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Chemical Dependency Assessor DII

Chemical Dependency Assessor DII

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 Chemical Dependency Assessor is responsible for providing chemical abuse assessment for the recovery of alcoholics and other chemically dependent persons.

QUALIFICATIONS:
• Associates degree in counseling, chemical dependency, social work, psychology or similar field and current valid state certification in CD assessment and treatment is required.
• Minimum of one to three 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.
• Working knowledge of applicable assessment and placement criteria rules, regulations, and legislation for Rule 25 placements.
• 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 valid driver’s license.
• Must be insurable under the Mille Lacs Band Drivers Insurance policy.
• Must pass a background check.
• Must pass a pre-employment drug and alcohol test.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Provide chemical dependency assessments, counseling, treatment, and aftercare planning utilizing a variety of modalities for individuals, families and groups.
• Determine Rule 25 eligibility for clients.
• Maintain appropriate records of treatment and referrals for clients.
• Review patient records and revise plan of action as appropriate.
• Meet with clients, both individually and in groups, and with their families to determine methods to combat reversion tendencies.
• Assist clients as necessary and appropriate while in treatment and recovery.
• Maintain liaison with local agencies and groups whose activities are related to drug abuse programs.
• Provide liaison between CD staff and other HHS professionals.
• Participate in discharge planning for clients.
• Recruit Mille Lacs Band Elders to serve in mentor role for those is outpatient treatment programs.
• Ensure client confidentiality in all matters.
• Transport clients as necessary.
• Other duties as assigned.

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 possibly with some extra hours. May involve some evening or weekend working and occasionally an 'on call' system covering 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:

43408 Oodena Drive
Onamia, MN 56359

Fax: 320-532-7492
Email: hr@millelacsband.com
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