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SUBSTANCE USE COUNSELOR (HHC) 

Position SUBSTANCE USE COUNSELOR (HHC)  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Shift First  
Number of Openings 1  
Location Columbia Correctional Institution  
Open Date 9/11/2023  
Close Date  
Description

Genesis Behavioral Services, Inc., sister company of Horizon Healthcare and Matt Talbot Recovery Services, is seeking regular, full-time, licensed Counselors (must have a minimum of a SAC-IT) to provide individual and group counseling, case management, and supervision to inmates at the specified Department of Corrections (DOC) location(s).

Our mission is to provide incarcerated offenders the opportunity to gain the personal resources needed to return to the community, to successfully complete parole/extended supervision, and to remain crime and chemical free. The manner of this program is designed so that participants may successfully complete all components in a minimum of 16 weeks. Program components are structured around discipline and rehabilitative programming using a cognitive-based approach.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Screen and assess the need for and type of programming that would most effectively address individual substance use treatment needs
  • Provide group and/or other individual treatment for offenders
  • Understand their role and fully participate as an integral part of the professional treatment team
  • Be mindful of the ethics, boundaries, power and control issues unique to correctional substance use programs
  • Establish rapport with inmates
  • Provide information as to the purpose of substance use and mental health recovery models
  • Provide assessment of core treatment needs and develop an individualized treatment plan
 
Position Requirements

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A Criminal Background Check may be required for this position subject to Wisconsin law
  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent
  • Minimum six (6) months experience providing counseling and/or case management to AODA and mental health consumers
  • Minimum six (6) months experience delivering services to individuals from various racial, religious, and ethnic backgrounds, as well as individuals with a disability
  • Active Substance Abuse Counselor-In-Training (SAC-IT), Substance Abuse Counselor (SAC), or Clinical Substance Abuse Counselor (CSAC) license in the State of Wisconsin
  • Group facilitation or co-facilitation training and experience
  • Knowledge and training on motivational interviewing, cognitive interventions, trauma informed care and other Cognitive-Based Therapy (CBT) counseling theories
  • Ability to work in a correctional environment with diverse inmate population

Horizon Healthcare, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer functioning under an Affirmative Action Plan. We encourage job applications from women, ethnic and other minorities (including members of the LGBT community), individuals with disabilities, and persons from socially and economically-disadvantaged backgrounds. Horizon Healthcare, Inc. offers two (2) weeks Paid Time Off (PTO) to full-time employees. We do not offer health, dental, or other insurance benefits at this time.

 
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 Healthcare  

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