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Substance Abuse Counselor Community Treatment

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North Central Healthcare

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Wausau, WI

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Purpose The Substance Abuse Counselor provides community-based case management and psychosocial rehabilitation in collaboration with the consumer and recovery team members. The Substance Abuse Counselor guides and provides services to Community Treatment consumers that are consistent with the Integrated Dual Disorder Treatment (IDDT) model and work to enhance fidelity to this model of Dual Disorder Treatment. Education and Experience Requirement Minimum Education \u2022 Current Wisconsin certification as a Clinical Substance Abuse Counselor or Substance Abuse Counselor Minimum Work Experience One to three years experience Required Skills \u2022 Ability to perform an assessment, create a treatment plan, and make recommendations based on findings \u2022 Ability to collaborate with community partners \u2022 Strong verbal and written communication skills \u2022 Ability to multi-task \u2022 Ability to perform under pressure Driving Requirements: \u2022 Valid Wisconsin driver's license and appropriate auto insurance coverage as required by North Central Health Care. \u2022 Must have the use of a personal vehicle. Preferred: \u2022 Three to five years' of experience \u2022 Knowledge of motivational interviewing techniques and\/or experience with motivational interviewing Any combination of education and experience that provides equivalent knowledge, skills and abilities may be considered. Essential Duties and Responsibilities Provide consultation, direction, education and clinical guidance to Community Treatment program staff related to substance use disorders.Conduct person-centered assessment including assessment of consumer strengths and needs.Formulate person-centered recovery plan with clear documentation of goals, objectives, strengths, barriers and interventions.May provide direct psychosocial rehabilitation services including communication and interpersonal skills training, psychoeducation, recovery education\/illness management and group facilitation. Competencies Organizational Competencies \u2022 Completes annual leadership, job specific and core competencies as required by North Central Health Care and\/or various regulatory agencies based on entity and\/or job title. \u2022 Provides Person-Centered Service with a proactive approach and caring attitude; by fostering a culture of trust and safety; and is values and respect based; and that offers choice, input and involvement. \u2022 Knowledge of all regulatory and accreditation standards along with federal, state, and local codes needed to perform job duties. Clinical Competencies Qualifications and provision of care are in accordance with national acceptable standards of practices. Department Specific Competencies \u2022 Identifies appropriate community resources \u2022 Maintains accurate and timely clinical records in accordance with regulatory and agency requirements \u2022 Manages time effectively to meet competing demands and timelines \u2022 Advocates for consumers in the community and provides community education \u2022 Participates in supervision and\/or staffing with the clinical coordinator \u2022 Solves problems by effectively and collaboratively working with colleagues, consumers and community partners \u2022 Participates in trainings in order to update knowledge and skills \u2022 Effectively uses a computer-based system for data entry, planning, and documenting care and treatment \u2022 Effectively communicates using oral and written communication skills with staff, consumers, family members, community members, and community partners \u2022 Meets identified productivity standards \u2022 Understands HIPAA regulations and ensures release of information is consistent with NCHC's privacy policies (HF) \u2022 Completes 4-hour Ethics Training bi-annually \u2022 Participates in reaching Quality Improvement goals for the program and agency \u2022 Person Centered Planning \u2022 Able to access homes \u2022 Supports consumer independence Program Specific Competencies IPS: \u2022 Understanding and Working knowledge of recovery principles \u2022 Consumer self-determination & independence ACT: \u2022 Understanding and Working knowledge of recovery principles \u2022 Consumer self-determination & independence \u2022 Working knowledge and application of ACT Service Components: Medication support, Psychosocial treatment, Community Living Skills, Health Promotion, Family Involvement, Housing Assistance, Employment \u2022 Complete training and obtain certification by the State of Wisconsin to administer the Children's Long-Term Support Functional Screen and\/or Mental Health\/AODA Functional Screen CCS: \u2022 Knowledge of Chapter DHS 36 \u2022 Understanding and Working knowledge of recovery principles \u2022 Strengths Inform Treatment Plan \u2022 Consumer self-determination & independence \u2022 Complete training and obtain certification by the State of Wisconsin to administer the Children's Long-Term Support Functional Screen and\/or Mental Health\/AODA Functional Screen CSP: \u2022 Chapter DHS 63 \u2022 Purpose is to provide effective and easily accessible treatment, rehabilitation and support services in the community where persons with chronic mental illness live and work. \u2022 Understanding and Working knowledge of recovery principles \u2022 Consumer self-determination & independence \u2022 Complete training and obtain certification by the State of Wisconsin to administer the Children's Long-Term Support Functional Screen and\/or Mental Health\/AODA Functional Screen Common Position Competencies \u2022 Successfully completes Substance Abuse Counselor core functions [ref. SPS 160.02(10)]: screening, intake, orientation, assessment, treatment planning, counseling, case management, crisis intervention, client education, referral, reports and record keeping, consultation with other professionals regarding patient treatment and services \u2022 Adheres to all regulations in State of Wisconsin Chapter DHS 75 \u2022 Completes two hours of clinical supervision for every 40 hours of work performed by a substance abuse Counselor [ref. SPS 162.01(1)(a)] \u2022 Maintains current Wisconsin certification as a Clinical Substance Abuse Counselor, Substance Abuse Counselor, or Substance Abuse Counselor In Training as required by their position \u2022 Provides and coordinates services that build on strengths, choices, preferences and stage of change \u2022 Completes documentation in accordance with CCS, CSP, CRS, COP and Medicaid standards \u2022 Works effectively and collaboratively with colleagues, consumers and community partners \u2022 Participates in the Quality Improvement goals of the program and agency \u2022 Has the personal aptitude, interpersonal skills training and life experience demonstrating an ability to provide positive and effective services for patients\/clients\/consumers with mental health and\/or substance disorders \u2022 Works within a recovery model that promotes hope, healing and empowerment for patients\/clients\/consumers \u2022 Establishes rapport, gathers data, determines readiness for treatment and change, applies accepted criteria for diagnosis of substance use disorders \u2022 Screens for co-occurring mental health issues \u2022 Analyzes and interprets data to determine treatment recommendations and priorities \u2022 Formulates mutually agreed-upon measurable treatment goals and objectives with individuals served Job Specific Competencies Assesses consumers substance use, strengths and treatment needsEstablishes a diagnosisCollaborates with recovery team to provide person-centered care from assessment through service delivery Core Value Standards of Behavior It is expected that all employees will demonstrate behaviors that support excellence as defined by North Central Health Care's Core Value Standards of Behavior. Acknowledgement and Compliance All requirements of the described position are subject to change over time where I may be required to perform other duties as requested by NCHC. Further, I acknowledge that this job description is neither an employment contract.In compliance with the American with Disabilities Act, NCHC will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer. North Central Health Care is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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