Human Services Professional- SUD Therapist/OWI Treatment Court

Salary : $24.63 – $37.67 Hourly
Location: WI 53548, WI
Job Type: Full Time
Department: HSD-B AODA Services
Job Number: RC-0803287
Closing: 1/8/2021 5:00 PM Central

Will be responsible for providing case management and outpatient treatment for clients currently enrolled in OWI court, on 4th or 5th offense OWI, or any other client deemed appropriate for the program.  Will provide biopsychosocial assessment with mental health and SUD diagnoses to clients enrolled in OWI court.  Will work with clients using intentional motivational skills linked to the stage of change they are currently in. Will monitor compliance with IDP expectations and submit documentation within appropriate time frames per DOT and DHS 62.Work is performed under the direction and general supervision of the Treatment Court/ IDP Supervisor. 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.

50%- 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.

10%- Collaborate with OWI team and other providers:

  • Attend OWI staffings and court.
  • Provide treatment updates and recommendations, including weekly court reports.
  • 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 current Best Practices related to Substance Abuse and Co-occurring disorders both in the areas of treatment protocols and service delivery models.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with internal and external partners.
  • Knowledge of laws and administrative codes related to substance abuse programs.
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
  • Skills in welcoming and engaging difficult to reach  clients with complex needs.
  • Ability to embrace and nurture a person centered, recovery oriented framework and culture for service delivery.
  • Knowledge of MI principles and skills.
  • Knowledge of best practices and standards in treatment courts

Job Requirements, Education, Training & Experience

  • Wisconsin SAC or SAC-IT certification or ability to obtain immediately.
  • Masters degree from an accredited university in human services field.
  • Current Wisconsin LPC, LCSW, or LMFT or ability to obtain immediately.
  • 3000 hours post master’s supervised hours required.
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including weekends and evenings.

Essential Job Functions (physical elements, equipment and working conditions)

Physical elements:

Ability to 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.
Working conditions:
Will be divided between indoor work, community and home based visits
A valid driver’s license is required
Potential exposure to physically or verbally abusive clients


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