Addiction Counselor

Posted on Jul 30, 2020 by Hazelden Betty Ford

Center City, MN 55012
Health Care
Immediate Start
Annual Salary
Location: US-MN-Center City
ID: 7967
Status: On Call
Shift: Day
Schedule: Varied
Hours of Work: 8am-4:30pm


The Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation (HBFF) is the largest nonprofit addiction recovery organization in the United States. It is also one of the most mission-driven places you will find. The HBFF team is passionate about providing hope and ultimately healing. As a living, growing and evolving institution, the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation is - at our core- a people-powered organization. HBFF is comprised of 1600+ employees, seventeen treatment sites and produces $190 million dollars in annual revenue. This exemplary organization serves nearly 25,000 people annually and is committed to provide hope and healing for those experiencing addiction to alcohol and other drugs.

What makes this organization unique is its total ecosystem approach to prevention, education, research, advocacy and treatment. All of the parts of the organization work together to inform, develop and deliver evidence- based practices that help people reclaim their futures and restore their hope.

Being "a best place to work" is a strategic goal of HBFF and it's a goal that every employee plays an active role in helping to achieve. Our culture is a reflection of how encouraged and energized we each feel about contributing our ideas and performing to our greatest ability. Join us and do meaningful work.

We deeply value our employees. Working at HBFF includes a comprehensive benefits package, including:

Competitive Health, Dental and Vision Plans
Retirement savings plan with employer match
Paid time-off
Tuition reimbursement

Diverse individuals encouraged to apply.
Equal Opportunity Employer: Minorities, Women, Veterans, Disabilities


This position is on call, filling in shifts as needed to cover vacations, leave of absences, and other scheduling needs. This position is located in Center City, MN, approximately 40 miles north of the Twin Cities. This is a great option to have a flexible schedule and get to know our organization.

As an Addiction Counselor, you will:
  • Provide clinical services in coordination with the multi-disciplinary team consistent with Hazelden Betty Ford's Standards of Care including:
    • Assessment:
      • Conducts and documents introductory and initial counselor interviews and designs initial treatment plan.
      • Have knowledge and skills in recognizing symptoms of addictions according to DSM 5 criteria and documenting data to support diagnosis.
      • Identifies, prioritizes, and documents clinical issues to be addressed in treatment and continuing care.
      • Consistently contacts and involves patient, referent and family as appropriate in assessment and care planning processes.
    • Care Planning
      • Creates individualized care and continuing care plans that include multidisciplinary input as well as involvement of the patient, referent, family, and other appropriate collateral resources.
    • Care
      • Utilizes and conducts 1:1 and group counseling consistent with 12-step facilitation principles to facilitate patient awareness, understanding, and motivation to change related to addiction and recovery issues.
      • Family Counseling - can facilitate family's/significant other's need for Family Program/ Alanon or other appropriate services.
      • Facilitates family conferences consistent with Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation philosophy and requests supervision when required.
    • Continuing Care
      • Consults with multidisciplinary team, patient, family and referent (consistent with CFR 42 and CFR 45) to address clinical issues both verbally and in writing related to continuing care, including types of care, level of care, and intensity of services across biopsychosocialspiritual issues and the rationale for each.
  • Under the supervision of the Program Supervisor, provide clinical coaching, as assigned, to students and interns to facilitate development of clinical competency and ethical practice.
    • Uses principles of clinical supervision in work with Graduate Program students and interns.
  • Represent Hazelden Betty Ford services to various audiences to ensure consistent knowledge about services, processes and participation.



  • Bachelor's degree
  • Completed certificate/degree program in addiction counseling or equivalent
  • Current, active MN LADC or eligibility for temporary permit
  • Must have 1 or more years providing chemical dependency counseling (supervised internship applies)
  • CPR Certification or attain within 30 days
  • Ability to use Microsoft office programs and other computer skills
  • Minimum two years freedom from chemical use problems

  • Master's Degree in Addiction Studies or related field
  • LMHC, LMFC, LCSW, LPC, LPCC or related field licensure

Reference: 918727005

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