Chemical Health Counselor and Supervisor

  • Perspectives, Inc.
  • St Louis Park, MN, USA
  • Jan 14, 2019
Full time Non-profit-Social Services

Job Description

ABOUT PERSPECTIVES, INC:  In keeping with the goals of supporting mothers and children, as well as all family members, Perspectives is a family-friendly workplace. We understand the everyday stresses our team of professionals faces as they work with a diverse and struggling population to create healthier lifestyles. Perspectives’ appreciation, support, and a liberal time-off policy create a workplace that few want to leave.

Our mission, Breaking Cycles, is accomplished through an award-winning, comprehensive model that includes: supportive housing, case management, mental and chemical health services, parent education, and children’s educational and nutritional enrichment programming. The results strengthen families, restore dignity, and create hope.

Besides competitive pay, 16 paid holidays, and health insurance, we are a fun, fast-paced agency that realizes it is important to both work and play hard. If you enjoy a team approach and a creative, energetic work culture, come join us!

This position will join our clinical services team of six that includes mental health professionals, mental health practitioners, and LADCs.  Perspectives 245G program provides services to persons with co-occurring disorders. 


A majority of clients are participants in Perspectives Supportive Housing Program.  Perspectives is the largest Supportive Housing Program in Minnesota serving 84-87 homeless, recovering, co-occurring clients and their 130 children annually. The target population is recovering homeless women with their children.  Critical one-to-one case management is provided in order to assist the families in their transition back into the socio-economic mainstream.  Our campus consists of five apartment buildings, tucked away in a quiet cul-de-sac located in an affordable housing community within St. Louis Park, MN.   

Major  Responsibilities:Oversee chemical health program, ensuring the implementation of best practices and appropriate staff supervision. 


Provide ongoing trauma-informed chemical health treatment and services to clients living in Supportive Housing and/or in the Outpatient Treatment Program at Perspectives, Inc.  This includes development of treatment plans with the client, conducting individual counseling and group treatment to address the co-occurring substance and mental health disorders, providing relapse prevention groups, and outpatient treatment.



  • Supervise LADC and LADC licensure candidates
  • Ensure program compliance with Rule 245g Policies and Procedures
  • Facilitate/Co-facilitate dual-diagnosis treatment groups
  • Complete Comprehensive Assessments, Assessment Summaries, service plans, treatment plans, and progress notes as required under Rule 245g licensure
  • Referrals to inpatient treatment when deemed necessary
  • Set up and implement relapse prevention groups, outpatient treatment, and other related program requirements
  • Attend weekly staff and clinical meeting
  • Maintain case files on each client as required using electronic health record
  • Ongoing evaluation of client needs to make appropriate community and in-house referrals
  • Work collaboratively with all other agency programs
  • Maintain ongoing, current, and required training and self-development for best practice


Mental Health, Program Management, Social Service


DOQ, includes excellent benefits

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  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work and/or Chemical Dependency
  • Active MN License: LADC (Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor)
  • 3+ years of direct experience providing individual and group counseling to individuals with substance use disorder
  • Meet statutory guidelines as a Board Approved Supervisor in Minnesota
  • Must be free of problematic substance use for at least the two years immediately preceding employment and must sign a statement attesting to that fact





  • Solid understanding of Rule 245g license requirements, policies and procedures in a co-occurring environment
  • Solid understanding of and practice sensitivity to cultural, socioeconomic and homeless populations
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a crisis and team setting
  • Strong verbal, written communication and organizational skills
  • Understanding of trauma-informed care
  • Self-directed and ability to work independently
  • DHS Licensing Background Study clearance notification required
  • Familiarity with Procentive software a plus