Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation

Wellness Specialist

Job Location US-CA-Rancho Mirage
On Call
Hours of Work
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM


Provide clinical services in coordination with the substance use disorder treatment team consistent with Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation’s Standards of Care. Provide clinical coaching, as assigned, to students and interns to facilitate development of clinical competency and ethical



Provide services in the areas of fitness, exercise, stress management, lifestyle balance, and leisure counseling to patients through a variety of methods to ensure the development of skills necessary for a sober life style. This is accomplished through fitness instruction, groups, lectures, stress management groups and other services.


As a Wellness Specialist, you will:

  • Provide Wellness groups on assigned units
  • Participate in the recovery services lecture series.  Follow protocol of starting on time, introducing self and lecture topic, maintaining an outline of material covered on file, and following recommendations of the lecture committee.
  • Provide documentation within documentation standards, (Including but not limited to), documenting patient progress through the use of patient progress/group notes and other documentation methods.
  • Provide patient orientations and supervision of exercise room and pool.
  • Provide educational prescriptive wellness groups in the areas of; chronic pain, sleep hygiene, and tobacco recovery as outlined by clinical standards.
  • Assure a safe and secure environment for patients, staff, guests and visitors in accordance with Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation Policy and Procedures.



  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Previous experience in chemical dependency or a therapeutic recreation setting
  • Have or be working toward a current AFAA Personal Fitness Training Certification within 3 months of hire date

  • CPR certification or attain within 30 days

  • Minimum of 2 years freedom from chemical use problems


  • Master's Degree


USD $23.22/Hr.


USD $32.78/Hr.


The Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation is the largest nonprofit addiction recovery organization in the United States. It is also one of the most mission-driven places you will find. The Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation team is passionate about providing hope and ultimately healing. As a living, growing and evolving institution, the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation is – at our core- a people-powered organization.  Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation is comprised of 1600+ employees, seventeen treatment sites and produces $190 million dollars in annual revenue.  This exemplary organization serves nearly 25,000 people annually and is committed to provide hope and healing for those experiencing addiction to alcohol and other drugs.


What makes this organization unique is its total ecosystem approach to prevention, education, research, advocacy and treatment.  All of the parts of the organization work together to inform, develop and deliver evidence- based practices that help people reclaim their futures and restore their hope.


Being “a best place to work” is a strategic goal of Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation and it’s a goal that every employee plays an active role in helping to achieve. Our culture is a reflection of how encouraged and energized we each feel about contributing our ideas and performing to our greatest ability. Join us and do meaningful work.


We deeply value our employees.  Working at Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation includes a comprehensive benefits package, including:

  • Competitive Health, Dental and Vision Plans
  • Retirement savings plan with employer match
  • Paid time-off
  • Tuition reimbursement

The Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation is proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. We believe that diversity and inclusion among our colleagues is critical to our success as a force of healing and hope for individuals, families and communities affected by addiction to alcohol and other drugs; and we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool.


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