Licensed Addiction Counselor
Job Type


  1.  Complete evaluations as required.
  2.  Interview and assess patients through the evaluation process to determine:
  3. Appropriate recommendations per ASAM placement criteria.
  4. Applicable diagnosis of substance abuse or dependence
  5. Needs or problem areas
  6. Complete appropriate referrals
  7.  Complete documentation of evaluations and ongoing treatment services according to State and Federal laws and agency policy and procedure.
  8. Work collaboratively with referring agency or individuals.
  9.  Provide individual and/or group treatment programming according to the level of care needs of the patients.
  10. Provide skills training and education to patients.
  11. Attend all designated meetings for patient planning, referral and treatment coordination.
  12. Attend staff meetings and in-service training. 
  13. Be aware of and follow all program and agency policies and procedures.
  14.  Provide community education as needed.
  15.  Be available to serve as a committee member as designated.
  16. Provide educational lectures to community agencies as appropriate with approval of supervisor.
  17. NAR
  18. Provide daily contact via NAR with patients on days assigned.
  19. Provide web-based education/information to patients and family members as it relates to personal health and addiction.
  20. Responsible for weekend and holiday on-call to respond to and communicate with NAR participants when assigned.


  1. Computer
  2. Copy machine
  3. Other Electronic Devices
  4. Telephone/voice mail

Note: The statements herein are intended to describe general nature and level of work being performed by employees, and are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. Furthermore, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of the employer.



  1.  Must be a Licensed Addiction Counselor by the ND Board of Addiction Counseling Examiners.
  2. If in recovery, you must have achieved a period of sustained abstinence and be able to demonstrate successful rehabilitation and stability. 


  1. Ability to conduct therapy in group or individual settings using established treatment models.  
  2. Must be knowledgeable of the Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, Al-Anon, and Families Anonymous programs of recovery.
  3. Must be knowledgeable of cultural diversity and needs.
  4. Demonstrate the use of effective therapeutic communication skills with patients in a culturally and gender sensitive manner.
  5. Ability to work collaboratively with the team of interdisciplinary professional staff.
  6. Demonstrates effective communication skills when working with the team.
  7. Must have a current CPR certification and maintain annual renewals.
  8. Demonstrates an understanding of generally accepted treatment models and evidence-based treatment.
  9. Demonstrates an understanding of the importance of family, social networks, and community systems in the treatment and recovery process.
  10. Demonstrates an understanding of the roles and contributions of multiple disciplines to treatment efficacy.
  11. Ability to gather sufficient information from the patient and collateral sources and accurately make a diagnosis using ASAM criteria and DSM and ICD standards.
  12. Ability to complete necessary administrative procedures for admission and treatment.
  13. Ability to work with patients in establishing realistic, achievable goals consistent with achieving and maintaining recovery.
  14. Ability to complete documentation in the patient record and various software program according to policy and procedure.
  15.  Demonstrates a thorough understanding of HIPAA and patient privacy rights.  
  16. Ability to accurately follow established release of information policies and procedures.
  17. Able to assist families and significant others in understanding the interaction between the family system and substance use disorders.
  18. Ability to lift 35 pounds