Tasks Unlimited provides supported employment, housing and recovery services for people with mental illness so that they achieve a full life with the rights and responsibilities of adults in our society.
“Like anyone, Tasks’ clients desire stable, long term employment with good wages. They’re proud of their ability to be self-sufficient and active members of their communities and we’re proud of them.” – Karen Johnston, Executive Director
 
 Some licensure supervision for clinical social work and clinical counseling available upon request.

Position Summary
The purpose of this position is to provide assistance to clients dealing with chemical health issues to better manage and reduce the harm of associated behaviors. This position will support clients in Tasks supported employment and supported housing settings and work with the primary staff of those clients to coordinate services The methods by which the duties are completed often involve creative or innovative techniques. The person in this position will have ongoing communication with internal contacts and external contacts.

Essential Job Functions
Provide individual sessions with clients with active substance use disorders (25%)
  • Provide chemical health assessment and relapse prevention planning services to individual clients consistent with individual treatment plans
  • Offer support services to individual clients who experience urges and/or relapse
  • Develop and provide assessment, service planning, and relapse prevention tools
  • Assist with intervention and referrals related to other forms of addiction including but not limited to gambling and nicotine addiction
  • Maintain an awareness of client concerns and functioning
  • Encourage individual client’s active involvement in service planning and problem solving in regards to chemical health

Collaborate with primary staff of clients with active substance use disorders (25%)
  • Communicate with appropriate staff regarding client’s functioning
  • Consult with and train other Tasks’ staff on how to address chemical health concerns
  • Actively participate in supervision with direct supervisor and/or Clinical Supervisor
  • Collaborate with other staff in treatment planning for clients in the Transition Lodge, Jobs Training Program, and other program clients who are receiving chemical health services
  • Participate in general staff and program team meetings as scheduled

Build rapport with clients participating in various programs (20%)

Facilitate chemical dependency groups at the Jobs Training Program, Transition Lodge, and others as needed (10%)
  • Develop and facilitate chemical health support groups
  • Maintain good rapport and flexibility in working with assigned clients

Prepare appropriate documentation and paperwork within designated time frames (10%)
  • Complete relapse prevention plans with clients
  • Keep notes of individual and group meetings with clients and communicate the content as needed to their primary staff
  • Complete other documentation as assigned

Refer clients to chemical health resources outside of Tasks as appropriate, in consultation with the client’s program coordinator (10%)                                                          

Physical Requirements of Position
Standing - Occasionally
Walking - Occasionally
Sitting - About half the time
Talking or Listening - Frequently
Stoop, kneel, crouch - None of the time
Reach with hands/arms - None of the time
Typing/Data Entry - Frequently
Maximum weight to be lifted - 25 pounds
Equipment used - Tasks Unlimited van or personal vehicle, telephone, computer, copier, printer, fax machine, Tasks Unlimited internal client database, and Microsoft Office programs

Direct Reports
None

Qualifications
Education and Experience
Required
  1. Mental Health Practitioner status as defined by the Department of Human Services and Minnesota Statute 245.462
  2. At least one year of related work experience with adults with substance use disorder
  3. Valid driver’s license and an insured vehicle

Preferred
  1. LADC and/or Bachelor’s degree in a human services field such as Psychology, Social Work
  2. At least one year of related work experience with adults with serious and persistent mental illness
  3. Fluent in a non-English language or competent in the culture of an ethnic group to which 20 percent or more of the worker’s recipients belong

Knowledge Areas
  • Chemical dependency – Maintains knowledge of current developments, treatment, and issues in the field of substance use disorders
  • Psychology/Mental Health – Human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research messages; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders
  • Therapy and counseling – Principles, methods, and procedures for diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of physical and mental dysfunctions, and for career counseling and guidance
 
  • Education and training – Methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and measurement of training effects
  • Language – Structure and content of language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar
  • Customer and personal service – Principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction
  • Administration and management –  Business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership techniques, and coordination of people and resources
  • Community resources – Community resources and how to use those resources for the benefit of the client

Skills
  • Active listening – Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand points being made, asking appropriate questions, not interrupting inappropriately
  • Speaking – Talking to others to convey information effectively
  • Critical thinking – Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems
  • Writing – Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate to the needs of the audience
  • Reading comprehension – Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Judgement and decision making – Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one

Abilities
  • Oral comprehension – The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences
  • Oral expression – The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand
  • Written comprehension - The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing
  • Deductive reasoning – The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense
  • Speech recognition – The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person
  • Assisting and caring for others – Providing personal assistance, medical attention, emotional support, or other personal care to others such as coworkers, customers or patients
  • Flexibility – Ability to work a flexible schedule
  • Professionalism – Maintaining appropriate professional boundaries
  • Punctuality/time-managment
We're proud to believe that your gender, race, nationality, religion, sexual orientation, status as a protected veteran, or status as an individual with a disability should have nothing to do with our hiring practices. We'll never discriminate against anyone's background or creed. If you're good at what you do, we want you to do it at Tasks Unlimited.
 
We’re proud to believe that your gender, race, nationality, religion, age, sexual orientation, status as a protected veteran, or status as an individual with a disability should have nothing to do with our hiring practices. Tasks will never discriminate against anyone's background or creed. If you're good at what you do, we want you to do it at Tasks Unlimited.

Tasks Unlimited, Inc. and Tasks Unlimited Building Services are EOE/AA employers.  Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

This is a full time position

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