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LADC/ADC-T Counselor-OP

Company: Meridian Behavioral Health
Location: Saint Paul
Posted on: July 9, 2024

Job Description:

DescriptionCounselor- Outpatient
Location: New Beginning's Saint Anthony Park-Saint Paul, MN
Essential Duties and Competencies
The following duties are routine for this position. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.


  • Skilled in performing the 12 core functions:

    • Screening
    • Intake
    • Orientation
    • Assessment
    • Treatment planning
    • Group and individual counseling
    • Case management
    • Crisis intervention
    • Client education
    • Referral
    • Reports and recordkeeping
    • Consultations with other professionals regarding client treatment and services

    • Knowledge of Minnesota Matrix Six Dimension
    • Awareness of cultural diversity and demonstration of sensitivity to various cultural norms and values.
    • Assists clients in maintaining county or 3rd party payer mechanisms and for communicating clinical criteria to payers for appropriate services.
    • Obtain authorization for funding.
    • Maintain professional license.
    • Will not admit, transfer, or discharge clients, but may be directed to follow through with the process of implementation of the above by the director or designee.
    • Attend all staff in services and meetings.
    • Other duties as assigned

      Skills, Knowledge, and Ability

      • Strong verbal skills and ability to communicate abstract concepts in a simple format
      • Ability to communicate with a variety of people from diverse cultures, socioeconomic and educational backgrounds. Flexibility to meet a variety of changing priorities

        Minimum Training and Experience Required to Perform Essential Job Functions

        • The individual must have current Minnesota State Licensure as an Alcohol and Drug Counselor meeting all requirements of Minnesota Statute 148F.
        • Minimum 1-year experience in a chemical dependency facility or related and 2-3 years related experience required, or any combination of education and experience that provides equivalent knowledge, skills, and abilities.
        • Must know and understand the implication of parts 9530.6405 to 9530.6505 (Rule 31), and Minnesota Statutes, chapter 245A (Human Services Licensing Act-HSLA), sections 626.556 (Maltreatment of Minors Act-MOMA), 626.557 (Vulnerable Act-VAA), and 626.5572 (VAA definitions).
        • Must document 12 hours of training in co-occurring mental health problems and chemical abuse of dependency that includes competencies related to philosophy, screening, assessment, diagnosis, treatment planning, documentation, programming, medication, collaboration, mental health consultation, and discharge planning.
        • On-going training on cultural awareness and demonstration of sensitivity to various cultural norms and values.
        • Computer literate.


          Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with DisabilitiesThe contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Keywords: Meridian Behavioral Health, St. Paul , LADC/ADC-T Counselor-OP, Other , Saint Paul, Minnesota

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