Addiction Svcs Counselor II

  • Location: Cambridge, MN
  • Posted: Oct 31, 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.

Cambridge Medical Center, located just north of the Twin Cities metro area in Cambridge, Minn., provides comprehensive health care services in both a hospital and large multi-specialty clinic. With 800 employees, 66 physicians and 86 licensed beds, Cambridge Medical Center serves medical, surgical, specialty care, high-risk neo-natal care, substance abuse, mental health and wound care patients. Outpatient care includes same day clinic and surgery, infusion therapy, eye clinic, optical shop and retail pharmacy. Cambridge Medical Center is also a certified Virginia Piper Cancer Institute and Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute location.


Req ID: 59111
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 certification or licensure requirements
Training in family dynamics and treatment issues for families is required
Bachelors degree in the behavioral sciences desirable


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

Mostly days and sometimes evenings hours.

Location/Community Information

The increased population and business growth in and around Cambridge have elevated the community to the status of a regional hub in East Central Minnesota for shopping, services, entertainment, employment and education. Cambridge residents enjoy a community that maintains its small town feel, yet is only 45 minutes from the metropolitan Minneapolis-Saint Paul entertainment and sports venues. The community is surrounded by lakes, rivers, and woods and offersresidents a quiet lifestyle with unlimited recreational opportunities. Education is a priority among the residents who take pride inthe excellent schools and community college in Cambridge.

Located 45 miles North of Minneapolis/St. Paul
Population = 7,500
Service Area = 30,000

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: 40


Allina Health

2925 Chicago Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55407