Recovery Technician - Advocate - On Call
Family Residential Treatment - 1826 - MINNEAPOLIS, MN
On Call
High School Diploma/GED
$17.00 Hourly
Various Shifts
Housing Support Services

At Avivo Family Residential Treatment Program the RecoveryTechnician/Advocate position provides a broad range of direct services and advocacy to women and  families in a residential treatment setting. Along with the rest of the treatment team, the Recovery Advocate is responsible for promoting a safe recovery environment in alignment with 245G guidelines.  The advocate will provide support, coaching,  and advocacy to the women and children who are participating in residential treatment.

 This is an on-call position: there are no guaranteed hours but advocates could work 8-40 a week depending on the needs of the program. This position has no set schedule and could work days, afternoons, weekends, and overnights.

Avivo Chemical and Mental Health Division provides a continuum of integrated services, including access, clinical treatment, care coordination, and recovery support.  We provide services that are innovative, person-centered, strengths-based, and outcome driven.  We strive for the highest quality of services using culturally-responsive and evidence based practices in a trauma-informed environment.


  • Provide support and advocacy to women and children throughout their residential treatment experience.
  • Responsible for the following duties: completing urinalysis/drug screens, medication administration, conducting safety checks of facility  & coaching of basic living skills to individuals or in a group setting.
  • Provide transportation to appointments and to activities using company van.
  • Participate as active member of the treatment team; contributing to discussions, care plans, and projects.
  • Maintain a positive working relationship with all other employees to foster and promote a collaborative and respectful working climate.
  • Use effective communication and work collaboratively with multiple community partners.
  • Continuously exercise good boundaries and judgment in handling client issues and represent organization with a positive and professional image.
  • Work in collaboration with the Volunteer Services  to assist with supporting volunteer or intern positions which may fall within your program area.
  • Demonstrate commitment to SAMSHA’s definition of recovery and recovery principles: “A process of change through which individuals improve their health and wellness, live a self-directed life, and strive to reach their full potential.”


  • High School diploma or GED required.
  • Education and/or experience and training in human services, chemical dependency, mental health, or related field. 
  • CPR/First Aid certified and Medication Administration certification.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and ability to transport residents as needed. Must maintain a positive driving record (periodic review of driving record required).
  • Possess effective verbal and written communication skills in a team environment
  • Preferred person would have knowledge and experience working with clients that have substance related and mental health disorders.

WAGE:  $17.00 per hour

HOW TO APPLY: Please provide a letter of interest and resume highlighting your experiences and qualifications through our website at If you have questions on your application, e-mail

Avivo is a nonprofit organization which serves nearly 15,000 Minnesotans each year, helping them achieve recovery, employment, and career advancement. We believe everyone deserves the chance to live well and work well. Avivo provides chemical and mental health services, career and technical education, and employment services at locations in the Twin Cities and greater Minnesota. Avivo employees help individuals transform their lives – move out of poverty, find treatment and achieve recovery, end homelessness, train for and start careers, and secure jobs. At Avivo, employees experience worthwhile work and professional growth as part of a vibrant and diverse workforce. You have direct and positive impact in people’s lives and are a part of make lasting change in our community!


Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Avivo is an equal opportunity employer and will recruit, hire, promote and transfer qualified persons into all job classifications regardless of race, gender, religion, skin color, national origin or ancestry, physical disability (including pregnancy) or mental disability, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, legally protected medical condition, family care status, marital status, veteran status, or genetic characteristics.