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State of Minnesota Chemical Dependency Program Assistant in Willmar, Minnesota

Job Summary Job Summary Community Addiction Recovery Enterprise (CARE) in Willmar has an opening for Chemical Dependency Program Assistants to join a team dedicated to helping people on the road to recovery. These team members assist in the delivery of treatment programs, coordinate documentation, and maintain all aspects of the counseling office, including training, equipment, supplies, and filing systems. CARE provides inpatient and outpatient treatment for adults with substance abuse disorders. CARE Willmar specializes in the delivery of integrated dual-diagnosis treatment for co-occurring mental illness and chemical dependency. All services are person-centered, building on the individual's interests and capacity for growth, leading to a lifelong process of recovery. Job duties include: * Provide services to Community Addiction Recovery Enterprise clients consistent with procedures and standards. * Design, develop and ensure implementation of a variety of programming to aid in the development of the client's growth and recovery. * Lead groups of clients examining issues related to chemical dependency and daily living skills so that obstacles to treatment progress are identified and overcome. * Document and verbally report so that accurate records are kept and continuum of care is provided. * Complete intake process to ensure that the clients are admitted promptly, courteously and efficiently. Qualifications Minimum Qualifications: Please ensure that your resume clearly identifies your knowledge/ability in the areas listed below. To qualify, applicants must have all of the following: * Knowledge of standard psychological tests sufficient to administer and score them for interpretation by professional staff. * Knowledge of Alcoholics Anonymous principles sufficient to orient new clients to the program. * Knowledge of treatment processes sufficient to read and assist with the implementation of individual treatment plans, explain program objectives to clients and facilitate group discussions. * Ability to lead recreational activities for clients. * Ability to read and write English sufficient to record client history and document client physical and behavioral information on medical charts. Applicants must also: * Be at least 18 years of age. * Maintain a valid driver's license. * Sign a statement attesting that you have been free of chemical use problems for at least one year immediately preceding hire. Additional Requirements To facilitate proper crediting, please ensure that your resume clearly describes your experience in the areas listed and indicates the beginning and ending month and year for each job held. REFERENCE/BACKGROUND CHECKS - The Department of Human Services will conduct reference checks to verify job-related credentials and criminal background check prior to appointment. Application Details Why Work For Us GREAT BENEFITS PACKAGE! The State of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefits package including low cost medical and dental insurance, employer paid life insurance, short and long term disability, pre-tax flexible spending accounts, retirement plan, tax-deferred compensation, generous vacation and sick leave, and 11 paid holidays each year. Our mission as an employer is to actively recruit, welcome and support a workforce, which is diverse and inclusive of people who are underrepresented in the development of state policies, programs and practices, so that we can support the success and growth of all people who call Minnesota home. How to Apply Click "Apply" at the bottom of the page. If you have questions about applying for jobs, contact the job information line at 651-259-3637. For additional information about the application process, go to http://www.mn.gov/careers. Contact If you have questions about this position, please contact Alfredo Contreras at alfredo.m.contreras@state.mn.us. If you are a Connect 700 applicant, please email your certificate and job posting ID# 45684 to Caroline Dillon at caroline.dillon@state.mn.us by the position close date. If you are an individual with a disability and need an ADA accommodation for an interview, you may contact the Department of Human Services’ ADA Coordinator at 651-431-4945 or DHS_ADA@state.mn.us for assistance. * * * AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER The State of Minnesota is an equal opportunity, affirmative action, and veteran-friendly employer. We are committed to providing culturally responsive services to all Minnesotans. The State of Minnesota recognizes that a diverse workforce is essential and strongly encourages qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply. We will make reasonable accommodations to all qualified applicants with disabilities. If you are an individual with a disability who needs assistance or cannot access the online job application system, please contact the job information line at 651.259.3637 or email careers@state.mn.us. Please indicate what assistance you need. Job Title: Chemical Dependency Program Assistant Location: Willmar Job ID: 45684 Regular/Temporary: Unlimited Full/Part Time: Part-Time Who May Apply: Open to all qualified job seekers Date Posted: 05/04/2021 Closing Date: 05/11/2021 Hiring Agency: Department of Human Services Division/Unit: Direct Care and Treatment Services / Mental Health and Substance Abuse Treatment Services Work Shift: Rotating (day/evening) Work Hours: Varies Days of Work: Varies Travel Required: No Salary Range: $19.42 - $25.59/hourly Job Class Option: None Classified Status: Classified Connect 700 Program Eligible: :

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