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Meridian Behavioral Health Recovery Specialist- Part-time in Saint Paul, Minnesota


Site: Tapestry, Women's Residential Facility in St. Paul, MN

Shift: 2nd Shift- Part-time .6 FTE

Meridian Behavioral Health LLC is a leader in behavioral health care and addiction recovery services. This an entry level position whose most significant requirements being that you have compassion for our patients. Whether you’re a server wanting to get out of the industry or a seasoned healthcare worker interested in working with a different patient population, we find this position is extremely rewarding and a good stepping stone for a career in mental health and/or addiction recovery.

How Our Staff Describes the Job:

A Recovery Specialist does many things. One day they could be driving all day, the next doing an admit and going through patient belongings and the next time they could be monitoring the patients. -Christy at Tapestry (St. Paul, MN)

Recovery Specialists see to the immediate needs of the patients by providing transportation to/from the facility and to/from appointments, take the patients through the intake process, answer questions, and get things that the patients ask for or need, such as coffee, clothes, hygiene products, etc. Recovery Specialists also spend time talking with and listening to patients who need to talk. We're kind of "Jacks of all trades" around the facility. -Alonso at Cedar Ridge (Stillwater, MN)

The Only Requirements Are:

  • That you have a valid driver’s license.

  • You must be at least 18 years old.

  • Be at least one year free from chemical abuse problems.

Recommended Qualities and Experience:

RS staff are the first point of contact for the patients. We have to be able to answer questions, solve problems, give suggestions, redirect, deescalate situations, plan activities, and run groups -Nia at Tapestry (St. Paul, MN)

Caring but not enabling, follow the rules to better patient’s recovery, bring structure in their lives. -Josiah at Meadow Creek (Pine City, MN)

Any dealing with customer service/anything where you have to interact with people often. -Taylor at Douglas Place (East Grand Forks, MN)

Why We Enjoy This Job:

It is rewarding when you see patient succeed in their recovery. I have had a few employees graduate from our program and come back to work for Meridian. -Dylan at Tapestry (St. Paul, MN)

I enjoy this job because I can see patients succeed, we have flexible hours, and I enjoy working with my coworkers. I would recommend this job to a friend if they are looking for decent pay and if they enjoy being around others. -Avery at Douglas Place (East Grand Forks, MN)

Compensation: $14.00-$15.25/hr (Depending on location and experience)

Come join us and see the difference you’ll make!

Meridian Behavioral Health provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetics.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)