General Statement of Job:
The Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC) works with clients who have a chemical dependency diagnosis. The LADC provides chemical dependency counseling, treatment and educational materials in individual and group sessions. The LADC works with other service providers to ensure that the social services and therapy necessary to complete the treatment cycle are delivered.
In addition to meeting the General Requirements above, an alcohol and drug counselor must document the licensing requirements described in Minnesota Statute.
Some counselors may qualify for an exemption from the above criteria. To meet the licensing requirements in chapter 148C.04 these individuals must document one of the following:
1. Completion of at least a baccalaureate degree with a major or concentration in social work, nursing, sociology, human services, or psychology, or licensure as a registered nurse; and completion of a minimum of 120 hours of classroom instruction in which each of the core functions listed in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 148C, is covered; and successful completion of 440 hours of supervised experience as an alcohol and drug counselor, either as a student or as a staff member.
2. Completion of 270 hours of alcohol and drug counselor training in which each of the core functions listed in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 148C, is covered and successful completion of 880 hours of supervised experience as an alcohol and drug counselor, either as a student, or as a staff member.
3. Current certification as an alcohol and drug counselor or alcohol and drug counselor reciprocal, through the evaluation process established by the International Certification and Reciprocity Consortium Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse, Inc., and published in the Case Presentation Method Trainer's Manual, copyright 1993. The manual is incorporated by reference. It is available at the State Law Library, Judicial Center, 25 Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., St. Paul, Minnesota 55155.
4. Completion of a bachelor's degree including 480 hours of alcohol and drug counseling education from an accredited school or educational program and 880 hours of alcohol and drug counseling practicum; or
5. Employment in a program formerly licensed under parts 9530.5000 to 9530.6400 and successful completion of 2,000 hours of supervised work experience in a licensed program as an alcohol and drug counselor prior to January 1, 2005.
Demonstrate competence in screening for and working with clients with chemical health problems, through education, training, and experience.
Be free of chemical use problems for at least two years immediately preceding their assumption of duties, as documented by a written statement.
Meet the education and experience requirements specified by the state Department of Human Services, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Division, consistent with Minnesota Rules part 9530.6450 Subpart 5 and as described in the Family Restoration services Rule 31 Policy and procedure
Key Duties & Responsibilities:
1. Delivers individual and group counseling, treatment and education to clients of the program.
2. Arranges for or provides in-service training required to maintain Rule 31 license as expertise allows.
3. Establishes and maintains relationship with referral partners and providers who are working with the counselor’s clients, including particularly providers at all partners of family restorations services.
4. Develops and/or maintains a working knowledge of all agency services and dissemination materials
5. Complies with agency administrative procedures, reporting and record keeping functions
6. Ensures that data regarding clients on his or her caseload is entered into the program’s database/Charts on a timely basis for the program to make required reports to the state Drug and Alcohol Abuse Normative Evaluation system (DAANES).
7. Provide Rule 25 assessments and complete all necessary paper work in compliance with the DHS rules and regulations.
8. Other duties as assigned by CEO or program Director of Family Restoration Services.