Wellness Specialist

US-MN-Center City
On Call
Hours of Work


The Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation is the world's leading organization singularly dedicated to combating addiction to alcohol and drugs with a full continuum of services.


Over the course of a year, we:

  • Serve over 15,000 patients annually through treatment centers in Minnesota, California, Illinois, Oregon, New York, and Florida
  • Educate over 600 professionals through our accredited Hazelden Graduate School of Addiction Studies, Professionals in Residence program and Summer Institute for Medical Students.
  • Provide publishing books and materials for over 32,000 publishing customers
  • Provide prevention services to over 50,000 students across the United States and the world

One of our key strategic objectives is people - our employees are essential in the process of propelling our organization forward to meet the challenges and opportunities ahead. Are you ready to excel in these challenges and opportunities? Do you possess the qualities below? Join Our Team!


What are we looking for?

  • Individuals with a Client, Customer, and/or Stakeholder Focus 
  • Results-oriented attitude
  • Interpersonal Skills and Teamwork
  • Courage and Commitment
  • Adaptability and Learning Agility


Diverse individuals encouraged to apply.
Equal Opportunity Employer:  Minorities, Women, Veterans, Disabilities


As a Wellness Specialist, you will:

  • Provide 1:1 services for patients to assess and develop Wellness skills.
  • Develop and facilitate Wellness groups providing education, information and practice of skills in the areas below to patients.
    • Facilitate stress management/relaxation classes; providing orientation and education of a variety of resources for patients in relaxation, meditative and self care techniques.
    • Facilitate Wellness Groups to experience resources for sobriety promoting stress management, healthy leisure attitudes, chronic pain strategies, sleep hygiene and exercise promotion through a variety of modalities.
    • Use safe and healthful methods, procedures and equipment to perform all job functions.
    • 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.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to teamwork both on primary units and within the department.
  • Provide documentation of patient needs, how they were addressed and aftercare plans within documentation standards.
  • Provide patient orientations and supervision of exercise room and pool.



  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Previous experience in chemical dependency or a therapeutic recreation setting
  • Minimum of 2 years freedom from chemical use problems
  • Current First Aid/CPR certification
  • Have or be working toward a current NETA Group exercise certification (or equivalent) within 3 months of hire date.


  • Master's Degree


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