This position has been created to fulfill the expectations of the Pediatric Mental Health Care Access Program grant that was awarded to the ND Department of Health and Prairie St. John's. The person who fulfills this position will be part of a grant which is projected to last five years. During that time an infrastructure will be created to increase Mental Health Care and Substance Use Treatment to pediatric patients and their families throughout rural North Dakota communities. The position may become permanent upon the grant cycle completion.
Essential Job Duties that will be completed via Tele-Health approximately 20 hours per week:
The Licensed Addiction Counselor (LAC) evaluates patients for Substance Use history and uses this information to document signs; symptoms; physical, mental, emotional, social, and spiritual implications; and treatment recommendations. The LAC coordinates care with other providers and insurance companies to share their observations and recommendations; as well as re-evaluate patients to determine progress throughout care.
The LAC develops a plan of treatment. With the appropriate releases of information and acknowledgement of CFR 42 laws, shares the recommendations with client, family/guardian, and other care providers for feedback.
The LAC monitors the patient's adherence to the plan and determines if goals are being met.
The LAC will provide educational individual or group therapies with adolescents via tele-health.
The LAC may provide group therapy and Substance Use education based on objectives identified in the treatment plan. This may include individual and family therapy as necessary.
The LAC is responsible for coordinating care with the tele-health Case Manager and other providers.
Thorough documentation of assessments, evaluations, therapy notes, and contacts made must be accurately and timely filed.
The LAC has a professional duty to warn in cases of child and vulnerable adult protection.