Hmong Speaking LADC Counselor
Professional Resource Network/PANGEA Care - Saint Paul, MN

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OVERVIEW

The LADC provides direct services to clients with chemical abuse/dependency many of whom may also have a mental illness. This position will focus primarily on providing outpatient treatment to help client’s progress in the recovery process. The duties include providing both group and individual treatment/rehabilitation to adults at the outpatient program as well as in their homes if clinically indicated.

REPORTS TO: Clinical Director

SUPERVISES: Assigned Interns

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree in behavioral health or closely related field required.
  • Clinical licensure as a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC) in the state of Minnesota.
  • IC&RC certification as a Co-Occurring Disorders Professional Diplomat (CCDP-D) preferred.
  • One (1) years of experience providing individual and group counseling to clients dual diagnosed with a substance related and mental health disorder(s).
  • Must be able to pass DHS Rule 11 Background Check
  • Free of chemical use problems for at least two years.
  • Ability to structure time well and develop priorities
  • Ability to relate to people from diverse cultural backgrounds as well as bio-psycho-socioeconomic circumstances
  • Self-confident, creative, and able to exercise individual discretion or judgment.

ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

  • Excellent reading and writing skills
  • Proficiency with computing (using internet, email, word-processing)
  • Ability to work without supervision, identify problems and solutions
  • Effective interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to work as a team, give and receive positive feedback and constructive criticism
  • A personal philosophy that is respectful of others, appreciative of differences, and client-centered
  • Integrity, honesty and commitment to quality
  • Valid driver's license and a reliable vehicle.

PRINCIPLE JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

Major Duties

  • Provide services to clients using models of treatment that include: Client Centered, Motivational Interviewing, Harm Reduction, and Stages of Change.
  • Conducting groups that include group counseling, skills training, peer support, daily living skills, health related issues, and psycho educational groups.
  • Provide individual services that address a variety of needs determined by the unique needs or the clients served. These may include family work, vocational, housing, benefits assistance, and other case management functions.
  • Provide outreach, monitoring, transition services and assistance with needs as clinically indicated to client in their homes or in other community settings. This includes driving clients in your vehicle as needed.
  • Communicate with all other relevant others to ensure services are well coordinated.
  • Completes all required written documentation according to program policy/regulation. This includes at a minimum weekly progress reports, clinical reviews and ITP updates as needed.
  • Knowledge and compliance of federal, state, local, and facility rules and regulations as well as policies and procedures, including HIPAA, 42 CFR, Data Privacy, Vulnerable Adult, and Consent.
  • Maintains treatment files on assigned clients/caseload.
  • Makes related court appearances and provisions.
  • Provide back-up clinical care to clients when assigned staff are unavailable
  • Reports progress and changes in client condition to clinical director, clinical supervisor, client physicians and referral sources on an on-going basis as indicated.
  • Engages in respectful, open communication with the clients receiving services and the client’s family and/or Responsible Person, as well as other members of the client’s care team, to promote consistent, quality care.
  • Assists in appropriate client self-management related to the chemical dependency, and mental health, when appropriate, including such skills as problem solving, decision-making, communication, conflict resolution, anger management and recreational skills.
  • Develops effective working relationships with individuals receiving services as well as their families as needed while maintaining professional boundaries.
  • Present and ready to work as needed to meet Program obligations, including recognizing when situations require more effort, taking the initiative to perform these tasks, and satisfying responsibilities in a timely manner.
  • Manages multiple Chemical Dependency Treatment Program projects while determining proper priorities and keeping tasks in perspective and balance.
  • Reports known or suspected problems, concerns, client grievances, and/or potential maltreatment of clients as defined in Minnesota Statute 626.5572 according to the requirements of Minnesota Statute 626.557.
  • Works with Professional Resource Network Billing / Accounting personnel to submit Medicaid / Medical Assistance billings.
  • Completes other duties as assigned or requested by the Treatment Director and/or Clinical Supervisor.

Consultation and Education * Provide educational training and information to the families and friend of clients and to the general public as needed.

  • Receives and participates in clinical supervision from the LADC Supervisor at least twice a month individually or in small groups.
  • Use good judgment and maintain effective boundaries when sharing information about company with county staff, other providers, and members of the community
  • Completes initial and ongoing training requirements defined for the position at required minimum State standards.
  • Participates in staff meetings, all required in-service training, and meetings with clinical supervisors.

a. Attends and participates in all required meetings.
b. Attends in-service training as required by Pangea Care for this position. Monitors own schedule to assure that all required in-services are completed each year completing the continuing education required by their license.
c. When requesting to attend other training for professional growth and development purposes, submits to supervisor the request, including a statement indicating how it will benefit him/her in this position.

  • Demonstrates positive and supportive interactions with other program staff, in an effort to build a cohesive team approach.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to walk, run, stand, climb stairs, bend, kneel, or crouch, use hands to write, use computers, and perform physical crisis prevention/intervention techniques.

An employee in this position may need to lift at least twenty-five pounds, exert himself or herself while performing physical restraints and blocks. Successful performance requires vision, abilities to complete logs, charts, and to drive a van/car.

WORK ENVIRONMENT
The work environment conditions described are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. The job is performed primarily in the office, and occasionally out in community programs in all geographical areas of the community both high and low crime areas.


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