Counselor (Outpatient – LADC) Wayside Recovery Center Wayside Recovery Center 7 reviews

Wayside Recovery Center’s mission is to break the cycle of addiction and trauma for women, children, and families.

For over 60 years Wayside Recovery Center has protected and empowers women and their families to live their best life. Today we are a leading provider of comprehensive care for women with substance use disorder, trauma, and mental health needs. We also provide children and family services to stabilize the whole family.

“Wayside saved my life!! It is a wonderful program, with wonderful staff and resources! I will be forever grateful.” Wayside Client

Join Our Team!

By joining the Wayside team, you will become part of an ethical, compassionate, innovative team that works together to empower women, children, and families in our community. Wayside is an equal opportunity employer and encourages diverse candidates to apply.

We are looking for an employee who is:
  • Passionate for our mission.
  • Client-focused.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and a team player.
  • Calm under pressure.
  • A problem solver.

We want to empower you with:
  • Platinum benefits package available: Health, Dental, Vision.
  • Company-paid long term and short-term disability, and life insurance.
  • Generous paid-time-off.
  • Educational advancement: tuition reimbursement, tuition discounts, student loan forgiveness, paid supervision for licensing.
  • Retirement savings plan with employer match.

Job Summary:
To provide individual, group counseling, assessment, and coordination services for women at Wayside’s co-occurring outpatient treatment program.

Responsibilities and Duties:
  • Provides direct services to clients including interviewing potential clients, assessment, treatment/aftercare planning, individual counseling, and monitoring/evaluating client progress.
  • This role will have a caseload of up to 14 clients
  • Facilitates therapeutic, educational, and didactic groups on co-occurring topics.
  • Maintains accurate, timely and complete records, including but not limited to documenting client assessments, treatment plans, progress notes, aftercare plans and discharge summaries.
  • Maintains on-going communication with referral sources, including written progress reports.
  • Role model behavior, which is supportive to people in recovery from substance use disorder. Such behavior will include upholding ethical standards of the program and reliable attendance.
  • Attend client events as scheduled.
  • Assist in program planning, implementation, and evaluation.
  • Serves as a liaison to and/or provide in-services to chemical dependency and other related community service agencies as appropriate.
  • Train and/or supervise interns as directed.
  • Complete Rule 25 or other necessary assessments.
  • Participate in in-services, workshops, class work, and other continuing education relative to quality client care.
  • Participate in on-site clinical supervision.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements:
  • Must be free from problematic substance use for at least two years immediately preceding their hiring and must sign a statement attesting to that fact.

  • LADC required.
  • Must be able to pass DHS background study and be free of communicable disease.
  • Demonstrated ability to design programs and relate work effectively with women of diverse economic and cultural backgrounds.
  • Organizational and excellent computer skills essential; Microsoft Outlook/Office experience required.
  • Need current Minnesota driver’s license with good driving record.
  • No DWIs in last three years; No more than three moving violations/accidents in past three years.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Understanding 245G licensing and compliance required.
  • Must be 18 years or older
  • Must be able to lift 25 lbs.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Dual Licensure (LADC and LICSW/LMFT/LPCC) preferred.
  • Three or more years working in the chemical health field strongly preferred.
  • Experience and strong knowledge of trauma-responsive co-occurring care.
  • Program development experience preferred.

$55,000 – $60,000 -DOQ

Wayside Women’s Treatment Center
3705 Park Center Blvd
St. Louis Park, MN 55416

Full-Time (40 hours) Monday-Friday – must be able to work Monday and Wednesday evenings.

This position is eligible for Platinum Benefit Package including medical, dental, life, short-term and long-term disability, vision, ID theft protection, retirement plan with 4% match after one year of employment, flexible spending accounts for dependent care/medical savings, educational assistance programs for degrees and continuing education, license reimbursement, paid supervision for licensing, paid holidays, and paid time off (PTO).

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Equal Opportunity Employer:
Wayside Recovery Center is committed to hiring and fostering a diverse and inclusive workforce that leverages the skills and talents of all employees in our organization, regardless of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, familial status, membership or activity in a local human rights commission, or status with regard to public assistance. We encourage diverse candidates to apply for this position.

About Wayside Recovery Center:

Wayside Recovery Center was founded in 1954, and originally focused on helping women escape sexual exploitation. The Wayside leadership quickly realized that an underlying struggle for most of the women we served were problems related to substance abuse. As a result, Wayside began offering cutting edge treatment options becoming one of the nation’s oldest providers of gender specific substance use disorder and co-occurring disorder treatment. Over our sixty-year history, we have continued to be at the forefront of providing innovative, holistic, and gender-responsive services to address substance use and mental health needs of women. Our dedication to quality care led to Wayside Recovery Center being selected as the 2016 recipient of the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits and MAP for Nonprofits Awardee of Excellence.Wayside includes a group of dedicated employees who work each and every day to help women recover, children to thrive, and families to move forward with new tools for healing and resilience. Wayside’s four sites include our Family Treatment Center, Wellness Center, Supportive Housing apartments, and our Women’s Treatment Center. We provide care for over 600 women and nearly 300 children a year. By providing an empowering, trauma informed and culturally responsive environment for staff, Wayside empowers women to reclaim their lives while providing a healing environment for growth and renewal.Become a part of the Wayside team and make a difference in the lives of women, children, and families. For more info, visit:

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