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Substance Abuse Counselor 

Position AODA Counselor (12:30p - 9p)  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Shift Second  
Number of Openings 1  
Location Genesis of Oshkosh  
Open Date 5/17/2024  
Close Date  

Genesis Behavioral Services, sister company of Horizon Healthcare, is currently recruiting for a Full Time AODA Counselor to work at our 24-Hr Community Based Residential Facilities (CBRFs). AODA Counselors are responsible for providing individual and group counseling, case management, and maintaining oversight of particpants in our designated AODA Residential Treatment program locations that work in collaboration with the Milwaukee County Behavioral Health Division and the Department of Corrections.


  1. Provide AODA assessment and client screening within established time-lines.
  2. Discuss and complete case management assessment incorporating information previously gathered through the client's DPP agent, referral packet, client application, and collateral resources.
  3. Monitor and coordinate performance of each of the client's identified needs through an individualized treatment plan.
  4. Assist the client in achieving objectives and maximizing independence and productivity through support and training in uses of personal community resources.
  5. Reinforce and serve as a role model/teacher/liaison for implementing concepts and objectives identified by the team.
  6. Educate and implement with client any or all basic living skills in order to maintain a drug-free lifestyle.
  7. Maintain a continuous relationship with the client, assisting wherever and whenever required in the alleviation of crisis provoking situations, and assuring the provision of assessment, planning, linking, monitoring, advocacy and re-assessment in response to the client's changing needs.
  8. Reinforce and encourage client's progress and utilization of the community resources and support systems.
  9. Assist in monitoring and supervision of clients in the facility.
  10. Provide assessment and treatment information to treatment team on an ongoing basis.
  11. Contribute to the development and revision of each clients treatment plan according to established guidelines.
  12. Participate in treatment plan review staffings for all clients.
  13. Document clearly and concisely all assessments, treatment provided, and major communication regarding clients, in appropriate format. Maintain current and complete client records.
  14. Work closely with Department of Corrections agents to ensure quality case planning.
  15. Other duties as assigned by the Program Coordinator.
Position Requirements


  1. Associates Degree in a Criminal Justice or Human Services related field.
  2. Licensed by the State of WI as a Substance Abuse Counselor (SAC-IT, SAC, or CSAC) or LPC
  3. One (1) year experience counseling correctional clients utilizing cognitive behavioral methodology.
  4. Trained in Motivational Interviewing.
  5. Documented completed training in an AODA curriculum within the past three (3) years.
EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  
Category Social Services  

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