Detox Worker

Glenwood Springs, Colorado

Salary Details: $25.00 an hour

Colorado West Inc
Colorado West Inc
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Compensation and Benefits:

$25.00 starting rate + experience
Cost of Living Adjustment of $2,370 per year added onto base rate
Night and weekend hourly differentials available
403(b) matching
Dental insurance
Health insurance
Paid time off
Vision insurance

Position qualifications:

High school diploma or equivalent required; Certified Addiction Counselor Certification (CAC), and previous experience in human services related field preferred. Must have a valid Colorado Driver's License. Requires ability to work irregular hours and shifts including days, swings, graveyard shifts, weekends and holidays.

Job purpose:

Engages detox clients in detox-specific therapy; monitors clients in the process of active detoxification or withdrawal to assure physical stability while clients are in the facility. Detox Workers are to make reasonable accommodations to make clients as comfortable as possible during their stay at the facility.

Knowledge, Skill & Ability (include materials and equipment directly used):

Working knowledge of Windows based computer applications to include Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Outlook, and Internet access.
Ability to operate standard office equipment including computer keyboard, calculator, copy machine, fax and multi-line telephone.
Interpersonal and communication skills to develop and maintain effective working relationships with all internal and external customers.
Ability to organize and prioritize workload in a sometimes hectic environment with frequent interruptions.
Knowledge of AA/NA very helpful.
A high degree of emotional maturity and the ability to maintain a level of courtesy and professional decorum in adverse circumstances.
Basic counseling skills including the ability to listen without judging, empathizing with the client, and being able to respond appropriately.
The ability to function at peak performance levels during nighttime hours if required.

Working Conditions/Physical Demands:

Employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 60 pounds. Employee is frequently required to walk, sit, stand or kneel and occasionally required to climb or balance and stoop. Must have ability to sit for longer periods of time at a computer. Employee must be able to travel between Mind Springs Health sites. May be exposed to stressful situations that involve enraged, distraught and/or intoxicated individuals with possible mental disorders. Possible potential for exposure to communicable disease. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Date Posted: 27 May 2024
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