Lead CD Counselor/House Manager

Position Title: Lead Chemical Dependency Counselor/House Manager

Grant Position: Grant Ends March 31, 2019

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

SUMMARY:
The Lead Chemical Dependency Counselor/House Manager is responsible for assisting the Program Director in implementing program services and overseeing the Halfway House operations. The incumbent will also provide alcohol and drug treatment services for program participants.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Bachelor’s degree in counseling, chemical dependency, social work, psychology or similar field is required.
Current licensure and valid state certification in the state of Minnesota is required.
Minimum of three (2) to five (5) years of experience in CD treatment, counseling, and/or assessment.
Considerable knowledge of the disease concept and addictions.
Familiarity with the philosophy of Alcoholics Anonymous.
Knowledge of applicable federal, state, and Band rules, regulations, and policies.
Knowledge of the resources available inside and outside the Band that can be used in the treatment of alcoholics and other drug users.
Understanding of non-traditional treatment modalities.
Familiarity with and sensitivity to culture and tradition of the Mille Lacs Band.
Commitment to multi-cultural programming.
Ability to maintain highest level of confidentiality with respect to clients to maintain integrity of program.
Ability to communicate effectively with others.
Ability to write effectively.
Basic computer skills, including Windows and Word.
Many chemically dependent people relate better to a counselor that is in recovery and can act as a role model in successful recovery of an addiction. Therefore, while not mandatory that the incumbent be in recovery, consideration will be given to incumbent personal history. If in recovery, a minimum of 1 year of sobriety at time of hire.
Must have current driver’s license, reliable personal transportation, proof of current insurance coverage, and insurability under the Band’s Auto Insurance Policy.
Must pass a pre-employment drug and alcohol test and criminal background check.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Supervise Halfway House Staff
Provide chemical dependency counseling, treatment, and aftercare planning utilizing a variety of modalities for individuals, families and groups.
Coordinate educational programs for the CD treatment program.
Recruit Band Elders to serve in mentor role for treatment program.
Network with other tribal and county human services organizations.
Transport clients as necessary.
Maintain appropriate records of treatment and referrals for clients.
Complete life skills and psycho-social assessments for clients.
Conduct chemical dependency program orientation sessions.
Meet with clients, both individually and in groups, and with their families to provide family counseling and education.
Assist clients as necessary and appropriate while in treatment and recovery.
Provide liaison between Halfway House staff and other HHS professionals.
Participate in discharge planning for clients.
Confer with family and others close to client while he/she is in treatment to keep them informed of treatment planning and progress towards recovery.
Maintain confidentiality of all program participants per United States Code (42 U.S.C. and 290 dd-2).
Nature of work is such that incumbent experiences infrequent periods of moderate to high stress levels while dealing with clients, family members, and others.
Work is almost exclusively in doors in a controlled climate area.
Little threat of personal danger or risk, although working with certain patients may subject incumbent to periods of moderate to high stress levels.
Hours are typically 8-5, but may also need to work a 1-9 p.m. schedule. Extra hours and weekend work may also be required. May also require occasional "on call' availability to cover emergency situations.
Will involve working with many different people who are often distressed in some way.
Local travel is required, travel outside the state is very limited.

WORKING CONDITIONS:
• Nature of work is such that incumbent experiences infrequent periods of moderate to high stress levels while dealing with clients, family members, and others.
Work is almost exclusively in doors in a controlled climate area.
Little threat of personal danger or risk, although working with certain patients may subject incumbent to periods of moderate to high stress levels.
Hours are typically 8-5, but may also need to work a 1-9 p.m. schedule. Extra hours and weekend work may also be required. May also require occasional "on call' availability to cover emergency situations.
Will involve working with many different people who are often distressed in some way.
Local travel is required, travel outside the state is very limited.

Submit resume, cover letter, and employment application to:
Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe
Employment Coordinator
43408 Oodena Dr.
Onamia, MN 56359
Fax # (320) 532-7492
(email: hr@millelacsband.com