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Substance Use Counselor  

Position Substance Use Counselor (MTRS)  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Shift First  
Number of Openings 1  
Location St Croix Correctional Center (SCCC)  
Open Date 9/14/2023  
Close Date  


$25 an hour

$500 hiring bonus $1500 Retention bonus after 6 month


Matt Talbot Recovery Services, Inc., is a provider of residential and correctional mental health, substance use and reintegration treatment services. Our mission is to promote the health, recovery and dignity of those affected directly or indirectly by chemical dependence or mental illness. We are currently recruiting for Full Time AODA Counselors 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.


  • Meet new clients and establish rapport.
  • Provide assessment and client screening within established time-lines.
  • Discuss and complete case management assessment incorporating information previously gathered through the client's DPP agent, referral packet, client application, and collateral resources.
  • Monitor and coordinate performance of each of the client's identified needs through an individualized treatment plan.
  • Assist the client in achieving objectives and maximizing independence and productivity through support and training in uses of personal community resources.
  • Reinforce and serve as a role model/teacher/liaison for implementing concepts and objectives identified by the team.
  • Educate and implement with client any or all basic living skills in order to maintain a drug-free lifestyle.
  • 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.
  • Reinforce and encourage client's progress and utilization of the community resources and support systems.
  • Collect data from a wide variety of sources and develop the most in-depth and comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the client.
  • Assist in monitoring and supervision of clients in the facility.
  • Actively support and encourage family participation in the client's treatment program.
  • Provide assessment and treatment information to treatment team on an ongoing basis.
  • Contribute to the development and revision of each client’s treatment plan according to established guidelines.
  • Participate in treatment plan review staffings for all clients.
  • Document clearly and concisely all assessments, treatment provided, and major communication regarding clients, in appropriate format. Maintain current and complete client records.
  • Work closely with agents to ensure quality case planning.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Position Requirements


  • Associates (AAS) Degree in a Criminal Justice, Social Services or Human Services field.
  • Substance Abuse Counselor in Training (SAC-IT) credential minimum required
  • One year experience counseling correctional clients utilizing cognitive behavioral methodology.
  • Trained in Motivational Interviewing
  • Documented completed training in AODA curriculum within the past three (3) years.
  • A Criminal Background Check may be required for this position subject to Wisconsin law.
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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