Wayside Recovery Center

Recovery Advocate - 3rd Shift

Minneapolis, MinnesotaPart-time
About the Job
Wayside Recovery Center’s mission is to break the cycle of addiction and trauma for women, children and families.

For over 60 years Wayside Recovery Center has protected and empowers women and their families to live their best life. Today we are a leading provider of comprehensive care for women with substance use disorder, trauma and mental health needs. We also provide children and family services to stabilize the whole family.

“Wayside saved my life!! It is a wonderful program, with wonderful staff and resources! I will be forever grateful.” −Wayside Client

Join Our Team! 
By joining the Wayside team, you will become part of an ethical, compassionate, innovative team that works together to empower women, children and families in our community. Wayside is an equal opportunity employer and encourages diverse candidates to apply.

We are looking for an employee who is: 
  • Passionate for our mission.
  • Client focused.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and a team player.
  • Calm under pressure.
  • A problem solver.

Responsibilities and Duties:
  • Be available to clients seeking guidance or support, as well as responding appropriately to identify needs.
  • Supervise client activities. Respond to emergencies and effectively manage crisis.  Record pertinent client data.
  • Monitor health needs of clients; supervise clients in self-administration of prescribed medication.
  • Assist with tasks associated with clients arriving and leaving Wayside.  Assist in various programs, as needed.  Collect urine specimens for drug screens.  Complete required paperwork at admission and discharge.
  • 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.
  • Maintain confidential client records. Perform other routine support tasks, including filing, copying/scanning/faxing, and answering telephones.
  • Shift-specific Tasks: Overnight shift – awake overnight, secure building and set alarm. Day and Evening shifts – provide transportation to clients in Wayside vehicles.

Job Requirements:
  • Must be free from problematic substance use 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 substance use disorders and/or mental health.
  • Trained Medication Aide (TMA) preferred.
  • Microsoft Outlook/Office experience required
  • High School Diploma required; some college preferred
  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • 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
  • Flexible 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 and children of diverse economic and cultural backgrounds.
  • Must be able to lift 25 lbs.
  • Must be able to climb stairs

COMPENSATION:            $15.00 per hour (Additional $1.00 per hour for overnights.)

LOCATION:                         Wayside Women’s Treatment Center.
                                                3705 Park Center Blvd.
                                                St. Louis Park, MN 55416.

Friday-Saturday, 9:30pm to 7:30am (40 hours per month). This shift would work every other weekend.               

BENEFITS: This position is not eligible benefits.

Equal Opportunity Employer:
Wayside Recovery Center 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. 
    About Wayside Recovery Center

    Wayside Recovery Center 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 substance use disorder and co-occurring disorder treatment. Over our sixty-year history, we have continued to be at the forefront of providing innovative, holistic, and gender-responsive services to address substance use and mental health needs of women. Our dedication to quality care led to Wayside Recovery Center 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. For more info, visit: http://waysiderecovery.org/