Addiction Counselor
State of North Dakota
 Devils Lake, ND

This position (00003446) will provide team-based care to individuals with substance use disorders, many dually diagnosed, in the six counties and two tribal nations that are served by Lake Region.

Essential job functions involve providing individual, group, and family counseling to a variety of ASAM Levels of Care, developing person centered treatment plans, and other duties as assigned. This position requires teamwork and organizational skills. Computer skills are important. Evening hours may be required, as well as performing community outreach services. This position rotates into crisis line. Preference will be given to individuals who have knowledge/experience with Motivational Interviewing and Stage Based Treatment Approaches.

Minimum Qualifications

Requires a Bachelor's Degree in Addiction Counseling, Addiction Studies, Counseling, Social Work, or Psychology; AND ND licensure as an Addiction Counselor by the North Dakota Board of Addiction Counseling Examiners (NDBACE); AND two years of experience as a Licensed Addiction Counselor. A Master's Degree in one of the above fields may be substituted for one year of the experience requirement. Applicants must bring a copy of current license and transcript to interview.

If unable to find qualified candidates, will consider filling this position as an Addiction Counselor I (4132) which requires a Bachelor's Degree in one of the above fields AND current ND licensure as an Addiction Counselor by the North Dakota Board of Addiction Counseling Examiners.

If unable to find qualified applicants, will consider filling this position as an Addiction Technician (4131) which requires a Bachelor's or Master's Degree in one of the above fields and/or the approval for internship placement by the NDBACE. Applicant must have completed, or almost completed, the training through the consortium required for the addiction counseling field.

Preference given to those applicants with ASAM PPC training, motivational interviewing skills, proficiency with DSM V, training in EBT programs, and computer skills are required.

Application Procedures

  • Please make sure that your resume includes information to demonstrate how you meet the minimum qualifications as posted. Your work history will not be given credit if the Department's Human Resource Division cannot determine that you meet the minimum qualifications
  • The Department of Human Services does not offer or provide sponsorships. Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States.
  • All application material must be received on or before the closing date by 11:59 pm.
  • A copy of your qualifying degrees transcript and any applicable certifications or licensures must be provided at the time of an interview.

For more information or if you need an accommodation, Please Contact: Mike Shock, Team Lead

Employing Unit: Lake Region Human Service Center, Devils Lake, ND 58301

Telephone Number: 701-665-2200

TTY Number: ND Relay Service 1-800-366-6888 (text); 1-800-366-6889 (voice)

If you are experiencing technical difficulties with the Application Process or uploading attachments , please contact recruiter@nd.gov or (701)328-3290

Equal Employment Opportunity

The State of North Dakota and this hiring agency do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, genetics, religion, age or disability in employment or the provisions of services and complies with the provisions of the North Dakota Human Rights Act.

As an employer, the State of North Dakota prohibits smoking in all places of state employment in accordance with N.D.C.C. § 23-12-10.