Part-Time Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC)

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Life Development Resources has been providing quality Mental Health Services to the South Metro for over 30 years. Our desire to help our community live abundantly has always been a cornerstone for our services. Our outpatient co-occurring substance abuse program which uses DBT mental health treatment is expanding. We are currently recruiting for a part-time Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor position (LADC) to assist with this expansion.

Expectations for the Alcohol & Drug Counselor:

The LADC will be working with a diverse adolescent and adult population face-to-face, via telehealth and in a correctional placement setting. As part of a multi-disciplinary team, the LADC will co-facilitate group as well as provide individual services to persons with co-occurring substance use and mental health diagnoses using chemical dependency education strategies.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Complete Rule 25 Assessments
  • Complete Comprehensive Assessments
  • Client initiation and discharge
  • Provide chemical dependency education to clients
  • Consult reference material such as textbooks, manuals, and journals to identify symptoms, to make diagnoses, and to develop approaches to treatment.
  • Develop and implement individual treatment plans
  • Discuss the treatment of problems with clients.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of counseling or treatments, and the accuracy and completeness of diagnoses, then modify plans and diagnoses, as necessary.
  • Interact with clients to assist them in gaining insight, defining goals, and planning action to achieve effective personal, social, educational, and vocational development and adjustment.
  • Obtain and study medical, psychological, social, and family histories, by interviewing the individuals, couples, or families, and by reviewing records.
  • Maintain current knowledge of relevant research.
  • Refer clients to other specialists, institutions, or support services, as necessary.
  • Write reports on clients, and maintain required documentation

Alcohol and Drug Counselor Qualifications:

  • Must be 18 years old
  • Must be free of chemical use problems for at least the two years immediately preceding their hiring and must sign a statement attesting to that fact.
  • Must pass DHS required background check
  • Must document competence in screening for and working with clients with mental health problems, through education, training, and experience.
  • Have flexible availability to meet the needs of the clients and the clinic.
  • An alcohol and drug counselor must be either licensed under Minnesota Statutes, chapter 148F or exempt from licensure under Minnesota Statutes, chapter 148F. They must comply with rules adopted under Minnesota Statutes, chapter 148F. Counselors exempt under Minnesota Statutes, chapter 148F, must be competent, as evidenced by one of the following:

(1) completion of at least a baccalaureate degree with a major or concentration in social work, nursing, sociology, human services, or psychology, or licensure as a registered nurse; successful completion of a minimum of 120 hours of classroom instruction in which each of the core functions listed in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 148F, is covered; and successful completion of 440 hours of supervised experience as an alcohol and drug counselor, either as a student or as a staff member;

(2) completion of 270 hours of alcohol and drug counselor training in which each of the core functions listed in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 148F, is covered, and successful completion of 880 hours of supervised experience as an alcohol and drug counselor, either as a student, or as a staff member;

(3) 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. The manual is incorporated by reference. It is available at the State Law Library, Judicial Center, 25 Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., St. Paul, Minnesota 55155;

(4) 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

(5) employment in a program formerly licensed under parts 9530.5000 to 9530.6400 and successful completion of 6,000 hours of supervised work experience in a licensed program as an alcohol and drug counselor prior to January 1, 2005.

Job Type: 16 – 20 hours per week 
Pay: $24.00 – $27.00 per hour