Clinical Social Worker/Licensed Professional Counselor (Clinical Intake)

Application Deadline: 2024-04-09
Job Type: County
Job Description:

Job Summary
Serves as point of contact and assesses clinical needs and coordinates appropriate services to
individuals and families. May provide counseling, psycho-education,
development and monitoring of interdisciplinary treatment plans. May provide
Community outreach, education and consultation regarding clinical issues. Prepares
Documentation for commitment and recommitment hearings.

Essential Duties
Serves as liaison with consumers/patients, families, referral sources, community agents, third party payers and others regarding services as needed; obtains and provides accurate and timely reports of consumer/patient status, progress and needs.

Demonstrates familiarity with patient and other rights, assures their application in treatment provided, and assists in the resolution of complaints, disputes and grievances as may arise.

Achieves engagement and conducts psychosocial histories and clinical assessments of need, including determining the need for court-ordered treatment and facilitating court processes accordingly. Ensures clients and relatives understand the nature of probable cause hearings, commitment hearings, and recommitment hearings.

Assesses need for AODA residential treatment and detox and is gatekeeper for funding source.

Facilitates and participates in the development and delivery of outcome-oriented treatment plans and modalities including participating on interdisciplinary treatment teams and providing individual patient or group psychotherapy and family psycho-education as needed.

Serves as outpatient liaison and coordinator for consumers requiring inpatient hospitalization who have not yet been assigned a case manager. Coordinates treatment/program admission and discharge planning, demonstrating collaboration with consumer/patients, their support networks, other department staff, and alternative treatment resources as needed to assure access to necessary living arrangements, clinical and other care.

Complies with applicable county, state and federal guidelines related to the provision of treatment and maintains accurate and timely documentation according to applicable requirements, codes, policies and standards.

Identifies the need for and assists in the planning and development of additional or revised treatment approaches and services as necessary. Compiles, maintains, and analyzes data related to consumer and community needs.

Assumes responsibility for and participates in activities which assure evidence-based practice and further professional growth and development.

Completes concurrent reviews for client’s insurance company, as well as providing retro-reviews and appeals as needed.

Demonstrates an understanding and practice of dual diagnosis/co-occurring approaches and works with team members to address these issues.

Attends and positively contributes to staff meetings and department performance overall.

Attends in-service and outside agency training sessions as appropriate.

Maintains the confidential nature of client and business information.

Complies with the Human Services and/or Community Treatment Center policies.

Minimum Qualifications Required
Education and Experience:
Master’s Degree in Social Work, Psychology, Counseling or closely related field. 3,000 hours of supervised experience in clinical practice in a state certified facility and current licensure or current eligibility for licensure strongly preferred. One year of experience in AODA/mental health field, with experience in crisis intervention preferred.

Licenses and Certification:
Valid Wisconsin Driver’s License.
Licensed Clinical Social Worker or Licensed Professional Counselor required. A candidate without licensure may be considered and if hired would be required to satisfy licensure requirements based on a plan developed with management. Additional licensure as Substance Abuse Counselor (SAC) or Clinical Substance Abuse Counselor (CSAC) strongly preferred.
Candidates who meet all other requirements and are able to obtain SAC/CSAC credentialing within 2 years of employment shall be considered.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Knowledge of psychopathology, psychopharmacology, and psychotherapeutic techniques.

Knowledge of alcohol and other drug abuse dynamics, programs and treatment methodology.

Knowledge of applicable laws (Chapter 45, 51 & 55) and related court procedures.

Knowledge of community human services resources and utilization.

Ability to assess clinical needs in the areas of mental health and addiction disorders and determine treatment needs.

Ability to form positive relationships and engage consumers/patients and their families in treatment approaches.

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

Ability to be decisive and to make sound decisions under the pressure of crisis or emergency situations.

Ability to work independently.

Ability to maintain emotional stability in stressful working situations.

Ability to accept and constructively use criticism.

Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

Ability to maintain records and reports timely and accurately.

Ability to use independent judgment in decision making.

Ability to work the required hours of the position.


Lifting 20 pounds maximum with frequent lifting and/or carrying of objects weight up to 10 pounds.

Intermittent standing, walking and sitting; occasional driving.

Using hand(s)/feet for repetitive single grasping, fine manipulation, pushing and pulling, and operating controls.

Occasional bending, twisting, squatting, climbing, reaching and grappling.

Communicating orally in a clear manner.

Distinguishing sounds at various frequencies and volumes.

Distinguishing people or objects at varied distances under a variety of light conditions.

Deadline Note: