Addiction Svcs Counselor II

  • Location: New Ulm, MN
  • Posted: May 13, 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.

New Ulm Medical Center, located in south central Minnesota, seeks to be a national model for rural health. New Ulm Medical Center is an award-winning, full-service health care campus, providing an array of patient care services through its integrated clinic and hospital, in addition to home health, hospice and ambulance services. Specialty services include Virginia Piper Cancer Center, Minneapolis Heart Institute, Courage Kenny Rehabilitation InstituteTM, the Birth Center and John Nasseff Neuroscience Institute. With 500+ employees, 50+ providers and 35 staffed beds, New Ulm Medical Center serves 70,000+ patients annually. Our strong partnership with the community we serve also drives The Heart of New Ulm: a research study that has grown into an award-winning initiative, led by fellow community members, to reduce the incidence of heart attacks.


Req ID: 54777
Screens for appropriateness of admission
Participates in the comprehensive bio-psycho-social assessment of the patient
Reassesses patient at regular intervals
Assesses family dynamics in relation to the implications for treatment and successful recovery
Treatment planning
Discharge planning
Getting family involved in treatment process
Individual/family/group counseling
Provides appropriate education to the patient and family
Identifies assignments for patients and families to work on
Addresses educational needs and strengths of patients and families in order to provide safe, responsible care


Classroom training in chemical dependency counseling, as defined by licensure requirements
Training in family dynamics and treatment issues for families is recommended
Bachelors degree in the behavioral sciences is required


At least six months of internship or employment in a treatment program

Good communication skills, and ability to work as part of a team
Interest and skill in facilitating groups, and providing education in a group setting

Licensed in MN as an alcohol and drug counselor
CPR and First Aid Certification required (can be obtained after hire)

Work Schedule

Full-time employment on the Addiction Unit at the New Ulm Medical Center. This position is for the Residential program. Work schedule is Monday through Friday and every other Saturday. There will be one day off during the week to accommodate the Saturday work schedule.

Location/Community Information

New Ulm is nestled just 90 miles southwest of the Twin Cities, in the heart of the Minnesota River Valley. The town is famous for its authentic German heritage, celebrated in festivals, historic monuments, attractions, shopping and many cultural events. Three school systems, complemented by numerous parks, safe neighborhoods and abundant recreational opportunities, make New Ulm an outstanding place both to live and work.

New Ulm:
Located 90 miles southwest of the Twin Cities
Population = 13,210
Service Area = 40,000

Community Resource Links:

Allina Health-New Ulm

Community Information

New Ulm Journal

Explore Minnesota


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: 40


Allina Health

2925 Chicago Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55407



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