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Dually Licensed Alcohol & Drug Counselor

Company: NuWay House
Location: Duluth
Posted on: May 5, 2020

Job Description:

Dually Licensed Counselor (LADC with LPCC/LICSW/LP or LMFTCompensation: $81,500 + BenefitsPosition OverviewThe Counselor plays an important role in the delivery of treatment services to the clients and is responsible for ensuring that all clients receive services as mandated by the Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS). The Counselor provides services to support achievement of effective personal development working with clients individually and in group settings to identify and resolve issues including substance use, mental health, personal and/or emotional and family issues. Counselors must be able to maintain client confidentiality in accordance with state and federal guidelines and HIPAA requirements.ResponsibilitiesUnder direction of the Program Director and Program Manager(s), deliver services meeting licensure requirements and individual client needs as a member of the multi-disciplinary team in residential or outpatient settingsProvide individual case management/file documentation for assigned caseload, noting all treatment related activities and services in an accurate, professional, and timely manner including assessment of substance use and mental health problems, creating and monitoring individualized treatment plans, providing group therapy and individual counseling services to individuals with co-occurring substance abuse and mental health issues Facilitate psycho-educational and therapeutic process groups regarding the disease of addiction and the recovery process consistent with maintaining mental healthReceive weekly supervision with Mental Health Provider (as applicable)Provide culturally sensitive and relevant services to diverse clients and their familiesResponsible for complying with federal and state confidentiality statutes following the approved lines of authority set by the Program Director, upholding ethical standards established and implied by the profession, and DHS rules, and maintenance of all required licenses including but not limited to: Providing the appropriate current license(s) for their employee fileProviding documentation for 8 credit hours of annual mental health trainingFamiliarity with MN Rule 245G and the NUWAY House Policies and Procedures Manual as they relate to client services, client records and personnelWorking closely with the Admissions Department, manage and communicate details around client fundingPerform data entry/updates for assigned clients into Minnesota Department of Human Services on DAANESAttend in-service training sessions sufficient to meet professional requirementsKeep abreast of rules and changes in substance use disorder (SUD) treatment fieldBe available to represent the organization outside the facility at community outreach events as neededMay provide supervision and mentoring for student internsAttend to after-hours consultation with staff or clients as neededConduct oneself in a manner that presents a positive reflection on professionalism as an asset to the image of the organizationOther duties as assigned or requiredQualifications, Skills, Knowledge and ExperienceRequired:Current LADC LicenseAge 18 or olderDemonstrated working knowledge in the field of substance use disorder and/or mental health, in an addiction treatment facilityPrevious counseling or counseling internship requiredHigh degree of computer literacy including experience using an electronic health records (EHR) systemExcellent written, communication, customer service, and case management skillsAble to pass Minnesota DHS background study Must be free of problematic substance use for at least two years immediately preceding employment and must sign a statement attesting to that factPossess maturity, patience, understanding and empathy with recovering individuals and work with a multidisciplinary teamAbility to relate to people from diverse backgroundsPhysical Demands: Sitting for extended periods of time. Daily use of general office and/or residential facility equipment. Lifting (max 10 pounds), minimal reaching, bending and stoopingPreferred:ADDITIONAL LICENSES: LP, LICSW, LMFT, LPCCBachelor or Master degree in related fieldSkilled consultant and facilitatorStrong analytical and problem-solving skillsStrong facilitation, negotiation, investigation and mediation skillsNUWAY offers an industry-leading compensation plan, as well as benefits for full-time and on-call employees, including paid time off, wellness program and retirement saving plan. Full-time employees are also eligible for medical, dental and life insurance, as well as other benefits.If you believe this challenging and rewarding job is for you, please apply! Please include a cover letter outlining your interest in the treatment field and in this position at NUWAY.NUWAY is an equal opportunity employer.

Keywords: NuWay House, Duluth , Dually Licensed Alcohol & Drug Counselor, Other , Duluth, Minnesota

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