Chemical Dependency Counselor – $2500 Sign On Bonus

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Fairview Health Services

Company : Fairview Health Services

Country: United States

Location : Saint Paul, Minnesota

Post: Sun, 19 Sep 2021 16:39:47 GMT

Expires: Sun, 17 Oct 2021 23:59:59 GMT

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Chemical Dependency Counselor position in a 10 bed adolescent residential program in Maplewood MN that services teens with substance use and mental health issues. Provide counseling, assessment, screening, and education for teens and their families. Counselors are part of a dedicated multi-discplinary team with the oppotunity to change the lives of youth.   

Responsibilities/Job Description:
Primary responsibilities include providing group counseling, evidence-based interventions in the millieu, individual counseling, crisis intervention, and counseling activities in the evenings for residents. Responsibilities also may include family counseling, multifamily group, admission screening and coordination, assessment, clinical interventions, facilitates therapy and provides education for patients and their families. Provides counseling to adolescents and family as well as group therapy. Facilitates treatment planning and manages each case.  Responsible for development of transition/discharge plan.  Communicates effectively and respectfully with others, including interdisciplinary team and all other contacts.   Effective communication skills and conflict resolutions skills are important, as well as the ability to work effectively within a team and independently. 


Demonstrates clinical competence in the treatment planning process. 

Facilitates treatment planning and oversee management of each case.

Coordinates/facilitates the development of treatment plan by collaborating with patient, family and interdisciplinary team.

Develops an individualized plan based on age, social and cultural considerations, clinical diagnosis, level of functioning and other relevant needs.

Implements, reassesses and adjust treatment plan as necessary.

Demonstrates clinical competence to assess individual patient needs.

Completes an interdisciplinary assessment tool with each patient.

Updates interdisciplinary assessments tool each week.

Demonstrates clinical competence in disposition planning.

Interfaces with government agencies such as court, ombudsmen, county services

Completes referral process for next level of care

Communicates to other providers in the community

Sets up intake appointments

Completes needed paperwork to facilitate this process i.e. referrals, etc

Demonstrates clinical competency to partner with multi-disciplinary team in the treatment planning process.

Assists in developing an individualized plan based on age, social and cultural considerations, clinical diagnosis, level of functioning and other relevant needs.

Implements, reassesses and adjusts treatment plan as necessary.

Communicates frequently and effectively with interdisciplinary team to ensure continuity and coordination of care.

Documentation is thorough, timely, legible and clinically appropriate and meets regulatory requirements.

Demonstrates competence in developing a clinically relevant transition/discharge plan.

Collaborates with patient, family, and provides input to interdisciplinary team in developing a discharge plan

Develops discharge plan based on age, social and cultural considerations, clinical diagnosis and level of functioning and other relevant needs.

Documents thoroughly, timely, legible and clinically appropriate.

Demonstrates clinical competence in conducting group therapy, family therapy and psycho-education groups.

Provides individual, couples and family therapy.

Documents thoroughly, timely, legible and clinically appropriate.

Demonstrates the ability to advance evidence based practice by utilizing standards, guidelines and pathways for care delivery.  Incorporates data and information into practice to continually improve care and practice so that patient outcomes are enhanced.


Promotes a culture of evidence based practice by participation in any of, but not limited to, the following activities:

Utilizing evidence based policies in clinical practice

Attends and participates in learning opportunities about evidence based practice

Membership in hospital or unit based practice council/research council

Evidence based practice project (e.g. policy development or poster presentation)

Journal club, journal article critique and circulation

Literature review

Development of standard/pathway/guideline for patient care


Research study

Bachelors Degree in human services, counseling, psychology or related field

Active LADC licensure

Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers Certification

30 hours of adolescent development education

150 hours supervised adolescent experience

12 hours of co-occurring training

Drivers License

Experience working with teens and families preferred. 


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