Addiction Svcs Counselor II

  • Location: Fridley, MN
  • Posted: Jan 6, 2020

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.

Mercy Hospital is the premier hospital in the northern metropolitan communities of the Twin Cities. It is located on two campuses: one in Coon Rapids, and one in Fridley. Together, these facilities offer nationally recognized clinical excellence and compassionate health care services, including cancer care, heart and vascular services, emergency and trauma care, surgical services and da Vinci System, The Mother Baby Center at Mercy with Childrens Minnesota, Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence, the Joint Replacement Center and womens and childrens services. In 2016, Mercy Hospital was named one of the nations 100 Top Hospitals and 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals in the U.S. by Truven Health Analytics. With 3,500+ employees, 830+ affiliated physicians and 420 staffed beds, Mercy Hospital provides inpatient and outpatient services to more than 270,000 patients each year.


Req ID: 57357
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

coverage for days and evenings for ill calls and vacation

Location/Community Information

Fridley is known for a small-town atmosphere in the midst of a metro area. Fridley schools experience unusually strong enrollment by nonresidents who cite quality academics, good school climate, and personalized attention for each student, as their reasons for choosing the Fridley Schools.

Located 15 miles North of Minneapolis
Population = 20,000
Service Area = 600,350

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.

Employment Type

  • Casual

Allina Health

2925 Chicago Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55407