Outpatient Counselor-Ponemah Out-Patient Program - Chemical Health Programs



Outpatient Counselor-Ponemah Out-Patient Program -

Chemical Health Programs

Open: October 17, 2013

Closing: November 8, 2013 @ 3:00 p.m.

Primary Function:

Counsels and assist clients in the development of treatment plans and reaching goals. Full-time position with benefits, salary $9.00 hrly (.50 increase after successful completion of 90-day probationary period). Reports to Supervisor of the Ponemah Out-Patient Program.

Essential Responsibilities & Duties:

• Assist clients in the development of treatment plans, goals and make periodic revisions when necessary.

• Conduct client intake; assist in the orientation of all new clients.

• Maintain an active caseload and update current client files; responsible for recording and reporting all encounters with clients.

• Conduct lectures, individual, group and family counseling sessions on scheduled days.

• Must be able to report on required forms for funding agencies.

• Respond to referrals made by other social services agencies.

• Inform court advocate of all court referrals.

• Demonstrate the use of visual aides’ equipment when needed.

• Make proper referrals for the best interest of the client; provide information and referrals to clients when necessary.

• Attend all training and workshops as scheduled.

• Conduct Rule 25 assessments.

• Be on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

• Maintain strict confidentiality of all clients at all times pursuant to 42 US Code Section 290 dd-2.

• Refrain from mood-altering chemicals.

• Submit to mandatory alcohol & drug testing.

• Other duties as assigned.


• Must have at least one (1) years sobriety.

• Must be a GED/High School graduate.

• Knowledge of 12 – step AA Program.

• Must have valid driver’s license and auto insurance.


• At least one (1) year counseling experience.

• Must be a certified Rule 25 assessor.

• Must have knowledge of DAANES form.

To Apply: CHEMICAL HEALTH APPLICATIONS ONLY (resumes w/application) are accepted at Red Lake Human Resources Department - P.O. Box 546, Red Lake, MN 56671 - (218) 679-1847 *(218) 679-4176 Fax.


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