Student Support Services | HVED District Office | Available: 2023-2024 SY | Closing: Until Filled


Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor
Hiawatha Valley Education District’s (HVED) Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor will primarily work with high-risk youth and their families within the school dynamic while providing a wide variety of services, such as, individual sessions, group sessions, chemical health education, family support and guidance, triage coordination, prevention education, and staff support.


  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 18-Semester credits (270 clock hours) of specific alcohol and drug counseling coursework
  • 880-hour alcohol and drug counseling practicum
  • Passing score on a written comprehensie exam OR passing score on a written and oral exam


  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 18 Semester Credits (270 clock hours) of specific alcohol and drug counseling coursework
  • 880 hours of alcohol and drug counseling practicum¬†
  • Passing score on a written exam (not a comprehensive exam)
  • 2,000 hours of supervised professional practice acceptable to the board

Responsibilities include (but not limited to):  

Chemical Dependency Counseling

  • Develops and maintains therapeutic relationships with students serving as a role model by demonstrating positive, proactive and respectful communications
  • Provides one-on-one and group support, individualized interventions and crisis management
  • Implements a curriculum that addresses the needs of students, based on their treatment plans and in a culturally appropriate manner
  • Regularly and actively participates as a member of a multidisciplinary team providing consultation and services
  • Maintains accurate records relating to services provided to students
  • Provides education to students on substance use and coping skills
  • Works as a part of a multidisciplinary team to provide comprehensive services to students
  • Conducts comprehensive assessments and treatment plans
  • Supports individualized treatment strategies and skills development is consistent with students needs and goals
  • Other duties as assigned

Inservice and Professional Development

  • Provides resources and education to other school personnel to enhance their ability to promote healthy decision making around chemical health use and respond appropriately if chemical health concerns arise.
  • Provides resources and¬†education to other school personnel to enhance their ability to promote healthy functioning and respond appropriately to student difficulties

Uses standard office equipment such as computer/laptop, printer, copy and fax machines, and telephone. 

Travel Requirements: 
Travel to member districts and the HVED District Office as needed

Physical and Mental Demands, Work Hazards: 
Works in school building environments and office setting.  

FLSA: Exempt

Hiawatha Valley Education District (HVED) provides special education services to 12 School Districts and three Charter Schools within five counties of southeast Minnesota: Fillmore, Houston, Olmsted, Wabasha, and Winona. HVED also has a Setting IV Behavior Program, Students Achieving Integrated Services (SAIL) that provides programming for students in grades K-12 with challenging behaviors currently receiving special education services.  Along with the SAIL programs, HVED provides programming for students with Autism Spectrum Disorder in a program named for Specialized Programming, Education, Comprehensive Therapy and other Resources for their Unique Minds (SPECTRUM). Our SPECTRUM program is located in Hokah. HVED is committed to providing the best services to staff, students, and member districts in southeast Minnesota. Come join our team to be a part of a great and growing organization!