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Alcohol & Drug Counselor - Roots Recovery

Minnesota CarePartner Saint Paul, MN

  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

At Minnesota CarePartner, we treat co-occurring disorders through the lens of social justice. We believe that for many, chronic social INjustice fuels the cycle of illness, addiction and pain.

Come and work for a company that is at the forefront of social justice, with a commitment to addressing racial and socioeconomic disparities in behavioral healthcare. We are on a mission to provide marginalized individuals and families with excellent clinical care, and close the gap between the "haves and have-nots."

RootsRecovery, an innovative co-occurring disorders treatment program in the heart of the Twin Cities, is seeking qualified and motivated professionals to work in our outpatient recovery program, and on our access and outreach team, RootsREACH.

If you're passionate aboutrecoveryand helping others find wellness, you'll want to be a part of the ROOTS RECOVERY movement!


Responsible for performing substance use disorder assessments, participating in and contributing to interdisciplinary treatment and discharge plans and providing individual and group substance use disorder counseling services. The alcohol and drug counselor/chemical health assessor will have skills to carry out the 12 core functions and all other counseling duties identified by Minnesota statute 245G.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: The following duties are typical for this position. Employees may not perform all of the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set forth below to address agency needs

  • Function as a member of a treatment team, comprised of the other LADC, Treatment Director, Mental Health Professional, and other staff members, as needed
  • Complete chemical health (Rule 25 and Comprehensive) assessments and treatment plans utilizing ASAM criteria and sound clinical writing Facilitate intake, orientation, group activities, individual counseling and family counseling for clients in the program
  • Work closely with clients to engage them in the decision-making process and help them understand the benefits of assessment and accessing the appropriate level of care as indicated
  • Collect and review referral information upon assignment of clients from the referral source and consult with others as needed to support coordination of services and scheduling of client interviews
  • Coordinate with the Intake Coordinator as needed to contact clients to confirm appointment dates, times, and assessment locations
  • Collect information from collateral resources to aid in determining diagnosis and need for treatment
  • Work collaboratively with client's funding sources to obtain initial authorizations for reimbursement for intervention and recovery support services
  • Work cooperatively with the legal system to ensure coordination of services including Court appearances when appropriate
  • Complete paperwork requirements and maintain quality, up-to-date clinical records, including Outcomes Survey information and information for invoicing; enter necessary information into the electronic medical records (EMR) system
  • Attend and participate in staff meetings with other staff members
  • Provide supervision, if qualified and requested, for interns or trainees
  • Perform related duties as required


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

  • At the time of hiring, must be free of chemical use problems for at least the two years immediately preceding and sign a statement attesting to that fact.
  • Must pass a background check through the Minnesota Department of Human Service/Office of Inspector General


  • Bachelor's degree (B. A.); or two or more years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • 270 Classroom hours in alcohol and drug counseling curriculum
  • Completion of 880 hours of alcohol and drug counseling practicum
  • Must have completed 30 hours of classroom training or one 3 credit college course in adolescent development
  • Must have 150 hours of supervised practice as an adolescent counselor

Certificates and Licenses:

Licensed by the state of Minnesota as an Alcohol and Drug Counselor, or eligible for a temporary permit to practice alcohol and drug counseling. Individuals may also be eligible to practice alcohol and drug counseling due to exemption from 148C requirements.

Computer Skills:

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Word Processing software; Spreadsheet software; Internet software and Database software.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

Administratively supervises 1-2 ADC interns. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws.

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Saint Paul, MN
55104 USA
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