Addiction Svcs Counselor II

  • Location: Golden Valley, MN
  • Posted: Mar 11, 2019

Job Description

Allina Health is dedicated to the prevention and treatment of illness and enhancing the greater health of individuals, families and communities throughout Minnesota and western Wisconsin. A not-for-profit health care system, Allina Health cares for patients from beginning to end-of-life through its 90+ clinics, 12 hospitals, 16 pharmacies, specialty care centers and specialty medical services that provide home care, senior transitions, hospice care, home oxygen and medical equipment, and emergency medical transportation services. Allina Health is a vibrant, growing organization with opportunities to suit your professional skills and a diverse work environment to match your specific interests. We believe employees are our greatest asset and are dedicated to helping you develop and maximize your professional skills.

Abbott Northwestern Hospital, located in south Minneapolis, is the largest not-for-profit hospital in the Twin Cities and is recognized as an ANCC Magnet-designated hospital. It is known around the region and across the U.S. for its centers of excellence: cancer care through the Virginia Piper Cancer Institute; cardiovascular services in partnership with the Minneapolis Heart Institute; the Spine Institute; Neuroscience Institute; Orthopaedic Institute; perinatology, obstetrics and gynecology through WomenCare; physical rehabilitation through Courage Kenny Rehabilitation InstituteTM; and more. With 5,697 employees, 1,397 physicians and 633 beds, Abbott Northwestern Hospital cares for nearly 370,000 patients and their families each year from the Twin Cities area and throughout the Upper Midwest.


Req ID: 52827
This is a .5FTE guarantee position that could work up to a 1.0FTE. Although based at Golden Valley Courage Kenny Pain Clinic. This individual could travel to other sites such as Abbott, United and Mercy-Unity Hospitals.
The Substance Abuse Counselor utilizes critical thinking skills in the counseling process of assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of patient care
Provision of patient care is based on care management, quality/resource, stewardship, patient advocacy/customer service and role modeling
The Substance Abuse Counselor is accountable for professional practice of counseling and participation in the interdisciplinary care delivery model
Demonstrates knowledge and skill in care management
Demonstrates abilities as a role model
Participates in quality improvement activities to evaluate and improve patient care
Advocates for the patient and family to support patient/family rights and needs
Demonstrates customer service approach in care and interactions with others
Promotes an environment that encourages individual growth and nurtures professional practice
Coordinates client care management so that client/family needs are met


Completion of an accredited substance abuse training program and Bachelor Degree in Addiction studies or related field


Preferred two years experience in Substance Abuse field
Previous experience in leadership role preferred

Demonstrated knowledge of the twelve core functions
Ability to function in a multi-disciplinary team, excellent customer service skills, interpersonal skills, time management, initiative, critical thinking skills
Demonstrated ability to use electronic medical record, and / or computer skills related to use of internet and Microsoft office type applications
Demonstrated working knowledge of Rules of Professional Conduct as outlined by MN Statute 4747.1400
Demonstrated knowledge of Rule 31, MN Rules 9530.6405 through 9530.6505
Demonstrated knowledge of patient rights as outlined by state and federal law

Current and in good standing, a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor, through the State of MN
Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy
Board Certified Counselor through Minnesota Certification Board, Minnesota preferred
Requirement: documented 2 years freedom from chemical use problems

Work Schedule

This is a .5FTE Flex to 1.0 FTE; Position. M-F; 8-4:30.

Location/Community Information

Golden Valley is a first-ring suburb of Minneapolis conveniently located five miles west of downtown. With its desirable location, ample parks and nature areas, diverse neighborhoods, flourishing business, and award-winning schools, Golden Valley is one of the best places to live in the Twin Cities metropolitan area.
Located in Golden Valley
Population = 20,370

Community Resource Links:

Community Information School Digger

Explore Minnesota MN Dept of Education

Minneapolis St. Paul MagazineSt. Paul Pioneer Press

Twin Cities Living MagazineStar Tribune


If you are interested in becoming part of our award winning team of professionals, please apply online today. Allina Health is committed to providing Equal Employment Opportunities to all employees and applicants. EO M/F/Disability/Vet Employer.

Schedule Information

Hours: 20


Allina Health

2925 Chicago Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55407



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