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Wayside House, Inc. was founded in 1954, and originally focused on helping women escape sexual exploitation. The Wayside leadership quickly realized that an underlying struggle for most of the women we served were problems related to substance abuse. As a result, Wayside began offering cutting edge treatment options becoming one of the nation’s oldest providers of gender-specific chemical dependency and co-occurring disorder treatment. Over our 60 history, we have continued to be at the forefront of providing innovative, holistic and gender-responsive services to address substance abuse and mental health needs of women.  Our dedication to quality care led to Wayside House, Inc. being selected as the 2016 recipient of the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits and MAP for Nonprofits Awardee of Excellence.

Wayside includes a group of dedicated employees who work each and every day to help women recover, children to thrive and families to move forward with new tools for healing and resilience. Wayside’s four sites include our Family Treatment Center, Wellness Center, Supportive Housing apartments and our Women’s Treatment Center. We provide care for over 600 women and nearly 300 children a year. By providing an empowering, trauma-informed and culturally responsive environment for staff, Wayside empowers women to reclaim their lives while providing a healing environment for growth and renewal. 

Become a part of the Wayside team and make a difference in the lives of women, children and families.
  
Wayside House is committed to hiring and fostering a diverse and inclusive workforce that leverages the skills and talents of all employees in our organization, regardless of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, familial status, membership or activity in a local human rights commission, or status with regard to public assistance. We encourage diverse candidates to apply for this position.

Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employment 
 

Peer Recovery Specialist

REPORTS TO: Recovery Services Supervisor
POSITION: 1 FTE  with benefits 

OPEN DATE: Wednesday, October 25, 2017
CLOSING DATE: Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at 3 PM, or open until filled.

Position Summary:

The Peer Recovery Specialist draws upon their personal growth experience to carry the message of hope and recovery to individuals who are currently enrolled in treatment services.  Personal experience in substance use disorder recovery is required. By offering outreach, encouragement and support, the Peer Recovery Specialist cultivates and secures a connection with the enrolled individual, while teaching personal responsibility and serving as a mentor and role model.  As part of their job duties, the Peer Recovery Specialist will be asked to provide direct services to individuals in the areas of outreach and engagement, personal assistance in the completion of daily living skills, linkage to community supports, transportation, and in-home services.  It is also designed to assist clients identify and move “barriers” aside that prevent them from their recovery goals.  The Peer Recovery Specialist is trained to empower clients that are engaged in residential and non-residential treatment services.
 

Responsibilities and Additional Duties:

Responsibilities

  • Meet with clients on a regular basis, or as needed after initial meeting, to discuss routine recovery issues from a peer perspective.
  • Provide direct assistance in the form of transportation, filling out forms or making phone calls, and accompanying clients to appointments and court.
  • Transporting and staying with clients at crisis appointments
  • Assist in finding necessary community services to meet basic needs
  • Outreach and follow-up with non-residential program participants where they live as needed, help acclimate them to their new surroundings, and explore recovery resources in the area. 
  • Provide education about and attend self-help groups, obtaining sponsorship, and assisting clients in finding recovery support meetings that accommodate their schedules and child care needs.
  • Role model behavior that is consistent with and supportive to people in recovery from chemical dependency, such behavior will include upholding ethical standards of the program and reliable attendance
  • Assist with tasks associated with clients arriving and leaving Wayside Family Treatment – for example if someone is leaving against staff advice to provide follow-up contact and resource support
  • Provide personal assistance in the completion of daily living skills.
  • Serve as the contact person for in-house meetings, facilitate in-house Alumnae Meeting, and attend outside meetings with clients. 
  • Transporting clients to and from Medication Assisted Therapy appointments.
  • Assist in developing and implementing Alumna community events.

Additional Duties

  • Assist in planning and supervising recreational activities for clients.
  • Maintain confidential client records.  Process client record requests.
  • Perform other routine support tasks, including filing, photocopying, answering telephones, and compiling statistical reports.
  • Attend weekly clinical staff meetings.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements:

Peer Recovery Specialist must be free of chemical use problems for at least two years immediately preceding their hiring and must sign a statement attesting to that fact.
  • Personal experience in substance use disorder recovery is required.
  • Preference given to Certified Peer Specialists or willing to obtain certification.
  • Knowledge and experience in the field of chemical dependency and/or mental health.
  • Congenial, organized, and compassionate individual to work in cooperative team relationship within the agency and with external community organizations.
  • The Peer Recovery Specialist needs to be innovative, driven, visionary, and reliable
  • Microsoft Outlook/computer experience required
  • Must demonstrate ability to work with and relate effectively with women of diverse economic and cultural backgrounds.
  • High School Diploma required.
  • Some college courses in human services or related field preferred.
  • Must be able to pass DHS background study
  • Good driving record and current Minnesota Driver’s License required along with reliable vehicle.
  • No DWIs in last three years; No more than three moving violations/accidents in past three years
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Must be free of communicable disease.
  • Must be flexible in schedule
  • Must be able to demonstrate an ability to be responsive in an effective manner, while maintaining a warm and supportive atmosphere. 
  • Must value diversity and be able to relate well and enjoy working with women of diverse economic and cultural backgrounds.
  • Must be 18 years or older.

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to lift 25 lbs.
  • Must be able to climb stairs

Compensation

$15.50 per hour

Location

Wayside Family Treatment Center
2120 Clinton Avenue S
Minneapolis, MN 55404

Hours 

Full-Time (40 hours), Sunday - Thursday, and ability to work at least two evenings a week.
*Specific hours to be discussed with supervisor.
 

Benefits

This position is eligible for a full and generous benefits package, including medical, dental, life, STD & LTD insurance, retirement plan with 4% match after one year of employment, flexible spending accounts  for dependent care/medical savings, educational assistance/continuing education programs & and personal time off (PTO).

To Apply

Please send resume and cover letter detailing experience to:  

Ashley Beadell
Wayside Recovery Center
3705 Park Center Boulevard
St Louis Park, MN 55416             

FAX: 952-926-9713
EMAIL: Ashley.Beadell@waysiderc.org

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE

Recovery Advocate -- Medication Specialist (TMA)

REPORTS TO: Program Manager
POSITION: 1 FTE with benefits  

OPEN DATE: Tuesday, November 14, 2017
CLOSING DATE: Open until filled

Job Summary:

This position assists clients with medication supervision, administration and their daily functions. This position will be a combination of Recovery Advocate and Medication Recovery Advocate tasks as the evening shift requires.
 

Medication Duties, Responsibilities, and Additional Duties:

Medication Duties

  1. Trained Medication Aide (TMA), having completed course work and certification through a Minnesota State College.
  2. Transcribe Clinician Orders reviewed by licensed nurse
  3. Review medication book for errors/signatures/initials
  4. Communication with Pharmacy
  5. Supervise client self-administration of medications and documentation
  6. Receive medications from pharmacy
  7. Communicate with nursing staff regarding client concerns pertaining to medications
  8. Assist with orientation of new RA staff regarding medications
  9. Assist with scheduling physical exams/obtain ROIs/fax documents to clinic
  10. Other duties as assigned by nursing staff

Responsibilities

  1. Trained Medication Aide (TMA), having completed course work and certification through a Minnesota State College.
  2. Transcribe Clinician Orders reviewed by licensed nurse
  3. Review medication book for errors/signatures/initials
  4. Communication with Pharmacy
  5. Supervise client self-administration of medications and documentation
  6. Receive medications from pharmacy
  7. Communicate with nursing staff regarding client concerns pertaining to medications
  8. Assist with orientation of new RA staff regarding medications
  9. Assist with scheduling physical exams/obtain ROIs/fax documents to clinic
  10. Other duties as assigned by nursing staff

Additional Duties

  1. Maintain confidential client records. Perform other routine support tasks, including filing, Xeroxing, and answering telephones.
  2. Shift-specific Tasks: Overnight shift – awake overnight, secure building and set alarm. Day and Evening shifts – provide transportation to clients in Wayside Recovery Center vehicles.

Minimum Requirements:

Recovery Advocates (RA) must be free of chemical use problems for at least two years immediately preceding their hiring and must sign a statement attesting to that fact.
  • Knowledge and experience in the field of chemical dependency and/or mental health.
  • Trained Medication Aide (TMA), having completed TMA training through MN State College.
  • Microsoft Outlook/Office experience required
  • High School Diploma required; some college preferred
  • Good driving record and current driver’s license required
  • No DWIs in last three years; No more than three moving violations/accidents in past three years
  • Must be able to pass DHS background study and be free of communicable disease.
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Must be able to demonstrate an ability to be responsive in an effective manner, while maintaining a warm and supportive atmosphere. 
  • Must value diversity and be able to relate well and enjoy working with women and children of diverse economic and cultural backgrounds.
  • Must be 18 years or older.

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to lift 25 lbs.
  • Must be able to climb stairs

Compensation

$15.50 per hour

Location

Wayside Family Treatment Center
2120 Clinton Avenue S
Minneapolis, MN 55404

Hours 

Monday – Friday 2 PM to 10 PM – 40 hours per week
 

Benefits

This position is eligible for a benefits package, including medical, dental, life, STD & LTD insurance, retirement plan with 4% match after one year of employment, flexible spending accounts  for dependent care/medical savings, educational assistance/continuing education programs & and personal time off (PTO).

To Apply

Please send resume and cover letter detailing experience to:  

Ashley Davis-Sparkman
Wayside Recovery Center
2120 Clinton Avenue S
Minneapolis, MN 55404

FAX: 612.871.0929
EMAIL: Ashley.davis-sparkman@waysiderc.org

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE

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