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One Health Licensed Addiction Counselor in Hardin, Montana

Licensed Addiction Counselor Operations · Hardin, Montana

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Department Operations

Employment Type Full-Time

Compensation DOE

SIGN ON BONUS -- $5000

As a full-time Licensed Addiction Counselor , you will be joining a great behavioral health team to provide substance abuse and addiction evaluations, counseling, and treatment plans to patients at multiple sites within the One Health system. You'll be working within our integrated health care model according to the clinical privileges associated with your licensure and area of expertise, utilizing a balanced integrated approach which includes the perspectives of all disciplines involved in mental health services. You will have a role definition flexible enough to accommodate the diversity of programs offered through the center.

About One Health:

With multiple clinic sites across Montana, One Health (formerly Bighorn Valley Health Center) provides medical and behavioral health services to rural populations through a community-based, integrated approach to health care. We offer a competitive compensation package that includes paid time off, seven paid holidays, discounted health care for employees and their family members, 403(b) retirement plan, as well as paid medical insurance for all employees working at least 20 hours/week.

One Health provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.


Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

  • Evaluates and treats patients/clients (including walk-ins) within licensed scope of practice; evaluates and treats mental illness and substance abuse, treats or appropriately refers patients, for specialty evaluation and treatment, provides preventive health/lifestyle advice and case management, and provides consultation to other staff.

  • Participates in multi-disciplinary, team-based care of patients/clients.

  • Provides consultation to other members of primary care and behavioral health care teams.

  • Participates in training, reporting, and other requirements of various grant supported programs implemented by One Health and partners.

  • Participates in the student and/or other clinical discipline training activities at the center.

  • Participates in the formation and evaluation of applicable protocols.

  • Maintains continuity of care when health center patients utilize other health care facilities, i.e. referrals, emergency room services, outpatient departments, specialty clinics, and inpatient services.

  • Provides documentation according to health center procedures and follows up on results.

  • Participates in staff meetings, including quality assurance and behavioral health audit activities in keeping with health center procedures.

  • Participates in 24-hour on-call behavioral health after hours coverage, including at a minimum one weeknight per week and one weekend every three when call is implemented by regional medical director.

  • Participates in on-site and off-site outreach and continuing education programs and ensures training to maintain license and to meet the needs of the population.

  • Adheres to all One Health Policies and Procedures.

  • Participates in performance optimization and risk management activities as required.

  • Cooperates and abides by all elements of One Health’s Compliance Program.

  • Provides exceptional customer service and models the mission of One Health when interacting with internal and external stakeholders promoting a positive image for the health center.

  • Performs other duties as assigned or required with or without prior notification.




  • Associate’s of Arts or Applied Science degree in alcohol and drug studies or substance abuse from an accredited college or university

  • Licensed in Montana as an addiction counselor

  • BLS Certificate (or obtain within 6 months of hire)

  • Valid driver’s license


  • Master’s degree in alcohol and drug studies (Psychology, Sociology, Social Work, Counseling or a related field from an accredited college or university



  • Experience in ambulatory setting

  • Experience in diverse culture


  • Collaboration skills

  • Consultation

  • Customer/client focus

  • Flexibility

  • Interpersonal skills

  • Strategic thinking

  • Stress management/composure

  • Teamwork

  • Time management skills