - Full Time

Location: El Prado, NM


Signet Health in conjunction with Vista Taos, a Drug & Alcohol Treatment Program in Taos, NM, has an immediate need for a Recovery Advocate (RA) or equivalent such as a Mental Health Technician or Certified Nursing Assistant. 

All shifts available - Full-time/Part-time/PRN - days/nights/weekends.  Pay range is market-competitive

The position is a key position providing direct patient care, monitoring patients' physical and emotional needs, and administratively supporting the program. 

  • Assists in maintaining medical records
  • Monitors patient interactions and safety with de-escalation skills
  • Thorough understanding of 12-step Recovery model
  • Room checks as directed
  • Provides clerical support
  • Assists in patient data collection
  • Performs medical procedures under direction of an RN
  • Provides patient information as a member of the interdisciplinary team
  • Utilizes knowledge of verbal and non-verbal communication skills to provide targeted therapeutic interventions with patients
  • Transporting patients to/from meetings safely



  • Minimum of a High School Diploma or equivalent. Associated degree in related field preferred.
  • Experience in a psychiatric/alcohol treatment or healthcare facility
  • Familiarity with medical and psychiatric terminology
  • Excellent verbal/written communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to build positive and respectful rapport with patients and families
  • Works well in a busy team environment and self-directed
  • BLS Required (training available)
  • Ability to work shifts needed
  • Clean driving record and background
  • Knowledge of and/or ability to speak Spanish, helpful
  • Ability to pass Drug Testing.  If in recovery, minimum two (2) years sobriety.