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Adolescent LADC

Job Details

Maple Street - Brainerd, MN


Northern Pines Mental Health Center is proud to offer competitive wages and an exceptional benefits package!  


We are seeking a LADC to join our Youth Assertive Community Treatment (Y-ACT) team. The general purpose of this position is to provide co-occurring substance abuse counseling services to adolescent clients referred to our Y-ACT Program


Essential Functions include:

  • Completing client screening and intake assessments
  • Orientating clients to services
  • Creating initial and ongoing treatment
  • Providing counseling in group, individual & family settings
  • Providing case management to clients as needed
  • Responding to and intervening in client crisis situations
  • Develop and maintain appropriate professional relationships with referral sources and community agencies
  • Assess and provide diagnosis for substance abuse disorders
  • Meet with clients and families if applicable to identify needs for services and to make appropriate referrals
  • Maintain records according to the agency policies and procedures along with program regulations
  • Work as an active and effective treatment team member
  • Demonstrate interest and willingness to increase skills and knowledge regarding substance abuse and participate in activities which advance the field of substance abuse treatment
  • May participate in training sessions and workshops to enhance treatment skills
  • May assist in the training of paraprofessionals in performance of clinical duties


Qualifications include:

  • Active LADC license with no restrictions. ADC-T are also encouraged to apply.
  • Experience providing substance use services to adolescents 
  • Ability to document competence in screening for and working with mental health problems
  • Must be free from chemical use problems for a period of no less than 2 years and be willing to sign attestation
  • Certification in CPR and First Aid

Benefits include:

  • Health, Dental, Disability and Life insurance with other additional voluntary options for spousal life, short term disability, accident, hospital indemnity and critical illness plans
  • Health Savings account with employer contribution
  • 401K with employer match
  • Generous paid time off (1st - 3rd year, full-time employees earn 19 days/152 hours per year. Increases with longevity!) 
  • Nine holidays observed per year as follows: New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, the day after Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve Day, Christmas Day and a Weather Float Day.
  • Supportive of time off for a healthy work/life balance 
  • Bereavement Pay
  • Travel reimbursement
  • Paid Supervision if working toward independent licensure


Northern Pines Mental Health Center is an Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity Employer.


Keywords: LADC, Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor, ADC-T, Alcohol and Drug Counselor, Mental Health, SUDS, Substance Use, Substance Use Disorder services, Youth Assertive Community Treatment, Y-ACT, Non-profit, Community, Counseling, Therapy, Social Work, Minnesota