Fairview Health Services Chemical Dependency Counselor in St. Paul, Minnesota


Provides primary case manager for assigned patients. Performs a variety of therapeutic and service assignments concerned with the treatment of alcoholism and other drug dependency in the primary, family and aftercare phases of the program.

Responsibilities/Job Description

  • Communicates all referrals, external sources to facilitate patient care and progress in treatment

  • Meets with social workers, county staff, probation officers, employee assistance counselors or other concerned parties as needed, with appropriate consents

  • Provides day-to-day provision of primary counseling services in accordance with program policies and procedures

  • Contributes to the development, implementation and evaluation of the patient’s master treatment plan in collaboration with other team members

  • Documents patient information in EHR and/or other electronic system in accordance with program standards, department policies/procedures

  • Maintains knowledge of, and complies with, all relevant laws, regulations, policies, procedures and standards

  • Actively participates in creating and implementing improvements

  • Performs other responsibilities as needed/assigned



  • Bachelor's degree must meet one of the Minnesota Department of Human Services qualifications categories for counselor

  • Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC) through MN Board of Behavioral Health & Therapy

  • First Aid Certification through American Heart Association

  • CPR through American Red Cross or American Heart Association

  • 1 to 2 years experience in chemical dependency treatment field

  • Knowledge of application of self-help models (such as Alcoholics Anonymous)

  • Knowledge of the continuum of care for chemical dependency

  • May need to have current valid driver's license and access to reliable transportation

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Fairview Health Services (fairview.org) is an award-winning, nonprofit health system providing exceptional care across the full spectrum of health care services. Joined by HealthEast in June 2017, Fairview is one of the most comprehensive and geographically accessible systems in the state, with 12 hospitals—including an academic medical center and long-term care hospital—serving the greater Twin Cities metro area and north-central Minnesota.

Its broad continuum also includes 56 primary care clinics, specialty clinics, senior living communities, retail and specialty pharmacies, pharmacy benefit management services, rehabilitation centers, counseling and home health care services, medical transportation, an integrated provider network and health insurer PreferredOne. In partnership with the University of Minnesota, Fairview’s 32,000 employees and 2,400 affiliated providers embrace innovation to drive a healthier future through healing, discovery and education.

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Requisition ID 2018-21430

Profession Clinical/Direct Patient Care (non-nursing/allied Health)

Speciality Behavioral Services

Location St Joseph's Hospital

Shift day

Hours per 2 weeks 80

Department Addiction - Adult Outpatient