Licensed Drug and Alcohol Counselor (LADC)- Intern (Four Winds Lodge)
Any individual who receives an offer of employment or will receive a payroll check are required to submit to a drug and alcohol test as a condition of obtaining employment.
Mille Lacs Band Member/American Indian preference applies
This position is an opportunity to work side by side with an LADC to provide substance use disorder treatment services in the residential and outpatient settings. Interns will gain experience with program services and tasks that meet requirements for the 12 Core Functions including, screening, intake, orientation, assessment, treatment planning, counseling, case management, crisis intervention, client education, referrals, record keeping, and consultation. Interns will assist LADCs in providing daily supervision of clients, and coordinate and provide clinical services in a whole person model of care. Interns will learn flexibility and effective time management practices.
This is a paid temporary position for students in an alcohol and drug counseling education program, with the need to complete internship/practicum for educational requirements and licensure as an LADC. Length of internship is based on the individual’s required hours for internship completion and will be defined at the start of the internship.
• Enrolled in an alcohol and drug counseling program with completion of classroom hours in the alcohol and drug counseling curriculum.
• 6-month requirement between any treatment services and employment.
• Demonstrated ability to connect with, engage, and empathize with people from diverse backgrounds with multiple challenges.
• Strong commitment to equity and inclusion, understanding an individual’s substance use disorder within the context of the larger environment.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills, including strong computer skills.
• CPR/First Aid training.
• Must have a current valid driver’s license.
• Must be insurable under the Mille Lacs Band Drivers Insurance policy.
• Must pass a pre-employment drug and alcohol test.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
• Observe and assist LADCs with client screening, comprehensive assessments, treatment planning and client placement.
• Observe and complete new client orientation.
• Observe and complete mental health screenings, and vulnerable adult assessments.
• Prepare individual treatment plans, weekly treatment plan reviews, progress notes, group notes, discharge summaries, and other client documents with supervision from LADC.
• Observe and co-facilitate group and individual counseling sessions with supervision from LADC.
• Assist clients with accessing resources and systems in the community to meet their individual needs.
• Facilitate billing and documentation of services, and input DAANES data.
• As a member of the multidisciplinary team participate in clinical staff meetings and case reviews.
• Prepare discharge summaries with supervision from LADC.
• Observe and debrief with LADC supervisor any crisis intervention scenarios which may occur.
• Follow Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe Policies and Procedures and department (s) regarding collection of urinalysis samples and document accordingly.
• Provide coordination of services with collaterals such as probation, child protection, and community service providers.
• The nature of work is such that incumbent experiences infrequent periods of modest stress levels due to workload.
• Work is almost exclusively indoors in a controlled climate area.
• The hours are typically 8-5, Monday-Friday, some extra hours may be required. May involve some evening or weekend work for special projects.