Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor

Job description

At The Helpers we are currently working with an intensive outpatient program in St. Paul, Minnesota looking for their next LADC who is passionate about treating clients with co-occurring disorders through the lens of social injustice. This organization believes that for much of the population, social injustice has fueled the cycle of illness, addiction, and pain.

Seeking a LADC for a full-time salaried position, they are eager to bring onboard a candidate who is motivated by seeing recovery in their community and ready to contribute positively to their organization and mission. Hours are a bit flexible at this time.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Function as a member of a treatment team, comprised of the other LADC, Treatment Director, Mental Health Professional, and other staff members, as needed
  • Manage a caseload of up to 16 female-identifying clients
  • Complete pertinent intake paperwork with clients such as an Initial Service Plan, Individual Abuse Prevention Plan.
  • Complete all paperwork in a timely manner, in accordance with 245G standards
  • 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



  • 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.
  • Licensed by the state of Minnesota as a Licensed and Alcohol Drug Counselor (LADC)