Chemical Dependency Program Assistant - #740341

State of Minnesota

Date: 01/14/2022 16:30 PM

City: Carlton, Minnesota

Salary: $1,991 - $2,623 / hour

Contract type: Part Time

Work schedule: Full Day

Job Details

Job Class: Chemical Dependency Program Assistant

Working Title: Chemical Dependency Program Assistant

  • Who May Apply: Open to all qualified job seekers
  • Date Posted: 01/13/2022
  • Closing Date: 01/26/2022
  • Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit: Human Services Dept / DHS Moose Lake AFSCME
  • Division/Unit: Direct Care and Treatment / Mental Health and Substance Abuse Treatment Services
  • Work Shift: Rotating Shift
  • Work Hours: Varies
  • Days of Work: Varies
  • Travel Required: No
  • Salary Range: $19.91 - $26.23/hourly
  • Classified Status: Classified
  • Bargaining Unit/Union: 204 - Health Care Non Professional/AFSCME
  • Work Area: CARE Carlton
  • FLSA Status: Nonexempt
  • Connect 700 Program Eligible: Yes

Job Summary

**Due to the nature of the program, only FEMALE applicants will be considered**

Candidates may be eligible for a hiring bonus of $1,000!

Community Addiction Recovery Enterprise (CARE) has an opening for a Chemical Dependency Program Assistant to join our team dedicated to helping people on the road to recovery

CARE Carlton is a women’s only facility that specializes in providing inpatient treatment services to women with co-occurring substance use and mental health disorders. Our multidisciplinary team offers high-intensity inpatient services consisting of multimodal groups and individual counseling services. All services are person-centered, building on the individual's interests and capacity for growth, leading to a lifelong process of recovery. Don’t miss this opportunity to be part of a great team and make a great difference in the lives of others!

Primary Job responsibilities include:

  • Provide services to CARE 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.


Minimum Qualifications

**Due to the nature of the program, only FEMALE applicants will be considered**

To qualify, applicants must have:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Preferred Qualifications

Our employees are dedicated to ensuring cultural responsiveness. Preferred candidates will have a variety of experiences working effectively with others from different backgrounds and cultures.

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

WE MAKE A DIFFERENCE! The Minnesota Department of Human Services impacts the lives of 1.7 million people every year, helping them meet their basic needs so they can achieve their highest potential.

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.

Our differences make us stronger and leveraging them helps us create a workforce where everyone can thrive. The State of Minnesota is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to embedding diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility at our workplace. We do this by developing strong leaders and advocates, increasing cultural competence and understanding among all employees, and removing institutional barriers and attitudes that prevent employees from advancing as far as their talents will take them. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), marital status, familial status, receipt of public assistance, membership or activity in a local human rights commission, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, or age.

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CERTAIN DISABLED VETERANS: Effective August 1, 2012, legislation provides state agencies with the option to appoint certain disabled veterans on a noncompetitive basis if they: 1) meet service requirements and have a verified service-connected disability rating of at least 30%; 2) provide qualifying documentation verifying the disability; and 3) meet all Minimum Qualifications identified in this posting. To be considered under this legislation you must submit all documentation before the closing date. Minnesota Statutes 2016, Section 43A.111 (


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If you are a Connect 700 applicant, please email your certificate and the Job posting ID# 51965 to Raegan Juntunen at 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 for assistance.


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 Please indicate what assistance you need.

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