Human Services Professional – FRC Therapist

Salary: $24.63 – $37.67 Hourly

Location: AODA, 303 West Court Street, Janesville, WI 53548, WI

Job Type: Full Time
Department: HSD-B AODA Services
Job Number: RC-0803273
Closing date and time: 12/18/2020 at 5:00 PM Central Time (US & Canada)

Position Summary and Job Duties
The FRC Therapist provides clinical, co-occurring services to adults who are referred to the program through the Family Recovery Court.  This position functions as a member of the Treatment Courts with a specific emphasis on the interdisciplinary FRC team. FRC utilizes best practice and evidence-based treatment models.  Clients are involved in the child protection system with the goal of family reunification. Daily activities in this position include providing individual, group, and family treatment; intake assessments; assessing safety risks; documentation of services; attending client staffing’s and administrative meetings; case management; discharge planning; writing reports; collaboration with FRC team and others; collaboration with internal and external colleagues.  Services are provided in-person and through telehealth.  Supports and promotes the mission, vision and guiding principles of the Human Services Department.  Performs in a manner consistent with the HSD Professional Standards and “Commitment to my Co-Workers.”

25%- Provide screening and biopsychosocial assessment for clients referred to treatment court programs:

  • Use DSM-V criteria to determine SUD diagnosis for referred clients.
  • Determine level of care recommendations using American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) screening tool.
  • Complete co-occurring assessment and diagnosis using GAIN-I comprehensive biopsychosocial assessment.
  • Use stage of change model to assess readiness to change and current stage of motivation.
  • Make determinations regarding treatment needs and discuss recommendations with client and court team.
  • Complete criminogenic risk assessment

55%- Provide outpatient treatment and case management services to referred clients:

  • Meet with clients to develop collaborative treatment plan for services, review progress and regular intervals per DHS 75, and make updates to treatment plan as indicated.
  • Provide individual and group therapy to address needs identified in treatment plan.
  • Assess participants’ motivation and progress, and make recommendations to court team.
  • Participate in decision-making with court team as treatment representative and SUD expert.
  • Monitor compliance with IDP expectations and submit documentation within appropriate time frames per DOT and DHS 62.

15%- Collaborate with OWI team and other providers:

  • Attend OWI staffing’s and court.
  • Provide treatment updates and recommendations, including weekly court reports.
  • Attend all treatment provider meetings.
  • Compile drug testing results.
  • Participate in data collection as required for treatment court programming.

3%- Ensure Chart Compliance

  • Complete all paperwork in determined time frame.
  • Follow DHS 75 requirements for documentation of assessment, treatment plans, reviews, transfers, progress notes, and discharges.

2%- Other duties as assigned 

Success Factors (KSA’s)
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of social work, marriage and family therapy, or professional counseling and its application.
  • Knowledge of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) or the willingness to be trained.
  • Knowledge of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) or the willingness to be trained.
  • Knowledge of Reactive Attachment Disorder and strategies for treatment.
  • Knowledge of Motivational Interviewing and its application to clinical practice.
  • Knowledge of laws, regulations, and practices pertaining to federal and state human service programs and/or domestic violence programming, specifically chapters 35, 48, 51 and 938.
  • Knowledge of human service and community resources and how to effectively utilize them.
  • Knowledge of organization process.
  • Knowledge of assessment and treatment of mental illness, self harm, suicidal ideation and chemical misuse/abuse/dependency.
  • Ability to plan and organize work effectively.
  • Ability to maintain accurate, current records, and prepare clear and concise reports from them.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effectively working relationships within the agency and community.
  • Knowledge of current social and economic problems and ways in which these problems affect individuals and families.
  • Ability to understand and carry out verbal and written instructions.
  • Ability to perform assessment and make appropriate dispositions often under pressure.
  • Knowledge and application of cultural competency.
  • Knowledge and application of person centered care.
  • Ability and comfort in assessing risk and safety planning.
  • Ability to accept feedback and apply feedback given by supervisor.
  • Knowledge of Trauma Informed Care and ability to utilize the principles in all interactions.
  • Knowledge of child development and principles of Family Systems and their applications to clinical interventions with children who have complex needs.
  • Ability to take initiative, work independently, and seek out supervision as needed.
  • Ability to manage one’s time and emotions in an environment of rapidly changing priorities.
  • Excellent computer skills related to electronic record keeping, email, and Internet.
Job Requirements, Education, Training & Experience
  • Requires license to independently practice psychotherapy in Wisconsin;
  • Expertise in treating youth with co-occurring disorders;
  • Substance use credential preferred
  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Master’s degree in social work or related field required.
  • Must possess valid driver’s license and provide own transportation.
  • Willing to work flexible hours, including some evenings.
  • Experience working with children and families.
Essential Job Functions (physical elements, equipment and working conditions)

  • Ability to write, talk, stand, walk and sit
  • Ability to exert up to 20 lbs. of force occasionally or up to 10 lbs. of force frequently

Equipment use:

  • Ability to use computer and computer keyboard
  • Ability to use copy and fax machine as well as telephone

Working conditions:

  • Almost all indoor work in an office and community settings (includes schools, clients homes, and other locations); occasional outside work with exposure to weather conditions
  • Potential for unpredictable and violent clients
  • Potential for unsanitary homes and his stress environments