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Recovery Advocate

Company: Wayside Recovery Center
Location: Saint Louis
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

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!

Wayside staff, regardless of location, are expected to be fully vaccinated or to submit information for consideration of a declination application. Staff who have a declination application approved have additional obligations including, but not limited to weekly testing.

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

We want to empower you with:
Platinum benefits package available: Health, Dental, Vision
Company paid long term and short-term disability, and life insurance
Generous paid time-off
Retirement savings plan with employer match

Responsibilities and Additional 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 Recovery Center. 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 substance use disorder. Such behavior will include upholding ethical standards of the program and reliable attendance.

Additional Duties
Maintain confidential client records. Perform other routine support tasks, including filing, photocopying, 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 Recovery Center vehicles.
DHS compliance requires that a RA staff person, trained in CPR, be present and available 24 hours per day. If there is only one RA staff person present, the staff person may not leave the building.

Minimum Requirements: Must be free from problematic substance use for at least two years immediately preceding hire and must sign a statement attesting to that fact
Knowledge and experience in the field of substance use disorder and/or mental health.
Microsoft Outlook/Office experience required
High School Diploma required; some college preferred
CPR for Healthcare Worker certification required.
Must be able to pass DHS background study and meet applicable requirements and regulations.
Good driving record and current driver's license required
No DUIs in last three years; No more than three moving violations/accidents in past three years
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 at least 18 years old.

Physical Requirements:
Must be able to lift 25lbs


We offer a 2nd shift differential- $1 an hour between the hours of 5:30pm- 9:30pm
We offer a 3rd shift differential- $2 an hour between the hours of 9:30pm-7:30am ( must start work before 4am to be eligible)


Wayside Women's Treatment Center

3705 Park Center Blvd

St. Louis Park, MN 55416


Monday-Friday, 7am-3pm

Saturday-Wednesday, 2:30pm-10:30pm

BENEFITS: This position is eligible for Platinum Benefit Package including medical, dental, life, short-term and long-term disability, vision, ID theft protection, retirement plan with 4% match after one year of employment, flexible spending accounts for dependent care/medical savings, paid holidays, and paid time off (PTO).

See more information on us at

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.

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