You might be our next rising star!
Minnesota CarePartnerofSaint Paul, MNis looking to hire qualifiedAlcohol & Drug Counselor (LADC)/Rule 25 Assessorfor theirRoots Recovery Evening IOP Program. Would you like to come and work for an organization that is at theforefront of social justicewith a commitment to addressing racial and socioeconomic disparities in behavioral healthcare? Are youpassionate about recoveryand interested in working for aninnovative co-occurring disorders treatment program? If so, please read on!
This alcohol and drug counseling position starts at acompetitive wageof$20-28 per hour. We also offerafun, laid-back work culturewith asocial-justice-minded vision. If this sounds like the right opportunity in SUD counseling for you, apply today!
- This is a part-time, hourlyposition.
- The hours for this position are to be determined, but will be between the hours of 8am-5pm Monday-Friday
- Our program is located in the Saint Paul Midway area.
- Bilingual and People of Color Especially Encouraged!
ABOUT MINNESOTA CAREPARTNER & ROOTS RECOVERY
Minnesota CareParnter's mission is to empower communities and transform lives by providing holistic, culturally responsive, and trauma-sensitive care to underserved populations. The Roots Recovery program works towards that mission by providing outpatient substance use disorder treatment and mental health services through the lens of social justice. We believe that for many, chronic social injustice fuels the cycle of illness, addiction, and pain. We are on a mission to provide marginalized individuals and families with excellent clinical care and close the gap between the "haves and have-nots."
We also understand the importance of hiring and retaining people who are committed to our core values of social justice, equality, inclusivity, diversity, and advocacy. That's why we offercompetitive payand apositive work environment.
A DAY IN THE LIFE OF AN ALCOHOL & DRUG COUNSELOR/Rule 25 ASSESSOR
As an Alcohol & Drug Counselor, you will complete chemical health (Rule 25) assessments, contact collateral sources, and make funding and placement referrals for individuals seeking services. As needed, you are also happy to provide leadership for interns and trainees and help educate the entire client population and family members about substance-use disorders. Upon assignment of clients from the referral source, you collect and review referral information and consult with others to support the coordination of services and scheduling of client interviews. Coordinating with the Intake Coordinator, you contact clients to confirm appointment dates, times, and assessment locations.
Working closely with clients to engage them in the decision-making process, you help them understand the benefits of assessment. Utilizing ASAM criteria and sound clinical writing, you complete assessments and write recommendations.
If requested by the director, you may also carry a small caseload of treatment/continuing care clients. As a member of a treatment team comprised of the other LADC, the Treatment Director, mental health professionals, treatment coordinators, peer recovery specialists, and other staff members, you provide direct clinical care counseling in accordance with the individualized treatment plan. You facilitate intake, orientation, group activities, individual counseling, and family counseling for clients in the program.
You work collaboratively with the client's funding sources to obtain initial authorizations for reimbursement for services and, if needed, with the legal system to ensure the coordination of services including court appearances. You are conscientious about maintaining quality, up-to-date clinical records, including outcomes surveys and billing information which you carefully enter into the electronic medical records (EMR) system as needed. You feel great about being a part of the exciting ROOTS RECOVERY movement and helping others find wellness!
QUALIFICATIONS FOR AN ALCOHOL & DRUG COUNSELOR/RULE 25 ASSESSOR
- Bachelor's degreeOR2 years of related experience or trainingORan equivalent combination
- Licensed by the state of Minnesota as an alcohol and drug counselorOReligible for exemption from 148C requirements
- 270 classroom hours in alcohol and drug counseling curriculum
- Competence in screening for and working with clients with co-occurring disorders
- Ability to comply with the rules adopted under MN statutes, chapter 148F
- Free of problematic substance use for at least the two years immediately preceding hiring and able to sign an attestation to this effect
- Must pass a background check through the Minnesota Department of Human Service/Office of Inspector General
Are you a good listener who has effective verbal communication skills and presents a positive professional image? Can you identify and resolve problems in a timely manner? Do you have the ability to use reason even when dealing with emotional topics? Do you focus on solving conflict, rather than blaming? Are you sensitive to and able to maintain confidentiality? Do you work well both individually and as part of a team? Are you objective and open to others' views? Do you work ethically and with integrity? Are you able to plan and prioritize effectively? If so, you might just be perfect for this Alcohol & drug Counseling/Rule 25 Assessor position!