Alpha House, Inc.

Website Alpha House, Inc.

Building New Beginnings


The Night Monitor is responsible for monitoring, observation, supervision, and detailed, descriptive notation of resident events and activities during the off-hours, night, and evening operation of the residential treatment facility.


% of Time Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • 25% Maintain a safe environment for all residents retained in care, staying awake the entire shift.
  • 25% Monitor the location and behavior of all residents retained in care, staying awake the entire shift.
  • 10% Offer Person-centered communication with residents to ensure smooth operation of house structure.
  • 10% Answer resident questions, observe medication intake, and prepare the following days paperwork.
  • 10% Answer phones, schedule assessments, and practice effective, trauma informed, intervention skills
  • 10% Demonstrate ethical and responsible interaction with residents, offering appropriate, and support/guidance.
  • 10% Perform other job-related duties as assigned.

100% Total Duties Equal 100%


  • Implements and maintains the program’s philosophy, principles, and procedures in all facets of performance.
  • Oversees the orientation of new residents by peers; Oversees that new residents receive a room assignment, that delousing has occurred, and that clothes are properly stored.
  • Oversees nightly meetings conducted by the residents and intervenes if warranted.
  • Supervises the administration of evening medications by observing each residents’ signing of the medication sheet that they have taken or declined their medication, and initialing that they have visibly witnessed this action.
  • Makes regular and routine rounds throughout the entirety of the facility, including resident’s rooms, ensuring that the house has been secured for bedtime, documenting all irregularities that occur during their shift.
  • Encourages residents to cooperate with the treatment program, giving them reassurance and support as needed.
  • Relays daily written or verbal instructions to Residential Counselors on the succeeding shift.
  • Documents any unusual occurrences during the night in the communication log book.
  • Monitors that the laundry is retrieved and safely stored.
  • Receives the house checks and daily resident attendance signature sheet and files in the appropriate place.
  • Checks to ensure that the escorts for resident appointments have been assigned; provides the correct forms to accompany the appointment.
  • Conducts urine screening on all residents as warranted. (Men screen men, women screen women).
  • Reports suspicion of substance use to the Clinical Director and/or the CEO.
  • Notifies the Clinical Director and/or the CEO of any believed or real emergencies or unusual incidents in/at the facility. Completes and submits the appropriate documentation within 24 hours of any incident.
  • Implements the County/State protocol for notification of the legal authorities or emergency response team when indicated to ensure the safety and well-being of all residents.


  • Efficient and effective written/oral communication skills.
  • Decision making.
  • Independent thinking and sound judgement.
  • Problem solving/analysis.
  • Acceptance, diversity and inclusion.
  • Time management.
  • Stress management/composure.

On the job:

  • Ability to work well with diverse populations
  • Staying awake and aware of surroundings for a 12-hour evening shift.
  • Commitment to providing individualized, person-centered, harm reduction based, trauma informed observation and monitoring of adult male/female residents in a busy, in-patient, long-term drug and alcohol treatment center.
  • Commitment to implementing County/State protocol at all times.
  • Ability to secure urine collection, as directed by supervisory staff, from the member of the same sex for the detection of substance abuse (Males collect on males, females collect on females)


High School Diploma or General Education (GED) equivalent required. Associate’s Degree in social science field, and/or two years’ experience in drug and alcohol treatment, mental health, or the social service field desired. Verbal and written communication skills are required. Individual must have a valid PA driver’s license and reliable transportation. Lived recovery experience highly encouraged. CPR/AED/First Aid training and certification encouraged.

Job Type: Part-time

Pay: From $10.00 per hour


  • 10 hour shift
  • 12 hour shift
  • 8 hour shift
  • Holidays
  • Night shift
  • On call
  • Overtime
  • Weekends

COVID-19 Considerations:

All employees are required to wear a mask, and all clients are strongly encouraged to do so. All non-essential visitors to the facility or trips outside the facility are prohibited until further notice.

Ability to Commute/Relocate:

Pittsburgh, PA 15206 (Required)


  • High school or equivalent (Preferred)
  • License/Certification:
  • Driver’s License (Preferred)

Shift Availability:

  • Overnight Shift (Required)
  • Night Shift (Preferred)

Work Location: One location

This Company Describes Its Culture as:

  • Detail-oriented — quality and precision-focused
  • Innovative — innovative and risk-taking
  • Outcome-oriented — results-focused with strong performance culture
  • Stable — traditional, stable, strong processes
  • People-oriented — supportive and fairness-focused
  • Team-oriented — cooperative and collaborative

Benefit Conditions:

Only full-time employees eligible

Work Remotely:


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