• Sr Addiction Specialist Licensed

    Job Location US-IL-Chicago
    Full Time
    Tues - Sat
    Hours of Work
  • Overview

    The Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation is the world's leading organization singularly dedicated to combating addiction to alcohol and drugs with a full continuum of services.


    Over the course of a year, we:

    • Serve over 15,000 patients annually through treatment centers in Minnesota, California, Illinois, Oregon, New York, and Florida
    • Educate over 600 professionals through our accredited Hazelden Graduate School of Addiction Studies, Professionals in Residence program and Summer Institute for Medical Students.
    • Provide publishing books and materials for over 32,000 publishing customers
    • Provide prevention services to over 50,000 students across the United States and the world

    One of our key strategic objectives is people - our employees are essential in the process of propelling our organization forward to meet the challenges and opportunities ahead. Are you ready to excel in these challenges and opportunities? Do you possess the qualities below? Join Our Team!


    What are we looking for?

    • Individuals with a Client, Customer, and/or Stakeholder Focus 
    • Results-oriented attitude
    • Interpersonal Skills and Teamwork
    • Courage and Commitment
    • Adaptability and Learning Agility

    What do we offer?

    • Competitive Benefits (health, dental, vision, etc)
    • Paid Time-Off
    • Training Opportunities
    • Retirement Savings Plan with Employer Match
    • Tuition Reimbursement
    • Free on-site gym (Center City, Plymouth & Rancho Mirage)

    Diverse individuals encouraged to apply.
    Equal Opportunity Employer:  Minorities, Women, Veterans, Disabilities


    Assist the multi-disciplinary team with the management of patients through the rehabilitation process in accordance with prescribed policies, objectives and organizational philosophy. To provide, as needed, assessments, conflict resolution, progress checks and group facilitations as well as any other core functions identified under licensure or certification.

    • Assist staff with implementation of treatment plans and assessments as requested by supervisor.    
    • Provide communication link of information affecting treatment.
    • Educate patients about treatment and the recovery process.
    • Provide individual counseling and guidance to educate patient/client regarding recognition and acceptance of the true nature of their problem, the need for help to overcome the problem and the need to change attitudes and behaviors to enhance recovery.
    • Provide crisis management services in order to prevent, reduce or eliminate emergencies.
    • Facilitate and participate in conflict resolutions. Timely response to situations that interfere with the patient/client’s participation in the treatment program and achievement of recovery goals.
    • Facilitate involvement of appropriate staff in crisis management and problem solving.
    • Coordinate with external resources their services as needed in crisis situations.
    • Take remedial action appropriate to resolve problems, i.e., cross discipline meeting, treatment revisions, new problem identification, alternative treatment placements, conference with patient/client. Etc.
    • Contact appropriate administrative staff in the course of an emergency.

    • Carry out role as Duty Supervisor during prescribe time frames according to policies of crisis management.

    • Carry out policies and procedures of emergencies.

    • Document according to standards of care and practice.

    • Provide transportation services when Transportation Department is not available (sites with Transportation Department only)

    • Monitor, assess and maintain campus security and safety.


    Required Qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s Degree
    • Completed Certificate/degree program in addiction counseling or equivalent
    • CADC or LCPC or LCSW
    • CPR certification or attain within 30 days

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Three or more years’ experience in understanding of 12 Step process/program
    • Driver’s License



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