Chemical Dependency Counselor/Co-Occuring CD Counselor

Website Mn Adult &Teen Challenge

Freedom from addiction starts here!

Minnesota Adult & Teen Challenge, a leader in offering treatment programs to those battling addiction, is seeking a dynamic individual to fill our opening for a Chemical Dependency Counselor or Co-Occuring CD Counselor at our Lakeside Academy facility.

Our mission is to assist teens and adults in gaining freedom from chemical addictions and other life controlling problems by addressing their physical, emotional and spiritual needs. When you work for MnTC, you’re not merely filling a job. You’re actively participating in a mission that is alive with purpose! You get the opportunity to see lives, families and dire circumstances transformed. You get to see hope take center stage and come to reality. Imagine ending the work day knowing that what you’ve done is meaningful, significant and rewarding.

Purpose: Counsel clients and help meet their physical, emotional and spiritual needs.

Essential duties and responsibilities:
Responsible to ensure and/or deliver and properly document the provision of treatment services including the Initial Service Plan, Comprehensive Assessment, Individual Treatment Plan, Progress Notes, Summary at Termination of Services, and the maintenance of client records in accordance with Minnesota Rule 9530 and MnTC policy.

Treatment Services
Upon service initiation, ensure that each client has an initial service plan which addresses the client’s immediate health, safety, and preliminary service needs.

Complete a comprehensive assessment and an assessment summary of the client’s chemical use problems within three calendar days after service initiation. The assessment summary must be formatted utilizing the ASAM criteria.

Provide an Individual Treatment Plan after completion of the comprehensive assessment which is subject to amendment until services to the client are terminated. The individual treatment plan must include treatment goals, specific methods to be used to address identified problems, resources to which the client is being referred, and client goals.

Enter progress notes in each client’s file weekly or after each treatment service. The progress notes must reference the individual treatment plan.

Complete a discharge summary within five days of the client’s termination of services.

Ensure the content and format of client records be uniform and entries in each case are signed and dated.

Provide individual and group counseling, client education strategies to avoid inappropriate chemical use and health problems related to chemical use, transition services, and services to address issues related to co-occurring mental illness.

Lead client education lecture classes as required.

Participate in the weekly treatment team meetings to review and update client progress notes.

Initiate and maintain ongoing communication with client referral, probation, social service agencies, etc.

Continuing Education and Training:
Stay current regarding professional research, techniques, etc.

Complete continuing education courses in current treatment concepts and methods as required by the State of Minnesota to maintain Alcohol and Drug Counselor license.

Attend in-house training and staff meetings.

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