AODA Specialist

JOB SUMMARY:

This position is a Substance Use Disorder Specialist located at Outagamie County. The SUD specialist works at the county to facilitate services including but not limited to referrals for services, admissions to residential services, processing funding for services, consultation with Child, Youth and Family, crisis services, and other entities as needed. The SUD Specialist may provide treatment to Comprehensive Community Service (CCS) consumers with a substance use disorder. Coordinates services with the CCS Supervisor as required under DHS 36 and works within the State of Wisconsin scope of practice.

Salary: $64,376 annually

ABOUT YOU:

1. Minimum of a master’s degree in Human Services or related field and certification as a Substance Abuse Counselor (SAC) or Licensed by the State of Wisconsin as a Clinical Substance Counselor (CSAC) through an accredited program.

2. Minimum 2 years of clinical experience preferred.

3. Ability to efficiently utilize technology, including electronic health records, office software, and related equipment.

4. Ability to comprehend and interpret a variety of documents, including client charts, medical, school records, professional literature, policy and procedure manuals, diagnostic manuals, etc..

5. Ability to prepare a variety of documents including client records, referrals, court reports, intake and assessment records, case notes, individual treatment plans, letters, and other correspondence, etc.

6. Ability to adhere to professional ethics and standards.

7. Communicate effectively with clients and family members, community agencies and service providers, psychiatrists, physicians, and other medical professionals, attorneys, Human Services personnel, school personnel, and others verbally and in writing.

8. Work well in a team environment displaying a supportive and positive attitude.

A DAY & A LIFE OF A AODA SPECIALIST:

1. Assesses, diagnoses, and recommends treatment using DSM 5 and ASAM placement criteria to ensure the consumer’s needs are met.

2. Works collaboratively with the consumer and treatment provider to develop a comprehensive treatment plan that addresses the needs of the consumer, desired outcomes, and agreed-upon plan of care.

3. Monitors consumer progress by utilizing evidence-based interventions and makes changes to the therapeutic approach based on the consumer’s response to treatment.

4. Maintains accurate consumer records and documentation to comply with regulatory, DHS 36, and Outagamie County policies and procedures.

5. Collaborates with multiple disciplines to effectively and efficiently provide consumer care and achieve desired outcomes. Understands disciplines outside of recovery services and encourages their involvement in the consumer plan of care.

6. Demonstrates an understanding of and sensitivity to cultural, environmental, and social factors that might impact the consumer and treatment experience.

7. Communicate effectively with clients and family members, community agencies and service providers, psychiatrists, physicians, and other medical professionals, attorneys, Human Services personnel, school personnel, and others verbally and in writing.

8. Work well in a team environment displaying a supportive and positive attitude.

9. Demonstrated common sense, judgment, and communication skills and the ability to maintain confidentiality.

ABOUT VPI:

Valley Packaging Industries (VPI) is a community rehabilitation center that provides a variety of human services and vocational skills training to Fox Valley residents and manufacturing-related business services to private industry. Valley Packaging is the result of a partnership created more than 60 years ago with parents of people with disabilities, local manufacturers, and human service providers. By consistently meeting clients’ and customers’ needs, Valley Packaging has grown into the successful service organization it is today with over 800,000 sq. ft. of customizable production space, large, isolated packaging areas, capacity available for growth, high-speed equipment, and a uniquely blended workforce that integrates hundreds of individuals with disabilities with technically trained production workers.

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