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AODA Counselor
Location:River Block Building - WR
FT/PT:Full-time 40 hrs/week - WRS Eligible
Deadline to apply:08/25/2019
Hiring Range:$47,715.20 to $54,516.80/annually
Job Responsibilities:
Primary location will be Wisconsin Rapids; however, it may require one day a week in Marshfield.


Provide assessment, case management, counseling and education for individuals, families, and groups of Wood County.  Participate in the Wood County Adult Treatment Court Team.  Educate and collaborate with various local, state, and federal agencies regarding alcohol and other drug abuse (AODA) clients.  Provide operating While Intoxicated (OWI) assessments and monitor Driver Safety plans.


1. Utilizing department developed/approved tools, conduct evaluations and treatment plans.  Treatment plans are to be time limited, outcome based, focusing on client identified goals.
2. Provide OWI assessments, alcohol and drug abuse treatment and monitoring of clients with Driver Safety Plans.  Follow state guidelines for completion of Driver Safety Plans.
3. Maintain case records in department computerized client system.  The Clinic Manager (TCM), to document services rendered, clinical review of cases, and all other client related services.  Complete other forms and reports as required by the department.  All documentation will be completed in a timely manner and will meet State and federal regulations and guidelines; documentation will be in keeping with DHS 75.
4. Provide assessment and case management services, individual, group and family alcohol and other drug abuse (AODA) counseling services including Day Treatment, Intensive Outpatient and Relapse Prevention.  Consult with the Jail as needed basis
5. Assess, diagnose and refer clients to outside agencies based on individual needs.  Continue communication between agencies regarding client’s progress and needs.
6. Participate in scheduled clinical supervisor and case review sessions, having completed all paperwork required for such reviews.
7. Responsible to know and practice the Safety policies of the County.  Perform all job tasks in a safe and prescribed manner.


1. Actively participate in development and conducting of quality improvement projects.  Development of AODA groups as deemed appropriate.
2. Provide consultation and education services to clients, organizations, and community agencies as requested.
3. Attend in-service trainings as appropriate to meet licensing requirements, and to continue personal and professional growth.
4. Perform other functions as assigned by supervisor.
Job Qualifications:
A Bachelor’s Degree is preferred.  Wisconsin AODA certification as a Substance Abuse Counselor (SAC) or Clinical Substance Abuse Counselor (CSAC) is required and must be maintained in good standing with the Wisconsin Department of Regulation and Licensing.  This position may require travel to and from off-campus sites.  Individual may use personal vehicle or other means of reliable transportation.

Must be able to work independently and possess good communication skills.  Ability to work cooperatively as part of a multi-disciplinary team is imperative.  Must be able to work in compliance with all applicable state and federal regulations and agency policies.  Basic everyday living skills are needed, as is the ability to understand and follow oral and written guidelines and policies.  Reading, writing, adding and subtracting to read and prepare reports, read laws and policies are required.  Maintaining client confidentiality is absolutely imperative.

Basic office equipment used:  copy machine, computer terminal, printer, and FAX machine, telephone.