• Wellness Specialist

    Job Location US-CA-Rancho Mirage
    On Call
    Hours of Work
    7am to 5pm
  • Overview

    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

    What do we offer?

    • Competitive Benefits (health, dental, vision, etc)
    • Paid Time-Off
    • Training Opportunities
    • Retirement Savings Plan with Employer Match
    • Tuition Reimbursement
    • Free on-site gym (Center City, Plymouth & Rancho Mirage)

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


    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

    • Complete 30-hour Adolescent Development Course within 1 year of hire, or demonstrate equivalent transcript evidence of adolescent education (MN Adolescent and Young Adult sites only)

    • Minimum of 2 years freedom from chemical use problems


    • Master's Degree


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