LADC - Chemical Health Counselor - 5,000 Sign-On Incentive

Chemical Health Counselor position is unique in that it offers a mix of counseling and leadership opportunities. The Chemical Health Counselor is a critical member of an interdisciplinary team of professionals.

Anoka, MN, USA

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Full-Time

N/A

Overview: Provide individual chemical health counseling, facilitate chemical health groups, case management duties, and act as a member of the clinical team. This position is accountable for ensuring quality treatment and collaboration with colleagues related to overall department functioning. This role also assures each resident&rsquo;s clinical needs are met and the individual treatment plan is adhered to by the assigned therapists and unit treatment team. This comes in the form of providing individual chemical health sessions, as well as providing leadership and psychoeducation to a group of residential counselors. Omegon's team is grounded in key values including Feedback, Engagement, Openness and Accountability. Treatment will be provided within a children&rsquo;s residential treatment setting providing chemical and mental health treatment.
Responsibilities: <p><strong>Essential Duties and Responsibilities:</strong>&nbsp;<br />All duties are subject to the direction of the supervisor.<br /><br />*Substance use disorder counseling services:<br />- Conduct scheduled individual chemical health counseling sessions on a weekly basis&nbsp;<br />- Facilitate structured, scheduled substance use disorder treatment groups<br />- Provide psychoeducation on substance use disorders to a group of residential counselors<br />- Facilitate Family Psychoeducation Group bi-monthly<br />- Document individual weekly sessions and group notes<br />*Case Manager:<br />- Develop comprehensive treatment plans<br />- Document case progress<br />- Lead treatment reviews<br />- Coordinate consultation with psychiatrist<br />- Coordinate among providers from whom the program participant/family receives services<br />- Arrange for provision of services and referrals as necessary&nbsp;<br />*Administration:<br />- Participate in clinical consultation and team meeting weekly<br />- Participate on administrative team meetings<br />- Collaborate on overall operations assessments&nbsp;<br />- Meet affirmative action goals established by the organization while maintaining a work environment which respects and supports cultural competence and proficiency<br />- Assure resident privacy is maintained by being knowledgeable and following HIPAA privacy and security regulations<br />- Comply with agency policies and procedures, state licensing requirements, and department of health regulations<br />- Work as many hours as needed to complete the job.<br />- Attendance</p> <p>- Participate in on-call rotation with fellow clinical team members to provide support/guidance via phone to direct care staff outside of business hours (roughly one week every 6-7 weeks)</p> <p><strong>Professional relationships to be maintained: </strong></p> <ul> <li>Residents, families, co-workers, school personnel, community professionals, general public</li> </ul>
Requirements: <p><strong>Qualification Requirements:&nbsp; </strong></p> <ul> <li>Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC) or Alcohol and Drug Counselor</li> </ul> <p><strong>Language/Communication Skills: </strong></p> <ul> <li>Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.</li> <li>Ability to work with a diverse population of individuals by using tact, diplomacy and flexibility.</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Mathematical Skills:&nbsp; </strong></p> <ul> <li>Basic math skills are required for this position.</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Reasoning Skills:&nbsp; </strong></p> <ul> <li>Analytical</li> <li>Creative problem solving</li> <li>Decision making</li> <li>Independent judgment</li> <li>Negotiating/Mediating</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Other Skills/Requirements:&nbsp; </strong></p> <ul> <li>A valid driver&rsquo;s license and a good driving record.</li> <li>First and CPR certification</li> </ul>