1.D.12. Job descriptions

NARR Standard 3.0: 1.D.12. Job descriptions

While good organizational practices dictate that hired positions have a written job description, these descriptions in recovery residences have an added purpose in reinforcing the social model (see standards 9 and 10). (staff role; authority base). Descriptions include recovery skills and behaviors. Further, a written job description can help define staff roles that are often subject to a lack of clarity as residents move into manager positions. This is also important on occasions when internal house or affiliate disciplinary action is necessary. Clear job descriptions help define what responsibilities, if any, have been violated. — NARR Standard 3.0 Compendium

The standard is upheld by the following rules:

  • 1.D.12.a.  Job descriptions include position responsibilities and certification/licensure and/or lived experience credential requirements.
  • 1.D.12.b.  Job descriptions require staff to facilitate access to local

    community-based resources.

  • 1.D.12.c.  Job descriptions include staff responsibilities, eligibility, and knowledge, skills and abilities needed to deliver services. Ideally, eligibility to deliver services includes lived experience recovering from substance use disorders and the ability to reflect recovery principles.


1.D.12.a. Roles and qualifications
1.D.12.b. Resource linkage
1.D.12.c. KSA

Course Syllabus

  • NARR 3.0 | 1.D.12. Job descriptions