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Behavioral Health Therapist - AODA

Other- Clinical
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Working as an independent healthcare provider, you’ll play an integral role in our care teams by providing high-quality, cost-effective care to patients while working collaboratively within a multidisciplinary health team. 

We are seeking a Behavioral Health Therapist to:
  • Perform assessments to evaluate AODA and other mental health related issues
  • Determine the level of AODA and mental health treatment needed for each patient based on appropriate diagnostic and patient placement criteria
  • Conduct individual and group AODA and mental health counseling, utilizing methods consistent with evidence-based practice
  • Formulate and implement individuated treatment plans for each patient 
  • Arrange for and coordinate appropriate care when those services are not available within the Behavioral Health and Recovery Service System 
Minimum - Master’s degree in Social Work, Psychology, Counseling, Marriage and Family Counseling, or other Behavioral Health related field.

Work Experience:
Minimum - One (1) year of combined experience working with individuals with substance use and mental health disorders
Preferred - Two (2) years of combined experience working with individuals with substance use and mental health disorders

Licenses and Certifications:
Minimum –
  • Unrestricted Mental Health license as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), or Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) with the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services (DSPS), or license eligible in the State of Wisconsin
  • Unrestricted certification as a Substance Abuse Counselor (SAC), Clinical Substance Abuse Counselor (CSAC), or the substance use disorder specialty granted with the LCSW, LPC, or LMFT, with the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services (DSPS), or license eligible in the State of Wisconsin (Two or more years’ experience treating substance abuse disorders may be considered in lieu of substance abuse certification)

Required Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities:
  • Knowledge of legal guidelines relating to alcohol, drug, and mental health counseling
  • Strong ability to translate assessment information into a treatment plan
  • Demonstrated success in working with a culturally diverse patient population and community
  • Demonstrated ability in managing stress and crisis situations
  • Knowledge of local, state, and federal community resources available to patients
  • Must be in recovery for at least two years, if recovering from a substance use disorder
Physical Requirements:
Light: Ability to lift up to 20 pounds maximum with frequent lifting and/or carrying of objects weighing up to 10 pounds.

Work Schedule:
This position is 100% FTE, 40 hours per week working Monday - Friday, between the hours of 8:00am – 5:00pm. This position requires working at least one late night per week (no more than two) until 8:00pm. Late night would never be a Friday. No weekends, on call, or holiday shifts. Hours may vary based on the needs of the department.

UW Health Clinics - our physicians and staff are dedicated to providing an exceptional patient and family experience by delivering the highest quality of care in a compassionate environment. With more than 80 primary and specialty care clinics located throughout Dane County and the surrounding areas, we are proud to have the opportunity to impact the communities we serve.

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UW Health values and embraces diversity and is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

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