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Dual Diagnosis Counselor or Therapist:  Forest County Potawatomi Community

Position Title: Dual Diagnosis Counselor or Therapist

Division:  Health Division

Department:  Behavioral Health

Reports to:  Behavioral Health Clinical Director

Class & Grade:  E5

Last Updated:  October 2021

This position is partially or fully grant-funded. Employment beyond the term of the grant award may be subject to approval by Executive Council.


Provides culturally appropriate and unique individual group, and family counseling for clients with mental health and AODA issues as well as other comprehensive services. This position will be responsible for working with the Prevention Department to assist in the clinical guidance and counseling for community members of all ages.

Duties and Responsibilities 

1. Focuses within the context of cultural and spiritual values and needs of the individual or family system, developing community-based relationships and evidenced-based programming and policy with a focus on recovery and prevention that meet the cultural and spiritual needs of the Forest County Potawatomi Community. 

2. Collaborates with other professionals and community resources to manage client intakes, assessments, and treatment planning 

3. Provides biopsychosocial-spiritual assessment of clients, mental health and AODA therapy to individuals, groups, and families, including children and adolescents 

4. Manages a case load of clients, making referrals when appropriate to community resources to assist in recovery from AODA, mental health, or physical illness and to provide access to services such as financial assistance, work programs or education 

5. Evaluates and identifies environmental impediments to client progress through interviews and review of client records, ensuring communication and understanding about care between client, family and health care team 

6. Researches additional or alternative resources; providing and maintaining educational materials and knowledge of resources available 

7. Provides outreach and behavioral health education for the Forest County Potawatomi Community 

8. Coordinates inpatient treatment when determined appropriate

9. Audits case files routinely to ensure compliance with all regulatory and licensing agencies and maintains accurate and complete, timely, and accurate documentation without judgment 

10. Participates in prevention activities, support groups, classes and other initiatives 

Requirements (Education, Experience, Knowledge, Skills, Abilities) · Graduate degree in Social Work (APSW) or current Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) or Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC); current AODA certification or ability to obtain certification within 1 year · Experience in working with persons in crisis in behavioral health and AODA inpatient/outpatient settings · Experience with a diverse population with general behavioral health issues, serious emotional disorders, and AODA issues. Other significant and applicable experience will be considered. · Knowledge of Forest County Potawatomi culture or willingness to gain said knowledge. · Must possess exceptional communication and organizational skills, be able to customarily and regularly exercise discretion and independent judgment in significant matters, and be able to relate with empathy and sensitivity to staff, clients and community · Valid driver’s license · Must possess proof of applicable health department testing and vaccinations or testing/vaccination will be provided by FCP Employee Health 

Physical Demands

 Carry 50#:   Not Applicable

Carry 25#  Occasional

Carry 10#  Occasional

Pull  Occasional

Push  Occasional

Hear / See  Constant

Walk  Frequent

Stand  Frequent

Sit  Frequent

Crawl  Not Applicable

Heights : Not Applicable

Enclosed Space  Not Applicable

Twist  Occasional

Bend  Occasional

Climb  Not Applicable

Drive  Occasional

Operate Heavy Equipment:  Not Applicable

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