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Alcohol and Drug Counselor I, Full Time

Location: FDL Human Services
Supervisor: Program Supervisor
Closing Date: Open Until Filled

General Summary:

Alcohol and Drug Counselor Level-I (ADC-I) will work directly under an approved ADC-III or higher to provide outpatient drug and alcohol counseling to clients of the Fond du Lac Human Services co-occurring outpatient chemical dependency programs. ADC-I will assist with group education, help clients achieve treatment plan goals and complete assignments. ADC-I will assist in support group activates both in the facility and community as directed.

Position Responsibilities:

  • May conduct State of Minnesota Rule 25 Assessments, authorizing chemical dependency treatment if appropriate course work is completed and under an ADC III or higher or Rule 25 Assessor.
  • All clinical work and documentation will be under approved direct supervision of an ADC-III or higher.
  • Perform basic client education groups and assist in recovery support groups for clients and community members.
  • Provide follow-up services for individual clients transitioning into the Fond du Lac Human Services Outpatient Treatment Program.
  • Assist in developing and maintaining appropriate educational materials for clients.
  • Participate on the client’s treatment team and collaborate with the treatment team members to promote the client’s recovery plan.
  • Submit required reports to all appropriate parties.
  • Appropriate work attire is required.
  • Must attend all mandatory department trainings.
  • Ensures confidentiality of financial records and all records for employees, band members and/or clients.
  • Displays a responsive and professional manner in promptly responding to all requests, complaints, and problems.
  • Recognizes that each employee is a representative of the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa and is responsible for demonstrating courtesy, respect, and sensitivity to the needs of all others, including visitors and co-workers.
  • Represents the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa and the department in a positive and professional manner in the community.
  • Required to maintain proper attendance including reporting to work on time in accordance with applicable policies.
  • Maintains a clean and organized work area.
  • Due to changes and modifications in the job from time to time, employees are required to be flexible and assume other responsibilities assigned by management as deemed necessary.

Physical Requirements:

  • Normal physical requirements.

Position Qualifications:

  • Must be currently enrolled in and working towards a two year degree in Human Services, Chemical Health or related field. Must have completed sufficient course work to provide education and basic counseling under direct supervision of an ADC-III or higher.
  • Must obtain a Fond du Lac Reservation ADC-I license within 6 months of hire.
  • Must be CPR certified; if not currently certified must become CPR certified within 6 months of hire is required and must maintain CPR certification for duration of employment.
  • Must complete Fond du Lac NARCAN training within 6 months of hire.
  • If chemically dependent, must be free of use for at least two (2) years and able to document length of sobriety, and continued sobriety is required.
  • Ability to maintain healthy boundaries with clients.
  • Some group work experience is preferred.
  • Knowledge of computer applications to include word processing, Access, Excel and Microsoft Outlook is required.
  • Operations may consist of shift work; seven days a week and on holidays.
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing is required.
  • Ability to work independently and establish priorities is required.
  • Attention to detail and accuracy is required.
  • Ability to establish professional and harmonious working relationships on all projects and with all parties involved.
  • Subject to drug and alcohol testing in accordance with the Fond du Lac Reservation’s Personnel Policies.
  • Subject to pre-employment and annual background checks.
  • Travel is required.
  • Class D Driver’s License is required and must be insurable under Fond du Lac’s insurance requirements.



APPLY TO: Fond du Lac Human Resources
1720 Big Lake Road
Cloquet, MN 55720