• Adolescent Chemical Dependency Counselor - Hennepin County Home School

    Job Location US-MN-St. Paul
    Job ID
    Mental Health/Social Services
    Contract Status
    Authorized Hours
    Day/Evening Rotation
  • Overview

    Provides primary case manager for assigned patients. Performs a variety of therapeutic and service assignments concerned with the treatment of alcoholism and other drug dependency in the primary, family and aftercare phases of the program.


    This is a full-time opportunity to work days/evenings in Minnetonka at the Hennepin County Home School. The schedule would be:


    Monday 8-4:30

    Tuesday 12-8:30

    Wednesday 8-4:30

    Thursday 10-6:30

    Friday 10:30-7


    • Communicates all referrals, external sources to facilitate patient care and progress in treatment
    • Meets with social workers, county staff, probation officers, employee assistance counselors or other concerned parties as needed, with appropriate consents
    • Provides day-to-day provision of primary counseling services in accordance with program policies and procedures
    • Contributes to the development, implementation and evaluation of the patients master treatment plan in collaboration with other team members
    • Documents patient information in EHR and/or other electronic system in accordance with program standards, department policies/procedures
    • Maintains knowledge of, and complies with, all relevant laws, regulations, policies, procedures and standards
    • Actively participates in creating and implementing improvements
    • Performs other responsibilities as needed/assigned


    • Bachelor's degree required. Must meet one of the Minnesota Department of Human Services qualifications categories for counselor
    • 30 hours of training in adolescent development required for Adolescent Program Staff
    • Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC) through the MN Board of Behavioral Health & Therapy required
    • Valid Basic Life Support (BLS) and First Aid Certification required
    • 1 to 2 years experience in chemical dependency treatment field required
    • Knowledge of application of self-help models (such as Alcoholics Anonymous)
    • Knowledge of the continuum of care for chemical dependency
    • Ability to provide guidance and feedback to help an employee or groups of employees strengthen their knowledge, skills and abilities to accomplish a task or solve a problem
    • Ability to use a computer and applications that are associated with performing basic work tasks (navigate in Windows, Outlook, etc)
    • Ability to provide counseling on an individual and group basis to achieve individual service plan goals. Ability to resolve issues. Ability to use interpersonal skills and methods to reduce or eliminate conflict
    • Ability to identify, assess, understand, and cope with a serious situation, especially from the moment it first occurs to the point that recovery procedures start
    • Provides patient educational information appropriate to the developmental level, learning needs, readiness, cultural values, and beliefs of patients and families
    • Identifies expected outcomes and develops individualized treatment plan of care


    About HealthEast


    At HealthEast, our patients are our neighbors and we are dedicated to their, and our, optimal health and well-being. We are guided by our faith-based heritage, a call to healing that respects the dignity and culture of every person. We empower our patients with user-friendly access to their health information, dependable service, and affordable, high-quality care.


    We put new, more efficient models of care into practice, allowing our 7,500 employees and 850 physicians to focus on what’s important: providing compassionate health care that puts the patient and their needs first. With 14 clinics, home care, a medical transportation center, and four hospitals — Bethesda Hospital, St. John’s Hospital, St. Joseph’s Hospital, and Woodwinds Health Campus — we provide excellent family health and specialization, including primary, maternity, orthopaedics and post-acute care.


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