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Wood County is an Equal Opportunity Employer (M/F/D/V).

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Mental Health/Substance Abuse Counselor
Location:River Block Building - WR
FT/PT:Full-time 40 hrs/week - WRS Eligible
Deadline to apply:02/21/2022
Hiring Range:$65,145.60 - $74,464 / year
Job Responsibilities:

NOTE: Dual certification bonus of $500 per month for Counselors qualified to provide both Mental Health and AODA treatment services.


The Wood County Human Services Department has great passion for helping the members of our community. As an employer, we strive to provide a work environment where diversity and differing opinions are valued, creativity is encouraged, continuous learning and improvement are fostered, teamwork and open/honest communication are encouraged, and meeting customer needs through quality services is a shared goal across all departments. If you have a background in mental health and a passion to help the members of our community, please consider joining our team! 


In addition to who we are, Wood County team members are offered competitive salaries, flexible schedules, and excellent benefits, including:

*Health Insurance - we offer low premiums and low deductibles, with excellent coverage!
*Dental Insurance
*Vision Insurance
*Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS) - This is one of the best-funded public pension plans in the U.S.!
*457 deferred compensation plan
*Vacation and Sick Time - Start accruing for both on your first day!
*10 Paid Holidays
*Flexible Spending Account to set aside pre-tax dollars for childcare and medical expenses
*Life Insurance
*Short and Long-Term Disability
*Wellness Incentive Plan
*Public Student Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program

The Wood County Human Services Department has an opening for a Mental Health/Substance Abuse Counselor. This position will provide clinical services to clients seeking mental health and /or substance abuse treatment services from the Mental Health/AODA Outpatient Clinic. Primary duties include assessment and treatment plan development based on Person Centered Planning principles; providing individual, family, and group therapy as identified in the treatment plan; providing consultation and education services to clients, organizations, and community agencies; completing required paperwork to meet certification and other state reporting requirements 

These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive.  Other duties may be required and assigned.

1. Utilizing agency developed/approved tools, conduct treatment plans based on person centered planning principles. Treatment plans are to be time limited, outcome based, focusing on client identified goals.
2. Provide individual and group counseling as identified in the treatment plan, utilizing motivational interviewing techniques, and therapeutic approaches that are evidence based.
3. Maintain case records in agency 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 agency.  All documentation completed in a timely manner and will meet State and federal regulations and guidelines; documentation will be in keeping with DHS 35 and DHS 75.
4. Participate in scheduled clinical supervisor and case review sessions with the Medical Director, having completed all paperwork required for such reviews.
5. Assist in mentoring new clinicians and interns at WCHSD OPC.
6. 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.
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:
Minimum Training and Experience Required to Perform Essential Job Functions
Must have a Master’s Degree in Social Work, Psychology, Psychiatric Nursing or related field plus 3,000 hours of postgraduate supervised clinical work. Must be a Licensed Clinical Social Worker or Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Wisconsin. Wisconsin AODA certification as a Substance Abuse Counselor (SAC) or Clinical Substance Abuse Counselor (CSAC) or Substance Abuse Counselor-In Training (SAC-IT) is preferred.

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. 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.

*Up to 40 hours per year of paid time and annual allowance for (Continued Education Units) CEU completion