Salary: $48,500 to $60,000 DOE + Bonus

Position Overview

The Counselor plays an important role in the delivery of treatment services to the clients and is responsible for ensuring that all clients receive services as mandated by the Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS). The Counselor provides services to support achievement of effective personal development working with clients individually and in group settings to identify and resolve issues including substance use, mental health, personal and/or emotional and family issues.  Counselors must be able to maintain client confidentiality in accordance with state and federal guidelines and HIPAA requirements.


  • Under direction of the Alcohol and Drug Counselor Supervisor and Program Manager(s), deliver services meeting licensing requirements and individual client needs as a member of the multidisciplinary team
  • Provide individual case management/file documentation for assigned caseload, noting all treatment related activities and services in an accurate, professional, and timely manner including assessment of substance use and mental health problems, creating and monitoring individualized treatment plans, providing group therapy and individual counseling services to individuals with co-occurring substance abuse and mental health issues
  • Facilitate psycho-educational and therapeutic process groups regarding the disease of addiction and the recovery process consistent with maintaining mental health
  • Attend weekly meetings with management
  • Provide culturally sensitive and relevant services to diverse clients and their families
  • Responsible for complying with federal and state confidentiality statutes following the approved lines of authority set by the Program Director, upholding ethical standards established and implied by the profession, and DHS rules, and maintenance of all required licenses including but not limited to:
    • Providing current license(s) for their employee file (BBHT)
    • Providing documentation for 12 hours of training in co-occurring disorders for their employee file
  • Familiarity with MN Statutes 245G and Transformation House Policies and Procedures Manual as they relate to client services, client records and personnel
  • Working closely with the Admissions Department, manage and communicate details around client funding
  • Attend in-service training sessions sufficient to meet professional requirements
  • Keep abreast of rules and changes in substance use disorder (SUD) treatment field
  • Be available to represent the organization outside the facility at community outreach events as needed
  • May provide supervision and mentoring for student interns
  • Attend to after-hours consultation with staff or clients as needed
  • Conduct oneself in a manner that presents a positive reflection on professionalism as an asset to the image of the organization
  • Other duties as assigned or required

Qualifications, Skills, Knowledge and Experience


  • Age 18 or older
  • Current LADC License
  • Demonstrated working knowledge in the field of substance use disorder and/or mental health, in an addiction treatment facility
  • Previous counseling or counseling internship required
  • High degree of computer literacy including experience using an electronic health records (EHR) system
  • Excellent written, communication, customer service, and case management skills
  • Able to clear Minnesota DHS background study (NetStudy 2.0)
  • Must be free of problematic substance use for at least two years immediately preceding employment and must sign a statement attesting to that fact
  • Possess maturity, patience, understanding and empathy with recovering individuals and work with a multidisciplinary team
  • Ability to relate to people from diverse backgrounds
  • Physical Demands: Sitting for extended periods of time. Daily use of general office and/or residential facility equipment.  Lifting (max 10 pounds), minimal reaching, bending and stooping



  •   Additional Licenses:  LPC, LPCC
  •  Bachelor or Master degree in related field
  • Skilled consultant and facilitator
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Strong facilitation, negotiation, investigation and mediation skills


Transformation House offers an industry-leading compensation plan, as well as benefits for full-time and on-call employees, including paid time off and retirement saving plan.  Full-time employees are also eligible for medical, dental and life insurance, as well as other benefits.

If you believe this challenging and rewarding job is for you, please apply!  Please include a cover letter outlining your motivation to work in the treatment field and in this position at Transformation House. You can submit your cover letter and resume to