Posted: Aug 3, 2022

Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC)

Douglas County - Alexandria, MN
Salary: $28.50 Hourly
Application Deadline: Sep 6, 2022

JOB TITLE: Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC)
DEPARTMENT: Social Services
Full Time-37.5 hrs/week

A Licensed Alcohol Drug Counselor (LADC) under general supervision performs a variety of tasks related to the rendering of appropriate substance use disorder services and performs related work as assigned. The work is performed under the direction of a Social Services Supervisor.

  • Complete voluntary as well as court-ordered comprehensive assessments using an appropriate assessment tool as well as a person-centered approach to determine individuals' need for substance use disorder services.  Such assessments must include sufficient information to complete the assessment summary and individual treatment plan according to state statute.  
  • Provide monthly clinical supervision to treatment coordinators on individual service delivery and complete documentation of such service.
  • Completion of statutory assessment summaries.
  • Follow and comply with federal and state laws, rules, and Dept. of Human Services standards (ie. coding/billing of public and private insurance).
  • Provide treatment coordination services. 
  • Complete pre-petition screening and case management for judicial commitment.
  • Establishes eligibility for and approves payment for chemical dependency treatment services.
  • Participates in necessary training/education in order to maintain all license and certification requirements.
  • Participate in committees with area providers to promote awareness of the agency's chemical dependency services and to ensure coordination of services.
  • Provides consultation of substance use disorder to agency social workers on cases.
  • Reliable, predictable attendance and punctuality.
  • Complies with all rules and policies in order to maintain a safe work environment.
  • Other duties, as assigned or apparent.



High School Diploma/equivalent. 

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college four-year college with a major in social work, psychology, sociology, or related field. 


A Bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university with a major in any field and one (1) year of experience as a social worker in a public or private social services agency.


One year of experience as a Social Worker in a public or private social services agency.

Licenses and Other Requirements: 

Valid Minnesota driver’s license or the ability to obtain upon start of employment.

Current license through MN Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy as a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC).

Conform and meet requirements through established Methods for LADC.


Generally, Monday through Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm. 37.5 hours per week.