Skip to Main Content

Assertive Community Treatment - Co-occurring Recovery Specialist

Mental Health Resources
Saint Paul, MN
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • $50,916 Yearly
  • Full-Time
Job Description
ACT Co-occurring Recovery Specialist– Dakota County (Burnsville)

4-Day Work Week Option Available


Starting Pay: $50,916.44 Base salary with potential increases depending on education and experience, and mileage reimbursement

The ACT Co-Occurring Recovery Specialist is responsible for carrying out rehabilitation and support functions and assist in treatment; substance abuse services; education, support, and consultation to families; and crisis intervention in consultation with the multi-disciplinary team. This position will take a lead role in the provision of rehabilitation services for clients with dual diagnoses.


  1. Working as a team, in concert with each client to develop an individualized plan of services and supports (Individual Treatment Plan) that will enable each client to live as independently in the community as possible. Services and supports might include activities such as assisting with skill development in the following areas: budgeting, housing, transportation, hygiene appointments, relationship building, symptom management, medication administration and obtaining or maintaining benefits
  2. Maintains awareness of each client’s medication adherence plan and provides services to assist client in carrying out the plan; evaluates adequacy of plan, reports problems and recommends modifications as needed
  3. To the extent requested by the client, provide collaboration and education to significant others and family members who are interested in assisting the client in their recovery process
  4. Advocate on behalf of each client to assure the protection of client rights and privacy, as well as assure that clients understand the complaint and grievance procedures, treat all clients with dignity and respect, providing services that are respectful of age, gender, and culture, educate and support clients and their families on signs, symptoms and resources for people with dual diagnose
  5. Assist in the provision of individual and group treatment in the office and in the community and coordinate with outside inpatient services to detoxify clients and establish linkage to outpatient treatment, self-help programs, outpatient services and residential facilities
  6. Assure that all changes in client status or needs are communicated promptly to the team to enhance continuity of care, assure that services are provided as developed by the client and team as documented in the Individual Treatment Plan
  7. In case of illness or client crisis, provide coverage for team members to assure and maintain continuity of care for each client served
  8. Participate in all scheduled staff meetings and trainings, unless excused by your immediate supervisor
  9. Act in a manner to assure client confidentiality and privacy that complies with MHR policies and procedures
  10. Assure that all MHR documentation is completed on time and within MR policies and procedures
  11. Assure all mandated civil commitment procedures and process are followed and information is submitted as required according to timelines required by law
  12. Assure that MHR productivity standards (i.e. Assertive Outreach, case load, face-to-face contact, contact frequency, on-call, shift leader, PM, etc.) are met, as outlined by the Team Leader & Clinical Supervisor
  13. Chart maintenance – ensure chart information is up-to-date (i.e. ROIs, profile extension, status changes, contacts, etc
  14. Providing chemical health assessments, referrals and services to persons with severe and persistent mental illness and to assume responsibility with other members of the ACT team for providing the services necessary to maintain and enhance each clients’ ability to live as independently as possible


  • Baccalaureate degree in social work/psychology or human services related field with two years case management experience of which at least one year is experience in community based mental health with adults recovering from mental illness
  • One year of experience in substance abuse treatment or combination of equivalent experience and training.


  • MHR is looking for candidates who are bilingual in Spanish, Somali or Hmong. Receive a $1000 salary bonus for passing the language proficiency exam!
  • Up to 8 hours of clinical supervision per month provided toward LICSW, LCSW, LPC, and LPCC licensure
  • Intensive two week initial orientation program AND on-going in-house training program
  • Mentors for new case managers
  • iPhone, laptop computer, and Wi-Fi provided for all community-based staff
  • Health insurance (including family health coverage) with employee costs in the top 6% of most affordable health care options. Competitive dental insurance.
  • Automatic enrollment in retirement plan after 1 year with a 3% employer contribution
  • 9 paid holidays and 18 days accrued PTO during your first year
  • Annual merit-based salary increase
  • Schedule primarily Monday-Friday day hours
  • MHR is committed to working towards racial equity and combating racism
  • MHR is a tobacco free workplace promoting health & wellness for the individuals we serve and our employees.
  • $50,916.44/year base starting salary increased based on education/experience

Mental Health Resources


Saint Paul, MN
55114 USA


Finance and Insurance

View all jobs at Mental Health Resources

What email should the hiring manager reach you at?

By clicking the button above, I agree to the ZipRecruiter Terms of Use and acknowledge I have read the Privacy Policy, and agree to receive email job alerts.