MICD COUNSELOR POSITION PURPOSE:
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The Counselor is responsible to operate within the standards and guidelines of the program plans, policies, and procedures. The Counselor performs all duties identified in the Work Flow in addition to those listed below
MICD COUNSELOR REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
● A master's degree or in pursuit of a degree in a behavioral science field from an accredited college. Pre-licensed OK.
● Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor under the following Minnesota Statute, Chapter 148F.
● Knowledge of rules adopted under Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 148F and Chapters 245.462 Subdivision 17 3 and 4 or subdivision 18.
● Meets requirements and knows and understands the implications of the following additional Minnesota statutes:
○ Chapter 245G ((Substance Abuse Treatment)
○ Chapter 245A (Human Services Licensing Act – HSLA)
○ Section 626.556 (Maltreatment of Minors Act – MOMA)
○ Section 626.557 (Vulnerable Adults Act – VAA)
○ Section 626.5572 (VAA Definitions)
● Knowledge of client rights and staff responsibilities
● Knowledge of CFR-42 as it relates to the obtaining of a Release of Information
● Understand the philosophy of addiction and recovery, as well as chemical abuse and dependency ● Documented two years of freedom from chemical use problems.
● Effective interpersonal communication skill
● Ability to work independently, identify problems and solutions
● Ability to work as a team, give and receive positive feedback and constructive criticism
● Valid driver's license and a reliable vehicle
MICD COUNSELOR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
● 1-2 years of previous experience providing individual and group counseling to clients dual diagnosed with substance-related and mental health disorder(s).
● Proficient in MS Office and internet applications
● Proficient in Procentive
● Comfortable with ambiguity and fast-paced environment
● Attention to detail
● Able to type 40 words per minute
MICD COUNSELOR JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
● Function as a member of a treatment team
● Complete assessments and treatment plans written within the ASAM criteria
● Conduct group activities, group facilitation, individual counseling and family education
● Under the supervision of a licensed Mental Health Professional, conduct mental health screenings, bio-psycho-social assessments and diagnostic summaries as assigned
● Develops effective working relationships with individuals receiving services as well as their families
● Act as supervisor, if qualified, for interns or trainees and provide direct supervision for other members
● Reports progress and changes in client condition to clinical director, clinical supervisor, client physicians and referral sources on an ongoing basis as indicated.
● Complete all required written documentation according to program