Recovery Worker Full Time - Schwaller Center

Apply for the position, Recovery Worker Full Time - Schwaller Center, with High Plains Mental Health Center today or contact Lauren Gardner for more information. Posted Jul 23, 2020.

High Plains Mental Health Center currently has a full time position opening at our Schwaller Center location in Hays for a Full Time Recovery Worker.

The Recovery Worker provides Attendant Care, Psychosocial Rehabilitation, Respite Care and Crisis Intervention services to adults with severe and persistent mental illness or children and/or adolescents who have severe emotional disturbances. These services are intensive consumer-centered, goal directed services provided on a face-to-face basis in community settings.  Also perform basic clerical duties or other miscellaneous duties determined by supervisor. 


Thursday through Sunday, 8:00 PM to 7:00 AM, or as directed by supervisor.

Qualifications for this position include at least (1) Have one year of college course work in the field of human services or one year of experience in the field of human services; or a combination of education and work experience in the field of human services; (2) Be 18 years or older; if consumer is under the age of 18, the Recovery Worker must be at least three years older than the consumer; (3) Have other experience in the provision of services to persons with mental illness or severe emotional disturbance, which may be substituted for one year of education or work experience in the human service field. This includes experience acquired by family members or others about persons with mental illness or SED and includes persons who are themselves recovering from such illness; (4) Possess demonstrated interpersonal skills, ability to work with persons with severe and persistent mental illness and/or severe emotional disturbance, and the ability to react effectively in a wide variety of human service situations; (5) Have certification of completion of basic attendant care training within 30 days of employment and additional training within six months of employment according to curriculums approved by the Division of Health Care Policy; (6) Have access to reliable transportation; (7) pass KBI, SRS child abuse check, Adult Abuse Registry and Motor Vehicle screens.  Must have a valid Kansas driver license and good driving record (including no alcohol-related incidents in last five years); and (8) Ability to perform basic clerical duties with accuracy such as filing, answering the phone, scheduling, etc. (9) Must demonstrate competency in the use of technology including computers, various software applications, printers, scanners, telephones, etc.  Must also demonstrate a commitment to continuous improvement, to include understanding and application of technology (hardware, software, equipment and processes).

Must possess a valid Kansas driver’s license and a good driving record with no alcohol related incidents within the last five years.  Must also be able to successfully pass an intensive background check.  Interested applicants should send their resume, transcript, three professional references and a letter of interest to Lyndsey Gilmore, 208 East 7th Street, Hays, KS  67601 or via email to  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Our patients are our number one concern, and we are here to exceed their expectations by providing excellent clinical care and premier service.  If you share these goals, we encourage you to contact us to learn more about our opening.  High Plains Mental Health Center offers an excellent benefit package including a portfolio of health, dental and vision benefits.  High Plains Mental Health Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V.

High Plains Mental Health Center is a Smoke-Free facility.  This includes the use of all tobacco, vaping devices and e-cigarettes. 

Recovery Worker Full Time - Schwaller Center
Full Time
Lauren Gardner
Jul 23, 2020
Aug 5, 2022
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