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SCL Health Licensed Addiction Counselor in Billings, Montana

You bring your body, mind, heart and spirit to your work as a Licensed Addiction Counselor
Your compassion is tangible: patients feel it in the hand they hold. Families feel it in your prayers. Colleagues feel it in your support.
You know when to move quickly. When to sit quietly. When to laugh loudly.
St. Vincent Healthcare is part of SCL Health, a faith-based, nonprofit healthcare organization that focuses on person-centered care. Our 286-bed level II trauma center has provided care in Montana and the surrounding area since 1898, and our 30-clinic network ensures community needs are met. We offer comprehensive, specialty care, including a "hospital within a hospital" specifically for children, and are proud to extend SCL Health's missions by treating the poor, the vulnerable, our community and each other.
Benefits are one of the ways we encourage health for you and your family. Our generous package includes medical, dental and vision coverage. But health is more than a well-working body: it encompasses body, mind and social well-being. To that end, we've launched a Healthy Living program to address your holistic health. Healthy Living includes financial incentives, digital tools, tobacco cessation, classes, counseling and paid time off. We also offer financial wellness tools and retirement planning.
Together we'll align mission and careers, values and workplace.
We'll encourage joy and take pride in our integrity.
We're proud of what we know, which includes how much there is to learn.
Your day.
Provides a wide variety of psychotherapeutic services for persons with co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders from assessment and diagnosis through treatment planning and discharge. Coordination for persons enrolled in outpatient and intensive outpatient treatment for chemical dependency struggles.
Conducts and completes chemical dependency evaluations and psychotherapeutic interventions for clients in crisis with complex medical, mental health and psychosocial needs.
Provides comprehensive intake assessments for persons with mental health and substance use disorders and determines accurate DSM-V diagnoses based on clinical information. Recommends the proper level of mental health and or substance use disorder treatment. Provides both mental health and substance use services to individuals and couples utilizing both individual and group counseling modalities using a variety of treatment approaches and tools.
Must be able to place the client in the proper level of treatment utilizing ASAM criteria, must be able to write treatment plans and discharge summaries and to make referrals to other treatment programs as appropriate.
May need to complete evaluations and or assessments for the court system, possibly the county detention center and for partner agencies.
Interviews clients and their support systems, when applicable, in order to set proper goals and helps clients cope, accept and adjust to issues related to mental health and substance use/abuse. Reviews the client record to identify environmental impediments to client progress and works with team members to resolve.
Completes all client billing sheets in a correct and timely manner to ensure reimbursements and maintains basic knowledge regarding insurance benefits and reimbursement.
Monitors the need for revisions in a client's goals and works with other staff to modify goals and ensure client compliance with goals that are consistent with their current stage of change. Documents when goals are modified. Documentation will be timely, reflect professional practice and consistent with policies.
Your experience.
We hire people, not resumes. But we also expect excellence, which is why we require:
Master's Degree in Social Work, Counseling. Completed educational requirements to obtain licensure as a Licensed Addictions Counselor (LAC) within 6 months from the date of hire
Current MT license as an LCSW, LCPC, or Psychologist
Current MT license as a Licensed Addiction Counselor (LAC) or ability to obtain within 6months of hire
Current BLS certification or ability to obtain within 60 days of hire
Non-violent crisis intervention must be obtained within 60 days of hire
Previous experience with psychiatric, substance abuse and "at risk" populations

Our facilities do not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability, or age in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its programs, services or activities, or on the basis of sex (gender) in health programs and activities