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On-Call Alcohol & Drug Counselor

Company: Mn Adult &Teen Challenge
Location: Duluth
Posted on: July 8, 2024

Job Description:

Minnesota Adult & Teen Challenge, a leader in offering treatment programs to those battling addiction, is seeking a dynamic individual to fill our opening for an on-call Licensed Drug & Alcohol Counselor at our Duluth location.

Our mission is to assist teens and adults in gaining freedom from chemical addictions and other life controlling problems by addressing their physical, emotional and spiritual needs. When you work for MnTC, you're not merely filling a job. You're actively participating in a mission that is alive with purpose! You get the opportunity to see lives, families and dire circumstances transformed. You get to see hope take center stage and come to reality. Imagine ending the work day knowing that what you've done is meaningful, significant and rewarding.

**We have an opening for an on-call LADC/ADC-T

Purpose: Counsel clients and help meet their physical, emotional and spiritual needs.

Essential duties and responsibilities:
Responsible to ensure and/or deliver and properly document the provision of treatment services including the Initial Service Plan, Comprehensive Assessment, Individual Treatment Plan, Progress Notes, Summary at Termination of Services, and the maintenance of client records in accordance with Minnesota Rule 9530 and MnTC policy.

Treatment Services
Upon service initiation, ensure that each client has an initial service plan which addresses the client's immediate health, safety, and preliminary service needs.

Complete a comprehensive assessment and an assessment summary of the client's chemical use problems within three calendar days after service initiation. The assessment summary must be formatted utilizing the ASAM criteria.

Provide an Individual Treatment Plan after completion of the comprehensive assessment which is subject to amendment until services to the client are terminated. The individual treatment plan must include treatment goals, specific methods to be used to address identified problems, resources to which the client is being referred, and client goals.

Enter progress notes in each client's file weekly or after each treatment service. The progress notes must reference the individual treatment plan.

Complete a discharge summary within five days of the client's termination of services.

Ensure the content and format of client records be uniform and entries in each case are signed and dated.

Provide individual and group counseling, client education strategies to avoid inappropriate chemical use and health problems related to chemical use, transition services, and services to address issues related to co-occurring mental illness.

Lead client education lecture classes as required.

Participate in the weekly treatment team meetings to review and update client progress notes.

Initiate and maintain ongoing communication with client referral, probation, social service agencies, etc.

Continuing Education and Training:
Stay current regarding professional research, techniques, etc.

Complete continuing education courses in current treatment concepts and methods as required by the State of Minnesota to maintain Alcohol and Drug Counselor license.

Attend in-house training and staff meetings.

Minimum Qualifications:

Must be free of chemical use problems for at least the two years immediately preceding hire.

Must have or obtain 12 hours of training in co-occurring mental health problems training within six months of hire.

Ability to provide individual and group counseling including crisis intervention.

Must be CD licensed or exempt from CD licensure under Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 148C. (LADC or ADC-T)

Must document competence in screening for and working with clients with mental health problems, through education, training, and experience.

Knowledge and understanding of implications of parts 9530.6405 to 9530.6505, 9543.1000 to 9543.1060, and Minnesota Statutes, chapter 245A, and sections 626.556, 626.557, and 626.5572.

Ability to successfully complete MN Dept of Human Services background study.

Our robust benefits package includes medical, HSA, dental, vision, PTO, dependent care FSA, disability, life insurance and 403b retirement plan for all full time employees.

We seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool in order to successfully meet our mission of helping every Minnesotan find help and healing from addiction.

Mn Adult & Teen Challenge is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate based on any category protected by federal, state or applicable laws.

Reasonable accommodation is provided upon request.

Keywords: Mn Adult &Teen Challenge, Duluth , On-Call Alcohol & Drug Counselor, Other , Duluth, Minnesota

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