Night Guard for Residential Treatment Facility – Full Time (Downtown San Jose)

Night Guard for Residential Treatment Facility

Job Title:  Night Guard (overnight, awake shift)

Who We Are:

Pathway Society (PSI) is a community-based nonprofit organization founded in 1964, and incorporated in 1968, that promotes individual, family, and community wellness in Santa Clara County. For over 50 years we’ve supported individuals in creating healthy lifestyles for themselves and their loved ones. We offer a wide range of substance abuse and counseling services to adults and families who suffer the consequences of alcohol and substance abuse.


Licensure and Certification:

All of Pathway Society’s facilities are licensed and certified by the State of California Department of Healthcare Services (DHCS). We work with numerous systems of care within Santa Clara County and throughout the state. We regularly consult with physicians, therapists, and numerous practitioners to ensure the best care of those we serve.

Pathway Society’s expert practitioners understand the journey of those whose lives have been disrupted by alcohol and substance abuse. All of our practitioners are licensed and/or credentialed by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences and California Certification Board of Alcohol and Drug Counselors. Many hold advanced degrees in behavioral sciences, addiction studies, and additional certifications related to health and wellness.


General Function: To provide overnight client supervision and security of the facility.


Knowledge and Skills:

Knowledge of the needs of individuals diagnosed with co-occurring disorders and substance abuse. Ability to engage and communicate effectively with others; basic understanding of treatment and rehabilitation techniques; general knowledge of community resources; tact and diplomacy; exercise good judgment and respond calmly in emergency situations; able to work within a program structure, monitor and support developmental growth and the recovery process; and an ability to work effectively with people differing in value systems, ethnicity, cultural backgrounds, language capabilities and disabilities.



  • Must be able to pass a criminal records clearance as required the County of Santa Clara Department of Alcohol and Drugs regulations.
  • Provide or obtain current Health Screening and TB test results.
  • High School diploma, GED, or equivalent education and preferred experience in drug/alcohol field (employment, internship or volunteer work).
  • Must be able to obtain First Aid certification.
  • Computer literacy required.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Have the ability to work effectively; independently and within a group, with limited supervision
  • Must maintain the highest standards of professional ethics and behavior as described in the Pathway Society Personnel Manual.

Accountable to: Administrative Supervisor

Required Shift: 10:30pm – 8:30am Friday – Sunday (Full Time – 30 hours per week)

Compensation:  DOE
Pathway Society Inc. offers a competitive employee benefits package, including:

  • Fully paid medical, dental & vision insurance (dependents are an additional cost)
  • Life, AD&D and Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Generous Paid time off package and paid holidays
  • 401K Profit Sharing Plan


Physical Requirements

Climbing; ascending or descending stairs, ramps, using feet and legs and/or hands and arms. Kneeling; bending legs at knee to come to a rest on knee or knees. Crouching; bending the body downward and forward by bending leg and spine. Reaching; extending hand (s) and arms above head in any direction. Hearing; perceiving the nature of sounds at normal speaking levels with or without correction, ability to receive detailed information through oral communication, and to make the discriminations in sound. Lifting; able to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects up to 40 pounds. Visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading.


Equal Employment Opportunity

It is the policy of Pathway Society to provide equal employment opportunity to all people without regard to race, color, ancestry, religious creed, national origin, disability, medical condition, gender, age, sexual orientation or marital status.