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Employment Opportunities

Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (Moorhead)

compensation: $35,000-$45,000 salaried
employment type: full-time

Anchorage IOP is seeking a LADC for the Outpatient Substance Use Program. 32-40 hours per week, flexible hours; $35,000-$45,000 salaried DOQ. Please email resume.


The Alcohol and Drug Counselor must be at least 21 years old and free of
chemical use problems for at least two years immediately preceding their
hiring and must sign a statement attesting to the fact.

Alcohol and Drug Counselor Qualifications

The Alcohol and Drug Counselor must be licensed or exempt from licensure
under Minnesota Statute Chapter 148C and must comply with Minnesota Statute
148C. If licensed under Minnesota Statute Chapter 148C the individual must:
A) have received an associate degree, or an equivalent number of credit hours, and a certificate in alcohol and drug counseling;
B) must have knowledge of Rule 31;
C) including 18 semester credits or 270 clock hours of academic course work which includes:
1) Overview of alcohol and drug counseling focusing on the Multidisciplinary foundations of alcohol and drug counseling;
2) theories of chemical dependency, continuum of care, and the process of change;
3) Pharmacology of substance abuse disorders and the dynamics of addiction;
4) Screening, intake, assessment and treatment planning;
5) Counseling theory and practice, crisis intervention, orientation and client education;
6) Case management, consultation, referral, reporting, record keeping, professional and ethical responsibilities;
7) Multicultural aspects of chemical dependency;
8) Chemical dependency and the family;
9) Dual diagnoses/co-occurring disorders; and
10) Ethics and chemical dependency;
11) Have completed a written case presentation and satisfactorily passed an oral examination that demonstrates competence in the core functions as determined by the board; or
12) Satisfactorily completed 2000 hours of supervised post degree equivalent professional practice;
13) Satisfactorily passed written examinations for licensure as determined
by the board; and
14) Employer names and addresses for the past five years for any staff member that has provided psychotherapy services and document that an inquiry was made to these former employers regarding substantiated sexual contact with a client; (MN 148 A).

Exemption from Minnesota Statute 148C

If exempt from Minnesota Statute 148C the individual must complete one
one of the following:
A) Completion of a baccalaureate degree with a major or concentration in social work, nursing, sociology, human services, psychology or licensure as a registered nurse; and
B) Successful completion of 440 hours of supervised experience as a alcohol and drug counselor either as a student or staff member; or
C) Have current certification as an alcohol and drug counselor or alcohol and drug counselor reciprocal, through the evaluation process established by the International Certification and Reciprocity Consortium Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse, Inc., and published in the Case Presentation Method Trainer's Manual, copyright 1993; or
D) Completion of a bachelor's degree including 480 hours of alcohol and drug counseling education from an accredited school or educational program and 880 hours of alcohol and drug counseling practicum; or
E) Employment in a program formerly licensed under 9530.5000 to 9530.6400 and successful completion of 6000 hours of supervised work experience in a licensed program as an alcohol and drug counselor prior to January 1, 2005.

The Alcohol and Drug Counselor must also document competence in screening
for and working with clients with mental health problems, through education,
training and experience. Must have knowledge of Rule 31.

Alcohol and Drug Counselor Job Responsibilities

The Alcohol and Drug Counselor will be responsible for, but not limited to:

1) Complete a comprehensive resident evaluation, which consists
of compilation of information for a the client, client's family,
and other referral sources;
2) Facilitate individual and group counseling, including family counseling;
3) Provide client information regarding chemical awareness, sexuality,
health problems related to chemical use, HIV and AIDS, and
tobacco addiction and cessation resources;
4) Client intake;
5) Completion of assessments (including cultural assessments);
6) Planning continuing care and treatment;
7) Record keeping and report writing; documentation of
progress notes;
8) Monitoring client performance and providing feedback;
9) At least 25 percent of the counselor's scheduled work hours will be
allocated to indirect services, including documentation of client
services, coordination of services with others, treatment team
meetings and other duties.