AODA Counselor/Case Manager

Application Deadline: 2022-06-30
Job Type: County
Job Description:

Job Summary
Brown County Health and Human Services offers exciting challenges, personal growth opportunities and a chance to make a difference, all while preserving a strong work-life balance. As an employee, you will have the opportunity to serve individuals and families within your own community. Come and see all that Brown County has to offer!

Our Behavioral Health unit is looking for energetic, flexible and knowledgeable individuals to join our team today!

Brown County Health and Human Services Department AODA counselors have functional duties in three service areas of the outpatient clinic which include:

providing conventional AODA counseling services within the outpatient clinic.
providing case management services, which could be at the targeted case management level or at the Comprehensive Community Services (CCS) level.
acting as Intoxicated Driver Program (IDP) Assessors.

The AODA counseling, case management and IDP staff functions are such that any staff person hired into the AODA Counselor position may be called upon to provide any of the identified duties as needed by the clinic, commensurate with the training, education and credentials to permit each individual to do so.

The assignment of duties within the service areas depends on the service demands and needs of the clinic.
Essential Duties

Screens and assesses clients referred for AODA services for appropriateness and their service needs.

Provision of conventional AODA counseling services from an office setting, and this includes individual and group counseling and other AODA services provided within an outpatient clinic.

Participates in evaluation of client needs and strengths. Assists in designing supports and interventions.

Provides AODA case management services. Case management refers to the identification, coordination and oversight of case management services for clients residing in community settings, with case management intensity being at the Targeted Case Management level or at the Comprehensive Community Services (CCS) level. The provision of case management services can also extend to individuals with drug /alcohol and mental health conditions.

Case Management provides appropriate AODA services including intake, assessment, case management, and direct services to consumers who have mental health and substance use conditions (when co-occurring), including engaging and providing these services in the community.

Interviews and completes a bio-psychosocial assessment on each client except for IDP clients where the Wisconsin Assessment of the Impaired Driver (WAID) is completed.

In the IDP assessor role, counselors utilize the WAID assessment and other necessary tools needed to complete the assessment and make appropriate referrals.

Provides counseling/crisis intervention; to individuals, couples, and families in individual and group modalities where applicable.

Provides linkage to other services or support systems in the community.

Works with a multi-disciplinary team, actively communicating on client needs and problem-solving solutions.

Plans, recommends, and implements referrals of clients and their families to appropriate agencies for treatment and follow up.

Coordinates various and specific referrals to decrease duplication of services and increase cooperation between service providers.

Works with clients and their families regarding three signature alcohol commitment, explains nature of probable cause hearings, commitment hearings and recommitment hearings to clients and their significant others.

Acts as liaison with staff from contract counties, referral agencies, or other treatment programs regarding client referral, treatment, progress, and discharge recommendations.

Provides primary case management for assigned clients, including assessment, treatment planning, monitoring, and evaluations, which can include monitoring commitments and hold opens.

Develops and implements service plans that provide for appropriate mental health services to clients and their families.

Screens and assesses clients referred from the court system, employee assistance programs, Department of Motor Vehicles, and other related agencies.

Provides community education; serves as consultant to other agencies, industries, and committees regarding chemical dependency and AODA treatment programs.

Coordinates referrals to residential treatment programs including thorough assessment for all clients. Fulfills all mandated reporting duties to the appropriate agencies and departments required.

Assists in program development and participates in program implementation.

Supervises students and other trainees, as assigned.

Attends staff meetings, in-services and outside agency training sessions.

Maintains the confidential nature of client and business information.

Complies with all local, state, and federal laws governing clients and the rendering of services.

Completes and maintains necessary documentation according to applicable requirements, codes and policies.

Performs related functions as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications Required
Education and Experience:

A Bachelor’s degree in health/social services discipline, plus two years’ experience in alcohol and other drug abuse field; a background or interest in working with consumers who are either currently using, or have a history of IV drug use, or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provides the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities. A Master’s degree is preferred.

Individuals with their Clinical Substance Abuse Counselor (CSAC) credential or that have a relevant Associates Degree and their CSAC credential may also be considered for employment, as will other applicants with a combination of relevant AODA work experience and AODA education in addition to entry level AODA credential eligibility, for credentialing as a Substance Abuse Counselor in Training.

Licenses and Certifications:

Substance Abuse Counselor In Training credential/eligibility (minimum); or
Substance Abuse Counselor (SAC) (preferred); or
Clinical Substance Abuse Counselor (CSAC) (optimal)
Valid Wisconsin Driver’s License
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Knowledge of alcohol and other drug abuse dynamics, theories, programs and treatment methods.

Knowledge of AODA Confidentiality Laws (state/federal regulations).

Ability to form positive relationships and engage clients and their families in treatment.

Ability to relate well to both the professional and nonprofessional members of the alcoholism, criminal justice, and health care community.

Ability to assess, evaluate and diagnose chemical dependency and other related issues and determine the need for service.

Ability to follow oral and written instructions.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff and the public.

Deadline Note:

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