Job Title: Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC)

Job Classification: Exempt

Supervisor: Program Manager, SUD Services

Location: Virginia, MN

Pay Band: 6

Benefits: Including but not limited to: Medical, Dental, Life, 401k, PTO

Job Summary:

The Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC) works in an inpatient/outpatient setting with people who have been diagnosed with substance use and mental health disorders. The LADC will work with clients to complete Comprehensive Assessments, Treatment Planning, Review Treatment Plans weekly, facilitate groups, and educate clients, operating as a member of the interdisciplinary team in providing excellent service to the people we serve. 


  • Provide direct chemical dependency services to inpatient and outpatient people using group therapy, individual therapy, lectures, and other approved methods
  • Work with Managed Care Service Organization to obtain approval for chemical dependency services to prospective and current people we support per contract requirements
  • Develop individualized treatment plans with assigned people, collaborating with members of the interdisciplinary team
  • Provides care coordination support across the continuum, ensuring that clients experience effective transitions in care 
  • Document appropriate services via preparation of discharge summaries, treatment plans, progress notes, and other relevant means for each assigned person in the electronic health record (CREDIBLE)
  • Complete and submit DAANES as per the applicable prescribed procedure
  • Provide chemical dependency consultations services to outside agencies 
  • Participate in Range Treatment Center multidisciplinary case staff meetings
  • Help promote positive interactions with staff from other agencies, the community, and within the Range Mental Health Center
  • Coordinate involvement with clergy, probation, and other outside agencies/services for the people we support when appropriate
  • Provide coverage for other counseling positions as directed / assigned
  • Participate in public speaking engagements as directed / assigned
  • Represent Range Mental Health Center and assume other functions and duties as assigned by supervisor
  • Act as a liaison to other Range Mental Health Center programs with regards to Chemical Dependency services and illnesses, ensuring well-coordinated client care
  • Respond to inquiries regarding chemical dependency services either via phone, writing, or in person 
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Skills/Abilities: 

  • Highly effective interpersonal relationship skills
  • Ability to formulate and prepare professional quality assessments, individual treatment plans, treatment summaries, progress notes, and other required correspondence or records in a timely fashion
  • Knowledge of 12 step program and treatment theory
  • Assertiveness sufficient to complete positions essential functions
  • Able to attend to nonverbal cues from people in the therapy setting
  • Able to maintain the confidentiality of interaction with people in the treatment setting and other relevant confidential information
  • Able to handle sensitive situations in a calm, professional manner
  • Ability to organize and prioritize tasks with sufficient flexibility to meet demands in a fluid and changing environment
  • Ability to operate accurately a computer, keyboard, and mouse
  • Able to facilitate group interactions between people that are directed at therapeutic goals.
  • Ability to handle significant daily stress
  • Ability to read, write, and speak the English language 

Education and Experience:

  • Licensed by the State of Minnesota to provide chemical dependency services  
  • Two years of freedom from chemical usage problems
  • Philosophical approach consistent with Range Mental Health Center’s mission
  • Pass a Department of Human Services background check
  • Meet minimum training requirements of training under the Minnesota Department of Human Services and the Minnesota Department of Health
  • CPR / First Aid certification required
  • Current Minnesota driver’s license with acceptable driving record

Physical Requirements: 

  • Ability to sit and stand for long periods of time
  • Ability to climb stairs
  • Ability to operate a keyboard and mouse
  • Ability to lift 15 pounds
  • Sufficient vision to utilize a computer monitor, to inspect and monitor the physical outlay or each program, to monitor a person’s behavior and / or body language, and to inspect luggage, clothing, or packages
  • Sufficient hearing acuity to accurately record or respond to another party both in person, on the phone, and in a group setting
  • Maintain an acceptable level of cleanliness and physical appearance
  • Ability to verbally communicate English in a manner that is sufficiently clear to be easily understood
  • Eighteen (18) years of age or older