Chemical Dependency Technician - Mission Detox Center - Full Time
Missions Inc. Programs is a multi-service non-profit organization with a long history of providing services to those who are most in need, each year offering thousands of men and women, whose lives have been severely disrupted by chronic addiction, homelessness, and domestic violence, safety, housing, support services, and the opportunity to make real change in their lives. Chemical dependency services are provided through four programs: Hart House (women only), Mission Lodge, and Smith Lodge provide transitional housing for men and women in recovery and Mission Detox Center provides medically supervised detoxification for adults and adolescents. Domestic violence services are provided through the Home Free Shelter for battered women and their children and the Home Free Community Program.
Missions Inc. Programs enables people struggling to meet fundamental human needs to obtain safety and healing and to pursue justice in their lives.
We fulfill our mission by providing housing and health care for individuals affected by chemical dependency, violence, chronic illness or disability and by advocating for societal changes that will benefit the people we serve. In all our efforts we affirm human worth and dignity, encourage self-determination, value diversity, and promote the basic rights of all individuals.
Missions Inc. Programs is seeking applicants for a full-time Chemical Dependency Technician at its Mission Detox Center. Hours are 3:00 to 11:00 pm four days each week with some weekend hours. Operating since 1978, Mission Detox Center is a 21-bed facility that provides professional, compassionate medically supervised detoxification for adults and adolescents, primarily serving persons from Hennepin and Anoka counties.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Assist in the detoxification process of clients while maintaining high standards of care.
- Admit and discharge clients according to established procedures.
- Observe and chart patient behaviors, considering individual and age-specific differences, in order to recognize, report and assist in addressing potential medical, psychiatric and behavioral problems.Appropriately document clients’ progress in clinical record.
- Work well with people from diverse racial, cultural, social and economic backgrounds.
- Complete 15 hours training annually per Minnesota Department of Human Services Rule 32.
High school graduate or G.E.D.; knowledge of chemical dependency.
Evidence of one year of sobriety if chemically dependent.
Ability to, once employed and upon successful completion of the Mission Detox Center training, have the ability to perform basic health assessments, first aid and client care functions.
Meet the physical demands of the job including: walking, bending, stooping and kneeling multiple times per shift; other lifting or transferring of clients; ability to lift in excess of 35 pounds.
Work well with people from diverse racial, cultural, social and economic backgrounds.
Send your letter of interest and resume or application to: Missions Inc. Programs, HR Department 3409 E. Medicine Lake Boulevard, Plymouth, MN 55441 or fax to 763.559.1195 or email to HR@missionsinc.org. Please indicate that you are applying for the Mission Detox Center Full-Time Chemical Dependency Technician position. No phone calls please.
We invite you to visit our website at www.missionsinc.org/employment to learn more about us and to fill out an application to include with your resume and cover letter.
Missions Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to hiring individuals without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, familial status, membership or activity in a local commission, disability, sexual orientation or age.