Mental Health/SUD Clinician (Non-Licensed)

Application Deadline: 2023-11-27
Job Type: County
Job Description:

2024 Wage: $64,043.20 – $73,153.60 / annually

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 counseling, 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

Under the observation and supervision of a Licensed Mental Health Professional, provide clinical services to clients seeking mental health and Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse (SUD) treatment services from the 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.

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. Participate in various programs/projects of the Outpatient Clinic, including Urgent Care/crisis counseling as scheduled, hospital and/or jail consults.
4. Maintain case records in agency computerized client system SmartCare EHR 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 will be completed in a timely manner and will meet State and federal regulations and guidelines; documentation will be in keeping with DHS 35.
5. Provide assessment and case management services, individual, group and family alcohol and other drug abuse (SUD) counseling services. Provide consultation and education services to clients, community organizations and agencies. Provide Operating While Intoxicated (OWI) assessments and monitor Driver Safety Plans.
6. Participate in scheduled clinical supervisor and case review sessions, having completed all paperwork required for such reviews.
7. 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.

Must meet requirements to be a Qualified Treatment Trainee (QTT) which includes having a Master’s Degree in Social Work, Counseling or related human service field, appropriate state licensure or certification as a Marriage and Family Therapist in training, a Professional Counselor in training, an Advanced Practice Social Worker or a certified Independent Social Worker. Intent to work toward three thousand (3,000) hours of supervised clinical experience is required. Experience in crisis, brief/solution focused therapy, experience with severe/persistent mental illness or SUD is desirable, but not required.

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. Basic everyday living skills are needed, as is the 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.
2023 Wage: $62,171.20 – $71,032/annually


Deadline Note: Position will remain open until filled.