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Chemical Dependency Counselor

CHI Health Saint Francis Grand Island, Nebraska
Requisition ID 2022-268826 Employment Type Full Time Department Behavioral Health Hours/Pay Period 80 Shift Day Weekly Schedule Monday - Friday (8:00am - 5:00pm) some evenings Remote No Category Mental Health

CHI Health St. Francis was established in Grand Island Neb. in 1887. Today our hospital is a regional referral center with more than 100 physicians and more than 1100 employees working together to build a healthier community. Our goal is to provide patients with high-quality medical care close to home where they can be supported by their family friends and community.

CHI Health has an immediate opportunity for a Chemical Dependency Counselor - St. Francis - Grand Island, NE

We are currently offering a sign on bonus:  $5,000 LMHP/masters level, $2,500 LADC

CHI Health strives to care for you the way you care for your patients. 

We understand you have personal responsibilities outside of your profession and also care about your well-being. 

With you in mind, we offer the following benefits to support your work/life balance:

  • Health/Dental/Vision Insurance 
  • Direct Primary Plan (No copay, no deductible, and access to CHI Health provider 24/7)
  • Premium Access to our Family Care Program supporting your needs for childcare, pet care, and/or adult dependent care
  • Voluntary Protection: Group Accident, Critical Illness, and Identity Theft 
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for you and your family
  • Paid Time Off (PTO) 
  • Tuition Assistance for career growth and development
  • Matching 401(k) and 457(b) Retirement Programs
  • Adoption Assistance
  • Wellness Programs
  • Flexible spending accounts

CHI Health, now part of CommonSpirit Health formed between Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health, includes 150+ clinics delivering quality care to patients across Nebraska and southeast Iowa. Our full-service network provides a variety of Primary Care & Priority Care Services, including Family, Internal, Geriatric, and Pediatric Medicine, in addition to several specialties to deliver custom care based on the unique needs of our patients.


Provides individual, family, and group sessions for clients and their families who suffer from substance  abuse and/or dependency. Implements assessments, treatment plans, and discharge plans on all clients  assigned to their caseload. Actively communicates with referral sources to secure ongoing services for  clients preparing to discharge from current levels of care. Works primarily with adolescent, adult, and  geriatric clients. 

  • Establishes and maintains effective therapeutic relationships with clients and/or families and  significant others who are experiencing a variety of complex substance abuse problems. 
  • Demonstrates skills in individual, family, and group settings as they apply to primary substance  abuse issues. 
  • Conducts chemical dependency assessments and evaluations to include complete biopyschosocial  assessment process. 
  • Keeps clinical records to include orientation, assessments, progress notes, treatment plans,  treatment plan update/staffing reviews, discharge plans, etc. 
  • Provides educational lectures to both clients and their families in areas specific to substance abuse  and prevention.



  • Requires the knowledge of counseling substance abusers equivalent to completing a Masters degree in the Human Services Field and/or LADC (Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor).


  • Requires licensure as a mental health practitioner:  PLMHP or LMHP and/or LADC.  Dual licensure is preferred.

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